The regulating body of Sports Therapy is The Society of Sports Therapists (SST), who describe the profession as:
“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.”
Sports Therapy focuses on:
Sports Therapy is not just for athletes. With a wide range of techniques, Sports Therapy can be used to treat your everyday wear and tear (RSI) caused by daily activities. The aim? To get your range of movement optimized. Sports Therapy is not just used to treat injuries either! With specific tests it can identify under-active muscle groups; which can affect your body, causing pain or potentially injury. Once established, your Sports Therapist can work with you to “switch on” the relevant muscle group to relieve your pain alongside pre rehabilitation; reducing your risk of future injury. It’s all about working together and setting goals to find the best outcome for you within each session and to achieve them, together.
Sports Therapy is ideally suited to deal with:
Sports Therapy is also a great way of treating various injuries such as: