Sports Therapy is a healthcare profession that is specifically concerned with preventing, assessing and rehabilitating sports injuries to guide patients of all abilities back to their uppermost levels of functional, occupational and sport specific fitness.
We all know that recovering from an injury can be both physically and psychologically challenging no matter how big or small your injury is. For example, it can be a sprained ankle, lower back pain, limited movement in the shoulder or any other condition that bothers you and limits your daily life and sport – a sports therapist is here to assess and help you through the progress of rehabilitation to get back to your optimum abilities.
However, you do not need to be a sports person to get a sports injury. A lot of injuries such as muscle strains, ligament sprains and postural imbalances happen through daily activities. A sports therapist can assess and treat your condition using a combination of treatment methods.
A sports therapist uses a combination of techniques such as massage, stretching, manual therapy, kinesio taping and rehabilitation programmes specific to the injury and patient to achieve the best outcome. This range of service allows a sports therapist to treat acute and chronic injuries, muscle imbalances and postural misalignments, as well as helping with maintaining a fit and healthy body.