The Society of Sports Therapy states ‘Sports Therapy is an aspect of healthcare that is specifically concerned with the prevention of injury and the rehabilitation of the patient back to optimum levels of functional, occupational and sports specific fitness, regardless of age and ability’, but, if you are not an athlete, sports person or just don’t like sport, can a Sports Therapist still help you? The answer is 100% Yes!
The term to be ‘fit’ is better described as ‘fit for purpose’ and therefore is relative to what daily action you require your body to perform. It is as important for you to complete your rehabilitation back to full functional fitness to complete daily tasks, after injury, as it is for a basketball player to regain their sports specific fitness before stepping out onto the court, to prevent long term pain and injury re-occurrence. Sports Therapists are able to establish your requirements and create a full treatment and rehabilitation programme to restore you back to pre-injury, pain free, levels.
A Sports Therapist can help with:
- Neck, Shoulder, Back, Hip, Knee and Ankle Pain
- Muscle Tightness and Joint Stiffness
- Sprains and Strains
- Improving Posture and Movement
- Injury Prevention