Physiotherapy vs. Sports Therapy
Sports Therapists frequently get referred to as Physiotherapists or Sports Physios and often we find our patients saying “I’m just off for my physio session”. Mostly because saying “I’m going to my Sports Therapy appointment” would probably require a further explanation! But how do we define the difference?
What is the difference between physiotherapy and sports therapy?
Generally Physiotherapy is more medical than Sports Therapy. For example physiotherapists work with serious medical conditions such as a heart attack, a stroke or respiratory condition then your immediate care needs to be carried out by a Physiotherapist. As Sports Therapists we are not trained to help you in your initial recovery. That’s not to say we can’t help further on down the line of course. As Sports Therapists tend to specialise more on the injuries side of things. Both professions can work with musculoskeletal and neurological conditions.
The biggest difference is that Sports Therapist cannot/and do not claim to be Physiotherapists. And rightly so! There are particular medical conditions that you should most definitely see a Physiotherapist rather than a Sports Therapist. However, most of the conditions you would normally associate with needing to go see a Physio, are more than likely something Savage Sports Therapy can help with.
If you are still unsure, get in contact and we can book you in or guide you in the right direction!