What is the role of a Sports Therapist & Rehabilitator?

We not only treat injured athletes, we also deal with many common muscular complaints such as back pain, joint pain, muscle strains, ligament sprains, postural problems and work related conditions. 

 

In sport, a Sports Therapist helps injured athletes return to full performance after injury. In the general public, Sports Therapists help diminish aches and pains and allow continue activity of daily living. The treatment varies dependent on the injury, degree, activity or sport involved.  A qualified Sports Therapist advises on prevention of injuries and can examine, assess and treat those that do occur, as well as helping with the rehabilitation process.

At the moment in the UK, Sports Therapy is unregulated. Anyone can call themselves a Sports Therapist, or Sports Masseur, without even having a qualification. Some sports therapists have a diploma and others have a degree. A Sports Therapist differs to a sports massage therapist who generally, are not trained in rehabilitation exercises or electrotherapy and may only have attended a short course.

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