Vicky Blackburn
Vicky BlackburnProfessional Sports Therapist

Welcome to Align Sports Therapy

I am a fully qualified sports injury specialist (click for qualifications) providing expert treatment and sports specific rehabilitation. If you are injured or have aches and pains, I can provide a complete service that will help you to regain movement, reduce pain and enable you to return to work and/or your sport.

Causes of pain can be directly related to sport but can also be from poor postural alignment, bad techniques or the wrong equipment to name but a few.

Massage is an excellent way to rejuvenate a tired body and an effective remedy to the stresses and strains of everyday life. The benefits go far deeper than most people think. Research shows that massage reduces heart rate, lowers blood pressure, improves circulation, increases range of movement, increase or decrease muscle tone, remodels scar tissue, increases general well-being and stimulates the release of endorphins – the body’s own pain killers.

First Visit Includes Hands On Treatment

On your first visit, I will also conduct an initial consultation which will include taking a record of your previous medical history and details of any pain/injury/condition.

I will also conduct a postural and joint assessment enabling me to present you with a personal treatment plan.

Frequently Asked Questions

All techniques and modalities we use are safe, ethical and effective.Good communication is vital for a great treatment and we count on your honest feedback during massage sessions.

You will be asked to complete a thorough intake form before your first session and we discuss your goals as well as any concerns.

AST abides by strict codes of ethics and any information you provide is kept strictly confidential.

My main main goal is helping clients live their lives to the fullest. Perhaps that means helping someone get through whiplash from a car accident, or recovering from a broken leg after falling on the ice. Hands On therapists specialize in working with athletes, but we are all great problem solvers when it comes to pain and imbalances in the muscles. I enjoy working with any and all individuals.
A Sports massage targets specific areas. A licensed Sports massage practitioner will generally have a higher level of education in anatomy and physiology than a general relaxation massage therapist. All are modalities necessary for overall health, but sports treatment sessions are specific to treating injuries, restoration and rehabilitation, prevention of delayed onset muscle soreness and helping to prevent acute problems from becoming chronic pain.

Not Just For Athletes

On your first visit, I will also conduct an initial consultation which will include taking a record of your previous medical history and details of any pain/injury/condition.

I will also conduct a postural and joint assessment enabling me to present you with a personal treatment plan.

  • Back Pain/Sciatica
  • Stiff Neck/Headaches
  • Tennis/Golf Elbow
  • Muscular Injuries
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Knee Injuries
  • Any aches, pains or strains…
  • … and more.

Range of Remedial Techniques

I can help reduce the conditions listed to the left by incorporating and combining a range of  Soft Tissue and mobilisation techniques which include:

  • Myofascial release – Superficial and Deep
  • Trigger Point therapy
  • Muscle Energy Techniques
  • Deep Transverse Frictions
  • Soft Tissue Release
  • Joint Mobilisations
  • Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF)
  • … and more.
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