Provide appropriate sport and remedial massage in a sport & exercise context
Massage therapy is a highly effective treatment for sporting and non-sporting injuries as well as just for general relaxation and stress relief. This is because it is anatomically specific, goal directed and hands on. Treatment helps to:
* Optimise and restore soft tissue function
* Prevent injury
* Assist in the promotion of general physical and mental health as well as overall well-being
Normalise true muscle length
Improve fluid exchange
Improve neural function
Help the body to heal more efficiently
Help to break inappropriate habits of holding excessive tension
Optimise function and prevent soft tissue injury
Improve total body balance
Resolve or reduce pain
The spectrum of expertise that a Member of The Society of Sports Therapists must possess is built within five key areas of competency related to injury and illness in the sport and exercise environment. These are:
Sports Therapy is an aspect of healthcare that is specifically concerned with the prevention of injury and the rehabilitation of the client back to optimum levels of functional, occupational and sport-specific fitness, regardless of age and ability.
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