It is important for members of the public to be fully informed about the qualifications of a Sports Therapist. They must be secure in the knowledge that the person treating them has undergone relevant training, has the necessary skills and knowledge to apply any appropriate treatment or give advice and is regulated by an organisation that has the protection of the public at the core of its values.
Members of The Society of Sports Therapists:
- Have reached a minimum benchmark level of knowledge and are eligible for membership status.
- Are eligible for Professional Liability Insurance.
- Are required to undertake an annual programme of mandatory Continued Professional Development (CPD) in order to maintain their right for re-registration.
- Hold a current and valid first aid qualification as a mandatory pre-requisite for membership.
- Are governed by standards of conduct and disciplinary procedures that are transparent and serve to protect not only the member but also the public with whom they come in contact.
- Are a member of an organisation that strives to increase the levels of care provided for sports and recreational participants, regardless of age, level and ability.
- Are members of a professional body that is working with the HCPC for the regulation and registration of the profession of Sports Therapy.