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What is Sports Therapy

Musculoskeletal specialists offering physiotherapy in Northampton

We provide physiotherapy sessions on injury treatment and management across Northampton and the surrounding areas.

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Training and education

A sports therapist may be trained, educated and capable of providing care from a basic first aid level to graduate status.

It is known that anyone can call themselves a "sports therapist". This is because sports therapy is not a protected title in the UK, unlike physiotherapy.


To make sure a sports therapist is fully qualified and insured, make sure you use a therapist who is a member of a regulation professional body for sports therapists. There are only two main regulatory bodies: The Society of Sports Therapists, and The British Association of Sports Rehabilitators and Trainers (BASRaT).

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Multidisciplinary team

A sports therapist is an integral part of the multidisciplinary team necessary to provide the best care, management and rehabilitation for sport and recreational participants, regardless of age and ability. Contact us for more information.

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The Society of Sports Therapists (SST) has outlined the possessed skills and knowledge of a sports therapist:
  • They have the knowledge and ability to assess and refer when appropriate to specialist advice and intervention 

  • Possess the knowledge and ability to provide first aid and attend to injuries in a recreational, training and competitive environment

  • The knowledge and ability to provide sports massage for pre and post physical activity

  • Have the knowledge and ability to implement appropriate rehabilitation programmes

  • Ability to utilise sports and exercise principles to optimise preparation and injury prevention programmes.