Immersion Physiotherapy & Sports INJURIES
We will remain open for face to face consultations following the 20th December.
If you are identified to be in a high risk/vulnerable group please make us aware as we will be able to offer a telephone/video consultation as an alternative. Please get in touch by phone or email for further information
Physiotherapy & Sports Massage delivered to your door in Glasgow
Immersion Physiotherapy & Sports Massage is currently run by MCSP Physiotherapist Fotis Karavotas.
Fotis graduated from Glasgow Caledonian University and attended several post-graduate courses and seminars including a qualification in Sports Massage and Sports Taping & Strapping amongst others. Currently he is also studying to attain a Masters qualification in Musculoskeletal Medicine.
A list of the conditions and symptoms diagnosed and treated:
Sporting injuries (including the shoulder complex/knee/spine and foot)
Posture/office-work related back problems
Work-related/repetitive strain injuries
Jaw pain relating to stress/bruxism and other
Temporomandibular Disorders (TMJ pain)
Post-natal musculoskeletal disorders (pregnancy/pelvic-health)
Arthritis (including Rheumatological conditions)
What is Physiotherapy and what to expect from your treatment
Physiotherapy helps to restore movement and function when affected by an injury, illness or disability. It can also help to reduce your risk of injury in the future.
Physiotherapy can be helpful for people of all ages with a wide range of health conditions, including problems affecting the: bones, joints and soft tissue – such as back, neck, shoulder and peripheral joint (knees/hips/ankle) pain and sports injuries.
Some of the main approaches to expect from your treatment include:
Education and advice about things that can affect your daily lives, such as posture and correct lifting or carrying techniques to help prevent injuries as well as effective strategies to manage pain and understand the risks associated with injury.
Tailored exercise and physical activity advice – exercises will be recommended to improve your flexibility, mobility, and to strengthen specific parts of your body especially following a sporting or overuse injury.
Manual therapy is only part of the treatment modalities used where the physiotherapist uses their hands to help relieve pain and stiffness, and to encourage better movement of the body.
Please note that we do NOT use electrotherapy (i.e. ultrasound/laser) or other similar passive treatments due to their limited or no science based evidence for the majority of musculoskeletal injuries.
What is Sports Massage and what you should expect
Sports massage is a form of massage involving the manipulation of soft tissue to benefit a person engaged in regular physical activity but not limited to athletes or regularly active people. Soft tissue is connective tissue that includes skin, muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia (a form of connective tissue that lines and ensheathes the other soft tissues). Sports massage is helpful in soft tissue injuries that are caused from repetitive and strenuous physical activity. The application of sports massage, prior to and after exercise, may enhance performance, aid recovery and prevent injury.
Sports Massage alone is not always enough to get rid of chronic pains and aches and standalone is not effective to treat injuries. During your consultation, your Physiotherapist will take a brief medical history and if any issues are identified you will be provided with appropriate advice.