Ian is a PhD candidate and a sport PT with extensive experience treating upper extremity pathologies amongst Olympic and Paralympic athletes.
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A sports physiotherapist is involved in preventing and managing injuries resulting from sport and exercise participation for athletes of all ages and levels of ability. They provide evidence-based advice on safe participation in sport and exercise while also promoting an active lifestyle to aid individuals in improving and maintaining their quality of life. They are skilled in rehabilitation and training interventions to prevent injury, restore optimal function and contribute to the enhancement of sports performance. In this course, Ian Gatt provides us with some perspectives on being a sports physiotherapist and explains what a career in sports physiotherapy involves.
This course aims to provide insight into the role, expectations and competencies of a sports physiotherapist.
This course is made up of videos, reading, forum posts and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:
- Reading activity
This course is aimed at Physiotherapy and Physical Therapy clinicians, students and assistants. Other interested professionals such as athletic trainers, occupational therapists, nurses or medical doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.