What is a Sports Therapist?
A Sports Therapist can:
- 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 conditions can Sports Therapy treat?
Anyone who undertakes sports or exercise can benefit from Sports Therapy. A Sports Therapist is primed to prevent as well as recognise injury and illness, and work with you to manage and treat any symptoms, and can also help you achieve optimal and efficient performance in a specific sport.
How does Sport Therapy work?
Athletic training schedules aim to enhance skill, strength, stamina, suppleness and speed by gradually increasing the level of exertion. This subjects the body to controlled overuse which can create problems and imbalances in the soft tissues. These muscle imbalances often go undiagnosed until they are serious enough to cause pain or discomfort.
A Sports Therapist can integrate physiotherapy and sports massage into their support of you and also devise and support the delivery of performance, agility and strength programmes, for individuals or sports teams who want to get more from their training and enhance their performance. See our Sports Injury & Performance Service for details.
|1 hour of Sports Therapy assessment and treatment||£42|
|30 minute Sports Therapy follow-on session||£32|