A Sports Therapist is a practitioner who has the knowledge and ability to:
- Provide first aid and attend to injuries in a recreational, training and competitive environment.
- Assess and examine the joints of the body.
- Provide both superficial and deep tissue sports massage.
- Implement appropriate rehabilitation programmes.
- Utilise sport and exercise principles to optimise preparation, and injury prevention programmes.
WHAT IS SPORTS THERAPY?
Sports Therapy is an aspect of healthcare specifically concerned with the prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of sports injuries, with the patient returning to optimum levels of sports specific fitness, functional and occupational abilties.
WHY CHOOSE A SPORTS THERAPIST?
A Sports Therapist must be trained and capable of providing care from basic first aid to graduate status. Only those who are members of The Society of Sports Therapists are deemed as meeting the required levels of education, knowledge and competency. Therefore, with the level of knowledge and range of abilties to treat and resolve a wide variety of injuries, and work-related problems, you can be sure that the level of care and attention you receive is second to none.