How to choose the right sports therapist
Whether you’re looking for a sports or neuromuscular therapist in Wexford, Waterford, Wyoming or Wuhan, it can be hard to pick one that’s right for you. Therapists are well-known as miracle workers and so their reputations tend to spread through word of mouth. That’s a good place to start as it’s usually a fair and honest recommendation. But are there other things to look out for so you know that the NMT or sports therapist you choose will be right for you?
Because most therapists are so highly-trained, they’ll be able to deal with a huge number of problems related to the neuro-muscular-skeletal system. Like a GP, for example, they’re often experienced across a wide range of therapies and have usually seen it all when it comes to dealing with aches and pains. A lot of therapists however, even the generalists, will be particularly specialised in one area and when you’re choosing one, it’s important to find one that best suits your specific needs. Why not call or email before booking an appointment to make sure that the therapist you’re looking for is a good fit for dealing your issue?
The vast majority of NMT/sports therapists in Wexford, and indeed in Ireland, are registered and well-trained. Just as an example, Ger qualified from the National Therapy Centre before setting up his practice in Co. Wexford and has a whole raft of professional qualifications (http://www.gdtherapyclinic.com/about-us/) as well as being a member of the Neuromuscular Therapist Register (http://www.anmpt.ie/). It’s usually very simple to check a therapist’s credentials and qualifications before picking up the phone. Not a lot of effort for a great deal of reassurance.
3. A good listener
Like a GP, it’s vitally important that an NMT/sports therapist listens to what you’re saying about your injury. You’re the best judge of your own body—where it hurts and how badly. A good therapist won’t jump to conclusions and will take the time before any appointment to listen to the patient and make their prognosis based on that. Again, it’s a very simple thing and when you know you’re with a good listener, you know you’re in good hands.
There are very few people in this world that couldn’t use the services of an NMT/sports therapist at least once in their lives. Whether that’s sportspeople, office workers, recreational exercisers or those engaged in highly physical jobs, all of us pick up an injury at some point and calling a therapist shouldn’t be something that’s daunting or alien. If you’ve never made an appointment before, these few above points are worth bearing in mind the next time you’re in need of a sports therapist in Wexford — or anywhere else for that matter.