Performing arts

Massage.physio.co.uk offers assessment and massage treatment to performing arts clubs and individuals. Performing arts is an umbrella term for activities such as dancing, acting, acrobatics and instrument playing. Performing arts can be both physically and psychologically challenging.

Assessment and treatment is requested by groups and individuals involved in performing arts such as theatre performers and orchestras. Our therapists have extensive experience treating common pathologies among musicians and dancers such as;
  • Muscular tightness
  • Chronic pain
  • Muscular imbalance
  • Active trigger points
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Muscular tightness can occur for a number of reasons such as intense physical activity, holding heavy instruments for long periods and psychological stress. Muscular tightness is extremely common among performing arts clubs and if left untreated can lead to muscle imbalances, chronic pain, limited range of movement and chronic headaches.

Chronic pain refers to pain that is present for longer than 6 months. Chronic pain can arise in an individual within the performing arts industry for a number of reasons such as muscular imbalance, muscular tightness, active trigger points and overuse injuries.

Muscular imbalance refers to a condition where a number of muscles are tight and weak causing imbalances of the musculoskeletal system. If left untreated muscular imbalances can cause injury due to altered biomechanics. Our Sports Therapist have experience assessing the route cause of muscular imbalance and treating appropriately.

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Active trigger points are hypersensitive taut bands of muscle fibres that cause pain and dysfunction. If active trigger points are left untreated it can lead to chronic pain, limited range of movement and reduced performance. Our Sports Therapist use a range of treatment modalities to treat active trigger points which include deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy and stretching.

Our massage and sports therapy team have the ability and the resources to perform a number of treatment modalities in the location of your choice. Many therapists have travelled to theatres and performance halls across the North West of England and beyond.

The benefits of arranging assessment and treatment for a performing arts club or organisation includes;

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