Sports Therapy

Sports Therapy entails a higher level of training that includes a wider set of skills and supporting knowledge. There is general agreement within the UK of some core areas which are essential to sports therapy although the emphasis will vary amongst training providers with some favouring soft tissue therapy and others leaning towards rehabilitation or emergency care. It is widely accepted that sports therapy includes:

– Anatomy and physiology
– 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 for Sport
– Other areas sometimes included are Electrotherapy, Strength & Conditioning, and/or Sports Nutrition.