Welcome to First Degree Sports Therapy & Remedial Massage in Coventry with Charlotte Dent

Sports therapy involves the treatment and management of injuries, whether they are occupational, recreational, sports related or otherwise.

Examples of Injuries Treated

  • Tired & aching muscles
  • Muscle strains
  • Tension headaches
  • Sciatic pain
  • Golfer's elbow
  • Tennis elbow
  • Back pain

A range of techniques are used to help return the injured area to its former functionality. The treatments provided and skills used are tailored to the specific requirements of the injury. Following treatment a stretching programme will be formulated (if required) to assist with ongoing rehabilitation.


The techniques employed include:

Neuromuscular Technique (NMT) - Used to release tension created by the nervous system.

Soft Tissue Release (STR) - Effective in releasing severe soft tissue tension.

Muscle Energy Technique (MET) & Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) Stretching - Used to stretch muscle and surrounding tissue.

Ilio-Tibial Band Release (ITB Release) - A specific technique used to relieve tightness in the knee and hip area.

Deep Tissue Massage - Used to ease tension in muscles, tendons and fascia and stimulate the healing process.

Frictions - Used to separate adhesions in scar tissue and help to restore elasticity.

Benefits of Sports Massage

  • Relieves pain
  • Stimulates circulation
  • Promotes healing
  • Restores mobility & flexibilty
  • Relieves muscle tension
  • Assists lymphatic flow
  • Stretches soft tissue
  • Reduces muscle spasm
  • Improves formation of scar tissue
  • Increases supply of oxygen to soft tissue
  • Stimulates the nervous system
  • Relieves tension and anxiety
  • Helps prevent injury
  • Helps to restore musculo-skeletal imbalances


"I had a course of treatment that lasted four weeks for a sports injury. I found Charlotte to be knowlegeable and friendly.The service she provided was excellent and I would return if I have any more problems - Rebecca, Coventry"

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