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What is the difference between Sports Therapy and Physiotherapy?

 

Both Physiotherapists and Sports Therapists are highly educated in dealing with musculoskeletal disorders, treating pain and injury through hands-on treatment modalities, rehabilitation and patient education. They both focus on restoring, maintaining, and maximising movement, relieving pain and increasing a better quality of life.

Sports Therapy 

  • Sport Therapist do their training in clinics and sports clubs.

  • Sports therapists are experts in musculoskeletal disorders. They treat pain and injury through hands-on treatment and rehabilitation. Sports Therapists undergo an intensive three-year degree course which focuses primarily on the musculoskeletal system and on restoring, maintaining, and maximising movement to relieve pain and increase quality of life.

  • Sports therapists generally have more exposure to sporting                 environments at an undergraduate level making them ideal for preventing sports injuries through specific strengthening programmes.

Physiotherapy 

  • Physiotherapy has been around the longest. There are large subsections within the subject of Physiotherapy, namely:

· Muscular-Skeletal – problems with your muscles and bone

· Neurology – rehabilitation from stuff such as – heart attacks, strokes

· Respiratory – help with lung related issues

 

  • Physiotherapists do their training in hospitals and work with doctors and nurses.  They are mainly medical based.

  • The role of the Physiotherapists is to help people affected by injury, illness or disability through movement and exercise, manual therapy, education, and advice. They maintain health for people of all ages, helping patients to manage pain and prevent disease. 

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