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Functions in the Sports Physiotherapist

The basic function of Physiotherapist in Sport is the application of treatment by physical means: electrical, thermal, mechanical, hydraulic, and manual therapeutic exercises with special techniques.

The Physiotherapist in Sport focuses its objectives in the field of sport and physical activity.

Based on the definition of the WCPT * on Physiotherapy in Sport, this is the set of methods, techniques and performances, which through the use and application of physical agents prevent, recover and readjust to persons with locomotor, produced by sport or exercise at different levels.

These levels are none other than the basic sports, sports fan and sports elite both leisure and competition.

The Physiotherapist in Sport has the following specific functions:

  • OUTREACH IN SPORT Physiotherapist will advise the sports people and professionals linked to it and perform any actions that help improve the conditions of avoidance of injury to the athlete.

  • PREVENTION The Physiotherapist in Sport should be alert to avoid as far as possible all those factors that might bring up injuries by sports in general and of each particular sport, associated injuries and / or consequences of injury primary, and its possible recurrence.

  • RECOVERY The Physiotherapist in Sport should regain the functionality of the athlete as quickly as possible, accelerating the biological processes of recovery from injury, limiting his training as little as possible and ensure that they are reinstated with the greatest prospects for succesS.

  • REHABILITATION The Physiotherapist in Sport, after recovering from injury, put all his knowledge on making the athlete begins his sport in the physical conditions more appropriate, and as similar as possible to those presented before the injury.

    The Physiotherapist in Sport should regain the functionality of the athlete as quickly as possible, accelerating the biological processes of recovery from injury, limiting his training as little as possible and ensure that they are reinstated with the greatest prospects for success

  • TEACHING The Physiotherapist in Sport should aim to improve all these facets of knowledge that contribute to the training of top professionals in this field, both as a Graduate Degree.

  • RESEARCH Physiotherapist in Sport conducted all studies contributing to expand and develop expertise in Sport Physiotherapy.

* World Confederation Physical Therapy.