Posted 09/10/2018 in Category 1

How Can Sports Therapists Help?

How Can Sports Therapists Help?

The sports therapists listed on our site cover individuals with a broad range of backgrounds and skills applicable to sport. In general sports therapists aim to prevent injuries as well as assisting with rehabilitation. They work in areas of injury prevention, injury assessment and injury rehabilitation. Examples of the type of services sports therapists may provide (depending on their specific qualifications) include pre and post competition massage, first aid in a sporting setting, develop injury rehabilitation programmes, optimise pre-competition preparation so the risk of injury is minimised and refer on to specialist advice if needed. Some of our sports therapists will be educated to degree level, having completed a degree accredited by the Society of Sports Therapists. There are also a range of backgrounds that other sports therapists may have. For example, they may be soft tissue therapists (including sports massage therapists, and massage therapists) who manage, manipulate and rehabilitate the soft tissues within the body. These soft tissues include muscles, tendons and ligaments. These individuals can be members of the The Association for Soft Tissue Therapists and the Sports Therapy Organisation who are regulated by The Council for Soft Tissue Therapies, or the Federation of Holistic Therapists. Some of our practitioners are also listed on the Complimentary and Natural Healthcare Council's register which is approved as an Accredited Voluntary Register by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care. With such a diverse profession there may be other backgrounds too and you can see exactly which background each sports therapist has by viewing their profile, or by contacting them for more information.

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