We at the SMA are proud of the high standards we promote within the industry

Our requirements for membership are exacting and we make no apologies for this because we want the public to be confident in the high level of skills and professionalism of the therapists on our register. 

Our reputation for quality means we are the first port of call for qualification Awarding Organisations requiring approval or advice, for the legal profession needing expert advice or witnesses, and for the media looking for industry opinion. Our Board comprises actively working therapists, representing different aspects of the industry: elite sport, multidisciplinary clinics, mobile and home-based therapists, teachers in colleges and university.

We completely understand the needs of the working Soft Tissue Therapist. 

You can be proud to be accepted as a member of the SMA

OUR Aims

The SMA has the following aims to guide its development. These are to:

  • Establish and maintain minimum standards for soft tissue therapy training
  • Give confidence to the general and sporting public, the medical profession and government agencies that Soft Tissue Therapists are suitably trained to provide a quality service
  • Hold a National Register for Soft Tissue Therapists
  • Establish and maintain the ethical, professional and educational standards for Soft Tissue Therapists
  • Support and promote our members and their profession
  • Ensure the best possible Soft Tissue Therapy is available to sports and non sports people who use our practitioners

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