Sports Therapy

With sports injuries, our specialised sports therapists compile a detailed assessment before getting to work with effective and targeted hands-on treatment. They also offer functional screening to identify muscle & joint weakness, core strength, balance, endurance and much more to keep you on top form.

Our Sports Therapy Fees

Consultation £48

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What is Sports Therapy?

Sports therapy is a fine blend of sports science and physiotherapy services. It 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.

Established in 1990, the Society of Sports Therapists is the national governing body for all Sports Therapists. Its main aim is to address the growing demands of injuries from sport and leisure activities on everyone involved in the management and care of these injured participants.

The society now accredits courses at 19 different universities, and 24 undergraduate and post-graduate programmes.

What is a Sports Therapist?

A sports therapist is a healthcare professional who has the knowledge, skills and ability to assess and treat sports injuries, optimise performance, reduce injury risk, provide advanced sports first aid, deliver appropriate sports massage and plan and implement rehabilitation programmes.

Provide immediate care of injuries & illness in a recreational, training and competitiveenvironment
Assess, treat, and where appropriate refer patients on for specialist advice and intervention
Optimise performance, preparation, and injury prevention programmes
Provide appropriate sport and remedial massage in a sport and exercise context
Plan and execute appropriate rehabilitation programmes

5 Key Areas

The spectrum of expertise that a Member of The Society of Sports Therapists must possess is built within five key areas of competency related to injury and illness in the sport and exercise environment. These are:

Prevention
Recognition & evaluation
Management, treatment & referral
Rehabilitation
Education & professional practice issues

Within each of these areas, Sports Therapists 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 must meet clearly defined competency levels which cover the breadth of the above areas and gives them the knowledge, skills and ability to work at all levels of the sport and exercise continuum. In addition, they are insured to practice and are members of the established, recognised lead professional body for Sports Therapists in the United Kingdom: The Society of Sports Therapists.

Treatable Injury Examples

Examples of injuries that a Sports Injury Therapist can and may treat include:

Muscle tears
Tendon and ligament problems
Overuse injuries
Post-surgical rehabilitation
Knee, ankle and foot pain
Shoulder problems
Tennis/golfer’s elbow
Foot conditions
Back pain
Whiplash
Occupational injuries
Arthritis
Repetitive strain injuries.

Sports Therapy Session Times

  • 08.00 - 18.00
  • 08.00 - 18.00
  • 08.00 - 18.00
  • 08.00 - 18.00
  • 08.00 - 18.00
  • 08.00 - 18.00