What is a Sports Therapist compared to a Physio?
A Sports Therapist differs slightly from a Physio. We specialises solely in the musculoskeletal system, in the prevention of injury and in the rehabilitation of people who wish to return to full functional level, whether this is for everyday life, their occupation or specifically for sport. Sports Therapists use their vast array of evidence based knowledge to incorporate the physiology of the body combined with exercise science to return people to their optimal levels of function. In addition, we complete pitch side immediate care work for athletes in a variety of sports.
Physiotherapist is a protected title, meaning that unless a clinician has a BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy they cannot be named as such. A Physio will be a member of the HCPC (Health and Care Professional Council) and will be a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists. As Sports Therapists, here at BSc Sports Therapy, we are members of the Society of Sports Therapists. Currently, our situation does not permit us to do insurance based work or receive NHS referrals, a benefit to yourselves as you do not have to worry about large waiting times and you will receive more personalised treatment!
BSc Sports Therapy staff possess an excellent knowledge of the musculoskeletal system.
Our goal at BSc Sport Therapy is to facilitate safe, effective and swift rehabilitation of your injury to enable you to re-engage in your chosen sport, whatever the level, or simply return to work/continue with everyday life. Similar to when you have seen a Physio, the clinical pathway will include an initial consultation, thorough assessment, treatment and after-care plans. Here is a list of our services.
BSc Sports Therapy will always ensure that you are comfortable, have confidence in your treatment plan and are always fully informed. Our goal is to actively involve you in your own recovery. Our Sports Therapists have access to modern gym facilities where we will work with you on a 1:1 basis as is required.