I am Emma Wardle, a Sports Therapist based in Aldershot, Hampshire.
As a Sports Therapist, my role is not just about treating athletes. I work with a wide range of clients of different ages, lifestyles and fitness levels to establish the cause of their injury and to determine the most effective course of treatment. I use a variety of therapy techniques including Sports Massage, Dry Needling, Gait Analysis, Muscle Firing Assessment and Rehabilitation Plans including stretching and strengthening.
I graduated from the University of Bedfordshire in 2013 with a degree in Sports Therapy and following that began working in the Physiotherapy Department of David Lloyd in Farnham as well as setting up my own clinic at the Spa at Old Thorns Golf Country Club. I was also previously the 1XV Head Therapist at Farnham Rugby Club and as part of this I ran injury clinics for all the club’s other teams including academy and junior players.
Through these opportunities and through my own experiences as a National level junior squash player, I have developed a multi-dimensional approach to Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation and I have been able to expand my knowledge in how to treat, manage and rehabilitate a wide range of injuries.
To find out how I can help you with injuries that may be hindering your performance or lifestyle, please get in touch.
Sports Therapy is an aspect of healthcare that is specifically concerned with the prevention of injury and the rehabilitation of patients back to optimum levels of functional, occupational and sports specific fitness, regardless of age and ability.
A Sports Therapist is a healthcare professional with the knowledge and ability to:
- Optimise performance, preparation and injury prevention programmes
- Recognise and evaluate injuries
- Provide appropriate management, treatment and referral where needed
- Plan and implement appropriate rehabilitation programmes
- Provide the immediate care of injuries and life support in a recreational, training & competitive environment.
"I have been seeing Emma for a few years now and can honestly say she is the best! I have seen a few sports therapists over the years but I really feel Emma takes things to another level in terms of knowledge, skill and general support."
Kelly Mitchell | 08.02.2018
"I started seeing Emma for treatment during my pregnancy when my glutes locked up and I could barely walk! She fixed this issue in one session and it has never returned. I was so impressed that I went back after I had my baby to get treatment for diastasis recti and a whole host of other issues relating to muscle tension, migraine headache and lower back pain. With Emma’s help all of the issues are now managed and under control."
Jo Gregson | 07.02.2018
"Had a few niggles over the years and seen Emma to get them looked at. She's always able to work out what the problem is, no matter how unhelpful I’ve been! She's given me the right guidance to sort out the problems and come back stronger. I would thoroughly recommend her."
Nick Randell | 08.02.2018
"I had rehabilitation with Emma after an ACL reconstruction. I've attended over a dozen physiotherapists for one thing and another, over the years. Emma was always attentive, professional and focused. She is a great Sports Therapist, but also has a kind manner, relaxing you through the session. Thoroughly recommend her to anyone that needs treatment."
Chris Derham | 10.02.2018
"I am a keen recreational cyclist, taking part in events like the Haute Route. Emma's help has always been invaluable in equipping me for these events and has become a vital part of my preparation and recovery. She has also treated more general back and neck issues for me to great effect - despite my complete refusal to do follow up exercises!"
Rob | 09.02.2018
“I saw Emma several years ago for a calf muscle tear. I was so impressed with her knowledge, bedside manner, skills, professionalism. I now see her every month for a massage to help prevent any further injuries. I even look forward to my sessions! I would highly recommend Emma to anyone.”
Jo Ranger | 26.02.2018