FAQ'S

It Says You Are An Accredited Sports Therapist, What Does This Mean?

Accredited Sports Therapists are university-trained professionals who specialize in musculoskeletal diagnosis and treatment, exercise prescription, injury prevention, and rehabilitation.

To achieve accreditation, Sports Therapists must have completed rigorous, full-time, hands-on studies, with a minimum duration of three years in England and four years in Scotland.

What Is The Difference Between SportsTherapy & Physiotherapy

Sports Therapists and Physiotherapists are both required to complete the same number of years of university education.

Sports Therapists receive specialized training in-depth, focusing on musculoskeletal injuries and the provision of tailored rehabilitation exercise prescriptions. In contrast, Physiotherapists undergo broader training that encompasses pulmonary, musculoskeletal, geriatric (older population), and cardiology fields.

However, it’s important to note that this doesn’t mean you should exclusively seek either a sports therapist or a physiotherapist for your treatment. After university, professionals in both fields have the option to specialize, which can lead to significant differences in knowledge and clinical experience.

Our Style Of Sports Massage

At north-55, our approach to treatment can include a variety of techniques, including massage, trigger point therapy, myofascial release, joint mobilization, joint manipulation, and stretching.

We take the time to listen to your specific needs, allowing us to craft a personalized treatment tailored uniquely to you.”

Why Did We Choose Our Pricing Model?

We have set our service prices at a fair rate that reflects the quality of our expertise, clinical experience, and qualifications, ensuring exceptional value for you.

Can I Be Treated If I'm Not An Avid Sports Enthusiast?

Absolutely, yes. Our business was established to offer treatment to both corporate and private clients, including residents and tourists in Edinburgh. Rest assured, you can also choose to book an appointment with us.

What To Expect From Your Visit With Us?

Initial Consultation

Posture and Musculoskeletal Assessment

Treatment Plan and Hands-On Therapy

Personalized Exercise Recommendations through our Online Portal

If necessary, the therapist and you will collaborate to create a tailored treatment plan that suits your unique needs.

Upon your arrival, the therapist will have a brief discussion with you to ensure that your treatment aligns with your expectations for the appointment on that day.

Clothing For Treatment?

For your treatment, we recommend that you bring shorts if you require treatment for your lower body. For females, it’s advisable to have a sports bra or vest top. Rest assured, we will provide you with warm and cozy towels for your comfort as needed.

How Do I Make An Appointment?

Please use our quick and easy online booking page. We have designed it to be as swift as possible for you.

What To Do Upon Arrival?

Please ask for ‘North-55’ and follow the receptionist’s guidance.

Outside of reception hours, please wait on the steps at our front entrance.

Our therapist will promptly attend to you, and you can press the ‘north-55’ doorbell to confirm your arrival.

Block Booking

Relax and unwind your body, knowing that it’s your body that’s being stretched, not your wallet.

For clients in need of a treatment plan, we recommend block booking, which includes three appointments: the first appointment lasts 55 minutes, and follow-ups are 45 minutes each.

How Many Visits Will I Need?

The number of treatments will vary and will be decided upon by you and the therapist following your initial assessment.

We understand that you may choose to book only once or multiple times. If necessary, we recommend continuing your treatment until you observe approximately a 60% improvement in your body.

Digital Gift Cards

Share the gift of well-being with our Digital Gift Card! 🎁the perfect gift for a loved one or if you wish to treat someone special of your choosing with our gift card,

Our eGift card is thoughtfully designed with space for you to include your personal message.

You can choose between:

1 x 55-minute appointment for £65.

OR

A block of 3 appointments for £180.

 

I Would Like To Redeem My Gift Card?

Upon receiving your card, please contact north-55 by phone or email, stating your preferred appointment date and time.

Please note that our eGift Cards cannot be redeemed for cash.

We do not provide refunds for any eGift Cards once purchased. All eGift cards are valid for a period of 3 months only.

Who Are Our Payment Gateway Providers?

We rely on reputable payment gateway providers, namely Stripe and Square. These are thoroughly regulated financial institutions that place a strong emphasis on safeguarding and securing your card information.

For additional details about these providers, kindly visit:

www.square.com or www.stripe.com

24 Hours Cancellation Terms & Conditions

Any appointments that are cancelled with less than 24 hours’ notice or missed appointments will be subject to the full treatment cost, and this policy is non-negotiable.

If you cancel an appointment with at least 24 hours’ notice, reschedule, and then subsequently cancel again, you will forfeit the cost of that treatment.

Private Medical Insurance

Sports Therapy is not currently covered by insurance our clients choose to pay for sports therapy services because they want greater control over their healthcare choices, including selecting the therapist of their choice and recieving services that may not be covered by insurance.

Conditions We Can Treat

Sports Injuries

Joint Pain & Restriction

Sprains & Strains

Muscle Spasms

Headaches & Migraines

Back & Neck Pain

Shoulder Pain

Frozen Shoulder

Sciatica

Piriformis Syndrome

SacroIlliac Dysfunction

Hip & Knee Pain

Plantar Fasciitis

Ankle Pain

Elbow & Wrist Pain

Tennis & Golfers Elbow

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome