Sports Therapy

Sports Therapy aims to prevent and manage sporting injuries and musculoskeletal dysfunction, and as well as enhancing sports performance and fitness by assessing, treating and rehabilitating patients back to optimum and making sure that they are training and competing safely.

It is also an exceptional treatment strategy for postural dysfunction, altered biomechanics and mobility issues, which will help reduce any musculoskeletal pain.

The typical work of a Sports Therapist include:

  • Conducting an assessment of the players’ or athletes’ readiness and advising on exercises

  • Testing joints for ease and range of movement

  • Strapping, taping, offering massage and preparing players or athletes

  • Examining and assessing injuries and determining whether the athlete can continue playing or taking part

  • Treating injuries, alleviating pain, mobilizing injuries, giving various types of massage

  • Designing and monitoring rehabilitation programmes appropriate to the injury, sport or daily activities

  • Deciding whether patients need extra treatments and coordinating referrals to other practitioners

  • Advising players or athletes on diet and nutrition (when therapists are appropriately trained)

  • Working alone or with coaches, trainers and/or fitnessadvisers to implement exercise, conditioning, core stability and injury prevention programmes, so that athletes reach and maintain peak performance.