The United States of Sports Therapy

by Keith Ward, School of Sport and Creative Services, University College Birmingham, UK
Wednesday 22nd August 2012 - Article 1

The United States of Sports Therapy: A commentary on current progress and challenges of the profession.

In the UK, the sports therapy profession has steadily evolved, in little over 20 years, to a position whereby practitioners are generally accepted for being able to provide a safe, reliable, effective, autonomous and evidence-based contribution to the well-being, fitness, performance and recovery of their athletes and patients. As an emerging profession, it is experiencing the numerous and various challenges which must naturally accompany the essential process of gaining acceptance and recognition from other healthcare professions, sporting associations and the general public.

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