By Lauren Howard
#1 – They are professional healthcare practitioners
A sports therapist (ST) is a professional healthcare practitioner that is trained to assess and evaluate musculoskeletal injuries and prescribe specific rehabilitation exercises and perform advanced soft tissue therapies to its clients with elements of nutritional advice and injury psychology when required. These skills are obtained as part of a 3 year Bachelor of Science degree (BSc) (or as an additional Advanced Diploma for qualified Physiotherapists, Strength & Conditioning coaches, Osteopaths etc.).