Register of approved sports rehabilitators gets the go ahead

Friday 20 December 2013

Steve Aspinall from the University’s School of Health Sciences, who has chaired the British Association of Sport Rehabilitators and Trainers (BASRaT) for the past eight years, has helped to secure a new standard of rehabilitation healthcare which means that sport rehabilitators are now formally recognised as a healthcare occupation.

BASRaT’s register of accredited sport rehabilitation specialists has now been accredited by the Professional Standards Authority in Health and Social Care. Graduates will be able to display the Accredited Voluntary Register quality mark to show that they meet the high requirements of the Authority.

The University of Salford was one of the first institutions to run degree programmes in the field of sport rehabilitation.

Steve said: “We are pleased to allow graduate sport rehabilitators that meet the far reaching standards of our register to display the new quality mark.

"The register will give extra peace of mind for anyone looking for a specialist in musculoskeletal injuries, exercise-based rehabilitation and fitness.

"This new quality mark gives patients extra assurance that their rehabilitator is committed to the highest levels of healthcare.”