In sport settings physiotherapists work to restore movement and normal body function following injury or illness. Each athlete will make different demands on their body depending on their sport, the specific exercise they do, their physical condition and their lifestyle.
In sport settings, podiatrists help athletes by diagnosing and treating a wide range of problems affecting the feet, ankles and lower limbs. The following are examples of the types of conditions a podiatrist will commonly treat in athletes: ingrowing toenails, heel pain, big toe pain, heel spurs, plantar fasciitis (arch pain).
A Sport and Exercise Scientist (Physiology) listed on Accredited Sports Professionals has been formally recognized by the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences as being able to provide physiological support. Sport and Exercise Scientists who provide physiological support help athletes and exercisers get into to the best possible physical condition.
A Sport and Exercise Scientist (psychology) listed on Accredited Sports Professionals has been formally recognized by the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences as being able to provide scientific support in sport. Sport and Exercise Scientists who focus on psychology help athletes and teams develop their psychological approach to competition. For example, when working with an individual the focus could include enhancing confidence, dealing with anxiety and maintaining focus.