Sports Therapy


Sports Therapy

Sports therapy is a professional discipline focused on the assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal (MSK) disorders. The main difference between sports therapy and physiotherapy is in the training. Whist both professions often share modules during training, at undergraduate level a sports therapy degree is more focused on MSK assessment and treatment, whereas physiotherapists are trained in other areas such as cardiorespiratory and neurology.

Sports therapists are therefore able to provide the same treatment approaches as a physiotherapist but have a more focused remit that deals solely with MSK problems. As a health care professional their training and experience puts them in an ideal position to help patient’s recover, but they can also, where appropriate, refer on for a specialist opinion.

The type of treatments provided by a sports therapist are varied, but commonly include:

Prior to assessment and treatment, we will always seek your consent and not undertake any treatments without your agreement.

Each of our sports therapists is a member of the British Association of Sports Rehabilitators and Trainers (BASRaT), meaning that that they have completed a professionally accredited Undergraduate degree course.