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What is the difference between a sports therapist and a physiotherapist?
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What is the difference between a sports therapist and a physiotherapist?

Hey guys my name is Masud and in today’s video, I’ll be discussing the difference between a sports therapist and a physiotherapist. Many times it is confused which one does what and I can understand why as their roles interlap. The main difference between a sports therapist and a physiotherapist is that a physiotherapist comes from a medical background having worked in the hospital they are more able to treat a wider array of patient groups such as respiratory, neurological and musculoskeletal conditions alongside other niche areas. A sports therapist has a very similar skill set in that they can assess, diagnose, create treatment programs for patients however their role is limited just to the musculoskeletal patient group. They’re more likely to be involved with a sports club of some kind as their skills relate to that area most. They still have to complete a 3 year degree from my understanding however their scope to practice as therapists is more limited compared with a physios. Physiotherapy as you may know is a very broad profession and there are different areas of it the make it up as discussed and so because of this physios generally choose to specialise in one area after they’ve qualified and completed the relevant training in all of the main areas as a student, most often in a clinical placement in a hospital or other community clinical setting. Hope that helps to clear things up guys. Thanks for watching! New YouTube : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrHQEc5e3EfuaXrLxtRCs6A Instagram ► https://goo.gl/zZMU7E Snapchat ► masudsaeedi Facebook ► https://goo.gl/GsYzJp Tik Tok: @masudsaeedi #sportstherapist #physiotherapist
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