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Physical Therapies for Sport

Physical Therapies includes both physiotherapy and soft tissue therapy. Physiotherapy is a healthcare profession that assesses, diagnoses, treats, and works to prevent disease an disability through physical means.

Physiotherapists are experts in movement and function who work in partnership with their patients, assisting them to overcome movement disorders, and prevent, treat and rehabilitate injuries.

Soft tissue therapy assesses, treats and manages soft tissue injury, pain and dysfunction, primarily of the neuromuscular skeletal system. Massage is the most common form of soft tissue therapy.


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Evaluated by: Christine May, Senior Research Consultant, Clearinghouse for Sport
Reviewed by: Australasian Sport Information Network
Last updated: 13 October 2020
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