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Physiotherapy vs Sports Therapy

Whats the difference?

What is the difference between Physiotherapy and Sports Therapy?

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Here at Bodylogics The Sports Therapy Clinic we get asked this question alot.  The simple answer is not a lot.  There are huge similarities between the two professions so when consulting a Sports Therapist or a Physiotherapist you can be confident in the credentials of the professionals training that they will have the competency to assess and treat your problem.  Sports Therapists are trained in Musculo-Skeletal therapy having received education in injury diagnosis as well as recovery and rehabilitation.  Sports Therapists are often employed by high performing sports teams based on their specialist training in sports injuries and sports recovery.  Physiotherapists on the other hand are not only highly trained in injury diagnosis and rehabilitation but they also deal with more general healthcare issues that you may go and see you GP about such as respiratory and cardiovascular conditions.  This is not to say that a Sports Therapist cannot help you but their training in this area is not as intense as it is within the Physiotherapy professions.

“So who is the best person to see when I am injured? A Physiotherapist or Sports Therapist?"

At Bodylogics The Sports Therapy Clinic our Sports Therapists and Physiotherapists are trained to degree level and hold either BSc’s or MSc’s in their chosen profession.  This enables every member to be able to assess and diagnose Musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction (back pain, neck pain, tendon pain, muscle injury, post operation rehabilitation). 

To explore this question further we need to look at the definition of each profession.  Sports Therapy is “an aspect of healthcare that is specifically concerned with the prevention of injury and the rehabilitation of the patient back to optimum levels of functional, occupational and sports specific fitness, regardless of age and ability.  It utilises the principles of sport and exercise science incorporating physiological and pathological processes to prepare the participant for training, competition and where applicable, work”.

Physiotherapy can be defined as “helping people affected by injury, illness or disability through movement and exercise, manual therapy, education and advice.   They maintain health for people of all ages, helping patients to manage pain and prevent disease.  The profession helps to encourage development and facilitate recovery, enabling people to stay in work while helping them remain independent for as long as possible”.

As you can see, the definitions are very similar and once again, both professions under-go intense training for the diagnosis and treatment of musculo-skeletal injuries. 

What is important to note is that, currently, most medico-legal companies only cover patients to see CSP registered Physiotherapists. So if you need to see a healthcare professional and plan to claim on your insurance, it is vital you see a regsitered CSP Physiotherapist.  All our Physiotherapists are registered with the CSP.

Being able to offer a range of services and solutions to your injury problems all under one roof is  something we’re very proud to offer here at Bodylogics The Sports Therapy Clinic.  This means we have  a range of outstanding professionals who are able to help you with your presenting symptoms and advise how best to prevent any reoccurrences. We have a great team on board here and are confident we can help you with whatever your symptoms and condition is.

See what they say about us at Bodylogics The Sports Therapy Clinic

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Jacob Merryweather
16:49 05 Nov 19
Very good experience, would recommend! I had an hour and a half sports massage from Joel who alleviated my lower back pain. I'm now springing around again:)read more
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Deborah Dalgleish
14:18 02 Nov 19
Always seen on time, always friendly and professional and the most diagnostic approach I have encountered. You have confidence that there will be an improvement after the session. Gerard is always cheerful and positive, follows up on conditions and sends exercises to aid improvement away from the clinic.read more
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Oliver Mendelsohn
15:44 25 Oct 19
Great service from start to finish. I saw Andrew Terry, their lead Osteopath specialist, who really took the time to understand my symptoms. I will be seeing Andy again soon for further treatment.read more
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Carmel Flatley
14:21 17 Oct 19
6 months down the line from having had a hip replacement, my husband wanted to know what he could and could not do in returning to exercise. I spoke to Jason about his needs and we agreed Yuliyan Dimov was the best person to see in the first instance. Jason was really helpful and Yuliyan re-assured my husband and gave him all the info he needed to work out what exercised to do and not to do. Very happy with the service we received. Friendly, efficient and effective. Thanks!read more
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lekkerchick02 .
07:33 09 Oct 19
After two weeks of intense physio sessions and lots of walking in Oxfordshire, I needed detangling to assist with my recovery. Jason is very knowledgeable (even about rare conditions!) and worked through my main issues, releasing muscles and allowing me to continue my recovery and training! Big thank you!read more
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Kareen Russell
19:04 25 Aug 19
I am really bothered with the pain in my shoulder when I swim. I came to see Jason and I learned so much on what is going on. He gave me a good massage and strengthening homework exercises to do. I am glad that I am now more aware and feel more connected with my body when I workout. My session with him has been very helpful especially now that I am preparing for a try out and swimming event. Thank you Bodylogics.read more
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Hannah Nice
11:55 09 Aug 19
I had a sore Achilles that had been getting progressively worse. I did not want to be told to stop running so had avoided treatment. A friend recommended Jason. Jason spent a lot of time listening to my symptoms and after diagnosing the problem he gave me the most painful massage. I was a sceptic and thought it cannot have made much difference. BUT WOW! So much better the next day, I can’t believe the difference. He has also given me relevant exercise to do. Thank you, Jason . I have had 2 sessions and I am now able to walk without a hobbleread more
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Sarah Burns
22:21 02 Aug 19
I have been to Bodylogics twice now and both visits and treatments have been excellent. Jason and Gerard were both really helpful, talked everything through and made suggestions for post-treatment. I will definitely be back.read more
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Sejal Patel
18:19 12 Jul 19
Suffering from whiplash for over a month and lots of restrictions on movement around the neck and back area. Came here for a sports massage and came out feeling so good and I’m good spirits was and still able to move my neck more and more each day. Would defo recommend to others! Best thing I did! Looking forward to my next appointmentread more
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Immie Wong
13:28 08 Jul 19
A very friendly and professional service. The massage really helped reduce the stiffness in my legs and advice was given to prevent further tightness. I would recommend Bodylogics highly.read more
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Sarah Cross
20:43 04 Jul 19
Great professional company. Really easy to book an appointment and the physio session was incredibly helpful. After two years of a repeat injury I feel like I'm finally on the mend as Jason really understood what my injury was and what needed to be worked onread more
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Reem Hagona
16:43 08 Jun 19
I’d recommend Bodylogics to anyone. I called for an appointment and was told someone will call me back. Sure enough, I got a call from Jason in a few hours. I was really pleased with my first appointment with Jason. He clearly explained what he was going to do beforehand and gave sound and realistic advice. I’m booked for a follow up which I’m sure will be just as helpful!read more
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Julia Gomes
19:13 08 May 19
I had a great experience at Bodylogics. After sustaining an injury running I made an appointment to see Jason. He was very knowledgeable and professional.The physio session was just what I needed - he explained what he was doing and why every step of the way. He gave me some great advice on how to get back to training. He knows his stuff for sure. It's reassuring to know that I can contact them if I should need any more advice during my recovery. I would definately recommend the services of Bodylogics - an excellent experience all round.read more
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Edgar Lidt
10:29 08 Aug 19
I visited this place as i work nearby in Archway. I had been recommended to see them as a friend of mine saw them recently. I was very impressed with the service from start to finish. I had a sports massage treatment for my lower back. I saw Jason and he not only worked into my back but also explained really clearly why it may be happening. I will certainly be back.read more
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Patrick Hernan
21:51 20 Jul 19
I visited Bodylogics for a sports massage and I was very impressed. Thoroughly professional service received from Jason. He listened to my problems and offered advice on how I can help avoid it happening again. Was very happy with the whole experience. Will be back again.read more
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peter williams
07:36 05 Jul 19
Sports Massage treatment I suffer from incredibly tight upper back from years of poor mobility and lack of stretching, Jason quicky diagnosed a plan of action for me to improve my mobility and gave me some assisted stretching and massage to help fix my ailments ! Great service and really well positioned so I can get in whilst at work in London.read more
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Graham Peters
14:20 23 Apr 19
To be honest, i didn't actually know this place existed before i went. It is operated from the new CrossFit Gym on Fortress Road and i saw Jason before i completed the Brighton Marathon last week. I always believe in supporting local business' and honestly can say that it is one of the best sports massage i have ever had. Jason was professional and understood the anatomy incredibly well. I went on to run a PB in Brighton and will be using Bodylogics again for any future injuries or niggles i get.read more
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