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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; 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 and plan and implement appropriate rehabilitation programmes.
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 Therapists, specifically those at Graduate level, are trained and educated in principles that have sound practical and evidence based philosophies with solid sport and exercise science foundations.
As such, Sports Therapists who are Members of The Society of Sports Therapists are required to meet clearly defined competency levels which gives them the knowledge, skills and ability to work at all levels of the sport and exercise continuum.
- Initial consultation – 45 minutes £50
- Follow up appointments – 30 minutes £40
Please note: Credit or Debit card details are required at the time of booking to secure an appointment, there is a minimum of twenty four hours notice required to cancel or re-schedule appointments or the full fee will be charged.