What is Sports Rehabilitation?
Sport Rehabilitators help people suffering from pain, injury or illness involving the musculoskeletal system. They help people of all ages to maintain their health and fitness, recover from and prevent injury and reduce pain using exercise, movement and manual based therapeutic interventions.
What to expect from your Sport Rehabilitator?
An initial consultation will offer an in-depth interview and physical assessment to identify an appropriate diagnosis, any predisposing factors to injury and any other health related disorders. They will then use clinical reasoning to tailor a recovery plan to return you to optimum function and physical activity. You can expect your Sport Rehabilitator to integrate advice, education and rehabilitation into all aspects of your life.
Sport Rehabilitators are trained to carefully record and protect all personal information, including sensitive information relevant to their condition as part of the treatment session.
What might my treatment include?
Treatment will incorporate evidenced based therapeutic interventions and exercise with the plan being monitored and modified where needed. This could include exercise rehabilitation, graded activity, manual therapy, workplace assessment and modification, massage, taping / bracing and electrotherapy.
Sport Rehabilitators will use a complete approach, considering the whole needs of the individual to allow optimal recovery and placing the patient at the centre of their own care.
What sets Sport Rehabilitators apart?
Sport Rehabilitators have a strong focus on biomechanics, exercise rehabilitation and returning patients to high levels of function. The overall skill set and focus is why the Ministry of Defence chooses BASRaT registrants for their most demanding exercise rehabilitation roles.
Sport Rehabilitators treat a range of injuries including:
Back pain – lower back pain, sciatica, disc problems and more
Pains and sprains in ankles, knees, shoulder groin, hip etc
Post-operative rehabilitation - (spinal, shoulder and knee surgery, joint replacements)
Total knee replacement rehabilitation
Cruciate ligament rehabilitation
Carpal tunnel syndrome
Injuries with an uncertain diagnosis
Post spinal surgery
Post trauma, including fractures
Repetitive strain injuries