PD:Approval provides endorsement for training providers who wish to gain recognition for their training from the Sports Therapy Association, enabling their members to not only gain CPD points but also to access independently quality assured training. Gary Benson, founding member and Director of the STA, updates on their work over the past few months:
During the spring and summer of 2017 the STA event team attended over 12 events in the Midlands providing medical support and/or pre and post event massage. The events vary but include Half Marathons, Sprint, Middle and Long distance triathlons. Last weekend we supported a 24 hour running event, and earlier in September we supported the BBC televised Elite Team Relays “Triathlon Cup” from Nottingham.
We are now focusing on the STA conference which is held to coincide with Therapy Expo at the NEC in Birmingham on 22/23 November and have recently announced our speaker line up focusing on the peripheral skills that enhance the role of the Sports Therapist – see full details here. We also attended the Elite Rehab Expo at Excel in London to meet up with new and prospective members.
In August, we launched our new mobile friendly website, www.thesta.co.uk. It’s fair to say there were a few teething problems but we seem to be on top of them now and the feedback has been positive on the new look and functionality. We will continue to develop this over the next few months to a fully automated CPD portal and renewal process.
The new website coincides with changes to our communication systems and our new email addresses are:
- firstname.lastname@example.org for general enquiries
- email@example.com for all membership admin enquiries.
- firstname.lastname@example.org to send evidence of qualifications and first aid for membership, renewal or upgrade.
As universities and colleges are getting back to full speed after the long summer break we anticipate being busy with membership applications and requests for introductory talks about how STA can support their students.
For more information about the STA, contact us on 07774 553230 or visit our website.