While the general physical therapist treats his patients to be able to perform the daily activities again, the sports physiotherapist often goes a step further. He usually deals with customers who not only want to get back to work, but also want to keep on playing at the tennis court. There are also fanatical athletes who want to practice their sport at a high or even higher level.
Nevertheless the sports physiotherapist also sees other (vulnerable) target groups in his practice, such as the elderly and children, where sport is used as part of the therapy. The most complaints with which one goes to the sports physiotherapist are knee injuries, ankle and shoulder. The therapy not only focuses on the recovery of the affected joints, but can also be intended to train those body parts that are still trainable.