Sports Therapy

What is Sports Therapy?

Sports Therapy is what you are after if you have injured yourself rather than sports massage, though the same technques will be used as part of the treatment.

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.

  • utilise sports and exercise principles to optimise performance, preparation and injury prevention programmes
  • assess, treat and, where appropriate, refer on for specialist advice and intervention.
  • provide appropriate sport and remedial massage in a sport & exercise context
  • plan and implement appropriate rehabilitation programmes
  • However, Sports Therapists will possess massage skills that are an integral part of their scope of practice.

Consequently, Sports Therapists will apply many skills and modalities that are included within this list but in a sport and exercise perspective rather than a traditional healthcare context.

Allied to their Sport and Exercise science knowledge, therapeutic abilities and understanding of sport, Sports Therapists are capable and proficient in applying the necessary rehabilitation principles, to enable their patients to achieve the optimum levels of recovery, that their injury or disability will allow.

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