Sport therapy is a segment of the healthcare industry that is more popular due to its applications and positive results in sports industry. Sports therapy focuses on preparing an athlete for maximum mental and physical performance on the field and during training. These athletes are treated as patients if they need rehabilitative care due to an injury or accident. They are treated as clients when sports therapists try to increase the mental and physical performance of athletes.
Athletes have it tough due to the nature of the game and the training requirements. The game itself is extremely competitive and many times athletes feel the psychological stress and pressure which at times becomes overwhelming for them. This results in either poor output or frequent injuries. The teachings and principles of sports therapy work towards preparing an athlete that is ready to handle the stress on and off the field. Sports therapists are also responsible for treating those athletes who have injured themselves either on the field or while training. Helping athletes recover from injuries and encouraging their prevention is also a major area of focus for all sports therapy.