UWTSD Sport Therapy students run injury clinics in Carmarthen


17.02.2020

Students studying the BSc Sport Therapy degree at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David are running a Sport Therapy Injury Clinic on the University’s Carmarthen campus twice a week until the end of March.

Therapi Chwaraeon / Sports Therapy

Open to the public and run under the supervision of the University’s highly experienced lecturers and clinicians, the free student-led injury clinics operate every Tuesday and Thursday afternoons between 3pm and 5pm.  The clinics are open to any member of the public suffering from sports and exercise related musculoskeletal injuries.

The BSc Sports Therapy degree at UWTSD is the only Sports Therapy degree in Wales accredited by the Society of Sports Therapy and is designed to develop competent practitioners in all aspects of Sports Therapy. As part of their degree, students will undertake supervised clinical practice at the University’s clinic offering appointments to staff, students and members of the public. 

Upon graduation, UWTSD’s Sports Therapy students are suitably skilled and insured through The Society of Sports Therapists to run their own private clinics - which for some has included use the facilities on site - as well as working in a variety of other sporting and healthcare environments.

“Our students get the opportunity to cement the taught components of their modules in a practical environment under the supervision of experienced clinicians,” says Daniel Martin, Sports Therapy lecturer.  “This experience then forms part of their professional development and continues the journey towards becoming a fully autonomous Graduate Sports Therapist.”

Daniel Martin

Daniel Martin, Sports Therapy lecturer.

One of those students who’s already been treating patients at the University’s clinic is Graham Vaughan,

“I find that clinic has helped me in learning about client acquisition, correspondence and booking of appointments.  This further allows time to practice greeting and consultation skills, whilst building relationship with the patients,” says Graham.  “I have familiarised myself with techniques through the modules and am able to apply them, with the goal of becoming a Graduate Sports Therapist.  I feel confident to learn clinical reasoning skills in the expertly supervised environment and to produce safe effective treatments.”

A Graduate Sports Therapist is someone who is competent and capable of dealing with acute injuries pitchside, performing a clinical assessment to develop a diagnosis, and who uses a variety of treatment methods, alongside sport-specific rehabilitation techniques, to get the athlete back to full sports participation.  Students learn in UWTSD’s dedicated sport therapy suites and upon graduating have the knowledge, skills, and confidence to work as part of a team or independently as a Graduate Sports Therapist. 

To book a session with one of the BSc Sports Therapy students, please contact the clinic supervisor Charley Keen by emailing c.keen@uwtsd.ac.uk, indicating a day and time along with your contact details and location of injury.

Alternatively, if you’re interested in a massage, you can also make use of the free student-led massage clinic which is run on a Friday by clicking on the following link to select a suitable appointment: https://calendly.com/massageclinicuwtsd/clinic

And to find out more about the BSc Sports Therapy degree programme at UWTSD, please visit:  https://www.uwtsd.ac.uk/bsc-sport-therapy/

Further Information

For further information, please contact Sian-Elin Davies, Principal Communications and PR Officer on 01267 676908 / 07449 998476 sian-elin.davies@uwtsd.ac.uk