Sports Physiotherapist

Description:

Sports Physiotherapists help sportsmen and sportswomen perform at their best levels. They give advice to athletes on how to train and compete safely.

Facts:

Sports Physiotherapists may work in sports injuries clinics or may work directly with a sports club or sports person.

They may also have a range of clients and workplaces, rather than being employed by one organisation.

 

Personal Qualities:
  • Interest in health science
  • Good communication and people’s skills
  • Concern for patients’ wellbeing
  • Good organisational skills
A Typical Day:

A typical day for a Sports Physiotherapist might include

  • Planning treatment programmes.
  • Examining and diagnosing injuries
  • Advising how long it would take to return to sports post injury
  • Deciding whether athletes need extra treatments and coordinating referrals to other practitioners
Entry Requirements

To become a chartered physiotherapist, you must complete

A physiotherapy degree

Complete a state registration and membership of the chartered society of Physiotherapy (CSP)

Source: https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk and http://www.prospects.ac.uk