Frequently Asked Questions.

How long does each session last?

Sessions can run from 30 minutes to 1 hour. If you would require a longer or shorter appointment contact BodyCare SIS and they will be able to discuss this with you.

Where are you based?

We are based at Newlands Gym, a private Boxing Gym in Wickford, Essex.

Do you do home visits?

Yes. BodyCare can operate a mobile service covering a large section of Essex and Kent (please get in contact for more details).

What do I need to wear?

Anything you are comfortable in, we will try to ensure you feel comfortable during any treatment. As a guide shorts are preferred with females wearing a sports bra/vest top/bra. At times it may be required that more of your body is exposed, this will all be explained at the time if needed. E.g. top off to expose your spine.

What will happen at my first appointment?

At your first appointment a full assessment will be carried out. This is in order to assist the diagnosis, understand the factors causing the problem and to take measurements in order to improve upon these. Initial consultations will take approximately 1 hour, this is so full assessment can not only focus on your problem area, but so all areas can be looked at to see if there is any referred pain. With every initial consultation treatment is always given, if deemed fit.

What is Sports Therapy?

As stated by the Society of Sports Therapists - Sports Therapy is an aspect of healthcare that is specifically concerned with the prevention of injury and the rehabilitation of the patient back to optimum levels of functional, occupational and sports specific fitness, regardless of age and ability. It utilises the principles of sport and exercise sciences incorporating physiological and pathological processes to prepare the participant for training, competition and where applicable, work.

Who do you treat?

Simple answer, ANYONE. You do not need to be an elite athlete to receive treatment from a Sports Therapist. Treatment can be used for many things such as complaints of back pain, knee pain and joint stiffness from jobs such as office work through to manual labour.

Do you offer any discounts?

Yes. Recommending a friend will get yourself and your friend any one length session half price. There are also special offers from time to time. Keep an eye in the blogs for further announcements.

What will happen when I do not need anymore treatment?

After injury assessment, treatment and rehabilitation have been carried out and you are relieved of your symptoms you may not want to or need to receive treatment anymore. This is okay. You will be provided with details enabling you to continue to strengthen the problem area and immediate care information if the problem was to arise again depending on the injury sustained. You are always welcome back whether it is for the same injury or a different injury.

What do I bring to an appointment?

For your appointment you are more than welcome to have a person accompany you. Please bring your running footwear (trainers) as this may be needed especially at the late and pre-discharge stage of rehab. If you have been referred to seek treatment by your doctor please bring your referral letter. If you have any other documents that you believe will benefit the treatment of your injury/problem please bring them too. E.g. x-Ray results.

What if I need to cancel an appointment?

If you need to change or cancel your appointment please ring or message 07544 592 130 or email If more than 24hrs notice is given there will be no cancellation fee, less than 24hrs will incur a fee of 50% of the treatment cost. The timing of your email/message/call will be taken into consideration.