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Sports Therapy

Melina Healy is a biomedical scientist and therapist and lecturer with over 20 years’ experience enabling people to overcome physical and mental health barriers. Whether in daily life or in the elite sports’ arena, Melina’s clients have achieved success, happiness and an improved way of life as a direct result of her expert intervention.

Melina started her clinical practice in 2006 and in her educational role she has worked as course leader of the Sports Therapy Department at Nescot College in Epsom, Surrey. In addition to my role at Nescot I also teach on a sessional basis at the Italian college of osteopathy in Milan.

Melina has worked as the Head Trainer for the GB Lions American Football team, during this time they took part in the Tri-Nations, European and World championships.

In addition to teaching, clinical practice and sports team work, Melina also specialises in running performance related injuries and rehabilitation. While Melina treats many athletes, she also treats a wide range of clients whose injuries are not sport specific and the goal is not to reach sporting achievements but to instead reach a level of comfort. The same approach is taken towards each client with the same goal of helping them to reach their individual needs.

Sports Therapy is the term applied to the application of various techniques to assist athletes and non-sporting
individuals alike to improve performance both in sport and everyday movement. Using a combination of soft tissue techniques and biomechanical assessment.

Contrary to belief, you do not have to be a sports person/athlete to benefit from sports therapy. Sports Therapy can help a variety of complaints such as Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) and Fibromyalgia as it covers the management and rehabilitation of the soft

Tissues of the body e.g. Muscles, ligaments and tendons. Migraine as it reduces the related tension in the muscles that surround the head and the neck.Regardless of whether you exercise or play sport to keep
fit or compete from club to international level then sports therapy may have something to offer you.

What to expect from your first session

Your first session is an hour and will consist of a full consultation which consists of:

Medical history, postural analysis, movement screen.

Melina will then design a program of treatment specifically for your needs. Whether it be running in the next marathon, 5k or triathlon. Or just getting through your day without pain. From Migraine too Muscle and joint pain of any kind.

Melina is now leading a Menopause Revolution to change the way we think, talk and feel about the menopause.

Menopause affects everyone and has a major impact on society, within families, in relationships, in the workplace, in health and social care and on our economy. While it’s a natural part of daily life the way we react and respond to the menopause is outdated, misleading and in desperate need of a shake- up.

The Menopause revolution is a positive, forward thinking and empowering approach to the menopause underpinned by scientific expertise. It ensures the right support and information is available to women, and men, before during and after the menopause. It helps people to remain fit, confident, mentally resilient and make the right choices for their body.

The Menopause wellness programme
The Menopause wellness programme is an expert-led support programme for individuals, managers and teams in the workplace.

How does it work?
The programme supports and advises people about the peri-menopause or menopause years through 1-1 sessions a 6-week program or educational workshops.

It gives people the facts and information on the menopause, challenging misconceptions and helping people to understand the physical and mental response to a natural change in the body. It looks at the scientific facts andphysiology of menopause, its causes, symptoms, treatment and management.

It gives people an opportunity to talk, ask questions and share their experiences in individual and group discussions.

What makes it different?
The programme recognises that menopause affects everyone, not just women, and that we all need to pull together to drive change.

Historically men have been deleted out of the menopause debate, feeling embarrassed, powerless and completely in the dark. This programme recognises that men also go through the menopause and experience physical and mental health changes in their body. Men also need information and support and want to understand how to support partners and other women in their life.

For more information contact 0208 681 2121
+ Sports therapy
+ Sports massage
+ Biomechanics

Common Injuries treated
+ Injury rehabilitation
+ Running rehabilitation
+ Sprains and strains
+ Sports injuries
+ Back and neck pain
+ Work related injuries
+ Migraines
+ Menopause

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