Sports physiotherapy and neurological physiotherapy

There is no second opinion in the fact that science and technology has made man’s life easier in so many ways. Various discoveries have fastened our lifestyles. These discoveries have been invented for every field of life. One such field which has proved to the most beneficial one is medical field. Inventions of drugs, surgical equipments and other such medical related machineries have elongated man’s life. The diseases which could not be cured in ancient times were labelled as an evil attack. However, we are fortunate enough to have a treatment or cure for almost every possible disease. Medical sciences are further divided into various branches. One such branch is the branch of physiotherapy. In this article, we will be discussing about the two different categories of physiotherapy; sports physiotherapy and neurological physiotherapy. 


Physiotherapy is the branch of medical sciences in which physical treatment is done on a patient suffering from external body pains instead of the drugs or surgery. Different types of methods are used to cure the muscular pains, pains in bones and pains in joints. These methods might range from heat physiotherapy to massage physiotherapy. The person who studies physiotherapy is known as physiotherapist. Proper course of about four to five years have to be taken to become a physiotherapist. There are different types of physiotherapy which might range from orthopaedic physiotherapy to paediatric physiotherapy. These forms of physiotherapy differ on the basis of different body parts. However, we will be particularly discussing about neurological physiotherapy and sports physiotherapy. 

Sports physiotherapy: 

Sports physiotherapy is the category of physiotherapy which is especially meant to treat athletes. In this type of physiotherapy such treatment is carried out that athlete can again play or do sports properly. The treatment can be in the form oil massage on deformed muscles or heated physiotherapy on inflamed joints. Sports physiotherapy is also carried out by enabling the athlete (patient) to do various exercises which can re-activate the swollen parts. Some people confuse physiotherapist with massage specialist but that is a total misconceptions as physiotherapist has closely studied about human body parts and knows which cure to apply on which part of a body. 

Instead of oil massage there is no similarity between the two professions. Moreover, even the method of doing oil massage also varies between the two as sports physiotherapist applies the special techniques which he has studied in his five year long course. On the other hand, a massage specialist only applies and spread the oil on body without knowing much about the human body parts or the way they should be treated. 

Neurological physiotherapy: 

As we know that neurological is the field that is related with the nervous system of human body. Similarly, neurological physiotherapy is the branch of physiotherapy in which such methods of physiotherapy are used which can cure the pains related to nervous system of human body. However, the thing that distinguishes neurological physiotherapy from any other medical neurological treatment is that in neurological physiotherapy uses such ways which do not involve any kind of medicine or surgery. 

Even though both; neurological physiotherapy and sports physiotherapy are the branches of physiotherapy still there lay some differences between them. In sports physiotherapy in Melbourne, every kind of pain is treated by using different physiotherapeutic ways. On the other hand, in neurological physiotherapy deformations that are related only with nervous system are treated. The treatment methods can also vary but that totally depends upon the condition of patient. 


Science has made a huge progress in every field of life but one field which has benefited mankind to a great extent is the field of medicine. There are various branches of medicine for various diseases, disorders or deformations. One such branch is physiotherapy which is further categorized into various types. These types may vary from neurological physiotherapy to sports physiotherapy. Neurological physiotherapy is the type which cures the nervous system of human body by using physiotherapeutic method. Similarly, sports physiotherapy is the type of physiotherapy in which athletes are treated by using the special physiotherapeutic methods. These methods might vary from heat treatment to exercise methods.  “Elizabeth street physiotherapy” offers the best services of sports physiotherapy as she is the expert sports physiotherapist.