Growing public awareness of the numerous health benefits of physical activity is making sport ever more popular and widely practised. More and more frequently, doctors are prescribing physical exercise as a basic treatment for improving health and overall quality of life. Because physiotherapists focus directly on the benefits of physical activity, they need to know the fundamental principles of training for and practicing specific athletic activities, as well as how to evaluate their patients’ basic and medical status. The UIC postgraduate course provides essential knowledge and training for physiotherapists interested in working with athletes and all those who engage in physical activity.
Interest in competition sports has also increased substantially in recent years. The road to high-performance is a long and trying one, and must come as the result of both athletic talent and arduous training that often goes on for years. It is crucial for physiotherapists who work in this area to know the limits of this strenuous training in order to consider its potential impacts on the musculoskeletal system, and the effects of stress after recovering from injury.