Minor Sports Injuries

Common problems encountered are:

Shoulder sprains (rotator cuff injuries)
Achilles tendon injuries
Calf strains
Quads (thigh) sprains
Hamstring strains
Knee pain
Lower back pain
Tennis elbow
Golfers elbow
Shin splints

Injuries are usually caused by over use, and increasing load to quickly. Pulled or tight muscles if left can become Chronic (long term).  

A regular sports massage helps to stop this and keep your body moving as it should, so that any problems can be addressed before they cause serious injury.


Improved Circulation

Massage helps stimulate blood flow, which can enhance the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to muscles. This can aid in post-exercise recovery and reduce muscle soreness.

Reduced Muscle Tension

Even a minor sports massage can help alleviate muscle tightness and tension, promoting better flexibility and range of motion.

Enhanced Flexibility

Regular massages can improve muscle and joint flexibility, leading to better athletic performance and a reduced risk of injury.

Faster Recovery

By increasing blood flow and reducing muscle tension, a sports massage can speed up the recovery process after intense physical activity.

Prevention of Injuries:

Regular massages can help identify and address minor issues before they turn into major injuries, as massage therapists can often detect areas of muscular imbalance or tightness.

Pain Relief

Sports massage can have a relaxing effect, reducing stress and anxiety levels, which can be particularly beneficial for athletes facing high levels of training or competition-related stress.

Enhanced Performance

Improved circulation, reduced muscle tension, and better flexibility can all contribute to enhanced athletic performance.

Improved Posture

Sports massage can help correct imbalances in muscles and posture, leading to better alignment and reduced strain on the body during physical activities.

Treatments May Include:

Instrument Assisted Sports Massage (IASTM)

The treatment has been around a long time and is used by Chiropractor’s, Osteopath’s and Sports Massage Therapists. Blades are an effective treatment, encouraging the body to move correctly and get the muscles working.

Why Rock Blades?

They are great for massage the fingers, toes, around the knee and spine as they contour to the body.

How does it work? The blades work on touch, and our nervous system and our proprioception.

Cupping (Rock Pods)

Rock Pods are made of Silicone and are an effective treatment alongside massage and exercises.

Myofascial manipulation 

The body is made up of layers of bone, muscle and skin, cupping affects the skin layers by decompressing the area.

What is cupping?

  • Myofascial Cupping has been around for over a 100 years.  
  • Only recently has the image of purple circles on professional athlete’s backs created attention to an ancient myofascial therapy. 
  • The cups and techniques have changed over time, but the basic premise of the cups providing suction to decompress the soft tissue. 

Helps to relieve muscle tension

  • Stretch muscles and connective tissue. Loosen restrictions and adhesions in the tissue. Provide relaxation.
  • Helps with pain and mobility
  • Improve blood flow. Reduce inflammation. Improve immunity by increasing lymphatic output. Calm the nervous system.

K Tape

  • K tape helps us move correctly, supports over used muscles/damaged muscles from overtraining or injury.  
  • Kinesiology tape aids healing and increases blood flow and reduces swelling.
  • Helps improve posture and can be used on most areas of the body.
  • Fight pain – helps reduce swelling and pain.

Tecarplus Therapy

Deep Heat Therapy – Capacitive Energy Transfer), a non invasive treatment that awakens the body’s natural ability to self-generate. It uses diathermy, and focuses on the soft tissues.

  • Increases healing.
  • Decreases pain.
  • Improves mobility.
  • Improves joint healing.
  • Increases circulation.
  • Shortens recovery time.

Treatment of painful joint diseases

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Rotator cuff

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Herniated disk

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Carpal tunnel syndrome

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Tension headache

Dry Needling/Medical Acupuncture

A Trigger Point (TP) is a hyper-irritable spot, a palpable nodule in the taut bands of the skeletal muscles’ fascia.

Dry Needling is a treatment technique whereby a sterile, single-use, fine filament needle (acupuncture needle) is inserted into the muscle to assist with decreasing pain and improving function through the release of myofascial trigger points (knots in the muscle).

Dry Needling is primarily focused on the reduction of pain and restoration of function through the release of myofascial trigger points in muscle.

How does Dry Needling Work?

  • Blood pools around the needle triggering the contracted muscle fibers to relax by providing those fibres with fresh oxygen and nutrients.
  • Flushing away any additional acidic chemicals. This, in turn, leads to the decompression of the local blood and nerve supply.
  • Reduces pain and stiffness.
  • Improves flexibility  and range on movement.

An assessment will be made of the treatment needed,  a mix of the above maybe used for your treatment in discussion with yourself.


Minor Sports Injuries
45 mins
A targeted treatment as agreed from your initial assessment and consultation. After care and advice will be given, along with exercises if required. Pressure is dictated by you, and a combination of treatments may be used to give you the best outcome.

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Real Minor Sports Injuries Reviews 

Jessica Williams
Training daily meant I was starting to get a good few niggles, Lesley has sorted them out for me and kept me able to train. Would recommend if you're struggling, get booked in!! Lovely lady 😘
Glenn Brook
Lesley has really helped my NHS rehabilitation along after an injury with knowledgeable massage and therapy. Can't recommend her service enough. Thanks, Lesley!
Seen Lesley throughout my return to fitness. And she never fails to fix my old aches and pains from my rugby days. Can’t recommend her enough 10/10
Louise Simpson
I always have a great experience with Lesley, I saw big results in just 2 weeks for pain management. I recommend all my friends and family to Lesley! No one better for physio in Sheffield ☺️
Steve Brown
Booked on a word of mouth recommendation. I have been treated with professionalism and respect with a positive attitude towards my recovery from the outset. Back on the golf course Happy days. Many thanks Lesley.
Tony Stopforth
I was recommended by a friend to get in touch with Lesley after suffering a calf strain in a football match. Through Lesley’s treatment and professional advise I was back up and running within about 4 sessions, and I have continued to use lesley’s services since to support my running. I find her knowledge, support and personality very warming and helpful to support my training. I would highly recommend Lesley to anyone else.
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