What is Sports Therapy?
Sports therapy focuses on the musculoskeletal system within the body, meaning sports therapists can treat any muscle, joint, bone, ligament, tendon or neural pain or injury. Sports Therapists aim to prevent injury and rehabilitate patients back to optimum levels of functional, occupational and sports specific fitness.
Sports Therapists, who are members of The Society of Sports Therapists, are allied health professionals who can provide immediate care of injuries as well as basic life support. They can also assess, treat and rehabilitate injuries following an in-depth program focusing on increasing joint range of motion, reducing pain and restoring optimum levels of function.
Some of the treatment types that a Sports Therapist can utilise include: sports massage, therapeutic ultrasound, TENS, taping, hot and cold therapy and joint mobilisations.
Despite the title ‘Sports Therapist’, you do not need to play a sport or exercise regularly in order to visit a Sports Therapist. Whether you’re suffering with unexplained back pain, have reduced mobility, have sustained an injury during a sport, or anything in between, a Sports Therapist will be able to effectively assess, diagnose and treat you.
Reform is a Physiotherapy and Sports Injury clinic and so offers a wide range of other services to help with your Injury. Here are just a few that can make a big difference: Physiotherapy, Sports Massage, Nutritional therapy, Pilates, Shockwave.
Here at Reform we have many years of experience treating a wide range of injuries. Call us for a chat about how we can help you, or book online for an initial assessment.
For more information, you can visit the Society of Sports Therapists webpage.