What is Sports Therapy?
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. It utilities the principles of sport and exercise sciences incorporating physiological and pathological processes to prepare the participant for training, competition and where applicable, work.
Sports Therapy Helps To:
- · Utilize sports and exercise principles to optimize performance, preparation and injury prevention programs.
- · Provide the immediate care of injuries and basic life support in a recreational, training & competitive environment.
- · Assess, treat and, where appropriate, refer on for specialist advice and intervention.
- · Plan and implement appropriate rehabilitation programs.