We offer various Sports Therapy related treatments
We focus on soft tissue injury management, postural correction, injury prevention and general maintenance / MOTs.
We are proud to offer a wide range of comprehensive services to help with various injuries, nots aches and postural pain. Mike is a professional caregiver specializing in providing personalized sports therapy, soft tissue related treatments and deep tissue and remedial massage.
Sports Therapy, Soft Tissue Injury Management, Sports Massage, Remedial Massage, Acupuncture, Cupping and Deep Tissue Massage Clinic serving Watford, St. Albans, Radlett, Bushey and surrounding areas.
Do you have an injury or pain that needs attention? You may be able to get relief from a sports therapist.
Sports therapists use physical techniques to treat injuries and other problems in athletes. They also teach people how to prevent injuries and improve performance.
A Sports Therapist can vary massively in skills and ability, and as a profession there are many different skills that one may offer, and another not…
This refers to “Hands on” techniques directly affecting muscles, ligaments and tendons – “soft tissues”. Unfortunately the profession is not currently statutorily regulated – meaning anyone can call themselves a sports therapist. Here we make sure everyone is qualified (for the techniques and skills offered) and insured and self-regulate. There are organisations you can join and adhere to their standards to give the public confidence and peace of mind. Mike currently works with the Sports Therapy Organisation (STO).
Sports massage is a type of bodywork that focuses on improving athletic performance by reducing muscle tension and increasing blood flow. It also helps prevent injuries and improve recovery after exercise.
There are many benefits to sports massage. First, it reduces muscle tension and improves circulation. This makes muscles less likely to become injured during exercise. Second, it helps reduce soreness and stiffness after exercise. Third, it promotes healing and prevents injury. Fourth, it relieves stress and anxiety. Fifth, it helps people relax and sleep better at night. Sixth, it boosts energy levels and improves mood. Seventh, it enhances flexibility and range of motion. Eighth, it strengthens connective tissue and improves posture. Ninth, it improves athletic performance. Tenth, it helps people recover faster from exercise.
Many people enjoy sports massage because it helps them relax after an intense workout. It also reduces pain and improves circulation. In addition, it can improve athletic performance by increasing flexibility and range of motion.
Dry needling is one of the most effective treatments for chronic pain conditions like osteoarthritis, tendonitis, and myofascial trigger points. Discover what makes it so popular!
Dry Needling is an alternative treatment that involves inserting fine needles into muscle tissue to relieve pain.
It has been shown to reduce inflammation in muscles and improve range of motion.
Dry needling works by stimulating the release of endorphins, natural chemicals that help reduce pain. This technique also helps stimulate blood flow to the area being treated, which reduces swelling and improves circulation.
Anyone who has been assessed with a painful condition should consider dry needling as an option. In fact, some people use it as part of their regular treatment plan. Although if your not a fan of “needles” there are many other alternatives to try. Dry needling is performed by inserting fine needles into muscle tissue to stimulate blood flow and break up adhesions (scar tissue). This helps reduce inflammation and improve range of motion. If you’re suffering from chronic pain, dry needling is a safe, non-invasive treatment option that can help relieve symptoms. It’s also a good idea to schedule an appointment with a competent professional before starting any new therapy.
It’s also great for massaging sore spots or areas that hurt.
Massage guns come in many different sizes and shapes, so there’s something for everyone. They’re easy to use, affordable, and effective.
There are many benefits to using a massage gun. One of the main reasons people choose to buy one is because it’s portable. You can take it with you anywhere you go, whether it’s at home, work, or even when traveling. Another reason people love them is because they’re easy to operate. All you need to do is press down on the trigger and the massage gun will start moving up and down.
There are two different types of massage guns available today. The first type is called a handheld massage gun. This type of massage gun has a handle that allows you to hold it while you use it. The other type is called a stand-up massage gun. With this type of massage gun, you place it on a table or chair and then use it to apply pressure to your body.
There are two main ways to use a massage gun. You can either hold it yourself or let another person do it. If you choose to do it yourself, make sure you follow the instructions carefully. Otherwise, you might end up hurting yourself. Mike has undergone training and has 3 certificates on using the “handheld percussive devices” utilizing “local vibration”
Deep tissue massage is one of the most effective forms of bodywork available today. Learn why it works so well!
Deep tissue massage is an excellent way to relax muscles that have been overused or strained. It also helps relieve pain in areas where there is tension.
Deep tissue massage uses deep pressure to release muscle knots and trigger points. This type of massage has been used by athletes and other people who need to work out regularly. It is also helpful for those with arthritis, fibromyalgia, carpal tunnel syndrome, and back pain.
Deep tissue massage is an excellent form of relaxation therapy because it helps relieve stress and tension throughout the entire body. It improves circulation, relieves stiffness, and reduces inflammation. It also stimulates lymphatic drainage, which helps remove toxins from the body.
If you’re interested in learning more about deep tissue massage, there are several things you should do before treatment begins. First, make sure you’ve had adequate rest and sleep. Second, eat a healthy diet with plenty of protein and fibre. Third, drink lots of water. Fourth, avoid alcohol and caffeine. Finally, try not to exercise too much the day of the treatment.
Remedial massage is a type of massage that is focused on relieving pain and tension in the muscles. It is often used to treat injuries, but can also be beneficial for people who experience chronic pain or tension. Remedial massage can help to improve range of motion, increase circulation, and reduce stress. It is typically performed by a trained therapist using specific techniques and strokes.
Remedial soft tissue treatments, are a type of massage that is used to treat musculoskeletal problems. It is a form of therapy that dates back thousands of years. The ancient Egyptians and Greeks used massage to relieve pain and promote healing.
The early Chinese medical texts also mention the use of massage for various conditions. In the West, remedial massage was developed in the 19th century by Dr. James Cyriax. He adapted techniques from Swedish massage and osteopathy.
Today, remedial massage is widely used to treat a variety of conditions, including muscle strains, tendonitis, headaches, and TMJ disorders.
Physiotherapy, also known as physical therapy, is a healthcare profession that provides services to patients and populations to develop, maintain and restore maximum movement and functional ability throughout the lifespan. This includes providing relief from pain and the management of movement dysfunctions.
Physiotherapists work in a variety of settings, including hospitals, private practices, community health centres, nursing homes, schools and fitness centres. They may also work with patients in their homes.
Physiotherapy is an evidence-based practice that uses a variety of techniques to address the underlying cause of pain or dysfunction. These techniques may include exercise prescription, manual therapy, education and modalities such as ultrasound or electrical stimulation.
Osteopathy is based on the principle that the body has an innate ability to heal itself. Osteopaths use manipulative techniques to restore balance within the body. They believe that this will allow the body to function more effectively and reduce pain.
Osteopathy is a form of alternative medicine that emphasizes the role of the skeleton and the muscles in health. Proponents of osteopathy claim that it can relieve pain and improve overall health.
Osteopathy is a branch of medicine that focuses on the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of musculoskeletal disorders. Osteopaths are trained in both medical and osteopathic schools and must complete a four-year residency in order to practice.
Osteopathy is founded on the principle that the body has the ability to heal itself. Osteopaths use a variety of techniques to promote healing, including manipulation of the musculoskeletal system, massage, and exercises.
Chiropractic is a branch of the healing arts based on the principle that the body can heal itself without drugs or surgery.
The practice of chiropractic focuses on the relationship between the body’s structure—mainly the spine—and its function. Chiropractors use adjustments to restore normal alignment and improve function.
Chiropractic care is used commonly often to treat neuro-musculoskeletal complaints, including but not limited to back pain, neck pain, pain in the joints of the arms or legs, and headaches.
You don't need to be an athlete to benefit from our treatments - actually we work with more every day people, typically casual gym users / office workers
About The Studio
Based in Bovingdon Crescent Watford (Garston), not far from Bushey, Watford Town Centre, St.Albans, Hemel Hempstead and surround areas of Hertfordshire.
Clinic Address: Bovingdon Crescent, Watford, WD25 9RA.
Residential address, heated and insulated with no parking restrictions.
Treatments can help with :
- Neck pain – including locked necks and spasms.
- Upper back pain & tightness – including work related postural issues.
- Lower back pain & stiffness – including pain whilst moving and at rest.
- Pain whilst sleeping
- Sciatica – shooting pains / numbess / weakness coming from lower back possibly down to the foot.
- Shoulder pain & stiffness – restricted movement around the pai nand shoulder blade
- Pain in Ankle and Foot – Sporting injury? over use and restricted movements we can help
- Hip issues – Many issues can occur around the hips, we are trained in identifying these and providing strategies to help
- Hand, Wrist Elbow – and many more!
At Watford Injury Clinic, we are trained in “Problem finding” and providing the appropriate interventions. A “Massage” alone will rarely fix an on going, Chronic issue and multiple modalities may be required, such as an in depth assessment, followed by the relevant manual therapy techniques – then corrective exercises.
We work with “everyday” people and athletes alike. Every session is tailored to the individual.
Services include :
- Sports Massage
- Deep Tissue Massage
- Remedial Massage
- Sports Therapy
- Cupping Therapy
- Medical Acupuncture / Dry Needling
- Spinal Manipulation (Osteopath and Chiropractor techniques)
- Postural Correction
- Corrective Exercise plans
The treatments we provide are designed to go to the source of the issue, and not just the symptoms. Although sometimes more than 1 session is required, you will be given the tools and education to manage to injury / tightness / weakness / posture yourself – so you wont solely be reliant on getting treatment sessions
Mike has been practising since 2010 – graduated from the prestigious AHG with an advanced diploma in Sports Therapy.
We thoroughly evaluate & treat all of the contributing root factors related to your issue. This includes, but is not limited to, your work and home stressors, overall body condition, strength, range of movement & postural habits, and patterns that are held in your muscles.
Mike Minerve Dip.ST AST FSTO
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My physical therapist is excellent! The whole office is very friendly and helpful. Physio is absolutely outstanding. Thank you very much for your great, attentive service
All of the staff was fantastic! The care I received was impeccable. Great place! I also love the availability of the Fit Plan for continued support after my discharge
Everyone I worked with was wonderful, very professional, caring and prompt. My therapist was great, as were all of the aids!
I had a really positive experience and my shoulder is totally functional again, without pain! I really enjoyed my therapist and all of the rest of the staff