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Lecturer elected Chairperson of Sports Therapy Organisation

Released: 02.05.23

Marjon lecturer consulting a student

Plymouth Marjon University is pleased to announce that Sarah Catlow, Programme Leader for Sports Therapy, has been appointed as the new Chair of the Sports Therapy Organisation (STO).  

The STO is a professional membership organisation for sports therapists in the United Kingdom. Its primary mission is to promote the highest standards of education and professional practice among sports therapists. The Organisation provides a range of benefits and services to its members, including access to networking opportunities, and continuing professional development courses. 

With over 25 years of experience in the field, Sarah is a highly respected and experienced sports therapist who has been an active member of the STO Executive Committee for several years. 

As the Organisation’s new Chairperson, Sarah is committed to promoting the benefits of sports therapy and ensuring that the organisation is at the forefront of this important field. She brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the role, which will help to drive the organisation forward. 

"I’m thrilled to be taking on this role and am looking forward to working with the STO Executive Committee to continue to promote the benefits of sports therapy," said Sarah. "Sports therapy has never been more important, and I am committed to ensuring that the STO is at the forefront of this important field.” 

In addition to supporting its members, the STO works to raise awareness of the benefits of sports therapy among the public and other healthcare professionals. The Organisation collaborates with other organisations and regulatory bodies to ensure that the profession is recognised and respected within the healthcare industry. 

Sarah's appointment comes at an exciting time for the STO, which has seen significant growth in recent years. The Organisation continues to play an important role in promoting and supporting the profession of sports therapy in the UK, while also ensuring that its members maintain the highest standards of professionalism and competence. 

Plymouth Marjon University offers a sports therapy programme that provides students with the necessary skills and knowledge to become competent sports therapists. The programme is designed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of human anatomy and physiology, injury assessment, and rehabilitation techniques. Through a combination of classroom lectures and practical sessions, students learn how to assess and treat a range of musculoskeletal injuries commonly associated with sports.  

Additionally, students will have access to first-class facilities and equipment, which will enable them to practice and refine their skills. Upon completion of the programme, graduates will be equipped with the necessary skills to work with athletes at all levels, from amateur to professional, and help them achieve their performance goals. 

For more information about the Sports Therapy Organisation, visit their website here. 

Find out more about sport, rehabilitation, and therapy programmes at Marjon here. 

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