There are currently no vacancies within the Sports and Performing Arts Injury practice.
We may contract staff on a self employed basis from various skill sets for external or special events.
We are sorry but due to the nature of our work, we are unable to offer work experience.
How do I become a Physio?
We are repeatedly asked this question by people interested in this line of work.
The term “physio” is often used as a “catch all” phrase, rather like the way people call a vacuum cleaner a “hoover”. The term “Physiotherapy” has protected rights and only those with the relevant qualification can call themselves a physiotherapist.
Other, very similar professions include Sports Therapy, Osteopathy and Chiropractic. Each have their appropriate qualifications and governing bodies, with many practitioners qualified in more than one dicipline.
All of these professions are studied at degree level, with Masters and some PHD qualifications available.
In order to give a balanced view of all diciplines, we have included some links below, which should help you in your career choice.
The Sportsphysio.com embraces a holistic approach and would contract practitioners from any recognised discipline.
Once qualified, many practitioners go on to specialise in a particular area, such as Sports Medicine, musculoskeletal injury and biomechanics, often practicing privately outside the NHS, whilst others may prefer to work in the hospital environment with specific conditions such as Parkinson’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis and Post Stroke Rehabilitation.
If you like the idea of body work therapies as a career and love working with animals, there are also openings within the veterinary profession.
College of Animal Physiotherapy
National Association of Veterinary Physiotherapists
British College of Osteopathic Medicine – Postgraduate Certificate in Animal Osteopathy
McTimoney College of Chiropractic – MSc in Animal Manipulation (Osteopathic Techniques)
Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Animal Therapy