Sports and Exercise related injury
As the era of sporting and leisure activities increases by the year, more and more people are getting injured due to faulty bio-mechanical movement(s) patterning, which is causing a steep rise in both the healthcare system costing millions of dollars and the therapy side of things.
What can Sports Medicine do?
Sporting injuries happens due to many factors, of which can be:
Of which can lead to many musculoskeletal pain where in some cases, surgery seems to be the best of options to fully stay away from pain. Surgery is not always advised as the body still allows itself to heal in many various ways even specialists are amazed at individuals who go against what is being advised to make a full recovery back into their normal life. Sports medicine is an approach to preventing injuries, management and recovery using simplex to complex programming in the form of resistance training, correcting faulty movement(s) to restore your neuromuscular efficiency of firing. In some cases of soft tissue's(muscle, tendon, ligaments etc) attention, the sports medicine graduate can also apply manual therapy into the session(s) allowing you to fully maximise the potential of your programme.
Who can benefit from sports medicine?
If you value correct movement execution to prevent or manage any sort of injury which may have arisen from compensational posture, injuries or increase performance, then you would be having to search for a registered sports medicine therapist. It's 2020, and you don't have to be a national level athlete to be with a sports medicine therapist or engage one, as mentioned above, we are seeing an increase in injuries and demands for sports medicine has quadruple, and there's not enough sports medicine therapists! So if you are in the golden age group, young athlete, weekend warrior or you belong to a recreational sporting club, whatever your background is, you can benefit from a session with a registered sports medicine therapist.
Is a sports medicine therapist the same as a physiotherapist?
They are similar but in terms of job scope, they hold two different scope of practise. A physiotherapist is fully licensed to work independently without the need of a referral from medical physicians to treat other related health conditions, whereby, a registered sports medicine therapist would still need a referral and release letter from a medical physician to work with. RSMT(reg sports med therapist) are fully qualified to engage in exercise prescription, management and treatment of sports related injuries and soft tissue manipulations. In some cases, they go through additional qualification / certification studies on top of their current studies to have extra training to manipulating the joints. A physiotherapist as well is regulated, but a RSMT isn't regulated, yet.
A physiotherapist will not be trained in exercise, biomechanics, kinesiology as much as a sports medicine graduate being an RSMT.
Join the Sports Medicine Certificate course
Be the first ones to pioneer yourself & start practising as a registered sports medicine therapist. This course is suitable for those who are keen in sports medicine. A hybrid program of 6 months online course, & a 6 months live practicums in various placements. You now can study from anywhere, UK, Malaysia, Turkey, UAE, USA, Singapore, , India, Philippines etc, for more info click on the link below.