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Training and Education | Sports Injury Specialist

teachingA Sports Injury Specialist is trained, educated and capable of providing care from a basic first aid level to graduate status. However, only those who are members of The Society of Sports Therapists will have been deemed as meeting the required levels of competencies and knowledge necessary to be covered by Professional Indemnity Insurance.

Accredited and Validated Programmes of Study

Only those who are members of The Society of Sports Therapists will have undertaken an accredited programme of study and achieved standards of knowledge and competencies that are recognised and recommended by the lead professional body in Sports Therapy.

Why Choose a Society of Sports Therapists member?

The Society of Sports Therapists was established in 1990 to address the growing demands from sport and leisure on everyone involved in the management and care of injured participants. With the increasing emphasis on "Sport for All" and the escalating number of participants at all levels, it was imperative that the provision and availability of support services was standardised and monitored. Furthermore, with the number of incidents requiring immediate "lifesaving" first aid techniques rising, there was a need for an organisation to ensure that adequate, effective and appropriate training courses were provided and monitored.

Members of The Society of Sports Therapists:

  • Have reached a minimum benchmark level of knowledge and are eligible for membership status.
  • Are eligible for Professional Liability Insurance.
  • Are required to undertake an annual programme of mandatory Continued Professional Development (CPD) in order to maintain their right for re-registration.
  • Hold a current and valid first aid qualification as a mandatory pre-requisite for membership.
  • Are governed by standards of conduct and disciplinary procedures that are transparent and serve to protect not only the member but also the public with whom they come in contact.
  • Are a member of an organisation that strives to increase the levels of care provided for sports and recreational participants, regardless of age, level and ability.
  • Are members of a professional body that is working with the Health Professions Council for the regulation and registration of the profession of Sports Therapy.

What Our Clients Say

"Amazing! After so many other failed visits to consultants, with Ross, I'm now pain free. I only wish I knew of him years ago. He explained the reasons behind my injury, how I was to be treated, the healing process and how to avoid future injury. I'd recommend him to anybody." - Mr. Castle

I see Ross regularly at his Colchester Clinic. I was in constant pain with an injury. I could hardly walk. Now I can honestly say thanks to his treatment I am virtually pain free!! My quality of life has improved greatly. I am even able to attend a gym as part of my rehabilitation. Without Ross I do not believe I would be where I am today. I only wish I had found him sooner. I highly recommend him. Mrs Weavers.

Ross can only be described as a miracle worker! After seeing numerous so-called professionals in back care I was recommended to Ross to take a look at my long-term back problem.

Within minutes Ross had diagnosed a muscle twist in my back. For years I had seen physios, GPs, an osteopath and chiropractor, yet known of them attempted to find out the root cause of the problem, instead choosing to 'blindly' treat me.

Once Ross had worked out what was causing my back pain he set about eradicating the twist from my back, which I am pleased to say has since gone. In just a few visits Ross had achieved what I thought was the impossible and what no other back care 'expert' had been able to achieve.

As well as having a professional and friendly demeanour, Ross clearly is an expert in his field. He explains everything in clear English so I understood what the problem was and what he had done to cure it. Unlike others I had seen, refreshingly Ross was more interested in resolving my back problem than relieving my wallet. The amount of treatments I had was just enough to fix the problem and no more. I asked several times whether I should come back next week and was told there was no need, as the twist had gone and that further treatment would be un-necessary.

I would whole-heartedly recommend Ross Knevett and have done to at least 3 friends and family members and will gladly continue to do so. If you have pain or muscle injury of any kind I would urge you to see Ross and get expert treatment that really works. Darren Bewley