BSc Sports Therapy
What is Sports Therapy?
Sports Therapy is an aspect of healthcare that is specifically concerned with the prevention of injury and the rehabilitation of the patient back to optimum levels of functional, occupational and sports specific fitness, regardless of age and ability. It utilises the principles of sport and exercise science incorporating physiological and pathological processes to prepare the participant for training, competition and where applicable, work.
Although labelled as a Sports Therapist, the majority of the injuries I have treated since graduating have been non-Sporting, e.g. back, shoulder and neck pain from day to day stresses. I have a very strong knowledge on all injuries however and in terms of sporting injuries, football is my strongest point simply down to my experiences in Professional football and playing the game for over 17 years myself.
What should I expect from an appointment?
I draw upon sports and exercise principles to optimise performance, preparation and injury prevention programmes.
I assess, treat, rehabilitate and, where and if appropriate, refer on for specialist advice and intervention.
A session would include appropriate soft tissue interventions in a sport and exercise context.
I plan and implement appropriate rehabilitation and return to training/work programmes.
I have great people skills and building a rapport with patients is one of my strongest assets to ensure they feel comfortable throughout all appointments.
I have a massive interest in sport in particular football, having played since the age of 4 and playing for Luton Town FC Academy for 7 seasons. I have also represented Bedfordshire in the National Cross Country Championships twice as well as playing Cricket and Tennis at a good level. As well as playing sport, I have a great interest in watching sport and learning as much about it as I can, which benefits my Sports Therapy. I enjoy reading and learning new articles that increases my knowledge to provide the best service possible.
My passion for Sports Therapy
Since I can remember I have always wanted to work within Sport, once realising that wouldn’t be as a player, I wanted to combine my knowledge of science with my passion of sport and helping people. I have wanted to become a Sports Therapist for a long time now so doing it as a career is a huge motivation for me and what keeps me enthused to keep bettering myself to become the best therapist I can possibly be.
“Since working with Jamie throughout my Quadricep tear injury, he really helped me get back to fitness as quick as possible, whilst also remaining cautious to ensure I didn’t do any further damage. Jamie provided great advice and a plan of action to get me back on the football pitch in the quickest turn around possible. I’m now back playing pain-free once again. Would highly recommend.”
“The service Jamie provided was second to none. He is an extremely knowledgable professional with an engaging manner. “
“I would fully recommend Jamie. His services are delivered in a highly professional and friendly manner. His communications are also timely and supported by 1st class documented exercise guidance.”