Sports Therapy is a branch of healthcare that is concerned with the prevention of injury and the rehabilitation of the patient back to optimum levels of functional, occupational and sports specific fitness. Irregardless of age or ability, a Sports Therapist utilises the principles of sport and exercise sciences to prepare a patient for training, competition and where applicable, work.
It utilises the principles of sport and exercise sciences incorporating physiological and pathological processes to prepare the participant for training, competition and where applicable, work.
A Sports Therapists is a healthcare professional who has the knowledge, skills, and ability to utilise sports and exercise principles to optimise performance, preparation and injury prevention programmes.
The Sports Therapists at Healthplus are trained in Kinesiology in Sports Therapy. Our Sports Therapists also work weekly with sport teams as their injury prevention, on-field care, and rehabilitation experts.
Sports Therapists are trained in modern rehabilitation and treatment techniques including therapeutic ultrasound, inferential treatment, and manual therapy. Manual therapy entails mobilising joints to reduce pain, increase range of motion, and improve blood flow to joints.
A Sports Therapist’s aim is to assist the client in returning to his/her sport or recreational activity as quickly as possible. By designing home and gym exercise programs, a Sports Therapist helps clients maintain the effects of previous physiotherapy treatments.