Physiotherapists deal with human function and movement and help people to achieve their full physical potential. They use physical approaches to promote, maintain and restore wellbeing.
What is Physiotherapy?
The profession helps to encourage development and facilitate recovery, enabling people to help themselves.
Treatment sessions include manual therapy (treatment by hand) and advice on movement and exercise to practice between appointments. They may also use other treatments including acupuncture or hypnotherapy and provide general health advice. Physiotherapists help people affected by injury, illness or disability to recover or retain effective movement and pain reduction.
Physiotherapists help people affected by injury, illness or disability to recover or retain effective movement and pain reduction. Because they work on soft tissue (muscles, connective tissue etc.) they can be a good complement for chiropractic treatment – in combination the improvement is likely to be more rapid and sustained.
Physiotherapy is a protected title in the UK and is regulated by the HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council) https://www.hcpc-uk.org/
Sports therapy is an aspect of healthcare that is specifically concerned with the prevention of injury and rehabilitation of the patient back to optimum levels of functional, occupational and sport-specific fitness. It uses the principles of sport and exercises sciences incorporating physiological and pathological processes to prepare the patient for training, competition and where applicable, work.
Sports therapists use sports massage techniques and physiotherapy techniques (see MSK services) but they do not just have expertise in these areas. They also utilise sports and exercise principles to optimise performance. As the name suggests, helping sportspeople to prepare, perform and rehabilitate are the core areas of expertise for sports therapists. The same skills can, however, be applied to help non-sports people.
Sports therapists often work alongside chiropractors, osteopaths or physiotherapists to enhance performance. Sports therapy is not a protected title or a regulated profession. However, it is a degree level qualification and our sports therapists at Core Clinics also have further qualifications and experience in areas including personal training and massage therapy.
More information is available on the website of the Society of Sports Therapists.
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Core Clinics offer a unique, integrative approach to health and wellbeing and sports performance.
If you have a clear view about the type of treatment or the specific clinician or therapist you would like to consult, we will gladly arrange an initial consultation for you. If, on the other hand, you are unsure of what expertise or treatments might be most beneficial for you, please feel free to call or email us firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to discuss and advise.