What is Sports Therapy?
“Sports Therapy is an area of allied healthcare that is exclusively concerned with the prevention of injury and the rehabilitation of the patient back to their own levels of functional, occupation and sport specific fitness, regardless of their age and ability.”
Why did I choose Sports Therapy?
I had previously done Sports Therapy at college and during my time studying was fortune enough to complete my placements in professional sports, by applying my new found sports massage skills. Being in the company of other qualified Sports Therapists & Physiotherapists allowed me to visualize what I wanted to be.
I chose the Sports Therapy pathway, as when looking at the degree program and the modules studied, they were more suiting & complimentary to my interests. Modules were focused on Sport, Sport Science, rehabilitation, manual therapy and much more to compile our undergraduate skill set.
My Sports Therapy skills are transferable in helping people of all ages & walks of life not just the sporting population, meaning each day is never the same when treating patients.
So what do I treat?
Some days are focused around treating patients purely as a maintenance, meaning I last saw them 6-8 weeks ago and their treatment session today is all about providing an MOT. I then have my new patients with all kinds of injuries that need follow up sessions to compliment previous treatment or rehab. Next on the list will be patients who have regular sports massage to aid their training, sport or even to help with their everyday life's.
As a Sports Therapist people will often mistake me for a Massage Therapist (and there is absolutely nothing wrong with being a massage therapist 😊 as that is how I first started ) as there isn't enough information for the general public to see and understand what it is a Sports Therapist actually does.
If you would like any more information on what Sports Therapy is about, then please get in touch.
Thank you for reading my first blog.