Mattishall Sports Injury Clinic is run by Graduate Sports Rehabilitator Heidi Dawson BSc (Hons) GSR. It offers sports and occupational injury assessment and treatment, alongside deep tissue sports massage treatments and individual Pilates sessions.
Sports rehabilitation is a relatively new profession which focuses on treating the cause of an injury. This requires a full injury assessment to determine the cause of the pain and what other factors may be contributing. Postural issues and movement patterns play a large part in many injuries. Treatment programmes then focus on correcting these underlying problems, as well as treating the initial injury.
Sports massage is a form of deep tissue massage which aims to stretch and lengthen muscle fibres and break down any adhesions, or trigger points (knots). It is ideal for those involved in sports and exercise, although you don’t have to be an athlete to experience the benefits!
The clinic is based just outside Mattishall, between Norwich and Dereham in Norfolk.