A Sports Therapist provides soft tissue massage, treatment and rehabilitation so that players can perform at their optimal levels. Working with the Head of Physiotherapy and broader medical department, they maintain up-to-date records of players and their treatment. On match days they provide treatment to ready players’ muscles for the game and may also undertake rehabilitation work to aid their recovery. Sports Therapists are also available for players on training days.
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The latest science behind rehabilitation is constantly evolving. A Sports Therapist needs to take part in CPD events in order to continue to improve their evidence-based practice.
A BSc degree in Sports Rehabilitation or related field is the minimum requirement. Applicants should also be qualified in Soft Tissue Massage, while a First Aid certificate is desirable.
Experience of providing evidence-based treatment to athletes and managing sports injuries is the minimum requirement for the role. This could have been through work experience or an internship. Applicants should have comprehensive knowledge of massage treatment and lower limb rehabilitation, gained directly from athletes they’ve worked with.