Frequently asked questions
about sports therapies
and massage.

Sports Therapists are university trained and are experts in injury diagnosis, injury treatment, exercise prescription, injury prevention, rehabilitation and many other areas of sport, health and fitness.
Be prepared to provide your previous medical or surgical history. If you have them and if they are relevant bring scan/MRI reports, and list of medication. You may wish to bring shorts and t-shirt.
The number of treatments will vary depending on the problem and individual. After a thorough assessment, the sports therapist will discuss their treatment plan for the rehabilitation process.
If we are treating your feet you will not be asked to undress but if we are treating your spine, you will need be comfortable and therefore modest underwear or even a pair of shorts is appropriate.
You can get in touch by phone (07545 287606 ) or use the form under the contact page. Alternatively you can email me at alisonmilmer@purbecksportsinjuryclinic.co.uk
No, sports therapists can assess and treat without referral by a doctor.
Treatment duration depends on your diagnosis, the severity of your impairments, your past medical history, and other factors.  Re-evaluations will be done to assess your progress and your therapist communicates with your physician to help you achieve your therapy goals.
I see and treat patients for a wide range of conditions and diagnoses.  Please look at our services for an extensive list of conditions and diagnoses.
Please call 07545 287606 as soon as possible to reschedule your appointment.
No. Sports Therapists are not Physiotherapists, but Sports Therapists will apply “physiotherapy” skills because physiotherapy is defined as “the treatment of disease, injury or deformity by physical methods including massage, heat treatment, electricity and exercise, rather than drugs or surgery”