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Back pain, back injuries and sports injuries.

Treatment for back pain, back injuries and sports injuries.

Back pain, sciatica and other aches and pain you encounter can be a result of a sports injury but also a result of everyday activity.

At AS Sports Therapy we can help you diagnose, treat and manage your back pain as well as other common aches and pain. Let's look into the reasons why back pain and other complains occur and how we can help you.

Do you experience any of these common injuries or conditions?

Upper Back Massage


Sciatica is a pain that starts from the lower back and radiates into the buttock and leg. It can often happen when something isn’t right with how your muscles, discs and nerves fit together and move.
Sports massage is an important treatment for sciatica sufferers. Coupled with the right education which instructs patients on the correct posture, body mechanics, conditioning exercises, stretching and strengthening.
An overall assessment will help determine if any other treatments will benefit such as heat and ultrasound.

Our sports injury clinic in Berkhamsted offers bespoke treatment and advice for sciatica and back pain. If you've experienced lower back pain as a result of your regular workout and you're looking to overcome this then use the link below to book your initial consutlation.


If you've been squatting weights that's too heavy for you, you're likely going to sustain lower back tissue damage, leading to lower back pain. With the right treatment and education you'll still be able to work around these activities that lead to the injury, allowing your body's capacity to increase. Your body will then be able to adapt and deal with the weight load when it comes to returning to those squats.

 At AS Sports Therapy we can help you diagnose, treat and manage your lower back pain. If you've experienced lower back pain as a result of your regular work out and you're looking to overcome this then book your initial consultation with us today.


Another common complaint and many causes. Once again it's important to determine the cause of the problem before directing the right treatment. As well as sports massage, exercise and rehabilitation treatments can help treat shoulder pain.


Common causes of shoulder pain include:


  • Dislocation - this occurs when the top of arm bone disconnects from the scapula.


  • Instability - Can be caused by a traumatic injury or a condition developed over time.

  • Rotator Cuff Tendonitis - One of the most common diagnosis in patients with shoulder pain.

If you're currently experiencing recurring shoulder pain that's perhaps resulted in a injury or has slowly progressed, then contact our sports therapy clinic in Berkhamsted where we'll be happy to advise you further.


Neck pain is a common symptom  caused by a variety of neck conditions. This can be brought on from activities such as working at a desk, having poor posture whilst using a computer, a sporting injury which may push the head to the side from an impact, or even sleeping with the neck in an awkward position.
You should consult a doctor to establish the cause of the stiff neck before any treatment. Some treatments can be very effective to relieve neck pain such as gentle massage and heat packs.


Or Tennis elbow, this condition causes pain outside of the elbow and can occur from strenuous overuse of the muscles and tendons of the forearm which is near the elbow joint.
Not only is this brought on from playing tennis (hence the name), but playing the violin, painting and decorating or any repetitive activity that can overuse the muscles attached to the elbow can result in elbow pain.
Pain that occurs on the inner of the elbow can be known as golfers elbow.
Massage and manipulation can be a treatment that improves the range of movement and limits the pain and stiffness in the arm.


A very common complaint and there can be several different causes. Before any treatment can be applied, it's important to accurately diagnose the cause of the symptom to benefit from the right treatment. Massage therapy is a treatment that can help knee pain as well as knee joint mobilisation techniques.


Some causes of knee pain:


Arthritis - one of the most common causes, many treatments can help.


Ligament injuries - Commonly causes during athletic activities and can cause instability and discomfort.


Cartilage injuries - Common cause of knee pain amongst patients young or older.


Muscle tightness can occur when there is an increase in activity or when you're using your muscles in a way you haven't before.

For example you may be walking more than normal or bending over incorrectly. Every muscle has a limit to how much it can stretch and if it's stretched further than it's capable of doing, it can start to get stressed and begin to tighten. 


Muscle tightness can cause pain and discomfort. It's important for your well being to have it assessed. A sports therapist or injury specialist will be able determine the route cause and how to treat it.

If you're experiencing muscle tightness and would like to book a sports massage then get in contact today.

"I highly recommend this service. Appointment times are varied & good to work around. I really noticed the benefits & the exercises given really helped with my rehabilitation with an old hip injury. Thank you so much." ​ Olivia - Sports rehab client"

Olivia  - Sports massage client

" "I would highly recommend Alex. I went to see her as I had hurt my lower back. Not only did she work out why it was hurting she stopped it hurting with her brilliant sports massages and advised me on what I needed to do to prevent it from happening again. I cannot thank her enough! Amazing results · Last-minute appointments" "

- Kylie 

" Alex is very detailed in her appraisal of your injury or issue and completes a thorough rehab session, providing after-care advice. If an old injury or back pain is troubling you, it is great value for money and definitely worth a try. I can't recommend her highly enough."

Richard- Sports massage & rehab client

" Alex has been an absolute lifesaver. Since lockdown and working from home, I’ve really suffered with neck and shoulder problems which had really started to negatively impact my life with the constant pain and discomfort. Alex’s targeted sports massage on the problem areas has given me much needed relief and I’m no longer in the position of having to take painkillers every day. Her knowledge and expertise are second to none."


- Pamela

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