What is a Graduate Sports Therapist?

Published on 29th March 2018

by Alistair Pow, BSc Hons Sports Therapy, Registered with The Society of Sports Therapists

A Graduate Sports Therapist/Rehabilitator is an individual that specialises in the assessment and rehabilitation of injuries to the musculoskeletal system. Put simply, this concerns your joints, muscles, bones, ligaments tendons and nerves. Currently, there are two organisations responsible for the regulation of therapists that specialise solely in the rehabilitation musculoskeletal injuries; The Society of Sports Therapist and the British Association of Sports Rehabilitators and Trainers. These organisations comprise highly skilled individuals that have spent a minimum of 3 years training specifically in the field of musculoskeletal rehabilitation. This is what sets us apart from Massage therapists, Physiotherapist and Occupational therapist alike. Our hands-on approach will treat not only your symptoms but also the root-cause of your pain, and allow us to adapt any rehabilitation advice to your lifestyle. Each session is tailored to you personally to ensure that you recover and realise your full potential. Within our profession we utilise sports and exercise principals to restore functional movement while increasing your strength and stability. However, Spots Therapy is not just for people evolved in sport. Any unexplained aches or pain in your neck, shoulders, lower back, hips or knees may also be a result of imbalances in your musculoskeletal system, which we specialise in correcting!

Here is a short list of conditions we can help you with:

  • Muscle and ligament sprains and strains
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Carpel tunnel
  • Tennis elbow
  • Golfers elbow
  • Cubital tunnel
  • Biceps tendonitis
  • SLAP Tears
  • Frozen Shoulder (Adhesive Capsulitis)
  • Shoulder Impingement
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome
  • Whiplash
  • Lower back pain
  • Snapping hip
  • Sciatica
  • Post-operative partial meniscectomy
  • Patella Bursitis
  • Patellofemoral pain syndrome
  • Patellar tendonitis or Jumper’s knee
  • Shin splints (anterior tibial compression, stress fractures, tibial stress syndrome)
  • Ankle sprains
  • Achilles tendonitis/opathy
  • Plantar fasciitis​

And many more. Please feel free to contact us if you're unsure. 

 

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