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Sports Therapy

Sports Therapy is far more than just sports massage, the therapist has undergone a much higher level of training that includes a large diverse set of skills and supporting knowledge.  While the sports therapist can deliver sports massage therapy, a sports massage therapist is not usually at the skill level required to be recognised as a Sports Therapist, working in a branch of sports medicine.

Sports therapists, rehabilitators, and physios all work to help people suffering from pain, injury, or illness while maintaining fitness or improving upon it to enhance performance, aid recovery, help ease current aches, pains and minor strains before they become major niggles by restoring physical function. Once a traumatic injury has occurred the therapist will work on injury assessment, trauma care, rehabilitation and return to sport liaising with other health care professionals and coaches.

A sports Therapist is trained in:

  • Anatomy & Physiology

  • Mechanism of injury

  • Sports massage

  • Ethics and Professionalism

  • Biomechanics

  • Advanced Manual Therapy Skills

  • Injury assessment and treatment

  • Gait analysis

  • Rehabilitation from injury

  • First Aid and advanced trauma care

  • Taping variants for sport and general injury

  • Electrotherapy, which may encompass ultrasound, TENS, and shockwave.

  • Cryotherapy

  • Strength & Conditioning

  • Sports Nutrition.

 

Types of injury that Sports Therapy can help with:

  • Traumatic injuries

  • Overuse syndromes

  • Pain & Inflammation

  • Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness – DOMS

  • Bone trauma

  • Joint injuries

  • Ligament injuries

  • Tendon injuries

  • Muscle injuries

  • Bursa

  • Open wounds

  • Eye socket/cheek

  • Dislocations

  • Separations

  • Meniscus and disc injury

  • Articular cartilage

 

Common sports injuries:

  • Groin strains

  • Shin splints

  • Rotator cuff tendinopathy

  • Tennis elbow

  • Neck strain

  • Ankle sprain

  • Lower back injury

  • Runners knee

  • Pulled muscles

  • Achilles tendinopathy

  • Knee ligament partial and full tears

  • Fractures