Sports therapy v sports massage
I am a Swedish massage therapist and would like to progress into the field of sports. I'm struggling to decide whether I should study sports massage or sports therapy, what is the difference? Is one greater recognised than the other ?
A Sports Therapist (at degree level, not sure about level 4) can diagnose, treat, and rehabilitate musculoskeletal injuries. As part of their training, they will also get a sports massage qualification.
A Sports Massage Therapist can only massage, and will have limited knowledge about sports injuries and the physiology involved in tissue healing.