While physiotherapy generally treats patients in order to enable them to carry out general daily activities again, the sport physiotherapist often goes a step further. He usually deals with clients who not only want to go back to work, but also want to practice their sport again. He also deals with professional sportsmen and women who want to practice their sport again at a high or even higher level.
However, the sport physiotherapist also sees other (vulnerable) target groups, such as the elderly and children, where sport is used as part of the therapy. Most of the complaints that people go to the sports physiotherapist with are injuries to the knee, ankle and shoulder. The therapy focuses not only on repairing the affected joints, but also on training the parts of the body that can still take the strain to maintain their condition.