In sport settings physiotherapists work to restore movement and normal body function following injury or illness. Each athlete will make different demands on their body depending on their sport, the specific exercise they do, their physical condition and their lifestyle. Examples of the types of conditions physiotherapists treat include, back pain, muscle and tendon strains, tennis elbow and ligament injuries. Examples of typical treatments utlised by a physiotherapist include manual therapy techniques to mobilise joints and soft tissues, movement and exercise and ultrasound, heat treatment, electrotherapy and hydrotherapy.
A physiotherapist can also advise how long it could take to return to sport or exercise after injury. All physiotherapists listed on Accredited Sports Professionals have completed a recognized physiotherapy degree and are registered with the Health and Care Professions Council.