Introduction

Pro-Am Sports Injury Clinic promotes and improves total body health by quickly addressing the cause of your injury with a holistical approach, individual to each patients goals. 

Who we treat? Everyone, regardless of whether you are involved in sport or not. Our role is to assess, treat and rehabilitate your aches and pains and get you back to the activities you need and love to do. Getting you back moving is the key to getting you better.

If you are involved in sport then we can take your rehabilitation that step further and get you back into your sport, aswell as design a preventative strategy.

Not sure what a Sports Therapist is? Well our training is very similar to a physiotherapist apart from we specialise in musculoskeletal (muscles, tendons, ligaments and joints) from the start, for 3 years at university. This means we spend time learning hands on muscle testing, soft tissue treatments and functional movement assessment and exercise selection.

Whether your aim is to reduce pain, increase range of motion and mobility (to enable pain free daily living) or perhaps improve at your chosen sport, we can help.

You can find out more by scrolling through our website or if you want to find out more get in touch.

Loyalty Card Membership

1 year membership is £10

What you get for joining

  • 5% discount off every session booked.
  • Every time you use our services you will gain a 10% discount sticker.
  • Build up your discount and use towards the following treatment.

For example

  • If you had 5 treatments, you will have built a 50% discount which you can claim and use towards your 6th treatment. Then you can start building your discount again.
  • You may decide to bank your discounts until you have had 10 treatments. This means you can claim a free treatment.
  • Book in every month and you turn your 5% discount into an average of 10%. Book in every 2 weeks and turn your average discount to 20%.

We will also give you 5 x 5% referral cards for your friends and family. As a Thank You we will turn one of your recieved referral cards into a 10% sticker.

Massage is not a luxury its an investment in you. Your physical and mental health.Many of us put alot of energy into our exercise, work and daily life (regardless of what our individual goals may be) but we can forget about looking after the body that helps you achieve it until pain stops us in our tracks. Massage may feel like a splurge but it’s not to put off until you have a race or dealing with a nagging issue.Regular massage can help free stiff muscles making it feel easier to move more efficiently. If you feel good, you perform better. If you book in for 40 minutes every 6 weeks you can tackle problems quickly instead of pushing through pain and compounding it. Don’t just come when you are hurting, it can end up costing more and not just in money but in your time and possibly confidence and motivation to start back again.

2022

2022 will see our prices go up and as we retire our health scheme we launch our NEW! membership card. It was a hard decision to increase our prices but with all our supplies going up in price we can not absorb the increases anymore. Our prices for 2022

Injury consultion £40 this includes assessment, treatment and home plan

Follow ups £34 includes treatment and progression of home plan

Sports massage

40 minutes £34

1hr £38

1hr 30 minutes £45

Rehabilitation 1/2 hr session £20

Exercise and Massage

Professional athletes training programmes have cycles of increasing volume and intensity and then decreasing back down to aid repair and recovery. Our bodies can not be pushed continually, this is when it starts to break, combine this with massage to flush the system and they feel fresh for there next block of training. Massage is part of every professional athletes training program but we also work just as hard in our jobs/exercise/hobbies and life so why don’t more people take advantage of what massage has to offer. You get your hair cut which helps keep it in good condition, why not a massage for your muscles which help you get around?

We are all told that exercise is important for the body to stay mobile and strong and it is but sometimes our daily stresses make us feel less inclined to exercise as we feel tired and achy. During these times exercise can actually add to that stress and tip our nervous system into survival mode which can then affect our sleep, hormones and our systems can become sluggish which can lead to an increase in toxins in the body. How do you remedy this, one, you can decrease the volume and intensity of your exercise (yin yoga or yoga with twists for detox) or you can have a massage.

The effects of massage have that feel good factor exercise gives you without you having g to get a sweat on or put any effort in. I am not saying to ditch exercise but once a month having a massage to help re-charge the bodies systems, can stop the build up of toxins by helping our circulation and lymphatic system.

Just like a machine our response times can slow, things may miscommunicate and get cluttered. What do we do with a printer not wanting to print, we power down and reset it. Massage can do this for the body.

However just like exercise those first few sessions may make you feel a little heavy and sluggish as your systems needs time to adjust. Massage is more beneficial if you have one regularly. Maintainance is far easier if kept on top of than it is to ignore and then only attend to it when damaged.

Many of my clients say that there first few sessions were a little uncomfortable but then they soon quickly became really relaxing and really notice the difference when they have to delay an appointment (we have seen alot of this due to covid).

So if you find your self out of balance, not sleeping well finding exercise harder than usual maybe its time for a re-set.

A monthly massage that can re-charge your body is the best approach. Here at Pro-Am we have some great health scheme offers to help keep you committed to your health and well being. Get signed up before 20th December for a fresh start in 2022 and before our prices go up.

Special Offers for November/December. Why not give someone the gift of health.

New Price List 2021

TreatmentPrices from April 12thScarborough AC
Injury Consultation (up to 1hr 20mins)£38£32
Follow up (40mins)£32£28
Sports Massage 40 mins£32£28
Sports Massage 1hr£36£32
Sports Massage 1hr 30mins£45£40
Health Scheme contracts 1 yearPay MonthlyPay Monthly
Basic 6 £16 mth£14 mth
Monthly 12£30 mth£28 mth
Marathon7
(4 mth package)
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Check out our new loyalty card offer

New loyalty scheme for our massage service

From 12th April our massage treatments are back on the table.

The past 12 months has been very frustrating for me not been able to open for hands on treatments. I am so looking forward to getting back into the clinic full time.

Massage returns to the table

Patients right now are noticing how shattered and tense they’ve been feeling and how much this past twelve months has taken its toll.

This latest lockdown, we have seen persistent niggling injuries that just won’t clear without hands on treatment and also a lot of people who feel generally stiff and out of condition. Everyone has tried hard to stay fit and stretch at home but it doesn’t always get to the heart of the problem.

As a trial run we are launching a loyalty scheme for our sports and relaxation massage treatments which will last 3 mths.

Here is how it will work;

From 12th April – 11th July you will be given a gift card to record your 1st visit.

On your 2nd visit this card will turn into a £10 gift card to go towards your 3rd visit which must be used before 11th July.

We don’t want you to be getting back into the activities you love all stiff and sore. Book in for some massage treatments to get you moving better and iron out the physical and mental effects that stress has had on the body, so you can enjoy, your activities again, with ease.

Competition Time

To celebrate our 15 years in business we would have loved to have had a party to invite all current and past customers. However Covid has got in the way and we want everyone to be safe, so we thought we would give some prizes away.

To enter all you have to do is book in for any treatment between the 12th April and 11th May. If you would like to treat someone to one of our gift cards then you and your receiver will also be entered.

What’s the prize?

One of these lovely lavendar scented wheat bags, measuring 46cm by 14cm frm the Wheatbag Company. These are great to ease sore achy muscles by popping it in the microwave to heat up or pop in the freezer to ease any inflammation.

To book in just call 01723 363332 or fill in one of our contact forms.

New Treatment Available

RockPods for myofascial cupping are a new treatment option we are offering at Pro-Am.

What exactly are they?

A modern twist from the traditional style of cupping which uses silcone instead of glass cups to create negative (decompression) pressure to lift, seperate and stretch underlying tissues. The pods allow the therapist to grab, pull and push fascia to treat pain, mobility and movement dysfunction.

RockPods come in various sizes

What does it do?

It affects the bodies nerves, immune and fascial systems. Cupping encourages the bodies natural healing process by encouraging flow and discouraging congestion. Research is limited like it is for all holistic therapies, everyone is different so it is hard to find a baseline measure. This therapy potentially dates back 5000 years so its stuck around for a reason. We can theorize a little with our knowledge of human science.

  • By lifting fascia we create space and increase blood flow to an area. This means more oxygen and nutrients to the tissues. It encourages both healing and the removel of waste products which can get congested in the area.
  • Increase in blood flow means a dilation of blood capillaries. This encourages positive chemical and cellular effects towards modulating pain and aiding the healing process.

It differs and is unique to other therapies in that it creates a lift and decompression of tissues rather than compression.

Due to the silicone material it also allows for the patient to work through passive and active ranges of motion whilst the pods stay in place. This is great for aiding tissue mobility and adds a neural element.

When an area gets congested it can become stiff, painful and uncordinated as nerve messages get dampened, like trying to make your way through fog. Take knee pain for an example, how many of you have had a sense that the knee may just give way, or maybe it does buckle little? or you have had an ankle sprain and you notice your ankle feels weak and wobbly? The pods don’t just help remove decongestion but help get the area to reconnect to the bodies sensory map. This can help towards decreasing pain and improve motor control and injury prevention.

Getting patients moving is the key ingrediant to recovering from injury. RockPods add another great treatment option to our other soft tissue therapies.

What are those circular marks?

The cupping treatment will leave non painful red/brown circles where the RockPods have been placed. They will usually last for up to 1-2 weeks. They are NOT bruises. Blood vessels release blood under the skin as a result of the suction. This causes the colour change. Bruises are soft tissue damage caused by blunt trauma, cupping is not a trauma.

Where there is congestion or as old Chinese medicine calls it stagnation; there will be pain. Remove the stagnation and you improve the pain. The marks can be seen, to be that stagnation coming to the surface. Areas that have no stagnation or as further treatments are perfomed no marks are left. Drawing the stagnation closer to the skins surface means the body can remove it more effectively.

RockPods are applied for a much shorter time than traditional cupping reducing the marks left. For most it is a pale red to slight purple colour.

Is it Painful?

Thats another great aspect to the treatment. All patients so far have felt no pain, just an awareness and possibly a slight discomfort as tissues are stretched. Deep soft tissue techniques can sometimes be quite uncomformtable as they create compression which can irritate already inflammed tissue. RockPods have the opposite effect.

I think the only downside to RockPods is the shortness of treatment, they are left in place for a maximum of 90 seconds, with different placements and adding in movements, an effective treatment can take place in 10 minutes.

RockPods for us are an addition to our manual skills. For us at Pro-Am we also believe it gives us more time to go through exercises and home treatment plans. Don’t forget treatments are to reduce pain and improve mobilty to get YOU MOVING, they are only tempory in their effects. Graded exercise and moving is what gets an injury better in the long term.

We will always ask for your consent before we perform any RockPod treatment making sure you understand the temporary discolourations that can be left. You have every right to decline RockPod treatment as we have plenty of other treatment options if the discoloration marks make you uncomfotable.

Are RockPods for me?

RockPods are typically applied to large areas like the back of the neck, upper back, upper arm and forearm, mid and lower back, sacrum, thighs and calfs. They can be used to reduce pain, relieve tension and increase tissue mobility where fibres have become congested (unblocking and re-oiling the machine).

I have used Rockpods for when my shoulders were feeling really tense and my quadriceps were feeling heavy due to training loads. I definately felt alot lighter and more relaxed but what was also great was I could still train hard after. Normally after a massage even though it feels great I can also feel wiped out and usually take a few rest days.

Anybody who would like to try RockPods out during February and March will get a £5 discount off a full price injury consultation or deep tissue massage.

Virtual Consultations

Covid-19 has fast forwarded the technoloigcal systems many businesses use, including ours. We had to ask ourselves whether our services can be effectively adapted to the virtual world. In short we think it can for certain patients. This post will explain how a Skype Video Call works and why we think it is a great alternative right now and perhaps in the future.

Here’s how it works

You the patient will contact us through our usual methods for arranging the appointment. We will ask you for your email address.

Once you have a confirmed apppointment scheduled, we will email you with 2 attachments. One, is how the appointment will work and Two, a consent form with our payment details. All information is treated like it would be for a face-to-face appointment. Our privacy policy can be found on our websites home page

We will ask you to reply with a completed consent form, method of payment chosen and your Skype ID.

When your scheduled appointment is due. Sign into your Skype account 10 minutes prior to the start time and wait for us to call you.

After your appointment we will email you any self treatments and exercises we discussed and practiced with links to YouTube videos or a sheet with your exercises on.

A few tips

If you do not have Skype you will have to download it or we can send you an invite link. If you are unsure how it works then it is best to have a look at Skype’s website, it has some great easy to follow help pages like ‘how to answer a video call’ as well as their own privacy policy.

We advise you set it up on a computer or laptop that has a microphone/camera in built or has a webcam. You can set it up from a phone or tablet but they can be hard to position, ideally we want your hands free.

We would also advise that you are in a private space where you have space to move. Somewhere where you can step back from the screen and we can still see you to assess movements and observe exercises.

You need to wear clothing that allows you to move. We may still ask you to disrobe so we can clearly see the area we are assessing but this is not compulsary if this makes you feel uncomfortable. Pro-Am will be calling you from the clinic treatment room which is kept private.

But how can you fix my injury without touching me?

This is something we have put alot thought into. Most injuries can be self treated as long as you have an accurate diagnosis and sensible treatment plan. Most of our consultation is asking questions about your injury to find the cause, not just the symptoms. We keep our holistic approach, we are flexible and innovative in finding ways to get you back to the activities you love. We believe we can still tailor your treatment to what you want to achieve.

Hopefully you will have some space around you so we can ask you to do certain movements and exercises, we can still observe these as part of your assessment. This does add some great input to the assessment but we understand it may not be practical where you have your computer setup. It is another piece to the puzzle but not essential for us to be able to give general advise on how to mange your injury.

The manual treatments like massage and mobilisations can make you feel better but they won’t fix your injury. Our clinical experience with the latest research suggests the right mix of exercise and recovery prescribed by an injury specialist is what helps you in the long run. If we think your pain level and disability is high risk, we of course would recommend you come in for a face-to-face appointment.

Now and the future

We offer Skype video consultations to consider whether a face-to-face appointment is required. In current times it is a way for us to weigh out the risks against the benefits of treatment.

For some pateints it maybe that you dont have the time to have a physical appointment if you travel alot for work, you may be in too much pain and disbaility at the time to physically get to the clinic. It is another option for our patients to get in touch and get the advice needed to get you on the right path for recovery.

So its a deep breath in; and out. We have a challenege before us which has led to learning and trying something new for both Pro-Am and you our patients.

If you want to book in for an appointment call 01723 363332 we can discuss which assessment type is best for you!