Sports Injury Clinic

The University’s Sports Injury Clinic provides sports therapy services in a student-led environment closely supervised by our highly trained sports therapy teaching team.

Sports Injury Clinic Treatments

Due to current restrictions, we are not running the Sports Therapy Clinic at the moment. We hope to be up and running as soon as possible.

Our BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation students offer a variety of services and are trained to assess and treat patients presenting with musculoskeletal injuries caused either through participation in sport or the rigours of everyday life.

 Our services are available to all University staff and students and can include:

What's Involved?

At the first appointment, a detailed case history is taken, followed by a thorough examination. Where appropriate, you should wear suitable attire or bring a change of clothes as necessary (e.g. shorts for a lower limb injury). Please be aware that the services provided are for training, and therefore cases will frequently be discussed to assist learning.

The University of Derby's student-led Sports Injury Clinic, works in collaboration with Impact Physiotherapy. In the event that you attend the clinic and the clinical supervisor feels that the complexity of your injuries reach beyond the skill set of our undergraduate students, we would like with your permission, to refer you to our collaborative clinic ‘Impact Physiotherapy’, located in our on-campus Human Performance Unit. Skilled therapists at Impact Physiotherapy would further assess your injury to ensure the best course of treatment.

 Black and red logo for Impact Physiotherapy

At the University of Derby Student Led Sports Injury Clinic, we use the information you share with us to enable student sports therapists and their tutors to make effective decisions with you about your care. We may also use your information for differing purposes, such as:

Your personal identifiable information will never be passed to any third party and all information given is treated with confidence and protected by the Data Protection Act.

What is a Sports Therapist?

Sports therapy is an aspect of healthcare that is specifically concerned with the prevention of injury and the rehabilitation of the patient back to optimum levels of functional, occupational and sports specific fitness, regardless of age and ability.

Sports therapy utilises the principles of sport and exercise sciences incorporating physiological and pathological processes to prepare the participant for training, competition and where applicable, work.

In summary, a Sports Therapist is a healthcare professional who has the knowledge, skills and ability to:

For further information on Sports Therapy please visit the Society of Sports Therapists website.