Physiotherapy Sports Physio What Are The Concepts? Is There A Difference?
At Queens Road Sports Injury Clinic in Nuneaton we feel its important to answer common questions using our blogs from our patients. The aim is to educate the public regarding medical question that they may have. Our team of Sport Rehabilitators are experts in the treatment of sports injury ( injury caused trough sport) and occupational injury ( injury caused through work related mechanism). For example a goal keeper damaging his ankle whilst playing football would be classed as a sports injury. In the same terms an office worker having neck or lower back pain due to the extended time they spend at a computer would be classed as a occupational injury. With this in mind who better than our expert Sport Rehabilitators to answer your question? One common question is Physiotherapy Sports Physio What Are The Concepts? Is There A Difference?
Although personal interpretation of Physiotherapy or Sports Physio does play a major role in individuals understanding of the words and its concepts which also differs from country to country. In this country The Chartered Society of Physiotherapists state “Physiotherapists help people affected by injury, illness or disability through movement and exercise, manual therapy, education and advice.”(http://www.csp.org.uk/your-health/what-physiotherapy).
With the question regarding the concepts of Physiotherapy answered we look at at the term Sports Physio what does it mean? where does it come from? Although we could find no official statement regarding Sports Physio and its origins. We suggest that this term is used for Physiotherapists who may work in a sporting environment and so peoples interpretation accounting for the term Sports Physio.
Physiotherapy or Sports Physio in Other Countries?
We also found that there was a difference from country to country. For example in america the term Athletic Trainer or Sports Trainer maybe used to described a Physiotherapist or Sports Rehabiltator. We found theta these terms may describe anyone who treats sports injury and occupational injury.
In conclusion we found that although the concept of Physiotherapy maybe the same its understanding or interpretation may change due to individual understanding from Physiotherapy to Sports Physio. It also may differ from Country from Physiotherapy to Athletic Trainer or Sports Trainer.
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