Bsc Hons Podiatry
HCPC registration CH31318
Sports therapists offer treatment and rehabilitation of all sports injury as well as the general benefits associated with massage therapy and deep tissue body massage, to enhance performance, aid recovery and help prevent injury. This is excellent after any exercise as it helps to reduce lactic acid and post exercise stiffness.
Whether you are a full-time athlete, take occasional exercise, or do no exercise at all, sports therapy is the most effective way to treat and to recover from debilitating injuries.
We offer deep tissue massage to target specific muscles, problem areas, knots and trigger points. It is excellent pre-exercise as a part of your warm up, or post event to flush out all the waste products and lactic acid and relieve stiffness. It is also hugely beneficial for your daily life style relieving built up tension caused by everyday stresses.
What is Sports Therapy?
Sports Therapy is 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.
A Sports Therapist is a healthcare professional who has the knowledge, skills and ability to:
utilise sports and exercise principles to optimise performance, preparation and injury prevention programmes
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
The spectrum of expertise that a Member of The Society of Sports Therapists must possess is built within five key areas of competency related to injury and illness in the sport and exercise environment. These are:
Recognition & evaluation
Management, treatment & referral
Education & professional practice issues
Sport and Exercise Therapy is not just about Sports Massage. However, Sports Therapists will possess massage skills that are an integral part of their scope of practice.
Sports Therapists are not Physiotherapists, but Sports Therapists will apply “physiotherapy” skills because physiotherapy is defined as “the treatment of disease, injury or deformity by physical methods including massage, heat treatment, electricity and exercise, rather than drugs or surgery”
Sports Injury Treatment and Services:
Back, Neck & Shoulder Pain
Lower limb injuries
Sports & Remedial Massage
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Rehabilitation following Surgery
Muscle, Tendon & Nerve Pain