Sports Injury Clinic

The University of Gloucestershire Injury clinic is based at Oxstalls Campus, Longlevens, Gloucester and is designed to help in the prevention and management of musculoskeletal injuries, maintain function for optimum performance and provide relief for day to day stresses and strains. Sports therapists specialise in promoting and aiding the healing process after musculoskeletal injury, reducing pain, increasing range of movement and guiding and progressing individual rehabilitation programmes for a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions.

What services do we offer?

We offer a wide range of treatment options and these will be tailored to suit you and your injury needs. You will be taken through a whole history of your injury/condition so the clinician can obtain the most pertinent information to help form a diagnosis and your treatment options. Each appointment is 1-hour 15minutes in length to allow optimum time to conduct a full assessment.

Treatments can include:

  • Electrotherapy such as Ultrasound and Interferential therapy
  • Manual therapy
  • Soft tissue massage
  • Kinesio and/or athletic taping
  • Rehabilitation programmes
  • Pre-habilitation programmes

Am I eligible to attend?

Our clinic welcomes all University staff, students, and the general public. We work with all injuries and conditions from sport to occupational, including pre- and post-surgical care.

We recommend wearing appropriate clothing to ensure we can perform a comprehensive evaluation. We recommend loose shorts/vest tops and trainers if possible. Please note, you may be asked to partially undress as part of the evaluation or treatment, however, we will take appropriate measures to preserve privacy and dignity.

Who will be treating me?

All care is provided by sports therapy students, who have completed all prerequisite modules to ensure safe clinical practice. The students are in their final semester of their degree programme (BSc Hons Sports Therapy; MSc Sports Therapy) and they are governed by The Society of Sports Therapists and have to follow Standards of Conduct Performance & Ethics and Standards of Proficiency.

Who are the clinical supervisors?

All students are supervised by qualified members of the teaching team.

How do I book and what will it cost?

To book please email us with a contact number to sportstherapyclinic@glos.ac.uk and we will aim to respond via telephone within 48 working hours with available booking times. If you need to cancel your appointment, then please let us know via the email address above.

The appointments are free of charge as we are a learning environment.

Contact us

Any queries or questions, please email sportstherapyclinic@glos.ac.uk

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FAQs

Are the Clinics open to the public?

Yes.  The Sports Massage and Injury Clinics are open to the public plus the staff and students of the University.

Where are the Sports Massage and Injury Clinics?

The clinics are located inside the Sports Therapy suites at Oxstalls Campus, Longlevens, Glocuester, GL2 9HW. To view a map of Oxstalls campus please click here.

Can I park my car on Campus?

Yes, there are plenty of spaces available, including disabled provision. All parking is pay and display. We are also on the 94 Bus route.

Are the Injury and Sports Massage Clinics just for sports minded people?

No, both of our clinics can also benefit non-sporting individuals:

  • Injured yourself at home or in work? 
  • Feeling tense or stressed?
  • Suffering from poor posture?
  • Have tired, aching muscles?

Do I need Sports Massage or an injury clinic appointment?

If you have sustained a sporting/non-sporting joint or muscular injury then we would advise you book to see the injury clinic in the first instance.  If you are suffering from sports related tightness or are suffering from stress, are feeling tense or have tired and aching muscles then we recommend you visit the massage clinic.

What should I wear to my appointment?

We advise all clients to wear loose clothing.  This will aid the practitioners to carry out their assessments, please note you may be asked to undress at certain points for treatment purposes, but all efforts will be made to preserve dignity and privacy.

Can I book a Sports Massage if I am pregnant?

Clients who are pregnant can receive a sports massage, providing it is uncomplicated pregnancy and they are in their 2nd trimester (week 16 or over). 

Can young people book an appointment for Sports Massage or for the injury clinic?

Yes - but clients under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.