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Sports Therapy

What is Sports Therapy? The regulating body is The Society of Sports Therapists and they describe the profession as:


            “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.”



Sports Therapists are experts in musculoskeletal disorders. They treat pain and injury through hands on treatment and rehabilitation. Sports Therapists possess the skills and knowledge to:


  • Assess and diagnose injuries

  • Deliver a personalised treatment plan to restore dysfunction to movement and regain physical independence

  • Plan and implement rehabilitation programs

  • Educate patients on how to reduce pain and manage chronic Injuries

  • Provide appropriate sport and remedial massage within a sports & exercise context

  • Educate patients how to prevent further injuries and to maintain fitness levels



Typical treatment techniques used to aid recovery may include:


  • Soft Tissue Treatment

  • Myofascial Release

  • Deep Tissue and Sports Massage

  • Muscle Energy Techniques

  • Spinal and Joint Mobilisations

  • Trigger Point Release

  • Electrotherapy

  • Dry Needling



Why Choose Sports Therapy?


  • Sports Therapists focus solely on musculoskeletal rehabilitation and have a sports focused background, making them attractive to patients who are aiming to return to exercise.

  • Sports Therapists generally have more exposure to sporting environments at an undergraduate level making them ideal for preventing sports injuries through specific strengthening programmes.

  • Sports Therapy ensures that the patient has returned to or can maintain the required physical level for whatever sporting activity they would like to carry out.


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