sport therapist


Sport therapists program and supervise rehabilitation exercises for individuals and groups. They work with individuals that have chronic health conditions or are at high risk of developing them. They communicate with medical and healthcare professionals about participants' conditions using correct medical terminology, and with an understanding of the standard treatment options for an individual’s condition. Sport therapists take a holistic approach to the wellness of their clients that includes advising on lifestyle, food or time management. They do not have a medical background and do not require medical qualifications.

Alternative label

  • health exercise specialist

  • sport & exercise therapist

  • exercise specialist

  • exercise therapist

  • sport and exercise therapist

  • exercise consultant

Regulatory aspect

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