The Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (AACP) is a professional network affiliated with the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP).
The Association represents those physiotherapists who are interested in integrating medical acupuncture into mainstream physiotherapy for the management of pain and systemic conditions. Around 6500 physiotherapists who use acupuncture within clinical management in both the National Health Service (NHS) and private practice are members of the AACP.
The Association was founded in 1984 and has grown steadily to become the organisation that it is today.
The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) is an individual membership professional organization representing more than 90,000 member physical therapists (PTs), physical therapist assistants (PTAs), and students of physical therapy. APTA seeks to improve the health and quality of life of individuals in society by advancing physical therapist practice, education, and research, and by increasing the awareness and understanding of physical therapy's role in the nation's health care system.
APTA's national leadership consists of a Board of Directors, a House of Delegates and multiple Committees and other Board-appointed Groups. APTA members are further represented by the association's state chapters and special-interest sections, each with its own leadership, as well as a physical therapist assistant caucus and student assembly, collectively called "components." APTA's House of Delegates, which meets each spring, is a representative body of members comprised of voting chapter delegates and nonvoting section delegates, among others.
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The Association was set up in the early 1980's to represent the knee surgeons within Britain. Since then it has grown to become one of the largest surgical subspecialist organisations, which brings together knee surgeons with the single aim of improving their patient's care.
The Association provides a forum for research, education and advises on healthcare management for all aspects of knee surgery. For more information please follow the links to either the Public or Professional users sections of this website.
The British Association of Sport and Exercise Medicine (BASEM) was founded in 1953 and is a multi-disciplinary members organisation for Doctors and other Healthcare Professionals involved in sport and exercise medicine.
BASEM aims to provide support and education to those caring for athletes and individuals undertaking, or aspiring to undertake, regular physical activity at all levels.
BASRaT is the UK regulator for Sport Rehabilitation Graduates. The BASRaT register has been approved as an Accredited Register by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care.
As the number of people participating in sport and exercise at all levels continues to increase, so too do the diverse demands on healthcare practitioners. Couple this with the nationwide drive to make Britain a healthier place and get people of all ages and physical conditions exercising; there is a definite need for exercise and rehabilitation professionals who can work alongside and complement the existing healthcare practitioners.
BASRaT graduates are trained solely in Sports and Exercise Medicine, with an emphasis on the design and implementation of exercise and rehabilitation programmes in both health and disease. St. Mary's University College and the University of Salford were the pioneering institutions to run degree programmes of this nature, and have since been joined by several other institutions. To ensure that all accredited courses were of a high equitable standard, and that all graduates conformed to strict codes of professional practice and conduct, the British Association of Sport Rehabilitators and Trainers was born.
This website provides a comprehensive overview of the organisation and members of BASRaT. Care has been taken to ensure that relevant and appropriate information is available on this site however should you have any questions regarding any aspect of BASRaT after reading this information, or you would like to request specific documentation, please contact us.
BASRaT also provides a platform from which Sport Rehabilitators can promote their work, both nationally and internationally, and indeed further themselves through a rigorous process of continuing professional development.
The British Orthopaedic Association (BOA) is the Surgical Specialty Association for Trauma and Orthopaedics in the UK.
We provide national leadership, a unifying focus, and charitable endeavour by:
Caring for Patients; Supporting Surgeons; Transforming Lives
As a membership organisation we care for patients and support surgeons by focusing on excellence in:
Professional Practice; Training and Education; Research
Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery is a highly cost effective form of treatment which aims to restore pain free mobility for patients. By restoring mobility, Trauma and Orthopaedic surgery can not only help people stay active for longer, but deliver major economic savings; enabling people to return to work, or live more independently.
Given the growing musculoskeletal disease burden, and the transformative impact surgery can have for the right patients, we believe surgeons, commissioners and colleagues across the NHS should work together to increase surgical capacity.
Champions of Small Business (CoSB) is a national initiative which is a free online resource for SME’s across the UK backed by major brands and SME’s alike. We already have strong support from several established companies.
The CoSB website includes practical advice, downloads, ebooks & toolkits for all aspects of business and will feature rich media integrated with social engagement.
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The CSP is a member-led organisation governed by an elected Council. We provide a wide range of member services and campaign on behalf of all physiotherapy staff and the physiotherapy profession.
As an integral part of Chatham University, the Physical Therapy Program educates doctors of physical therapy who will advance the quality of human life through excellence in clinical practice. The Program educates autonomous practitioners who will meet the challenges of a dynamic health care environment and supports scholarly activity that bridges science and clinical practice.
Chews Health is a physiotherapy-led, independent healthcare company currently building our reputation as the second opinion specialists.
We love to mastermind the recovery of patients and athletes whose recoveries aren’t going to plan. When the pressure is on, and you’re scratching your head, should you Scan? Refer? Inject? Persevere? Needle? Read? Cry?
How about you just ask?
We are also involved in developing the knowledge and skills of all healthcare professionals, through innovative educational platforms such as podcasts and evidence based seminar series. Chews Health carries the name of co-founder and company clinical lead, Jack Chew, who’s ethos the company and it’s consultants stand by.
Club Physio brings you quality physiotherapy / orthopaedic medicine / manual therapy / sports medicine courses and top class lecturers with innovative and up-to-date multi disciplinary CPD for the health care sector. We engage with prominent national and international lecturers who are at the forefront of their field to guarantee you a cutting edge, progressive and innovative CPD experience.
Co-Kinetic is an online content resource and printed journal for physical and manual therapists. It features articles, videos, podcasts and conference presentations on a wide variety of both clinical as well as business related topics relevant to physical and manual therapists across the world. All the content included on the site focuses on practical application and is aimed at saving practitioners time and money. It has been developed by the publishers of the translational sports medicine and manual therapy journal, sportEX, which was launched in 1999.
UK voluntary regulator for complementary therapists
CNHC was set up with government support to protect the public by providing a UK voluntary register of complementary therapists. CNHC's register has been approved as an Accredited Register by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care.
Therapies registered: Alexander Technique teaching; Aromatherapy; Bowen Therapy; Craniosacral Therapy; Healing; Hypnotherapy; Massage Therapy; Microsystems Acupuncture; Naturopathy; Nutritional Therapy; Reflexology; Reiki; Shiatsu; Sports Therapy; Yoga Therapy
Enjoy an inspiring learning experience, cutting-edge online seminars, webinars and podcasts for health professionals from the finest teachers in the world. With a catalogue of over 50 inspiring webinars covering a wide range of health topics, eHealth Learning provide online education accessible worldwide in the comfort of your own home.
The EIS helps elite athletes to improve performance through the delivery of science, medicine, technology and engineering. Our job is to increase the probability of an athlete being successful.
At the EIS we think of ourselves as ‘the team behind the team’ and aim to provide sports, coaches and athletes with the best package of support, delivered by the best people in the best possible environment.
Our Performance Solutions team work to help coaches and Performance Directors to improve the performance of their athletes by; developing the Performance Pathway to feed the pipeline of new talent into sports, optimise training programmes, improve the health and availability to train of their athletes and to maximise performance in competition.
The FSEM works to develop the medical specialty of Sport and Exercise Medicine (SEM). The Faculty was launched in 2006, and is an intercollegiate faculty of the Royal College of Physicians of London and the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. The FSEM not only sets standards in SEM but oversees research, training, curriculum and assessment of SEM doctors.
Our strategic mission is to promote better health for the public through sport and exercise medicine. The Faculty also promotes SEM as a cost effective approach to the prevention and management of illness and injury.
Currently, the Faculty works to:
The Faculty has over 550 Members and Fellows, not including medical students.
Timed to coincide with the Rugby World Cup and supported by World Rugby, the content is focused on Rugby but has wider relevance, applying lessons learnt in a range of sports to current rugby issues.
This multi-disciplinary conference was aimed at orthopaedic surgeons, sports physicians, physiotherapists and other sports and exercise professionals. The programme aims to have broad appeal, and specifically includes the opportunity to debate controversial issues. An internationally renowned team of experts has been brought together for the faculty in order to provide the latest insights into treatment and prevention of sporting injuries.
Running alongside the conference programme is an allied GP educational programme in Sports injury, with speakers from the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine UK.
The Fortius Clinic is a leading Orthopaedic and Sports Injury Clinic. We are a centre of excellence in the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal conditions, both surgical and nonsurgical. Click here for more information on our services.
Our consultants and specialists are at the forefront of their fields. They provide care for a wide spectrum of patients, from high performance and recreational athletes with sports injuries, to people with arthritis, rheumatology, musculoskeletal conditions, chronic pain and fatigue syndromes.
We believe in an integrated model of patient care. Our consultant teams of Physicians, Surgeons and Radiologists work together with other professionals to ensure all patients receive a customised approach, tailored to their needs.
Our surgical teams cover all orthopaedic specialities, including shoulder, elbow, hand, foot and ankle, knee, hip, and spine procedures, as well as arthroscopies and minimally invasive surgeries.
Our central London orthopaedic and sports injury clinic sets new standards of service, supported by superbly-equipped diagnostic facilities, including the latest MRI, Ultrasound, X-Ray and Interventional Radiology technology.
Welcome to the French Society of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery (SOFCPRE) .
Founded in 1953, the SOFCPRE is both a learned society and the umbrella organization of the specialty. It has about 750 members.
Learned society: invested a scientific expert mission for all aspects of the profession, the SOFCPRE coordinate and disseminate the work of experts, product recommendations, and participates in all actions aimed at enhancing patient safety.
Umbrella organization: The SOFCPRE is the National Professional Council (NOC) of the specialty. Established in 2008 and consistent with the Charter of the Federation of Medical Specialties (FSM), the Management Board of Plastic Professional (DPP) unites indeed all sectors of the profession and allow them to share information and tasks:
The DPP is the sole interlocutor of the specialty, particularly vis-à-vis the authorities, the press and the WFTU
GCMT Mission Statement - We are the Views of the Profession
The Council for Soft Tissue Therapies is the only forum where Professional Associations who represent massage and soft tissue therapies can come together to discuss and resolve industry issues. We aim to represent the views of the whole spectrum of massage and soft tissue practitioners by working collectively in the best interests of the profession.
GCMT members define the massage core curriculum which is now used as a key requirement of Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) registration.
The GCMT is the governing body for massage and soft tissue therapies that form all bodyworks and soft tissue techniques in the UK. We are a non-profit making body with the following aims and objectives.
The General Osteopathic Council (GOsC) regulates the practice of osteopathy in the United Kingdom. By law osteopaths must be registered with the GOsC in order to practise in the UK.
The Health Professions Acupuncture Group (HePAG) is the UK’s only professional body for Osteopaths, Chiropractors and Sports Therapists practising Western Medical Acupuncture.
The Association represents allied health professionals who are interested in integrating medical acupuncture into mainstream treatments for the management of pain and systemic conditions. As the only association in the UK for acupuncture dedicated to a variety of allied health professionals, we are delighted to offer training, member benefits and representation to thousands of, so far unrecognised medical professionals.
The International Federation of Sports Physical Therapy (IFSPT) is a worldwide Federation which represents national Sports Physiotherapy organisations. The intention of IFSPT is to be the international resource for Sports Physiotherapists to promote their profession through professional medical organisations. IFSPT is a recognised subgroup of the World Confederation of Physical Therapy (WCPT). It is based in Spaarndam in the Netherlands.
Jing was founded in 2003 by directors, Rachel Fairweather and Meghan Mari, who met in New York City while working as massage therapists. Both Rachel and Meghan have extensive experience in teaching, community development and business and between them have more than 30 years experience in the massage industry working as advanced therapists and trainers.
Eleven years on we now offer over 30 CPD courses and several longer advanced postgraduate qualifications including our acclaimed degree level BTEC level 6 in advanced clinical and sports massage. Rachel and Meghan are sought after guest lecturers for institutions such as the International Dermal Institute and the FHT, write regularly for professional trade magazines including Choice Health and Wellbeing, and annually contribute to a large workshop programme at the CAM Expo tradeshow. Our student body is ever growing and expanding and we have trained over three and half thousand students.
Our goal is to see the profession and you, the professionals obtain the expertise and acknowledgement that you deserve. We couldn’t have done it without the help of so many incredibly talented people. We are humbled by the success of the Institute and give many thanks to every single person that has helped it grow, those that we know and those we have yet to meet…
We started in 2010 and offer specialist training in Sports Massage and other Sports and Active Leisure related activities. In addition to our own Certificates and Diplomas we offer nationally recognised qualifications at Levels 3, 4 and 5 which are awarded by the Vocational Training Charitable Trust (VTCT). On successful completion of our Sports Massage Courses you will be eligible for membership of the Sports Massage Association at the appropriate level. Full insurance cover for your training period is available. Look out for our new training centres in Cannock and Norwich. Details will appear on our Facebook Page in due course.
L'Institut Aquitain de la Main, the Aquitaine Hand Institute, offers various pathologies of the hand and the associated surgical treatments.
Located in the commune of Pessac, in Gironde, the Aquitaine Hand Institute also has an emergency structure for accidents of hand.
Here at Leeds Beckett, we are a modern professional university with ambition.
Based in the vibrant city of Leeds, the biggest financial district outside of London, our vision is to be acknowledged for our commitment to student success, innovation and enterprise, global reach, and strong local impact.
Our aspiration is to help create great graduates, exceptional employees, dynamic citizens and enterprising leaders and we work closely with employers and partners to ensure that our graduates are ready for work, ready for life, and ready to seize the opportunities that lie ahead.
Sport and exercise is a huge and rapidly expanding global industry, while levels of public fitness and participation in physical activity are issues on the political agenda. For this reason, sport and exercise scientists are in increasing demand, particularly given the drive of professional athletes to maximise their potential.
The Musculoskeletal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (MACP) is a group of over 1100 physiotherapists, who are members of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy.
In addition to their undergraduate training they have all undertaken extensive postgraduate study and reached a recognised standard of excellence in neuromusculoskeletal physiotherapy. Their knowledge and practical skills ensures that all MACP Physiotherapists are able to provide an excellent standard of care in examination, treatment and management for people with neuromusculoskeletal problems.
In the UK the MACP is recognised as the specialist manipulative therapy group by the International Federation of Orthopaedic Manipulative Physical Therapists (IFOMPT). To obtain membership of the MACP clinicians have to complete a recognised postgraduate course of study, many of which are at a Master of Science level. The association has over 1100 full members (members who have passed a stringent examination process) and associate members (members undertaking post-graduate education leading to membership).
We support and disseminate research-based knowledge and its practical application to improve athletic performance and fitness. Founded in 1978, the NSCA has been serving its members by bridging the gap between science and application. Take an online tour of the NSCA’s legacy and learn about the Association’s impact on strength and conditioning as both a practice and profession.
The National Training Centre (NTC) is Ireland's longest established training provider offering professional industry based qualifications in the areas of Fitness Instructor Training, Personal Training, Pilates Instructor Training, Neuromuscular Physical Therapy and a range of other health fitness related courses.
NTC is an academic partner of the University of Chester and we provide students with the opportunity to study part time for a Masters Degree in Exercise & Nutrition Science and a Masters Degree in Neuromuscular Therapy. There are a wide range of courses to choose from at NTC and all courses are offered part time in various locations.
NTC tutors are world class experts in their fields and have many years of professional and teaching experience. They hold specialist qualifications in education so they are equipped to teach a range of individuals no matter what their background. NTC is dedicated to advancing and integrating scientifc research to provide educational and practical applications of human movement, exercise science and bodywork therapy.
The NOI education system presents six quality assured courses which cover the role of the nervous system in rehabilitation, from nerve entrapments in the periphery to chronic pain and stress states and severe neural injury.
The strengths of our international faculty combine to provide a fertile ground for rich course content and to be positioned at the forefront of clinical techniques and research. Our instructors are hand selected on the basis of their existing skills and expertise and trained on-the-ground with fellow faculty members. Instructors have either completed masters or doctorate degrees and/or are involved in high level clinical practice.
Norris Health has been established in the North West for nearly 30 years now and is one of the leading physiotherapy practices in the country. In 1984 we were awarded the Manpower Services Commission (MSC) Gold Award for Excellence, and in 1996 we became one of the first practices in the country to gain practice accreditation – the physiotherapy equivalent of the industrial standard BS5750. This set the foundation for our continued growth and now we operate two state-of-the-art clinics, provide onsite therapists to leading Northwest companies, and provide top class treatment to leading sports teams.
The North London School of Sports Massage is the training ground for people dedicated to becoming remedial soft tissue specialists. We offer sports & remedial massage courses at the highest level in both Central London, North London and Manchester.
Become a top level therapist with a BTEC Level 5 Professional Diploma in Sport and Remedial Massage Therapy. We train highly skilled therapists who are top in their field. We support our students throughout their journey to become successful in a job they love. Our courses lead to a BTEC Level 5 Professional Diploma in Sport & Remedial Massage Therapy. This qualification will give you the skills needed to practice as a professional therapist, with the ability to design and implement appropriate soft tissue treatment and rehabilitation plans.
Qualifying at level 5 allows you to work in private practice or within the highest level of sport. Some of our graduates are now working with premier sports teams. Others have gone on to join established health teams and clinics or have started their own independent clinics. Graduates can become members of The Sports Massage Association (SMA) and the Register of Remedial Masseurs and Manipulative Therapists (LCSP).
Nxt Gen has the vision to move the Physical Therapy profession forward by influencing the culture of the Physical Therapy community with novel post-professional educational opportunities that result in physical therapists delivering distinguishably optimal Physical Therapy care and patient advocacy.
The Oxford School of Sports Massage has a 10 year history of delivering high quality sports and remedial massage courses accredited by both the Institute of Sport & Remedial Massage and the Sports Massage Association. Our students develop the skills required to work as autonomous practitioners able to provide soft tissue therapy to a wide range of clients.
In addition to the BTEC Level 5 Diploma in Clinical Sport & Remedial Massage, we offer introductory massage workshops and a number of CPD workshops, details of which can be found on our Courses page.
The Association supports Chartered Physiotherapists who are interested in and or work in Sports & Exercise Medicine (SEM). It helps members to develop their knowledge and skills, and it provides a network of like-minded clinicians to promote experiential learning opportunities. Membership is open to all Chartered Physiotherapists (£55) and Student Physiotherapists (£21).
Physique Management, formed in 1998, are a leading supplier of sports injury, sports massage, complementary & holistic therapy and exercise & rehab products, using advice and guidance from the very best sports healthcare professionals worldwide, Physique Management specialise in providing exceptional quality products for use in Sports Injury Treatments, Massage, Rehabilitation, Holistic, Complementary and Training & Education Workshops.
Physique Management are a major supplier of sports injury products, including taping and bandaging to therapists at teams including football, rugby, athletics, hockey and many more throughout Europe.
You can also take part in Physique Management's Learn-BY-Doing Workshops throughout the UK where you can earn CPD points on either Ultrasound Therapy, Kinesiology taping and other sports healthcare techniques.
The PRI mission is to explore postural adaptations and asymmetries and their influence on the polyarticular chains of the body. Our mission is based on the development of an innovative treatment approach that explains the primary contributors of postural kinetic and kinematic movement dysfunction.
PRI concepts continue to grow. PRI now has 159 Postural Restoration Certified™ (PRC) therapists, 23 Postural Restoration Trained™ (PRT) professionals, and over 60 Postural Restoration Centers™. Over 90 courses are hosted each year in the United States and Internationally. This includes PRI's three primary courses, three secondary courses, the Annual Interdisciplinary Integration Symposium, as well as PRI Vision Courses and PRI Affiliate Courses. PRI has produced three editions of a CD comprised of Non-Manual Techniques and the first edition Manual Techniques DVD. Our website is the primary source for information regarding courses, location of nationwide PRI health professionals, educational materials, daily news, dialogue and references.
Whether you're an Olympic champion, weekend warrior, or just getting going with a stiff neck, Premax can help.
Do you love the way an elite cyclist can wiz past at 50kmph and not blow out a candle? So do we. What about the terrific feeling of getting over a sports injury with hard work, determination, and a great therapist? We know what that's all about too. If you use words like periodisation, active recovery, max effort, lactate threshold, hitting the wall, and cadence, you won't need to explain those terms to us.
The same goes for trigger points, myofascial release, neurodynamics, or lymphatic drainage. In short everyone involved in Premax from our elite athletes and therapists that test and refine the products, to our sales people and distributors, we all love being healthy and fit and it shows in our products.
We do two things with every one of our products, use the highest quality ingredients we can get, and make them the best functioning products on the market. If we can't do it well, then we don't do it. But don't take our word for it – have a look at all the teams, athletes and therapists that use and endorse our products on our website. But we can always get better and we love hearing from you with feedback, so if you've got something to say about our products please drop us a line.
We get a real kick out of happy customers, and not only do we like to hear from you about our products, we love to know how Premax allows you to do what you do. If you're a cyclist who can get an extra hour in saddle with our Anti Friction Cream, or a massage therapist who can release tight scalenes beautifully with our Original let is know!
We are a team of Sports Medicine Specialists and our sole aim is to provide expert care in the field; all in one place. We support each other in order to optimise our patients’ results. So, whoever you are, whatever your injury, we’re here to help. The Pure team is led by international doctors and therapists that have worked for various national teams, and at Olympic and World Championship events, in a range of sports. These experiences have provided us with a unique understanding of the challenges professional athletes face.
We believe that the principles of sports medicine at the elite level, can be just as effective for ordinary individuals in their everyday lives. Whether you have torn a ligament in the last minutes of a Cup match, have persistent backache, or experience discomfort while at work or playing sport, we have the time to listen and the expertise to get you back to your best.
The Sport and Exercise Medicine department of QMUL delivers four different courses:
1. Sports and Exercise Medicine - Physio MSc
2. Sports and Exercise Medicine - Medic MSc
3. Sports and Exercise Medicine - Physio PGDip
4. Sports and Exercise Medicine - Medic PGDip
Everything that we do at the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) aims to improve patient care and reduce illness. We are patient centred and clinically led. We drive improvement in the diagnosis of disease, the care of individual patients and the health of the whole population, both in the UK and across the globe.
Our 30,000 members worldwide work in hospitals and the community across 30 different medical specialties. They range from medical students to retired doctors. Physicians diagnose and treat illness, and promote good health. They care for millions of medical patients with a huge range of conditions, from asthma and diabetes to stroke and yellow fever. Physicians’ clinical work ranges from caring for patients who are acutely unwell in hospital, to supporting patients to manage long-term health problems at home and encouraging people to stay fit and healthy in the community.
The RCP works to ensure that physicians are educated and trained to provide high-quality care. We improve the quality of care by auditing and accrediting clinical services against national guidelines, and we provide resources for our members to assess their own services. We involve patients and carers in every aspect of our work. We work in partnership with other medical royal colleges and health organisations to drive health improvement, enhance the quality of medical care, and promote research and innovation, so that our members are well equipped to diagnose and treat ill health. We also have a wider duty to reduce preventable illness from causes such as smoking and drinking, and to promote evidence-based policies to government to encourage healthy lifestyles.
We are recognised for outstanding levels of student satisfaction. Our flagship awards regularly achieve scores of over 90% in the National Student Survey, including student satisfaction scores of 100% for our BSc Psychology and Child Development degree, 98% for BSc Psychology, and 100% in BSc Sports Therapy and BSc PE and Youth Sport Coaching for the second consecutive year (2015 National Student Survey).
Our courses are accredited by national bodies recognising our teaching excellence, including bodies such as the British Psychological Society, BASES, The Society of Sports Therapists and the British Association of Behavioural Cognitive Psychotherapies.
Study with us and you will have access to first-class learning and world of work facilities, including our specialist Psychology Laboratories, Counselling Suite and £1 million Biomechanics Laboratory located in the University’s £30 million Science Centre. Our facilities also include laboratories for Sports Nutrition, Sports Science, Muscle Function, Qualitative Analysis, plus a Strength & Conditioning facility containing state-of-the-art Matrix Fitness equipment. We are also home to the SUST injury and Peak Condition Clinics where students can apply their skills and improve their employability.
As we are active in research and enterprise, your lectures, workshops and practical sessions will be informed by the latest cutting edge research. In fact, there’ll be lots of opportunities for you to be involved in the work we do.
To help prepare you for the world of work, all our degrees combine academic study with lots of practical learning. Our students also benefit from the wide range of partners we work with, such as Stoke City FC, the Medical Research Council, the NHS and the English Cricket Board.
Find out about our current work by reading our Blogs - InPsych for Psychology and Sense for Sport and Exercise.
Becoming a member of the Society / College is a very astute move. There is no one single reason why you should be a member, there are dozens and dozens, and combined they represent the best value and offer the most comprehensive range of services of any of the podiatry organisations in the UK.
The Society of Sports Therapists was established in 1990 to address the growing demands from sport and leisure on everyone involved in the management and care of injured participants. The Society’s Founder Members sought to create a membership organisation that would standardise and monitor the provision and availability of support services. Equally with the rise in the number of incidents requiring immediate "lifesaving" first aid techniques, the Society also aimed to ensure that adequate, effective and appropriate training courses were provided and monitored.
The Society of Sports Therapists still remains true to those aims today and has made huge strides since 1990. It now collaborates with 21 universities, including two internationally and accredits 26 academic Undergraduate and Postgraduate programmes.
The Aims of The Society of Sports Therapists
SPORT & EXERCISE SCIENCE
Whether you’re a school leaver wanting to further your knowledge of the industry or an adult wanting to study at a higher level, you’re set to score success with Solihull College.
We are proud to be a member of the National Skills Academy for Sports and Active Leisure with a specialism in Health and Fitness, the only training provider across the West Midlands to be accredited this status.
First class facilities on site including a unique Sports Therapy Clinic, fully equipped gym and astro turf pitches will give you the hands on experience you need, whether it’s coaching or playing that you’re interested in.
Covering sports such as Football and Golf our Academies allow you to perfect your sporting skills and techniques whilst pursuing an educational qualification. Our courses have close ties with renowned sports clubs and centres across the region giving our students the chance to gain practical advice from industry experts.
The Sports Therapy Organisation is a UK membership organisation for Professional Sports Injury and Soft Tissue Therapists.
Through our work with industry and sport governing bodies we ensure our members are fully supported at all levels and we are committed to driving up standards and creating opportunities.
As a not-for-profit organisation we can keep our fees to the very minimum, and we have negotiated great deals on therapy products and services, and an insurance package that is one of the best in the industry.
If you are a therapist and would like to join our rapidly growing organisation; or a training provider looking for accredation; or a company looking to offer discounts to our members in return for great exposure; an event organiser looking for highly trained therapy teams or even a member of the public looking for someone qualified and insured to treat your aches, pains or injuries!
Sports Therapy UK offers you high standards of training, nationally recognised awards and flexible study options to help you pursue your chosen career and lifestyle.
Our Sports Therapy courses are designed and delivered by experienced tutors and lecturers providing you with the ideal atmosphere and learning environment to hone your knowledge and skills. We offer a unique Flexible Award Programme that allows you to qualify in sports massage, practise professionally, and progress to a higher award at a later date. This will help you develop as an exceptional practitioner in your chosen field at a pace to suit you.
The Association for Soft Tissue Therapists (SMA), formerly known as the Sports Massage Association, has the following aims to guide its development. It's goals are to establish and maintain minimum standards for sports massage training; give confidence to the general and sporting public, the medical profession and government agencies that Soft Tissue Therapists are suitably trained to provide a quality service; hold a National Register for soft tissue therapists; establish and maintain the ethical, professional and educational standards for soft tissue therapists; support and promote our members and their profession; and lastly ensure the best possible soft tissue therapy is available to sports and non sports people who use our practitioners.
Putting big mouths and big ideas behind microphones.
The Physio Matters Podcast is a feature of Chews Health’s third core value ‘We Educate’.
Episodes will feature expert, honest advice, delivered directly to listeners at no cost.
The Physio Matters Podcast content hopes to be clinical gold delivered direct.
Musculoskeletal and Sports Medicine information for those working in physiotherapy, sports therapy, sports rehabilitation, medicine and all divisions of the healthcare industry.
We are a provider of high quality education and training, tailored to meet the needs of the healthcare workforce and service users.
Our students graduate equipped with the employability skills they need to succeed in a wide range of healthcare and associated professions, along with the foundations for lifelong learning.
We provide an extensive range of post-registration programmes for NHS practitioners and other healthcare professionals to develop their skills and update their knowledge.
Whether you're a new or returning student, undergraduate or postgraduate, we want to welcome you personally to the University, ensuring you have the best possible experience here at Plymouth. Plymouth is one of the largest universities in the country with around 27,000 students studying a variety of courses from fine art to physiotherapy, business to biology, and design to dentistry. Everyone has a key part to play in shaping not only the University and the student experience it offers, but also the future that experience provides each and every Plymouth graduate.
Ulster has been one of the major providers of undergraduate courses in Sport in Northern Ireland since the 1970s.
Our BASES endorsed BSc Hons in Sport and Exercise Sciences and BSc Hons Sports Studies consist of a common first year and allow students to specialise in later years to equip themselves for careers in Physical Education, Sport Science, Sports Development, Sport & Leisure Management or postgraduate study (PGCE, MSc PhD).
The optional placement year leading to the award of a Diploma in Industrial Studies or a Diploma in Area Studies is a unique aspect of our programmes and ensures that our graduates are well-equipped for employment. In addition since 2005, we offer a part-time Foundation Degree in Sports Coaching for active coaches wishing to further their knowledge and gain an academic qualification.
Through partnership with colleges of further and higher education (South Eastern Regional College, Northern Regional College and Southern Regional College) the Academy delivers franchised programmes at Associate Bachelor and Foundation Degree level facilitating the advanced entry of students into our undergraduate programmes.
Over 50% of this course focuses on developing your practical skills so you become a confident, competent and professional clinician in today’s sports therapy environment; from the NHS to private clinics, sports clubs and teams or in your own business.
Study human anatomy, physiology, pathology and clinical management skills, sports science, biomechanics and psychology.
Practise your clinical skills in our in-house sports massage clinics, and externally within sports clubs, teams, local hospitals and clinics, and undertake an independent research project in your final year.
Graduates can become level 4 members of the Sports Massage Association (SMA).
We have service level agreements with a range of service provider organisations across the North West of England. The School works collaboratively with local FE colleges, statutory and independent healthcare providers, voluntary sector and charitable organisations.
We are a large provider of multi-professional healthcare education, training and development, offering a range of taught undergraduate and postgraduate modular-based courses, research degrees and credit recognition. The School develops its portfolio collaboratively with partners in response to national policy and local requirements and needs, providing professional courses, short courses and continuing professional development. The focus is on students developing evidence-based knowledge, skills and person-centred values in preparation for employment.
The School of Health Sciences offers courses in: Physiotherapy, Sports Therapy, Paramedic Practice, Operating Department Practice, Health Informatics, and Acute and Emergency Care.
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Has excellent links with local healthcare providers and sports clubs, providing you with unique ‘hands on' learning experiences.
Has small teaching groups, allowing high levels of student support to be offered.
Is accredited by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists and regulated by the Health and Care Professions Council.
Scored 100% for student satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2015.
Physiotherapists use exercise, manual therapy techniques, electrotherapy and rehabilitative approaches to restore, maintain and improve movement. They treat a variety of patients from those with neurological conditions such as stroke and parkinsons disease; patients with cardiorespiratory conditions such as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and heart conditions, to those with musculoskeletal conditions from injury or following surgery. Physiotherapists play an important role in advising and educating people in managing their own conditions and preventing future episodes of ill health.
Physiotherapists work as part of a healthcare team alongside nurses, doctors, podiatrists and occupational therapists offering their specialist knowledge. They work in a variety of locations including hospitals, community centres, patient's homes, schools, clinics and sports clubs.
You probably know from your own experience how important your ease and range of movements are to your general wellbeing. You may be fascinated by the muscles, bones and joints that function together in all aspects of human activity, and are aware of the debilitating effect of illness, accident and ageing. If you would like a career that is both practical and ‘hands on' but also challenging and rewarding where you can make a positive contribution to the wellbeing of individuals, then this may be the career for you.
Physiotherapy can offer opportunities and career satisfaction to those who enjoy dealing with people and helping them overcome difficulties. You'll study how to assess, advise and treat individuals with a variety of conditions including spinal and joint problems, respiratory difficulties, neurological problems, and those recovering from strokes and other chronic conditions, accidents and operations.
This course aims to prepare students in all areas of practice fundamental to the needs of a newly qualified physiotherapist. For this, students must be able to exercise sound judgement in a variety of clinical situations, and be able to evaluate and adapt their therapeutic skills to meet the needs of the individual patient.
As a BASRaT accredited course, at Nottingham you’ll learn the academic concepts and practical skills required for professional practice in a supportive and friendly environment.
This prestigious course allows you to apply high-level academic and practical management skills to the diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries arising from sport and physical activity. On completion, you will have the necessary skills to diagnose and treat musculoskeletal injuries in the physically active. You will also be eligible for membership of the British Association of Sport Rehabilitators and Trainers (BASRaT) and benefit from the professional industry insight they provide.
You will attend a minimum of four one-month clinical placements at a sports injury clinic, professional sports club and a private practice. You will also have a placement under the direct supervision of a specialist orthopaedic consultant surgeon. These placements are organised for you by the University, giving you experience of a wide range of workplace environments.
As the number of people participating in sport and exercise increases, so does the need for specialist, qualified and professional practitioners in Sports Therapy. This one-year full time programme is an intensive practically driven programme focusing on the application of theoretical knowledge to the diagnosis and treatment of sport and exercise related injury. This course is accredited by the UK Sports Therapy Organisation and on completion Graduates are entitled to membership with insurance at the level of Graduate Sports Therapist.
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This programme provides a quality learning experience delivered by dedicated staff who have extensive experience in sports therapy. This programme is ideal for students who wish to move into this ever-growing industry or progress on to post-graduate level study. The BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy is highly competence-based and offers a combination of theoretical and practical learning to effectively develop evidence-based practitioners within sports therapy. The programme is aligned with the core competencies of the Society of Sports Therapists ensuring that graduates are well prepared for working life in sports therapy. Students will also have further opportunities to gain other relevant vocational qualifications alongside the programme.
This degree equips you with the knowledge and practical skills associated with providing strength and conditioning programmes across a range of sports and from amateur to professional level.
Study the core areas of physiology, psychology and biomechanics as well as specialist modules in strength and conditioning, exploring the design, delivery and evaluation of practical conditioning drills and sessions.
Complete related exercise industry qualifications enhancing your CV and allowing you to deliver resistance and circuit training sessions.
Study in our modern Sports Science laboratories and at our brand new 57 acre Sports Park.
Work placements allow valuable experience to be gained and opportunities for vocational skills development within professional environments.
Graduates can pursue a variety of careers in strength and conditioning, personal training, coaching and teaching.
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