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Our Respiratory Clinic, run by world-leading experts, provides state-of-the-art testing and customised solutions for athletes with respiratory issues.

How we can help you

High-quality research undertaken in the School of Sport and Exercise Sciences feeds into the work of the Respiratory Clinic, which means our advice and support reflects the latest developments in the field.

Testing can reveal underlying respiratory issues

The clinic focuses on testing and assessments for exercise-related breathing problems including Exercise Induced Asthma (EIA). EIA, if undiagnosed, can limit an athlete's performance and affect their health but many athletes are unaware that they have the condition.

At our clinic, we offer the 'gold standard' test for EIA. Once we have made a diagnosis, we guide clients through well-established treatment paths, which allow them to exercise and compete without any limitations.

We welcome individual athletes, regular exercisers and teams to our clinic. We also offer an EIA screening service, where we take our mobile EVH challenge equipment to a training venue and can screen up to 15 athletes in four hours.

Find out more about our extensive facilities.

Our clients

Our client-base is broad, drawn by the expertise of our staff. Dr John Dickinson has been leading the testing of Britian's elite athletes for over a decade. He has worked with over 1,000 athletes, spanning all Olympic sports and professional sports such as rugby and Premier League football, as well as testing celebrities for Sport Relief.

Jamie Wilkins

I was able to produce my best performance when it really counted at the UCI Gran Fondo World Championships.

Jamie Wilkins Amateur racing cyclist


The Respiratory Clinic provides assessment of breathing before, during and after exercise. You are then given a programme specific to your needs, which will reduce or eliminate respiratory symptons during exercise.

Service Price per test + VAT*
EVH Challenge £280
Breathing assessment and training £160
Combination of EVH and breathing training £360
Follow-up breathing training £120


We offer a discount of 50% to members of Kent County Council's FANS scheme and to Kent Sport Scholars.

Book an appointment

If you would like to book an appointment or have any questions about our service, please get in touch:

Call us on 01634 333079 or

Email j.w.dickinson@kent.ac.uk

Once you have made an appointment, you can make payment online at the Kent Store.

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Hands-on experience

In our clinics, you put your academic knowledge into practice, gaining a mix of skills that makes you attractive to employers.

Students observing a sports therapy sessions

Career opportunities

Listen to our graduates describe how they developed their employability at Kent

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