About The STA
Sports Therapy Association (STA) is setting a new gold standard in professional representation for sports therapists, sports injury therapists and soft tissue therapists across the United Kingdom.
We have worked passionately to develop a truly independent and ethical association that is committed to raising standards across the industry and progressing opportunities for our valued members.
As practicing Sports Therapists, working in an increasingly challenging political climate, we identified the need for a new, dynamic, forward thinking and proactive professional association - a body that could voice the opinions of practitioners and lobby for positive change, crucially without the bias associated with direct links to training providers. We are proud of what the Sports Therapy Association represents, and we will continue to work tirelessly on behalf of our members and to fulfil our commitment to promote excellence in the field of Sports Therapy.
STA affinity scheme insurance is available to members once an application has been approved, it currently costs £50.86 and we provide a link in the welcome letter in your Dropbox folder to deal directly with Balens Insurance who administer our policy. Insurance is not available to non STA members. It is a £6m liability and unlimited legal expenses policy. It includes as standard everything on the Sports Massage, Soft Tissue Therapy, Sports Therapy and Sports Rehabilitation learning programmes. It also includes Dry Needling and Mobilisations to grade 4 but Medical acupuncture and Manipulations are excluded and require payment of additional premium. Associated fitness industry coaching, teaching , yoga, exercise referral, gym instruction, personal training and Pilates can be added for no extra cost if you have a qualification and provide Balens with the necessary evidence. This is not an exhaustive list and you should speak directly to Balens to ascertain if the policy meets your individual needs. The STA, along with other membership associations are not regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority to offer insurance advice or to sell insurance products.
Membership prices and payment options;
Recurring practitioner membership is currently £60 and requires a PayPal subscription. You set up a subscription and agree to send STA your membership fees annually (this can be cancelled at any time, the STA have no authority to alter or cancel this on your behalf, it is a contract between you and PayPal) We send reminders to your registered email address 21,14 and 7 days prior to expiry. If you cancel your subscription you will revert to the single year practitioner membership currently £75. Fees sent to us erroneously and subsequently refunded are subject to an admin fee equal to the PayPal fees we incur and the administrative processes required to action the refund, this admin fee is currently £7.50
Student Membership is currently £35, this is not available if you hold a practitioner qualification, ie, you hold a level 3 Sports Massage award and are currently studying a Degree or Diploma, this fee can be paid by debit or credit card via PayPal.
Single year Practitioner Membership is currently £75, this fee can be paid by debit or credit card via PayPal.
We are introducing Bank Transfer, QR code and Mobile Payment options in the Autumn of 2020