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What is a Diploma in Sport Physiotherapy?

Physiotherapists with a Diploma in Sport Physiotherapy have experience treating athletes of all levels on and off the field and are qualified to work with Canada’s highest level athletes.  Through the education system provided by Sport Physiotherapy Canada (SPC) the physiotherapist is trained in a variety of areas, including athletic taping, protective equipment, emergency care, concussion management and exercise prescription.  To acquire their diploma, therapists must also mentor under experienced therapists to gain valuable field experience.  Written and practical examinations are also required to achieve this diploma.

There is a lot more to know about “Sport Physiotherapists”.  Check-out the Sport Physiotherapy Canada website for more information.

1. Sport Physiotherapy Canada (SPC) (2019). Role of a Sport Physio. URL: https://www.sportphysio.ca/role-of-a-sport-physio/. Retrieved January 30, 2019.

Please note

This article is not intended to be a literature review.  While some literature may be cited in some cases, this article should not be used as scientific-evidence of a treatment or service.  Please contact your physiotherapist or other appropriate health care provider to better understand the scientific literature supporting or refuting the use of a particular treatment.

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