School of Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences

Sports Therapy Clinic

A student holding a model of the bones and tendons in a human foot

On campus therapy

The School's brand new fully equipped treatment and rehabilitation centre is designed to cater for the sporty and non-sporty alike.

If you suffer from a musculoskeletal injury or condition then book an appointment today, and let us help you get back on track to a pain-free lifestyle.

Who we are

Our third year undergraduate Sports Therapy students are required to undertake 200 hours of supervised clinical placement in a sport and/or exercise related environment.  At least 50 of these hours take place in the University’s on site clinic.

The clinic’s main objectives are:

  • Teaching support and supervision
  • Regular clinical exposure to enhance student learning

The students assess, treat and undertake rehabilitation and management of sports injuries, joint and muscular pains.

Clinical practice is supervised by a Practice Educator who facilitates the assessment and clinical reasoning processes and enables the students to develop their clinical skills and professional practice in a clinical environment.

"A thorough check up of my personal history including legacy injuries, medication presently being used, recent situation that could have caused my issues. Physical exam was also thorough. Staff were personable and friendly and have given me an exercise plan which I have already started on."

What we can help with

Sports therapy assessment and treatments can be used to manage:

  • Sports injury treatment
  • Sports injury rehabilitation
  • Neck and shoulder pain
  • Occupational repetitive strain
  • Low back pain
  • Muscle/ligament sprains
  • Arthritic joint pain management
  • Foot and ankle pain

£5 per session for University students and staff

All consultations and treatments will be charged at a rate of £5 per session. This must be paid by card during your treatment session.

Assessment and diagnosis

A full history of your complaint and medical history will be taken by our student practitioners to ensure you have no health issues that may affect your treatment. You will be asked to undress to an appropriate level so the injured or painful area can be examined and a diagnosis of your problem can be made.

"Your guys were great. Their diagnosis was correct and was later validated by hospital staff. Sadly, I have torn or severed a tendon and am now in a cast. I was really impressed with the professionalism and thoughtfulness by which my examination and diagnosis was conducted."


Based on your examination findings and diagnosis, a tailor-made treatment and management plan will be discussed and agreed with you before treatment is given. Your initial consultation normally lasts 45 mins to 1 hour with any follow-up treatment or exercise rehabilitation sessions lasting 30 minutes to 1 hour.


To book a consultation appointment please use our online booking system below.

Find us

The Sports Therapy Clinic is located on our Colchester campus in our Sport Arena.

"A big thank you to the student who assessed me today for all his help and support. Slowly things are beginning to improve for me, and I am very grateful for having his help."
Get in touch
Sports therapy clinic
Telephone: 01206 872255