WHO IS A SPORTS PHYSIOTHERAPIST?

A sports & exercise physiotherapist is a recognised professional who demonstrates advanced competencies in the promotion of safe physical activity participation, provision of advice, and adaptation of rehabilitation and training interventions, for the purposes of preventing injury, restoring optimal function, and contributing to the enhancement of sports performance, in athletes of all

WHAT SPECIALIZED SKILLS DO PHYSIOTHERAPISTS HAVE WHO WORK IN SPORT PHYSIOTHERAPY?

  ‘On-­‐field’ emergency care and sideline injury management Organization of medical and paramedical event coverage Athletic taping Sports massage Functional testing for return to sport decision making Protective equipment analysis, fit and maintenance Protective bracing selection Knowledge of exercise physiology and strength and conditioning for exercise program development and modification Clinical management