What is a Sports Therapist?


As a member of the Sports Therapy Association, I have to adhere to the highest standards of conduct in attending to the needs of my patients whilst complying with the code of practice and rules and regulations laid down by the Association.


Sports Therapists give advice to athletes on how to train & compete safely, as well as treat injuries & assist with rehabilitation. Their aim is to prevent injuries & to help those who are injured to return to full fitness. 


Sports therapy & rehabilitation is concerned with musculoskeletal conditions arising from sporting activity, not with general healthcare. It focuses on understanding and preventing sports injuries and dealing with the effects of physical and emotional trauma due to sports injuries. Sports therapists may work in sports injuries clinics or may work directly with a sports club or sportsperson, either professional or amateur. Many therapists combine working in this discipline with other sports-related roles. They may have a range of clients & workplaces rather than being employed by one organisation.


In addition to the injuries that can be treated by a Sports Therapist, we also have the training & skills to provide:


  • pre & post event sports massage;

  • remedial massage;

  • post-operative rehabilitation;

  • core stability, proprioception, strengthening & flexibilty rehabilitation programmes;

  • first aid at sports events;

  • advice on injury prevention;

  • sport specific rehabilitation;

  • taping & strapping for various injuries & traumas;

  • basic nutritional advice;

  • referrals to alternative practitioners if necessary or applicable.