Due to the current COVID-19 worldwide pandemic there are new rules and regulations that we have to adhere to during appointments in order to keep us all as safe possible while we continue to work and assist our clients. Lauren will be in FULL PPE (face mask, face shield, medical gloves & apron) during all treatments and consultation appointments regardless of the length of time she is with a client. ALL clients must wear a face mask to all appointments, placing them on before entering the building and not removing them until you have left the premises. Each client will be sent a COVID-19 form to complete prior to the appointment to ensure that no symptoms are present and it is safe for the treatment or consultation to go ahead with all precautions in place. There is a 20 minute empty gap between each client booking to ensure there is ample time for the entire clinic room to be wiped down with antibacterial spray or wipes and for both towels and paper roll to be changed ready for the next appointment.
Sports massage isn’t just for sports personnel, anyone can require it as an injury treatment or even as a luxury! It is a deep tissue technique that is aimed at relieving muscle tension whilst aiding a person’s movement. Each treatment is either 30 minutes or 60 minutes.
· Increased Range of Motion
· Reduced Muscle Tension
· Decreased Stress & Anxiety
· Improved Circulation
· Reduced Joint Stiffness
· Decrease in Headaches
· Reduced Muscle Pain & Discomfort
· Less Recovery Time
· Localised Bruising & Redness of the Skin
· Localised Warmth & Tenderness
· Next Day Stiffness
Post Massage Advice
· Rest Up
· Keep Warm
· Follow Therapist Specific Injury Advice
· Avoid Heat Treatments (Sauna/Steam Room etc)
· Avoid Alcohol/Unhealthy Foods
A consultation is designed to help understand the pain or discomfort you may be in. This consists of a verbal (subjective) assessment where the injury is discussed through questions in order for the therapist to gain an understanding of what is going so that the best tests can be selected to help reach a diagnosis. After the subjective assessment has been completed, an objective assessment will begin. This is a physical examination of the client to source the underlying issue of the pain or discomfort. From this a treatment plan is formed and discussed with the client to help them make the best recovery they possibly can. A consultation usually takes between 45 and 60 minutes.
Rehabilitation is a way of aiding recovery from an injury through prescribed exercises which are placed in to a rehabilitation plan, individually designed for each client. No injury is the same and no client will recover at the same pace. Each client is treated individually with everything aimed towards the client reaching their own goals; from playing sports again to walking again – LW Sports Therapy will get you there!
A low impact form of exercise that focusses on flexibility, muscular strength and muscular endurance. The main aim is to build upon the core muscles to maintain good posture, encourage better core function and muscle balance throughout the body.
· Improved Flexibility
· Increased Muscle Strength & Tone
· Enhanced Muscular Control
· Improved Posture
· Safe Rehabilitation
· Better Body Awareness
· Improved Balance & Coordination
· Online: between 6 & 10 people per class
· Face to Face: 5 people maximum
· Each class lasts for 40 minutes
· Online or Face to Face
· Each session lasts for 20 minutes
This is usually used to support an injury during the rehabilitation phases until the inured area feels strong enough to support itself again. Lauren has the ability to use a wide range of tapes from encouraging lymphatic flow to stabilising joints during exercise.
LW Sports Therapy can give you advice on dieting correctly to reach a target weight goal. If you are wanting to eat healthier and would like a plan to follow to encourage you to stick to it then Lauren can design you an individual one to include healthy foods that you like to eat. These can be created alongside a training plan if you are looking to get in shape with both healthy eating and exercise combined.
Having qualified in pitchside first aid 4 years ago, Lauren has continued to develop with treatments she can offer players on the pitch. Having completed her trauma care module, she is now experienced in dealing with more serious injuries should they arise. Fortunately for Lauren’s players, so far she has not had to utilise these skills on too many occasions!
If you are a sports club or team, a group of friends or family, or just an individual that is looking to maintain fitness or to begin their fitness journey then contact Lauren. She can provide you with online sessions through zoom which are all targeted specifically towards the aims and objectives of the clients involved. LW Sports Therapy can offer whole team sessions (e.g football teams including all players and staff that can join the one session call! and train together). This can be arranged at convenience to the club to make it available to as many members as possible. Individual sessions can be designed bespoke for you; all Lauren needs to know is what your end goals are and she will help to get you there! If you and your friends or family would like to train together, small group sessions can be planned to make fitness a fun and enjoyable way of getting together.
Lauren is originally from Somerset but moved to Gloucester in order to complete her degree where she graduated from Hartpury University with a 2:2 in Sports Therapy in June 2020 and since then has set up her own business – LW Sports Therapy. This has allowed her to see a variety of clients at a time to suit them, whilst also working it all around her full time job. The past 4 years has seen her work with several football teams covering both match days and training sessions. She spent 3 seasons with Brimscombe and Thrupp Football Club based in Stroud and then 1 season with Exeter City Women Football Club. For the duration of this time she has also been a part of both Gloucester Schools and English Football Associations; and was selected to be the England U15 girls Sports Therapist for the Home Nations Cup, however this was sadly postponed due to COVID-19. Currently the home clinic is based in Somerset.
Sports Massage, 1-2-1 Pilates, Injury Rehabilitation as well as taping and strapping can all be performed in the comfort of your own home! So if you would rather your Sports Therapist came to you then this can be arrange when booking your appointment. Extra travel costs do apply and are dependent upon the travel time.
All treatments can be completed within in the clinic room, Lauren is here to help get you return to full daily abilities and fitness once again. She doesn’t just treat sports people, she can treat everyone; just get in touch and book your appointment, nothing is too difficult to help fix!
LW Sports Therapy is proud to be a member of the Sports Therapy Association (STA). The STA team are very helpful and have given excellent advice throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. With many CPD events, live stream and other options, Lauren is always looking to expand on her knowledge in order to give her clients the best treatments possible.
Lauren holds both an FA and general DBS check, allowing her to treat clients under the age of 18. If you are looking to book an appointment and you are under the age of 18, you must have another adult present during the appointment time; parent or guardian.
· 2016 - Present