About the Society:

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 standardized 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. With these issues in mind The Society of Sports Therapists was formed in August 2002 The Society of Sports Therapists was incorporated as a Company Limited by Guarantee and not having a share capital. The principles and ethos remain the same.

The Aims of The Society of Sports Therapists:

- To provide a professional body for Sports Therapists that will monitor and give advice on all matters pertaining to Sports Therapy.

- To accredit nationally recognised educational qualifications, as a prerequisite for membership.

- To provide comprehensive professional indemnity and public liability insurance, for Members.

- To provide a platform for Members to further their knowledge, careers and academic or therapeutic ambitions.

- To accredit vocational Sports Therapy courses, with the aim of improving the standards of care and treatment given to sports people.

- To lobby legislative and educational organizations to ensure that the protection of both the public and Members is addressed by national registration and regulation.

- To advise regulatory, political, legal, judicial and sporting bodies and organizations on all matters pertaining to Sports Therapy and Sports Therapists.

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The Society of Sports Therapists

16 Royal Terrace, Glasgow, G3 7NY.

Tel: (+44) 0845 600 2613