Our fantastic facilities provide the perfect learning environment for students undergoing their final year on our accredited BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy and BSc (Hons) Rehabilitation in Sport and Exercise degree programmes. All students hold membership with either the Sports Therapy Organisation or the British Association of Sport Rehabilitators and Trainers. In the clinic, students are supervised by members of staff holding professional membership, insurance and license to practice in the UK. Please be aware that cases may be discussed for training purposes.
Sports therapy is an aspect of healthcare that uses the principles of sport and exercise sciences, incorporating physiological and pathological processes. It is specifically concerned with the prevention of injury and the rehabilitation of a patient back to optimum levels.
Sports therapists are not physiotherapists, but sports therapists will apply physiotherapy skills because physiotherapy is defined as “the treatment of disease, injury or deformity by physical methods including massage, heat treatment, electricity and exercise, rather than drugs or surgery”.
We welcome both amateur and elite-level personnel, whether you want to use our facilities to optimise performance, for recovery from injury, or for pre-season preparation.
For the purpose of modulating pain, a clinical approach can include specific hands-on techniques, used to treat and diagnose soft tissue and joint structures. Techniques include soft tissue massage, taping and cracing.
As a medical treatment, the use of electrical energy can be used to stimulate physiological effects and assist the healing process. Treatmemts include ultrasound, TENS, diagnostic ultrasound and interferential.
Focusing on restoring a client back to their original state. Exercises may be performed by the client alone or with the help of the therapist and include individualised programmes, postural rehabilitation, functional rehabilitation and injury prevention rehabilitation.
All appointments are approximately 45 minutes and we charge a premium for our graduate therapists due to their additional experience.
"I am a 3rd Dan black belt in WTF Olympic-style Taekwondo and the World Junior #3 and Commonwealth Junior Champion. Over the last four years I have been receiving regular treatment and support from Plymouth Marjon University Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation Clinic, helping me deal with both maintenance and injury specific treatments. I can’t recommend the clinic enough, without them I wouldn’t be where I am now. They are a vital part of my team." Katie Bradley
"I have used the sports therapists at the University for both treating an injury, rehabilitation after an operation and maintenance of, primarily, my legs. Whether it is student or staff that has treated me, I have found their approach to be friendly, open, interested and professional. They have also produced useful advice and exercise programmes as part of my ongoing rehabilitation from both injury and the operation. I have referred (and will continue to do so) friends, fellow runners and business colleagues to the sports therapy department, knowing that they will be made welcome and treated well. It is also very helpful that their pricing is very competitive." Chris Menlove-Platt