Welcome to Re:fiT, a sports and general injury clinic based near Woking town centre. I’m Chloe an osteopath, sports therapist and exercise specialist with experience diagnosing and treating injuries that could be work or sport related. I hold a Masters degree in Osteopathy from the University College of Osteopathy (formerly British School of Osteopathy) and an upper second class BsC in Sports Therapy from London Metropolitan University. I’m registered with the General Osteopathic Council, Institute of Osteopathy and Sports Therapy Organisation.
I have experience of working with rugby, netball, tennis and hockey players. I’ve also worked with runners at London and Brighton marathons to help with race planning and aftercare. As a keen fitness professional myself and suffering a number of injuries I can understand how an injury can stop you from performing or achieving your goals and help you rehabilitate safely with a preventative approach to re-injury.
I believe in providing the best service and the most accurate diagnosis to design a treatment plan unique to your needs and goals. I aim to assist with pain relief and getting you back to the activities you enjoy doing.
Whether you require osteopathy, physiotherapy, sports massage or an exercise plan; your needs are covered at Re:fiT. If you are unsure what you require please don’t hesitate to get in touch, where your questions can be answered.
Osteopathy is a way of assessing, diagnosing and treating primarily musculoskeletal problems. Osteopathy is based on the principle that a person’s wellbeing is dependent on their bones, muscles, ligaments and connective tissue working together as one unit to return the body to function and a state of balance.
Osteopathy can help with a number of conditions:
Osteopathic treatment includes manual therapy, massage, mobilisation, manipulations, HVT (high velocity thrust), medical acupuncture/dry needling, taping, soft tissue release and exercise therapy.
Osteopathy is helpful to almost everyone from sports people, the elderly, children and anybody suffering with work related conditions that are acute or chronic.
Sports therapy is an aspect of healthcare which aims to prevent injury and rehabilitate an individual to optimum levels of function regardless of age or ability. A sports therapist will assess an individual to determine whether they are safe to continue with activity.
Sports therapy uses the principles of sport and exercise science which incorporates the physiological and pathological processes to prepare the participant for training and competition.
Manual therapy, exercise rehabilitation and therapeutic modalities will be used to alleviate pain, treat and manage the injury.
Sports massage is used to release and reduce muscle tension, improve circulation and encourage the removal of waste products such as lactic acid. A sports massage is suitable for anyone who is suffering with muscle pain, it isn’t just for sports people or those who exercise. A sports massage helps to release endorphins which are known to help relieve symptoms of pain, anxiety and depression.
A sports massage can help improve joint flexibility, joint range or motion, muscle tension and improve sleep. Massage techniques used can help improve blood supply to the muscles, decrease the chances of injury and improve your mood.