Sports therapy has several specific goals when it comes to working directly with athletes. To accomplish these goals, it is important that sports therapists understand different medical conditions or previous injuries, so they are aware of risks to an athlete.
Sports therapy requires in-depth knowledge of the sport or exercise by the physical therapist. This knowledge is used to design and implement strategies that will reduce injury risk. Ultimately, sports physical therapy aims to help athletes maximise their potential and enjoy sports, athletics, exercise, and healthy physical activity in a safe way.
Sports therapy is helpful for:
- Helping athletes maximise their potential
- Helping athletes in their abilityenjoy sports, athletics, exercise, and healthy physical activity in a safe way.
- Preventing injuries
- Analysis of the risk of injury for an individual participating in a specific sport.
Our sports physical therapists are very involved in the athlete’s recovery from injury. We use our knowledge to determine an athlete’s issues. Then we work closely with other medical and sports professionals to help solve the issues.
Sports therapy also plays a role in improving performance. It complements the efforts of the athletic coach and trainer. They can increase athletic potential by helping the athlete to move in a more efficient manner.