Sports Therapy is a type of physiotherapy 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.
A Sports Therapist is not just for Sports People!
Musculoskeletal injuries do not just happen in sport, they are common place in everyday life.
They can occur at work (for example; prolonged poor posture in front of a PC or repetitive strain on a building site).
They also commonly occur through DIY, gardening, a fall (accident) or in some cases, just seem to appear out of nothing!
A Sports Therapist can help with all of the above!
A Sports Therapist is a practitioner who has the knowledge and ability to: