A “Sports Therapist” is a healthcare professional who has the knowledge, skills and ability to:
- assess, diagnose and treat musculoskeletal injuries and where appropriate, refer on for specialist advice and intervention
- plan and implement appropriate rehabilitation programmes
- provide the immediate care of injuries and basic life support in a recreational, training and competitive environment
- utilise sports and exercise principles to optimise performance, preparation and injury prevention programmes
- provide appropriate sport and remedial massage in a sport and exercise context
Jillian has trained in the APPI method of Pilates in level 1 and 2 and is teaching on a weekly basis and have recently qualified in pre and post natal Pilates which run on a Saturday.
Jillian furthered her training by attending the ‘Sarah Keys Back Masterclass Course (level 1-3) For those who may not be aware, Sarah Key is one of the world’s leading experts and authors in the treatment of back pain. Treatment involves the use of therapist’s foot, standing on the patient to feel for and encourage movement in the spinal joints. The course delves into detail regarding the five stages of spinal breakdown, as well as educating patients on how to treat their own backs and performing daily exercises to rehydrate dry and stiff discs.