The HNC Soft Tissue Therapy has been designed for those who want to perform hands-on treatments with people who participate in sport. The treatment could be designed to help an athlete optimise their performance, or help aid the recovery from injury that has been diagnosed by an appropriate medical professional. Achievement of the award would allow you to work with any athlete from recreational through to elite level performers. It would also allow you to work within a sports medicine team, working beside other professionals, such as sports medicine doctors, physiotherapists, general and strength and conditioning coaches and nutritionists, or independently in a clinic-type environment. You would also have the opportunity to progress to the second year of the HND Sports Therapy.