Sports Therapy2024-05-20T09:20:40+00:00

Sports Therapy

Explore how Sports Therapy at SO Podiatry can elevate your well-being, performance, and recovery.

We’re excited to introduce the dynamic world of Sports Therapy into our comprehensive lineup of services, seamlessly integrated with our Podiatry and Pilates expertise. Explore how Sports Therapy can elevate your well-being, performance, and recovery.

What is Sports Therapy?

Sports therapy is a holistic approach to preventing and treating injuries associated with sport and exercise.

By combining principles from exercise science and sports medicine, our Sports Therapists strive to facilitate recovery, rehabilitation, and performance enhancement for athletes of all levels.

We aim to support individuals in recovering their functionality, sports performance, and occupational fitness through hands-on treatment and well-structured rehabilitation plans. While not limited to sports-related injuries, sports therapy is versatile and can benefit individuals of various ages, abilities, and sporting backgrounds.

How can sports therapy help you?

Sports therapy can help you by addressing and managing sports-related injuries promoting rehabilitation, and enhancing overall performance, whether you are dealing with a specific injury or seeking improving your athletic ability. We can provide personalised treatment plans, exercises and advice to support your recovery and optimise your physical well-being. 

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How are we different?

At SO Podiatry, our distinctive approach lies in our collaborative, multi-disciplinary team dedicated to delivering optimal care and outcomes for our clients and patients.

We are able to use our brand-new reformer studio, enabling us to integrate reformer pilates into our rehabilitation offerings. This synergy allows us to provide a comprehensive spectrum of treatments, ensuring tailored solutions that address the unique needs to each person.

Our commitment to excellence extends to utilising the latest technology, further elevating the quality of care we deliver. By seamlessly combining sports therapy expertise with the benefits of reformer pilates, we ensure a holistic approach that enhances rehabilitation outcomes and boosts athletic performance.

This integrated approach sets us apart, allowing us to provide the best possible treatments and contribute to the overall well-being of our clients.

Sports Therapy can support and guide you with a range of things, including:

  • Injury assessment

    We can identify and assess sports-related injuries to determine the best course of treatment. Our approach involves a detailed and thorough investigation, starting with a review of your physical health history. By establishing when your injury initially occurred, it helps us understand the cause, including any underlying health problems that may be contributing to it. Analysis of your posture, movements, and habits will allow us to identify potential triggers. With these assessments, we can craft a carefully designed management plan for your treatment.

  • Rehabilitation programs

    We design personalised rehabilitation plans to aid injury recovery. Rehabilitation is crucial in achieving optimal well-being, involving a blend of muscle activation, strength building, and flexibility exercises. Each rehabilitation program will be tailored to your needs, integrating elements that directly relate to your everyday life. During your appointments, we’ll craft these to complement the hands-on treatments administered. Our goal is to not only address immediate concerns but to empower you with a comprehensive rehabilitation strategy that supports your overall health and fitness journey.

  • Prevention measures

    We provide advice on techniques, exercise and strategies to prevent injuries. Preventing injuries is crucial for the sustained well-being and longevity in all aspects of life. We often take pain-free movement for granted until we experience discomfort or injury, highlighting the importance of proactive measures. We look into various aspects-muscle health, posture analysis, and range of movement, providing insights into potential risks. By assessing these, we can offer feedback on how to mitigate risks effectively. If needed, a treatment plan can be implemented to further support your injury prevention efforts. Our goal is to empower you with the knowledge and tools needed to maintain a healthy, active lifestyle and minimise the chances of injury.

  • Performance enhancement

    Our focus includes the development of programs aimed towards enhancing strength, flexibility, and overall performance. Beyond its primary role in injury recovery, sports therapy plays a crucial role in optimising athletic performance. Through targeted interventions that tackle physical limitations and improve mobility, sports therapy plays a vital role in helping individuals reach their full potential and elevate their overall athletic performance. This comprehensive approach, empowers athletes to unlock their peak capabilities, fostering success in their chosen sports.

  • Soft tissue techniques

    We use various hands-on techniques, including massage and manual therapies, to alleviate muscle tightness, reduce soreness, and enhance flexibility. Soft tissue therapy encompasses the manipulation of the body’s soft tissues, including muscles, connective tissue/fascia, tendons, ligaments, and joints. This approach proves effective in alleviating soft tissue discomfort associated with everyday and occupational stresses, muscular overuse, and various chronic pain conditions. Through these, we aim to promote overall muscle health and improve your well-being.

  • Exercise prescription

    We can recommend specific exercises tailored to your needs, whether for rehabilitation purposes or performance improvement. Our objective is to seamlessly integrate exercise principles and techniques that not only motivate but also ensure compliance. The essence of exercise prescription lies in empowering individuals to actively contribute to their recovery, symptom management, and long-term problem preventions. Each exercise program is designed with consideration for your health status, goals, abilities, and interests. By tailoring the plan to your unique profile, we aim to make exercise an engaging and effective means of achieving your desired outcomes.

Sports Therapy FAQ’s

What should I wear to my appointment?2024-01-29T15:56:49+00:00

You should wear clothes you feel comfortable in. If you have booked in relation to a lower limb injury, please wear, or bring a pair of shorts to the appointment with you.

If you have booked in relation to an upper limb appointment, if applicable, wear a posterior fastening bra, as this will allow us to provide treatment for the back.


What should I expect at my Injury Assessment appointment?2024-01-29T15:53:37+00:00

Your appointment will include a full injury assessment, followed by treatment plan that will be tailored to your specific injury needs. This will include soft tissue techniques and mobilisation, followed by rehabilitation, which can include the use of our brand-new reformer studio.


What should I expect at my Sports Massage appointment?2024-01-29T15:51:19+00:00

Your sports massage appointment will consist of a short assessment of your movement abilities, followed by a variety of different massage techniques to release any tights muscles, along with relieving any aches and pains.

The appointment will include a short assessment of movement followed by a variety. Of different massage techniques to help release any tight muscles and relieve any aches and pains. 

What should I do post-treatment?2024-01-29T15:48:34+00:00

After your treatment, it’s important to drink plenty of fluids, this aids recovery as keeping hydrated promotes muscular elasticity. If you have any concerns after your treatment, please contact us.

How long will my appointment be?2024-01-29T15:42:32+00:00

Your initial injury assessment appointment will last for an hour, allowing us to fully assess the injury, and provide the best treatment possible. Follow-up appointments will be 45 minutes, which will include a reassessment followed up by your tailored treatment plan.

Sports massage appointments are 45 minutes. This allows plenty of time to work the tissues, relieving any aches and pains you’re suffering from, you’ll leave feeling like a new person.

How often should I book an appointment?2024-01-29T15:10:12+00:00

After your initial appointment it’s important to schedule a follow-up appointment, typically scheduled 1 week to 10 days later. This will aid recovery and help you get back to doing what you love.

For optimal well-being, we recommend incorporating a sports massage into your routine at least once a month. This aids in maintaining body tension, ensuring  your body stays in peak condition and keeps you feeling energised. If you are training for a specific competition, we may recommend weekly sports massage to enhance your performance to its fullest potential.

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Steph was very provisional and delt with my problem, she boots and t training shoes sorted out with an outstanding result. I definitely will be going back .
I chose this practice due to the reviews and I honestly couldn’t have made a better decision. I would have no hesitation recommending SO Podiatry to anyone! I had a number of verrucas for over 5 years or so and had tried many ways to treat them over the years. After just 3 swift treatments at SO Podiatry, they’re gone completely. I wish I had of known about this treatment sooner, because now I wouldn’t chose any other treatment or practice. Fantastic service and friendly, professional staff. Thank you Stephanie!
Fiona Blake
Fiona Blake
Thank you so much Steph for sorting out my runners feet and toenails! Such a knowledgeable and friendly service. I can now continue marathon training with confidence that my feet are running happy again! Will come back.
Rebecca Clarke
Rebecca Clarke
I had an appointment at so podiatry. Thinking there was nothing they could do. I had a diagnosis very quickly and spot on advice to help with the pain. The service was extremely friendly and understanding. When I need help in the future. I will be going back to so podiatry. Thanks 😊
Zoe Neville
Zoe Neville
This place is amazing! Elizabeth was fab, I was quite nervous it was going to be painful… I had an ingrown toenail. Elizabeth was careful and treated the area slowly… NO PAIN whatsoever. The whole clinic was a dream with everyone being super friendly and uplifting personalities. My feet and toes feel so much better thank you.
Tom Johnson
Tom Johnson
so knowledgeable and friendly ! i went genuinely worried that i would not be able to run for ages and was immediately put at ease. The exercises I was given worked straight away. I can’t thank Steph and Jade enough for their work and to now be able to run and walk pain free is a great feeling. Thank you
Sheila Kirwan
Sheila Kirwan
Steph is a professional colleague and has a wealth of useful podiatric knowledge. Her expertise and clinical experience will help you obtain the best treatment plan for your foot problem and you will be eternally grateful for having met her. I recommend her services to all in the Worcester area.
Nicoleta Virginia Petre
Nicoleta Virginia Petre
In October I came to So Podiatry, Dr Elizabeth Carrington,I have just one appointment for ingrown toe nails,I was in pain I struggled to walk. I leave the building pain free. I have review in 2 weeks no infection,no pain, been amazing. THANK YOU SO MUCH To So Podiatry I found a lovely team ,ready to help you and very friendly. I highly recommend them .
Margaret Morrison
Margaret Morrison
I had exceptional attention at SO Podiatry using laser treatment following my assessment. Sadly the laser didn't resolve the problem but appropriate shoe wear and some massage did.Great care given

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I’ve been coming to Steph for over a year now for toenail reconstruction and I can’t thank her enough for giving me my confidence back. My toenails have been damaged for years and I’ve always hidden my feet and felt self conscious about them but she’s made it possible for me to have them on show again and I’m so happy.

Miss C Parker

I used to suffer with incredible knee pain, it was a stabbing sensation that would stop me taking another step. It could be very painful, even at night so I took painkillers every morning and evening for it. Not any more. I just want to say thank you so much as can honestly say I haven’t had any pain in my knee since having MLS Laser treatment at SO Podiatry. I have since stopped taking all painkillers and I am using both legs as evenly as each other, it really is just amazing. At one point I thought I would need a knee replacement and now I’ve even thought about booking a cycling holiday.

Vanessa, Worcester

I have seen Steph over the last nine months with a variety of foot ailments and found her to be very professional and approachable. However, most importantly, she has managed to cure my various problems – ingrowing toe nail, verrucae, biomechanics and corn under nail! I have no hesitation in recommending her.


I found the service I got from Stephanie of SO Podiatry was excellent. She was very professional, knowledgeable and seemed to genuinely care about getting a good outcome. I would have no hesitation in recommending her and using her again.

S Gray, Worcester

After two treatments by Stephanie it was gone! No sign of the verruca on my heel at all. Everybody asks does it hurt. Yes, it does for a very short time. Pay affects people in different ways, for me it was so worthwhile that if I had another verrucae, I would be straight in to see Stephanie. The Swift microwave therapy causes a very short burst of pain, which makes one jump, but is over in seconds. It is no worse than needling. As the treatment progresses the discomfort level decreases to the point where at the end, I could hardly feel it. It really is no big deal ad I would recommend SO Podiatry and the Swift microwave treatment to anyone.


My 13yr old son first saw Stephanie for a biomechanics appointment. He had frequent calf strains/pulls, and had been injured for 8 weeks. As well as prescribing some insoles, Stephanie recommended specific strengthening exercises. He is now back to playing football 4 times a week, stronger than ever!

Mrs N Parkin

Six months ago I visited So Podiatry and Steph was absolutely amazing in assessing my stance, posture, walking and running gait and then arranging for my custom orthotic insoles to be made by a leading UK supplier. She was informative, knowledgeable and communicative throughout, and I felt that the service was excellent value for money. The orthotics are amazingly comfortable and it took no time at all to get used to wearing them. I recently ran my first marathon, Steph’s advice, treatment and the custom made orthotics made all the difference.

Neil Dixon, Worcester

I can certainly rate Stephanie. My painful verrucae have totally gone, It is such a relief to be able to be on my feet without any pain after all these years.

A A, Worcester

Knowing how Stephanie had helped a friend to be able to continue her professional dancing career, I knew I was seeing the right person for my injury. My expectations were more than satisfied in just three weeks and I have been able to walk pain-free after two sessions, the third visit just a check up. The healing and comfort level in my foot continues. Initially fearing I might be virtually house-bound and hobbling to get anywhere, I am able to forget any injury and lead my usual busy life with great joy … and I mean it!! I think everyone should see you Steph!

Mrs A Suganami

My 11-year-old daughter had multiple warts on her hands and multiple verruca on her feet. She was embarrassed and had low confidence due to these embarrassing skin lesions. We had tried helping her with over-the-counter remedies and nothing made a difference. We had read about swift microwave therapy and its success rate, so we booked an appointment to speak with Steph at SO Podiatry to see if this treatment would be successful. Swift microwave therapy was the treatment of choice and after two sessions the Veruca and warts have totally gone. Our daughter is now back to her cheerleading and rock climbing activities which she loves, and we’re pleased to say she is now a much happier and more confident girl.

J. King, Worcester

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