25/03/2021

Categories: Sport, Sport Rehabilitation and Physiotherapy, Undergradute

Sports Rehabilitation: Become An Expert In Strength and Recovery

Here at the University of Bolton we have a very supportive learning environment. Lecturers and support staff go above and beyond to ensure you have the best experience and receive all the help you need to succeed. There is a good reason why we are the best university for student satisfaction in the North West*. We have been voted in the top 10 for two years in a row and in the top 5 for teaching* last year.

Moreover, we believe students should thoroughly enjoy their time at university. According to the Sunday Times, we are ranked 1st in England for social inclusion*. This truly reflects the fully immersive culture that you will experience here.

Sports rehabilitation is perfect for anyone who wants to help others by treating and preventing  injuries. The BSc Sport Rehabilitation course at the University of Bolton is your first stepping stone to a rewarding and fulfilling career.

What Is A Sports Rehabilitation Therapist?

A sports rehabilitation therapist is a specialist in recovery, prevention, and strengthening. They are responsible for helping people to come back from their physical setbacks, while doing everything to stop future injuries from occurring.

Sports rehabilitation jobs include:

• Working with sports teams

• Rehabilitating athletes or recreational individuals

• Sports injury clinics

• Gyms and fitness clubs

• Private health clinics

• Sport science support


Typically, sports rehabilitation therapists have detailed consultations with their clients. Once there is a diagnosis, a long-term holistic plan is created to get the individual moving and living an active lifestyle. At the same time, exercises are prescribed to improve overall strength and lessen the chances of injury reoccurring.

As an expert in this field, you will have an in-depth knowledge of the following:

• Injuries

• Asymmetries

• Muscle imbalances

• Musculoskeletal conditions.

Therapists must have a sound knowledge of a wide range of injuries. Not to mention dealing with problems deriving from surgery or operations. The goal here is to return clients to the same activities with better functional capacity and lower injury risk.

Musculoskeletal conditions such as osteoarthritis are common, and therapists have an essential role in helping to minimize acute pain and other damaging symptoms that may affect a person’s quality of life.

Furthermore, asymmetries and muscle imbalances often cause sports injuries. A crucial part of sports rehabilitation is making muscles stronger with an effective exercise prescription.

Sports injury therapists use a variety of practices to treat those who are suffering. Aside from prescribing exercises, more advanced protocols are performed, such as manual therapy, massage, and electrotherapy.

Typically, those who work in sports injury rehabilitation have anti-social working hours. Weekend and evening work is common. So it’s good to be aware and have a real passion for this career before committing to the course.

How To Become A Fully Qualified Sports Rehabilitation Therapist?

As well as a degree, individuals need to register with BASRaT. This is the standard professional authority for this field. Aspiring practitioners must complete at least 400 working hours in different placements. Once you are registered, you must undertake annual training to harness your skills.

Are Sports Rehabilitation Therapists Covered By Insurance?

When you are qualified, it is your own responsibility to get insurance. These are not pricy and often provide a large amount of cover from accidents or claims.

Further Information

The University of Bolton has been voted in the UK top 10 for teaching quality, three years in a row*. You are guaranteed to get the education and knowledge you require to be very successful.

To apply for this course for 2021, head over to our BSc Sport Rehabilitation page. We are excited to see you reach your potential!

* Complete University Guide in 2021
*Guardian University Guide in 2021 and 2020
*The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide in 2021, 2020, 2019

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