Similar to Physiotherapy, Sports Therapists undertake a 3yr degree program. Concentrating on sports injury and the physiology of training, emphasis is placed upon assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries. Sports Therapy is yet to be regulated by the Health Professions Council.
Sports Therapy is an aspect of healthcare that is specifically concerned with the prevention of injury and the rehabilitation of patients back to optimum levels of functional, occupational and sports specific fitness, regardless of age and ability. It utilises the principles of many different health professions whilst incorporating the idea of sport and exercise sciences to prepare the participant for training, competition and when applicable, work. (www.society-of-sports-therapists.org 2009)
When looking to recover from an injury you should use a creditable Sports therapist. Sports therapists should have a degree in Sports Therapy.
Joanna Ponting at Back on Track holds the following qualifications to ensure you receive expert treatment from the moment your treatment begins:
- Bachelor of Science (Hons) Sports Therapy
- National Diploma in Sports Therapy
- National Diploma in Sports Science
- City and Guilds Coaching awards
- Sports Medicine First Aid
- Additional continued professional development courses
- Sports Therapists and Health Profession Council.