Recovering from any injury is frustrating. At our Sports Ready Clinic, by using state-of-the-art equipment and innovative techniques, we can aid your recovery time and offer advice on how to prevent future injuries.

How we can help you

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

Whether you are a professional sportsperson, a weekend athlete, or a complete beginner, our affordable clinic can help you to get the best out of your body.

We offer sports massage and prehabilitation services as well as sport-specific rehabilitation programmes that take you from initial injury or post-surgery right through to a return to sport. Following a comprehensive rehabilitation programme can increase your chance of returning to action more quickly and can also potentially reduce the risk of re-injury.

 

Man on a treadmill being observed
The treadmill allows us to assess athletes' responses in controlled conditions

The clinic is staffed by final-year undergraduate students under the supervision of vastly experienced therapists.

Find out more about our extensive facilities.

Our clients

We work with individuals and also support several clubs to get the best out of their elite performers. Our clients include Gillingham FC, Canterbury RFC, Kent Crusaders Basketball and gymnasts from the Jumpers Rebound Centre.

Mimi Anderson participating in a marathon
Multiple Guinness World Record holder, Mimi Anderson, attended the Clinic to prepare for her run across America (view transcript)

You may not want to run across America, as our former client Mimi Anderson does, but whatever your ambition, our first-class practitioners and extensive facilities will help you to achieve it.

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James Barter

I am grateful for the support of staff and the great facilities; using the AlterG has allowed me to walk and exercise.

James Barter Attends clinic for support with Friedreich's ataxia

Services

When attending the clinic, you receive an initial assessment where we discuss your medical history in detail and identify any current injuries. This is followed by a physical assessment and, if needed, an assessment of your training regime. We then develop a bespoke treatment/rehabilitation/injury prevention plan, ensuring your programme is right for you.

Service 30 minutes 60 minutes

To get you back competing or playing again as soon as possible a rehab programme needs to be specific to your sport, to you as an individual and to the nature of your injury. The wealth of knowledge and experience of our lead clinicians will facilitate your recovery and reduce your chances of re-injury.

£15 £20

Pre-event, post-event and maintenance sports massage is available. It is used to facilitate recovery, increase blood flow and relax tight and sore tissues.

£15 £20

Pre-hab programmes are designed to protect athletes from injury. They work best when they are designed to protect a specific athlete for a particular sport. Obviously not all injuries can be avoided, but the effects of injuries can be minimised through specific conditioning. Programmes can be designed to enhance current training regimes in areas such as strength and flexibility and to correct internal factors, such as muscle imbalances, that can cause recurring injuries.

£15 £20

Concessions*

Free to University of Kent staff and students.

All treatments £10 (30 minutes) and £15 (60 minutes).

*Concessions are available for: senior citizens; students; disabled people; Medway Park members; NHS staff; members of Medway Park Judo club; University of Kent graduates; members of the Police and Fire services; staff at University of Kent partner organisations.

NOTE: If a student brings an injured athlete from their placement to the Clinic, the athlete does not have to pay for their treatment if the student takes their session. If they are treated by someone else, they have to pay the ‘partner organisation’ fee.

Supervised by leading experts

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 sportinjury@kent.ac.uk

Clinic hours

All treatments and assessments are by appointment only:
Monday
13:00-15:30 and 17:30-20:30

Wednesday
10:00-12:30 and 17:30-20:30

Thursday
10:00-12:30

Friday
10:00-12:30

 



Hands-on experience

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

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Students observing a sports therapy sessions

Career opportunities

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