Why Choose a Member of The Society of Sports Therapists?


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What is a Sports Therapist?

Sports Therapist is a distinct occupational title that applies to a clearly defined scope of practice.

A Sports Therapist, who is a Member of The Society of Sports Therapists is an allied health professional who has the knowledge, skills and ability to:

utilise sports and exercise principles to optimise performance, preparation and injury prevention programmes

provide the immediate care of injuries and basic life support in a recreational, training, occupational & competitive environment

assess, treat, rehabilitate and, where and if appropriate, refer on for specialist advice and intervention.

provide appropriate soft tissue interventions in a sport & exercise context

plan and implement appropriate rehabilitation and return to training/work programmes

Key areas of competency

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


Recognition & Evaluation

Management, Treatment & Referral


Education & Professional Practise Issues

Why choose a qualified Therapist?

It is important for members of the public to be fully informed about the qualifications of a Sports Therapist. They must be secure in the knowledge that the person treating them has undergone relevant training, has the necessary skills and knowledge to apply any appropriate treatment or give advice and is regulated by an organisation that has the protection of the public at the core of its values.

Why choose a member of the Society of sports therapists?

Members of The Society of Sports Therapists:

Knowledge is the key to the successful treatment

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Have reached a minimum benchmark level of knowledge and are eligible for membership status.
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Hold a current and valid first aid qualification as a mandatory pre-requisite for membership.
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Are eligible for Professional Indemnity and Public Liability Insurance.
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Are required to undertake an annual programme of mandatory Continued Professional Development (CPD) in order to maintain their right for re-registration.
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Are governed by standards of conduct and disciplinary procedures that are transparent and serve to protect not only the member but also the public with whom they come in contact.
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Are a member of an organisation that strives to increase the levels of care provided for sports and recreational participants, regardless of age, level and ability.
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Are members of a professional body that is working with legislative, regulatory and parliamentary bodies for the regulation and registration of the profession of Sports Therapy.
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At Ruth Mills Therapies a full history will be taken to allow a clear understanding of your current health and previous conditions. A suitable treatment plan will then be created to help get you back to full functional fitness.

Treatments may include deep tissue massage, therapeutic ultrasound, joint mobilisations and kinesiology taping. You may also be prescribed exercises to undertake at home to promote healing and speed up your recovery.

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