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.
The clinic is staffed by final-year undergraduate students under the supervision of vastly experienced therapists.
Find out more about our extensive facilities.
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.
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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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
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.
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Sports therapy and rehabilitation
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.
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.
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.
Free to SSES University of Kent staff and students.
*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 and students at University of Kent partner organisations. Please ask for more details when you book.
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 888137 or Email firstname.lastname@example.org
All treatments and assessments are by appointment only:
17:30 - 20:30
07:00 - 11:30
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9:00 - 16:00