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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
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.
Knowledge is the key to the successful treatment