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Same Label – Different Product

Same Label – Different Product

In 1988 I was part of a group that made a recommendation that individuals with a specific occupational title met the criteria to work within a particular defined area of sport. The recommendation was the correct one at that time, as those practitioners had the training, scope of practice and skill set necessary to meet the requirements of the role for which they were being considered. Now, nearly 30 years on from that recommendation being made, the criteria still remains the same even thoughContinue reading

Success – A Double Edged Sword

Success – A Double Edged Sword

As winter approaches and the sporting seasons evolve, I find myself reflecting on the tremendous summer of sport that has now passed; a summer that included European Football championships, Olympic and Paralympic Games and the Ryder Cup. These were in addition to the normal annual events that included Tennis, Motor racing, Cricket and the Southern Hemisphere Rugby Championships. Therefore for anyone interested in sport, there was plenty to choose from, watch and celebrate.Continue reading

A Thought for Rio

A Thought for Rio

Four years ago I had the honour and daunting privilege to be a part of the educational programme for medical staff at the London 2012 Olympic Games. As you can imagine it was not only something to be proud of, but at the time an experience that could have been deemed as having an element of stress; emotions that I’m sure many competitors and support staff will be experiencing as they make their way to Rio.Continue reading

If Prevention is Better Than Cure, Who Prevents the Injuries?

If Prevention is Better Than Cure, Who Prevents the Injuries?

This month Chairman Professor Graham N. Smith thought it would be good to hear from another Officer of The Society of Sports Therapists. So, Vice Chair, Keith Waldon has taken up the mantle and we hope you enjoy reading his thoughts.Continue reading

25 and Counting

25 and Counting

The Society of Sports Therapists is now well into its 25th year and, as such, Sports Therapy as an occupational title reaches the same age. Consequently, it is now obvious that more people know about Sports Therapy and its benefits. Continue reading

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