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MSK Assessment and Injury Consultation

A woman has her leg examined by two Marjon students under the supervision of Beth Willment

What to expect? 

  • A full 45 minute consultation with one of our third year students or our graduates 
  • Within the 45 minutes a full subjective and objective assessment will be completed looking at the injured site itself and the possible surrounding factors that could be involved. 
  • From this, student will tailor their treatment to your specific needs to create a rehabilitation plan

What to bring? 

  • Comfortable clothing, athleisure, suitable footwear such as trainers. 

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Our services and modalities

Therapeutic Ultrasound

Thermal effects 

  • Pain Reduction 
  • Increase blood flow 
  • Increases vasodilation and metabolism (accelerates healing)
  • Extensibility of scar tissue increased 
  • Decrease muscle spasm 
  • Heats collagen rich tissues 

Non-thermal effects 

  • Increase cell permeability 
  • Increase blood flow 
  • Stimulates collagen synthesis 
  • Stimulates phagocytosis
  • Breaks down scar tissue 

Therapeutic Laser Therapy

  • Reduction of inflammation
  • Pain relief
  • Accelerated tissue regeneration -stimulates cell proliferation.
  • Mitochondria and fibroblast stimulation 


  • Decreases/regulates pain perception
  • Chronic pain relief 
  • Control of overfiring nerves
  • Promotes blood flow via contraction to targeted muscles 
  • Release of endorphins


  • Aids muscular strength 
  • Accelerates recovery from injury
  • Regulates muscle firing 
  • Retrains muscles and enhances range of motion
  • Reduces muscle tension and corrects muscular imbalances

What We Work With

  • Tendon and Ligament tears or sprains 
  • Muscle Strains 
  • Tendinopathies 
  • Tennis Elbow 
  • Frozen Shoulder 
  • Bursitis 
  • Plantar Fasciitis 
  • FAI 
  • Golfers Elbow 
  • Facet Dysfunction
  • Herniated Disc 
  • Sciatica 
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Labral tears 
  • Rotator Cuff 
  • ITBS 
  • SIJ Dysfunction 
  • Scapular Dyskinesia
  • Meniscal Injuries  


Hydrotherapy, also known as aquatic therapy or water therapy, is a therapeutic approach that utilizes water to promote healing, alleviate pain, and improve physical function. This form of therapy has been practiced for centuries and is commonly used in medical, rehabilitation, and wellness settings.

  • Reduced Pain – Soft Tissue and Joint 
  • Muscular and Neuromuscular Re-education
  • Encouragement of Normal Movement
  • Gradual Loading
  • Low Impact Exercise 
  • Gait Re-education (Walking Technique)
  • Joint Mobility and Nutrition 
  • Aerobic Fitness 
  • Balance and Coordination
  • Promotes Strength of Weak Muscles
  • Promotes Joint Range 
  • Promotes Independence and Function
  • Improved Circulation
  • Improve Self-confidence
  • Safe Environment for Exercise (reduced risk/fear of falling)
  • Promotes Overall Accelerated Recovery 

Alter-G Treadmill (Anti-gravity)

An "anti-gravity treadmill," also known as an "alterG treadmill," is a specialized fitness equipment designed to reduce the effective weight or impact on a person while running or walking. It uses advanced technology to create a unique environment where users can experience a sensation of running or walking in a reduced gravity state.

How it works: The anti-gravity treadmill uses air pressure and a specially designed enclosure to create a lifting force, offsetting a portion of the user's body weight. The technology is based on the principle of differential air pressure, which helps to unweight the user's lower body while they walk or run on the treadmill.

  • Early Weight Bearing Post Surgery or Injury
  • Introduction to Load after Injury (promotes healthy bone and joint stress)
  • Gait Re-education Post Injury/Early Recovery
  • Objective Data for Staged Progression (percentage based)
  • Running Cardio with Decreased Load
  • End Stage Fracture Rehabilitation 


Taping can be used for many benefits, including rigid taping and kinesiology in sport and non-sport specific injuries. Taping application will be overseen by our trained professional alongside our 3rd year students. 

  • Injury Prevention: Taping can help stabilize joints and reduce the risk of certain injuries, particularly when engaging in high-impact or repetitive movements.
  • Injury Management: Taping can provide support to injured areas, helping athletes continue participating in their sport while recovering.
  • Pain Relief: Taping techniques, especially kinesiology taping, are thought to help alleviate pain by providing support and influencing the nervous system.
  • Swelling Reduction: Taping can help reduce swelling by lifting the skin slightly, which may enhance lymphatic drainage and blood circulation.
  • Muscle Support: Taping can assist in muscle support and proprioception (awareness of body position), potentially enhancing muscle function and movement.

Post-surgical rehabilitation

Post-surgical rehabilitation programs are tailored to the specific type of surgery, the patient's individual needs, and their overall health status. They are all overseen by our graduated members of staff, with a mixture of programmed exercises and the use of our specialist equipment. 


Cryotherapy refers to the use of cold temperatures for therapeutic purposes. It has been utilized for centuries to treat various medical conditions, reduce pain, and promote healing. 

This treatment is mainly focused for recovery to acute injuries and swelling management. 

Equipment methods:

  • Game ready cuffs
  • Cryo-cuff
  • Squid
  • Ice buckets

Before the use of all our specialist equipment our therapists will complete a full Musculoskeletal/Injury consultation to see what the best course of treatment for you, From this we can then book you in with the appropriate treatment plan. To book in please use our booking link or contact us.


I was very impressed at the quick turnaround time and attentive care that I received from the Marjon Therapy clinic. After sustaining a quad injury just weeks before my final triathlon of the season, the team offered holistic support and race day taping to facilitate my participation still. Beth was highly informative and offered sound recommendations regarding pre competition recovery and ways to maintain a training base without further exacerbating my injury. Beth also assisted with pre-race taping to offer support to my injury to get me to the start line as best as possible. I placed third so the advice was clearly beneficial! Thanks to Beth and team
Ella O'Neill, triathlete

The Plymouth City Patriots have enjoyed wonderful provision from Plymouth Marjon University. The new partnership deal meant that over the course of the 2022/23 season we were able to enjoy excellent support from various departments including the Sports Therapy & Rehabilitation Clinic, Sports Therapy Clinic and work within the Sport & Health Science Lab in Strength and Conditioning. We were also able to make good use of the support from Sport Psychology and Sport Nutrition, which we greatly appreciated for our developing programme. It was great to see students working alongside professionals within a dedicated environment enhancing the student experience in all these areas and more at Marjon University.
Paul James, General Manager and Head Coach of Plymouth City Patriots

After helping me with my fall on the side of the road, Marjon fully facilitated all my needs after my total hip replacement working with a variety of appointments. Helping with my physio from day one, the students and staff have used the pool, their amazing treadmill and exercises to get me back to health and walking confidently again. Not just for your sporty people.
Hip replacement Patient, 59

Reception & Clinic staff are friendly and informative. The Anti Gravity treadmill is really beneficial for me in gaining mobility and the stretch in my knee. (Recovering from tib/fib break/February/damaged knee, immobile in a cast for 8 weeks). It has helped me massively. It took away my anxiety of not being able, helped rebuild my confidence and showed me what was possible to achieve. After each session I felt like I had worked my body, I felt uplifted and motivated and knowing I was getting closer to getting better. The immediate effects were: muscles more flexible, more bend in my knee, more confidence in my stride, emotionally more positive/stronger. This physiotherapy is instigated by Beth Willment and her vast depth of knowledge of physiology and physical recovery. Her first conversation with me was measured and thorough in working out what I needed. Beth has a real connection in recognising what I need to recover, she offers informed yet sensitive explanations to ensure I understand the benefits of the AG tread. Beth is encouraging and motivational, correcting my (treadmill) movements in leading me forward. She encourages me to work hard, which I'm grateful for. She really does 'know her stuff' and how to deliver with passion and skill.
Linda Taverner-Brown, 72, leg break