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Sports Therapy

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.

The treatment modalities of a sports therapist can range from sports massage, exercise therapy, electrotherapy, taping, mobilisations and more.

A Sports Therapist is a healthcare professional who has the knowledge, skills and ability to:

  • Utilise sports and exercise principles to optimise performance, preparation and injury prevention programmes.
  • Provide the immediate care of injuries and basic life support in a recreational, training & competitive environment
  • 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

What can a Sports Therapist treat?

  • Strains/ Sprains
  • Tendinopathy (overuse) injuries
  • Muscle stiffness
  • Cramp
  • Joint instability
  • Impingement
  • Muscle spasms
  • Musculo-skeletal injuries
  • Nerve irritation/ impingement
  • Muscle weakness & muscle imbalance
  • Acute & chronic injuries
  • And more.

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