Sportex Time-saving resources for physical & manual therapists


  • Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (AACP)

    The Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (AACP) is a professional network affiliated with the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP). The Association represents those physiotherapists who are interested in integrating medical acupuncture into mainstream physiotherapy for the management of pain and systemic conditions. Around 6500 physiotherapists who use acupuncture within clinical management in both the National Health Service (NHS) and private practice are members of the AACP. The Association was founded in 1984 and has grown steadily to become the organisation that it is today.

  • American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

    Who We Are ACSM is the largest sports medicine and exercise science organization in the world. With more than 50,000 members and certified professionals worldwide, ACSM is dedicated to advancing and integrating scientific research to provide educational and practical applications of exercise science and sports medicine.

    Our Mission The American College of Sports Medicine advances and integrates scientific research to provide educational and practical applications of exercise science and sports medicine.

  • American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)

    The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) is an individual membership professional organization representing more than 90,000 member physical therapists (PTs), physical therapist assistants (PTAs), and students of physical therapy. APTA seeks to improve the health and quality of life of individuals in society by advancing physical therapist practice, education, and research, and by increasing the awareness and understanding of physical therapy's role in the nation's health care system.

    APTA's national leadership consists of a Board of Directors, a House of Delegates and multiple Committees and other Board-appointed Groups. APTA members are further represented by the association's state chapters and special-interest sections, each with its own leadership, as well as a physical therapist assistant caucus and student assembly, collectively called "components." APTA's House of Delegates, which meets each spring, is a representative body of members comprised of voting chapter delegates and nonvoting section delegates, among others.

  • Arizona State University

    Building on a legacy of excellence, ASU has rapidly enriched its research enterprise. In just 10 years, the university has more than doubled its research funding and is recognized as one of the fastest-growing research universities in the United States (NSF Higher Education Research and Development Survey).

    By redefining the 21st-century university as a knowledge enterprise, ASU has inspired its faculty and students to lead discovery, most notably space exploration, electron microscopy, sustainability and human origins. Our interdisciplinary, solutions-focused approach to research, entrepreneurship and economic development is centered on discovery that matters and the fusion of intellectual disciplines in order to solve complex problems.

  • Art of Contemporary Yoga Teacher Training School (AOCY)

    The Art of Contemporary Yoga Teacher Training School (AOCY) official website coming soon.

    Please sign up at to “Join the Community” on the homepage to hear about forthcoming trainings.

  • Australian Osteopathic Accreditation Council (AOAC)

    The Australasian Osteopathic Accreditation Council (AOAC) is the independent organisation to assess and accredit osteopathic education programs leading to eligibility for registration as an osteopath in Australia, and to assess the suitability of overseas qualified osteopaths to practice in Australia. The AOAC was known as ANZOC until July 2014 when a transition to the new name was made to better reflect our current area of operations. New Zealand accreditation is managed by the Osteopathic Council of New Zealand.


    The aims of AOAC are to:

    • Develop, review and maintain accreditation standards and processes to assess osteopathic programs
    • Assess for the purpose of granting accreditation to programs leading to the eligibility of people for registration as an osteopath in Australia
    • Advise and make recommendations to the osteopathic regulatory authorities relating to the accredited status to be granted to an osteopathic program
    • Advise and make recommendations to the osteopathic regulatory authorities (or successor body(ies)) and other relevant interest groups on matters concerning the registration of osteopaths
    • Provide information and advice to government bodies relating to law and policy concerning the registration of osteopaths in Australia
    • Assess the suitability of overseas trained osteopaths to practice in Australia
    • Provide information and advice to government bodies concerning the adequacy of a person's skills in the field of osteopathy for the purposes of migration to Australia
    • Establish and maintain relationships with bodies or organisations having objects and functions in whole or in part similar to the objects and functions of AOAC.
    • Create a policy framework that helps ensure that 'equivalency,' as encompassed in the Trans-Tasman Mutual Recognition Agreement, is maintained.


    The Australasian Osteopathic Accreditation Council (AOAC) is a company limited by guarantee. The governance structure consists of a Board of Directors supported by an Executive Committee, an Accreditation Committee and a Qualifications and Skills Assessment Committee.

  • Back In Motion

    Back in Motion was established in 2003 by Clare Carrick, a Chartered Physiotherapist who brings together her international training and experience with a commitment to providing the highest standards in physiotherapy and patient care across all Back in Motion clinics. Back in Motion has grown from a single clinic in Wymondham in Norfolk, to currently 7 sites across Norfolk and Suffolk offering the same model of care, with exiting plans to develop further clinics and bring quality Physiotherapy, Health and fitness facilities to your doorstep. Back in Motion staff share a vision for an innovative and progressive approach to clinical patient care, utilizing new technology, leading edge medical research and a multifaceted treatment strategy to deliver expertise across all physiotherapy treatments, Clinical Pilates and health and fitness programs. We deliver expert treatment focused on your needs, which will provide you with sustainable results.

  • Blizard Physiotherapy & Sports Performance Clinic

    Our Values

    Inspired by you

    Your stories, your challenges and your goals motivate us to keep doing what we do.

    Freeing your inner potential

    if you have a goal then we will help you find your own way to achieving it.

    Together all the way

    We want to build a great relationship that lasts so we can support you for as long as you need us.

    Getting to know you

    We love getting to know our clients and personalising the service to suit your lifestyle.

    Trust us

    If you can’t trust us we can’t find your true potential! Our team have the right experience and a strong history of success.

  • British Association for Surgery of the Knee

    The Association was set up in the early 1980's to represent the knee surgeons within Britain. Since then it has grown to become one of the largest surgical subspecialist organisations, which brings together knee surgeons with the single aim of improving their patient's care.

    The Association provides a forum for research, education and advises on healthcare management for all aspects of knee surgery. For more information please follow the links to either the Public or Professional users sections of this website.

  • British Association of Sport and Exercise Medicine (BASEM)

    The British Association of Sport and Exercise Medicine (BASEM) was founded in 1953 and is a multi-disciplinary members organisation for Doctors and other Healthcare Professionals involved in sport and exercise medicine.

    BASEM aims to provide support and education to those caring for athletes and individuals undertaking, or aspiring to undertake, regular physical activity at all levels.

  • British Association of Sports Rehabilitators and Trainers (BASRaT)

    BASRaT is the UK regulator for Sport Rehabilitation Graduates. The BASRaT register has been approved as an Accredited Register by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care.

    ABOUT BASRaT As the number of people participating in sport and exercise at all levels continues to increase, so too do the diverse demands on healthcare practitioners. Couple this with the nationwide drive to make Britain a healthier place and get people of all ages and physical conditions exercising; there is a definite need for exercise and rehabilitation professionals who can work alongside and complement the existing healthcare practitioners.

    BASRaT graduates are trained solely in Sports and Exercise Medicine, with an emphasis on the design and implementation of exercise and rehabilitation programmes in both health and disease. St. Mary's University College and the University of Salford were the pioneering institutions to run degree programmes of this nature, and have since been joined by several other institutions. To ensure that all accredited courses were of a high equitable standard, and that all graduates conformed to strict codes of professional practice and conduct, the British Association of Sport Rehabilitators and Trainers was born.

    This website provides a comprehensive overview of the organisation and members of BASRaT. Care has been taken to ensure that relevant and appropriate information is available on this site however should you have any questions regarding any aspect of BASRaT after reading this information, or you would like to request specific documentation, please contact us.

    BASRaT also provides a platform from which Sport Rehabilitators can promote their work, both nationally and internationally, and indeed further themselves through a rigorous process of continuing professional development.

  • British Orthopaedic Association

    The British Orthopaedic Association (BOA) is the Surgical Specialty Association for Trauma and Orthopaedics in the UK.

    We provide national leadership, a unifying focus, and charitable endeavour by:

    Caring for Patients; Supporting Surgeons; Transforming Lives As a membership organisation we care for patients and support surgeons by focusing on excellence in:

    Professional Practice; Training and Education; Research Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery is a highly cost effective form of treatment which aims to restore pain free mobility for patients. By restoring mobility, Trauma and Orthopaedic surgery can not only help people stay active for longer, but deliver major economic savings; enabling people to return to work, or live more independently.

    Given the growing musculoskeletal disease burden, and the transformative impact surgery can have for the right patients, we believe surgeons, commissioners and colleagues across the NHS should work together to increase surgical capacity.

  • Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA)

    The Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA) represents 15,000 physiotherapists, physiotherapist assistants and physiotherapist students across Canada.

    CPA members are rehabilitation professionals dedicated to the health, mobility and fitness of Canadians.

    In partnership with provincial and territorial branches and practice divisions, CPA enables members to learn, share knowledge and enhance practice. CPA provides resources, education, ideas and advocacy to enable our professional community to better serve Canadians.

  • Champions of Small Business

    Champions of Small Business (CoSB) is a national initiative which is a free online resource for SME’s across the UK backed by major brands and SME’s alike. We already have strong support from several established companies.

    The CoSB website includes practical advice, downloads, ebooks & toolkits for all aspects of business and will feature rich media integrated with social engagement.

    The Key Deliverables

    • National campaign encouraging SMB growth in the UK
    • A mission to increase the turnover/profitability of all who get involved
    • Online Events (webinars, hangouts & live streaming)
    • Offline events (Networking & knowledge based)
    • Online resources (Video, blogs, podcasts, how to guides, useful downloads)
    • Offers & savings
    • Sign posting grants, access to investment & advice
    • Bringing UK businesses together

  • Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP)

    The CSP is a member-led organisation governed by an elected Council. We provide a wide range of member services and campaign on behalf of all physiotherapy staff and the physiotherapy profession.

  • Chatham University

    As an integral part of Chatham University, the Physical Therapy Program educates doctors of physical therapy who will advance the quality of human life through excellence in clinical practice. The Program educates autonomous practitioners who will meet the challenges of a dynamic health care environment and supports scholarly activity that bridges science and clinical practice.

  • Chews Health

    Chews Health is a physiotherapy-led, independent healthcare company currently building our reputation as the second opinion specialists.

    We love to mastermind the recovery of patients and athletes whose recoveries aren’t going to plan. When the pressure is on, and you’re scratching your head, should you Scan? Refer? Inject? Persevere? Needle? Read? Cry?

    How about you just ask?

    We are also involved in developing the knowledge and skills of all healthcare professionals, through innovative educational platforms such as podcasts and evidence based seminar series. Chews Health carries the name of co-founder and company clinical lead, Jack Chew, who’s ethos the company and it’s consultants stand by.

  • Club-Physio

    Club Physio brings you quality physiotherapy / orthopaedic medicine / manual therapy / sports medicine courses and top class lecturers with innovative and up-to-date multi disciplinary CPD for the health care sector. We engage with prominent national and international lecturers who are at the forefront of their field to guarantee you a cutting edge, progressive and innovative CPD experience.

  • Co-Kinetic

    Co-Kinetic is an online content resource and printed journal for physical and manual therapists. It features articles, videos, podcasts and conference presentations on a wide variety of both clinical as well as business related topics relevant to physical and manual therapists across the world. All the content included on the site focuses on practical application and is aimed at saving practitioners time and money. It has been developed by the publishers of the translational sports medicine and manual therapy journal, sportEX, which was launched in 1999.

  • Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)

    UK voluntary regulator for complementary therapists

    CNHC was set up with government support to protect the public by providing a UK voluntary register of complementary therapists. CNHC's register has been approved as an Accredited Register by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care.

    Therapies registered: Alexander Technique teaching; Aromatherapy; Bowen Therapy; Craniosacral Therapy; Healing; Hypnotherapy; Massage Therapy; Microsystems Acupuncture; Naturopathy; Nutritional Therapy; Reflexology; Reiki; Shiatsu; Sports Therapy; Yoga Therapy

  • eHealth Learning

    Enjoy an inspiring learning experience, cutting-edge online seminars, webinars and podcasts for health professionals from the finest teachers in the world. With a catalogue of over 50 inspiring webinars covering a wide range of health topics, eHealth Learning provide online education accessible worldwide in the comfort of your own home.

  • Elevate Australasia Pty Limited

    After working as a facilitator and speaker for a number of leading corporate health providers, Daniel Carlin founded Elevate in 2007 with the goal of building a leading corporate health business. What quickly became apparent was that Elevate and the other corporate health providers were doing a great job of creating awareness and educating employees on the benefits of health and wellbeing in the workplace but were not able to support individuals to address their health issues when they were identified. Daniel undertook market research and sought guidance from a medical consultancy firm and 9 months later in 2010, the first Elevate clinic was launched in the Sydney CBD. Since then, the CBD clinic has provided services to over 30,000 individuals and more than 35 of Australia’s most well-known companies.

    From 2015, Elevate expanded its clinical services to the east coast of Australia including Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane and moved into sleep medicine. Sleep disorders have been identified as a major and largely unidentified and untreated problem in Australia.

  • English Institute of Sport (EIS)

    The EIS helps elite athletes to improve performance through the delivery of science, medicine, technology and engineering. Our job is to increase the probability of an athlete being successful.

    At the EIS we think of ourselves as ‘the team behind the team’ and aim to provide sports, coaches and athletes with the best package of support, delivered by the best people in the best possible environment.

    Our Performance Solutions team work to help coaches and Performance Directors to improve the performance of their athletes by; developing the Performance Pathway to feed the pipeline of new talent into sports, optimise training programmes, improve the health and availability to train of their athletes and to maximise performance in competition.

  • Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine (FSEM)

    The FSEM works to develop the medical specialty of Sport and Exercise Medicine (SEM). The Faculty was launched in 2006, and is an intercollegiate faculty of the Royal College of Physicians of London and the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. The FSEM not only sets standards in SEM but oversees research, training, curriculum and assessment of SEM doctors.

    Our strategic mission is to promote better health for the public through sport and exercise medicine. The Faculty also promotes SEM as a cost effective approach to the prevention and management of illness and injury.

    Currently, the Faculty works to:

    • Oversee Sport and Exercise Medicine standards, education, curriculum , training requirements and programmes
    • Detail the competencies required in Sport and Exercise Medicine, and facilitate examination, assessments and appraisals
    • Represent the specialty of Sport and Exercise Medicine, and work with others in the sector
    • Demonstrate the need for specialists and subspecialists in SEM
    • Progress career pathways for doctors wishing to develop careers in SEM, by offering guidance and support
    • Demonstrate the positive benefits to public health of pysical activity in prevention and management of disease

    The Faculty has over 550 Members and Fellows, not including medical students.

  • FISIC 2015

    Timed to coincide with the Rugby World Cup and supported by World Rugby, the content is focused on Rugby but has wider relevance, applying lessons learnt in a range of sports to current rugby issues.

    This multi-disciplinary conference was aimed at orthopaedic surgeons, sports physicians, physiotherapists and other sports and exercise professionals. The programme aims to have broad appeal, and specifically includes the opportunity to debate controversial issues. An internationally renowned team of experts has been brought together for the faculty in order to provide the latest insights into treatment and prevention of sporting injuries.

    Running alongside the conference programme is an allied GP educational programme in Sports injury, with speakers from the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine UK.

  • Fortius Clinic

    The Fortius Clinic is a leading Orthopaedic and Sports Injury Clinic. We are a centre of excellence in the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal conditions, both surgical and nonsurgical. Click here for more information on our services.

    Our consultants and specialists are at the forefront of their fields. They provide care for a wide spectrum of patients, from high performance and recreational athletes with sports injuries, to people with arthritis, rheumatology, musculoskeletal conditions, chronic pain and fatigue syndromes.

    We believe in an integrated model of patient care. Our consultant teams of Physicians, Surgeons and Radiologists work together with other professionals to ensure all patients receive a customised approach, tailored to their needs.

    Our surgical teams cover all orthopaedic specialities, including shoulder, elbow, hand, foot and ankle, knee, hip, and spine procedures, as well as arthroscopies and minimally invasive surgeries. Our central London orthopaedic and sports injury clinic sets new standards of service, supported by superbly-equipped diagnostic facilities, including the latest MRI, Ultrasound, X-Ray and Interventional Radiology technology.

  • French Society for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

    Welcome to the French Society of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery (SOFCPRE) .

    Founded in 1953, the SOFCPRE is both a learned society and the umbrella organization of the specialty. It has about 750 members.

    Learned society: invested a scientific expert mission for all aspects of the profession, the SOFCPRE coordinate and disseminate the work of experts, product recommendations, and participates in all actions aimed at enhancing patient safety.

    Umbrella organization: The SOFCPRE is the National Professional Council (NOC) of the specialty. Established in 2008 and consistent with the Charter of the Federation of Medical Specialties (FSM), the Management Board of Plastic Professional (DPP) unites indeed all sectors of the profession and allow them to share information and tasks:

    • Learned Societies: SOFCPRE and SOFCEP
    • College of the specialty combining the academic and non-academic staff (CFCPRE)
    • National Union of specialty defense (SNCPRE)
    • Accreditation Body (Plastirisq)

    The DPP is the sole interlocutor of the specialty, particularly vis-à-vis the authorities, the press and the WFTU

  • General Council for Soft Tissue Therapies (GCMT)

    GCMT Mission Statement - We are the Views of the Profession

    The Council for Soft Tissue Therapies is the only forum where Professional Associations who represent massage and soft tissue therapies can come together to discuss and resolve industry issues. We aim to represent the views of the whole spectrum of massage and soft tissue practitioners by working collectively in the best interests of the profession.

    GCMT members define the massage core curriculum which is now used as a key requirement of Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) registration.

    The GCMT is the governing body for massage and soft tissue therapies that form all bodyworks and soft tissue techniques in the UK. We are a non-profit making body with the following aims and objectives.

  • General Osteopathic Council (GosC)

    The General Osteopathic Council (GOsC) regulates the practice of osteopathy in the United Kingdom. By law osteopaths must be registered with the GOsC in order to practise in the UK.

    • The GOsC keeps the Register of all those permitted to practise osteopathy in the UK.
    • We work with the public and osteopathic profession to promote patient safety by registering qualified professionals and we set, maintain and develop standards of osteopathic practice and conduct.
    • We help patients with any concerns or complaints about an osteopath and have the power to remove from the Register any osteopaths who are unfit to practise.
    • We also assure the quality of osteopathic education and ensure that osteopaths undertake continuing professional development.

  • HeadStart - Sports Injury, and Performance Clinic

    Heal – Mobilise – Strengthen

    This is our philosophy, keep it simple, work through these steps for full & complete recovery. Try to skip a step or rush and you’ll end up frustrated. You can’t cheat the system and that’s where we’re here to help. Sometimes it can be frustrating working your way through healing, or you don’t have the knowledge to mobilise that shoulder. We’ll guide you through, teach you the principles and equip you with the tools to manage your body and your recovery.

    Why choose us

    Whether you’re training for that first 5K or looking to break sub-3hr marathon getting injured is the last thing you want. Weekend or elite athlete your body deserves respect, you train hard so you don’t need niggles, aches & pains getting in your way. Back pain, old injury, poor recovery from surgery or post-natal complications – chronic pain is complex. And we get this, we’ve been there ourselves and helped thousands of patients through their recovery.

    Why we’re different

    At HeadStart Clinics you receive a full and thorough assessment, we take a complete medical history including any previous treatment you’ve received. When our therapist has completed their examination they will discuss your treatment plan.

    …here’s the important bit

    Every treatment plan for patients coming through our Clinic is unique to you. One size does not fit all. You may require a series of Strength & Conditioning sessions before any therapy begins. Or the level of pain dictates that techniques like MET and trigger point therapy are the first part of treatment, either way its your goals that drive our treatment.

    We want to know ‘why’ you’re in pain, its not about just treating the symptoms, we want to cure the problem. That way you can get the treatment you deserve.

    One size does not fit all

  • Health Care Professions Council (HCPC)

    We are a regulator, and we were set up to protect the public. To do this, we keep a Register of health and care professionals who meet our standards for their training, professional skills, behaviour and health

    We currently regulate the following professions: arts therapists, biomedical scientists, chiropodists / podiatrists, clinical scientists, dietitians, hearing aid dispensers, occupational therapists, operating department practitioners, orthoptists, paramedics, physiotherapists, practitioner psychologists, prosthetists / orthotists, radiographers, social workers in England and speech and language therapists.

    Each of the professions we regulate has one or more designated title, which is protected by law. These include titles like physiotherapist, and dietitian.

    Anyone who uses one of these titles must be on our Register.

    A person who is not registered and who misuses a designated title is breaking the law and may be prosecuted. Click here for more information about protected titles.

    Our Council develops and monitors strategy and policy and consists of 12 members (made up of 6 registrant and 6 lay members), including the Chair. In addition, the HCPC runs committees which help the Council with its work.

    If a registrant does not meet our standards, we can take action which might include stopping them from practising. This means that if you are unhappy with the care or services you are given, or worried about the behaviour or health of a registrant, you can always raise your concerns with us.

    As an organisation, our aim is to make sure that we always provide the best quality of service for all our stakeholders. To help us achieve this aim our Quality System was set up. Our Quality Management System is registered with BSI to ISO 9001:2008

    We also aim is to provide the best customer service we can for all our registrants; that is why your feedback, good or bad, is so important to us.

  • Health Professions Acupuncture Group (HePAG)

    The Health Professions Acupuncture Group (HePAG) is the UK’s only professional body for Osteopaths, Chiropractors and Sports Therapists practising Western Medical Acupuncture. The Association represents allied health professionals who are interested in integrating medical acupuncture into mainstream treatments for the management of pain and systemic conditions. As the only association in the UK for acupuncture dedicated to a variety of allied health professionals, we are delighted to offer training, member benefits and representation to thousands of, so far unrecognised medical professionals.

  • International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF)

    In 2012 after 100 years of athletics excellence, the International Association of Athletics Federations embarked on its second century with drive and determination.

    Athletics, a sport that was founded in antiquity, has continued to adapt through the centuries, offering a dynamic, life-enhancing sport which is ready for the exciting challenges of the next 100 years.

    On the 17 July 1912 in Stockholm, Sweden, following the closing ceremony of the Olympic Games in the Swedish capital, the International Amateur Athletic Federation (IAAF) was founded as the world governing body for the sport of track and field athletics.

    During the 10 decades that followed, athletics underwent many changes which reflected the political and socio-economic evolution of the wider world. Even the IAAF’s name changed, in 2001 becoming the ‘International Association of Athletics Federations’ to reflect the growth of a professional sporting world which did not exist in 1912.

    The IAAF was founded to fulfil the need for a world governing authority, for a competition programme, for standardised technical equipment and for a list of official world records. All of these requirements remain today.

    Yet in an ever-changing world, international sport federations such as the IAAF need to be pro-active when trying to reach new audiences and find new hosts for their events. It is also fundamental that we fully understand that athletics is no longer just about high performance, gold medals and records, but also about “sport for all” and about ensuring that the maximum number of citizens are able to participate in athletics.

    This means, of course, the thriving world of road running, which is where the majority of people actually connect directly with the world of athletics, but it is also athletics in schools, where the IAAF is keen to ensure that we reach the maximum number of children, all over the world, starting at the age of seven but also including youngsters in their teens, where the drop-off from sport is most acute.

    Despite such inherent benefits, the IAAF recognises that athletics is competing for the public’s attention in an ever more varied and complex media and entertainment-driven world but also that we properly embrace matters touching on social responsibility, the environment and all matters that help advance athletics as a force to change the world for good.

    Athletics disciplines are among the oldest of all sporting competitions known to mankind, with ‘run, jump, throw’ the natural and universal forms of human physical expression. The sport also offers broader values that help us deal with life’s challenges.

    We are also adapting our competition programmes to reflect the increasing diversity of attractions from which the public can now choose. Attracting, and most importantly retaining, the young as both participant and spectator are essential if athletics is to retain its appeal. But we are also closely linked to the masters’ athletics movement as well as ultra-distance running and mountain racing.

    The biennial IAAF World Championships is the jewel of our IAAF World Athletics Series of events which also includes indoor, junior, youth, relays, cross country, race walking and road running during a four-year cycle of World Championships and/or Cup events for each of these types of competition.

    Athletics also carries the mantle of being the Olympics Games’ leading sport. Athletics is the main spectator stadium sport of the Games, central to the success of each summer celebration. The histories of athletics and the Olympic Games are closely entwined and the IAAF is extremely proud of this association.

    Both the IAAF World Championships and the Olympic Games continue to play to packed stadiums and attract TV audiences in their billions.

    The marketing potential of each edition of the IAAF World Championships is excellent with only the Olympics and the FIFA World Cup bigger in terms of global reach and impact. The next IAAF World Championships will be hosted in London GBR (2017), Doha QAT (2019) and Eugene USA (2021).

    The wide variety in the type, size and scope of the rest of the IAAF World Athletics Series of competitions with their different demands in terms of logistics, budget and facilities also means that there are IAAF events available to fit the hosting ambitions and resources of cities, large and small, among most of the IAAF’s 200+ national member federations.

    Showing the IAAF’s ability to innovate and respond to changing demands, an exciting new competition, the IAAF World Relays, was staged for the first time in 2014 in Nassau, The Bahamas and returned the following year and will again in 2017.

    This variety extends beyond championships.

    In 2010 a new global one-day competition structure was unveiled. It is headed by the IAAF Diamond League of 14 invitational track and field meetings in Africa, Asia, Europe, and USA. The IAAF World Challenge, which includes meetings across all six IAAF areas, provides the second tier of elite international competition. All these play out to large stadium and TV audiences around the world.

    As the IAAF enters its second century of existence, our aim is to further enhance our vibrant sport to offer new and exciting prospects for athletes and spectators alike. We are working hard to ensure that every area of our sport is reviewed, tested and encouraged to strive for athletics excellence.

  • International Federation of Sports Physical Therapy (IFSPT)

    The International Federation of Sports Physical Therapy (IFSPT) is a worldwide Federation which represents national Sports Physiotherapy organisations. The intention of IFSPT is to be the international resource for Sports Physiotherapists to promote their profession through professional medical organisations. IFSPT is a recognised subgroup of the World Confederation of Physical Therapy (WCPT). It is based in Spaarndam in the Netherlands.

    Main Objectives

    • Promote Sports Physiotherapy worldwide
    • Advance the professional interest and stature of Sports Physiotherapy worldwide
    • Improve the quality of Sports Physiotherapy worldwide in terms of knowledge, skills and professional responsibility
    • Facilitate efforts to conduct research in order to promote evidence based Sports Physiotherapy
    • Encourage communication and exchange of educational and professional information through various media
    • Utilise organisational structure and policy to promote international harmonisation
    • IFSPT encourages high standards of sports physical therapy by keeping the athlete at the central focus of the organisation. In particular, we are concerned with the performance of the athletes, teamwork, complementary expertise and skills, and multidisciplinary guidelines.

  • JING Advanced Massage Training

    Jing was founded in 2003 by directors, Rachel Fairweather and Meghan Mari, who met in New York City while working as massage therapists. Both Rachel and Meghan have extensive experience in teaching, community development and business and between them have more than 30 years experience in the massage industry working as advanced therapists and trainers.

    Eleven years on we now offer over 30 CPD courses and several longer advanced postgraduate qualifications including our acclaimed degree level BTEC level 6 in advanced clinical and sports massage. Rachel and Meghan are sought after guest lecturers for institutions such as the International Dermal Institute and the FHT, write regularly for professional trade magazines including Choice Health and Wellbeing, and annually contribute to a large workshop programme at the CAM Expo tradeshow. Our student body is ever growing and expanding and we have trained over three and half thousand students.

    Our goal is to see the profession and you, the professionals obtain the expertise and acknowledgement that you deserve. We couldn’t have done it without the help of so many incredibly talented people. We are humbled by the success of the Institute and give many thanks to every single person that has helped it grow, those that we know and those we have yet to meet…

  • Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies

    The Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies brings you the latest therapeutic techniques and current professional debate. Publishing highly illustrated articles on a wide range of subjects this journal is immediately relevant to everyday clinical practice in private, community and primary health care settings.

    Techniques featured include:

    • Physical Therapy • Osteopathy • Chiropractic • Massage Therapy • Structural Integration • Feldenkrais • Yoga Therapy • Dance • Physiotherapy • Pilates • Alexander Technique • Shiatsu and Tuina • Occupational Therapy • Tai Chi / Qi Gong • Cranial Therapy • Neuromuscular Therapy • Lymph Drainage • Sports Therapy • Applied Kinesiology

  • JRB Training Solutions

    We started in 2010 and offer specialist training in Sports Massage and other Sports and Active Leisure related activities. In addition to our own Certificates and Diplomas we offer nationally recognised qualifications at Levels 3, 4 and 5 which are awarded by the Vocational Training Charitable Trust (VTCT). On successful completion of our Sports Massage Courses you will be eligible for membership of the Sports Massage Association at the appropriate level. Full insurance cover for your training period is available. Look out for our new training centres in Cannock and Norwich. Details will appear on our Facebook Page in due course.

  • L'Institut Aquitain de la Main

    L'Institut Aquitain de la Main, the Aquitaine Hand Institute, offers various pathologies of the hand and the associated surgical treatments.

    Located in the commune of Pessac, in Gironde, the Aquitaine Hand Institute also has an emergency structure for accidents of hand.

  • Learn with Diane Lee

    Our Mission

    To help clinicians expedite expertise and get results faster.

    The Integrated Systems Model (ISM)

    A framework to help clinicians organize their knowledge

    A model, not a methodology

    The Integrated Systems Model has evolved from 40 years of collaborative clinical and education experience. It is a framework to help clinicians organize their knowledge and provide the best possible treatment for the individual patient. Since every clinician has a different skill set, an ISM therapist will never be a clone of someone else nor will they only adhere to specific therapies or algorithms. Each therapist is as unique and individual as the people they seek to help, why would therapy be any different? The Integrated Systems Model umbrellas all others.

    What does it mean and where did it come from?

    In 2010, Diane Lee and Linda-Joy Lee decided on the words the ‘Integrated Systems Model’ to identify the collaborative approach they were teaching, lecturing and writing about. Diane invited Linda-Joy to contribute to the 4th edition of The Pelvic Girdle (first edition 1989) since their collaborative work was going to be featured throughout this version. After much deliberation and clinical reflection they settled on the word ‘integration’ as being representative of what they were trying to help clinicians understand. How do the various systems we primarily treat in the scope of physiotherapy contribute to both optimal and non-optimal strategies for function and performance? We hoped that consistent language and communication would expedite and facilitate better treatment for better outcomes for our individual patients.

    After naming our approach the Integrated Systems Model for Disability and Pain, we were introduced to Dan Siegel’s work through his book Mindsight. Siegel defines integration as ‘the linkage of differentiated elements to illuminate a pathway to health’. How perfect was that! It still is.

    In order to treat a whole person with a biopsychosocial model one needs to understand the relationship and contribution of various systems (differentiated elements) that are ultimately manifesting as cognitive, emotional or sensorial dissonance. In complex situations, a clinician often wonders ‘where do I start’? Treating the underlying problem and not merely the symptom is fundamental to CAMT teaching, long established in the Canadian orthopaedic curriculum. ‘Finding the Driver’ (ISM language) is merely another way of saying the same thing – find the best place to start treatment.

    Discover Physio

    In 2010, Diane and Linda-Joy officially partnered and established Discover Physio, an education company representing their collaborative work. In March 2013, Diane decided to leave this partnership and in June 2013 Discover Physio was legally dissolved. As part of their dissolution agreement, Linda-Joy was permitted to continue to use the name Discover Physio for her courses until December 2014. Each now offers independent courses that reflect their collaboration and highlight their individuality, skill sets and teaching styles.

    The future of ISM

    Diane has continued to use an abbreviated title – the ‘Integrated Systems Model’ – or ISM to identify the approach she teaches and will always credit the origin of the model to both herself and Linda-Joy Lee. However, models evolve over time and many new concepts, ideas, techniques and learning tools have been added since the Discover Physio partnership dissolved. The Integrated Systems Model has a wonderful definition and its intention was (and is) to help clinicians organize their knowledge for best practice. It is a clinical reasoning approach that has FACES – it is flexible, adaptive, cohesive, energized and stable, a quality of integration according to Dan Siegel. The ISM courses offer education, clinical mentorship and certification and draw from the evidence as well as Diane’s extensive clinical experience and worldwide collaborative network of professionals.

  • Leeds Beckett University

    Here at Leeds Beckett, we are a modern professional university with ambition.

    Based in the vibrant city of Leeds, the biggest financial district outside of London, our vision is to be acknowledged for our commitment to student success, innovation and enterprise, global reach, and strong local impact.

    Our aspiration is to help create great graduates, exceptional employees, dynamic citizens and enterprising leaders and we work closely with employers and partners to ensure that our graduates are ready for work, ready for life, and ready to seize the opportunities that lie ahead.

  • Loughborough University

    Sport and exercise is a huge and rapidly expanding global industry, while levels of public fitness and participation in physical activity are issues on the political agenda. For this reason, sport and exercise scientists are in increasing demand, particularly given the drive of professional athletes to maximise their potential.

  • Massage Therapy Canada

    Established in 2002, Massage Therapy Canada is the profession’s national publication of record. Written by massage therapists, for massage therapists, MTC is committed to producing the highest quality publication in the market.

    Massage Therapy Canada is published four times a year.

  • Melbourne Institute of Massage Therapy

    Whether you want to learn massage as a hobby to spoil your family and friends, start a massage career or perhaps enhance your existing massage therapy qualification, the Melbourne Institute of Massage Therapy (MIMT) provides a wide range of massage courses to meet any of your requirements. We have the best courses in the industry including:

    • Introduction to Massage
    • Diploma of Remedial Massage (HLT52015)
    • Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy (22248VIC)
    • Post Graduate courses

    From Introduction to Massage to The Diploma of Remedial of Massage or the Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy, you will learn from the best and most dedicated massage instructors in the industry, who will ensure your success in a rapidly growing massage industry.

  • Musculoskeletal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists

    The Musculoskeletal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (MACP) is a group of over 1100 physiotherapists, who are members of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy.

    In addition to their undergraduate training they have all undertaken extensive postgraduate study and reached a recognised standard of excellence in neuromusculoskeletal physiotherapy. Their knowledge and practical skills ensures that all MACP Physiotherapists are able to provide an excellent standard of care in examination, treatment and management for people with neuromusculoskeletal problems.

    In the UK the MACP is recognised as the specialist manipulative therapy group by the International Federation of Orthopaedic Manipulative Physical Therapists (IFOMPT). To obtain membership of the MACP clinicians have to complete a recognised postgraduate course of study, many of which are at a Master of Science level. The association has over 1100 full members (members who have passed a stringent examination process) and associate members (members undertaking post-graduate education leading to membership).

  • Myofascial Release UK

    With over 14 years of experience, MFR UK is a leading provider of myofascial and soft tissue workshops for healthcare professionals involved in sports and remedial care.

    Myofascial Release is the ‘must have’ tool in your toolbox. Recent research has provided a greater insight into the role and function of fascia and how Myofascial Release can help resolve pain and dysfunction.

  • National Strength and Conditioning Association (NCSA)

    We support and disseminate research-based knowledge and its practical application to improve athletic performance and fitness. Founded in 1978, the NSCA has been serving its members by bridging the gap between science and application. Take an online tour of the NSCA’s legacy and learn about the Association’s impact on strength and conditioning as both a practice and profession.

  • National Training Centre (NTC)

    The National Training Centre (NTC) is Ireland's longest established training provider offering professional industry based qualifications in the areas of Fitness Instructor Training, Personal Training, Pilates Instructor Training, Neuromuscular Physical Therapy and a range of other health fitness related courses.

    NTC is an academic partner of the University of Chester and we provide students with the opportunity to study part time for a Masters Degree in Exercise & Nutrition Science and a Masters Degree in Neuromuscular Therapy. There are a wide range of courses to choose from at NTC and all courses are offered part time in various locations.

    NTC tutors are world class experts in their fields and have many years of professional and teaching experience. They hold specialist qualifications in education so they are equipped to teach a range of individuals no matter what their background. NTC is dedicated to advancing and integrating scientifc research to provide educational and practical applications of human movement, exercise science and bodywork therapy.

  • NOI UK

    The NOI education system presents six quality assured courses which cover the role of the nervous system in rehabilitation, from nerve entrapments in the periphery to chronic pain and stress states and severe neural injury.

    The strengths of our international faculty combine to provide a fertile ground for rich course content and to be positioned at the forefront of clinical techniques and research. Our instructors are hand selected on the basis of their existing skills and expertise and trained on-the-ground with fellow faculty members. Instructors have either completed masters or doctorate degrees and/or are involved in high level clinical practice.

  • Norris Health

    Norris Health has been established in the North West for nearly 30 years now and is one of the leading physiotherapy practices in the country. In 1984 we were awarded the Manpower Services Commission (MSC) Gold Award for Excellence, and in 1996 we became one of the first practices in the country to gain practice accreditation – the physiotherapy equivalent of the industrial standard BS5750. This set the foundation for our continued growth and now we operate two state-of-the-art clinics, provide onsite therapists to leading Northwest companies, and provide top class treatment to leading sports teams.

  • North London School of Sports Massage (NLSSM)

    The North London School of Sports Massage is the training ground for people dedicated to becoming remedial soft tissue specialists. We offer sports & remedial massage courses at the highest level in both Central London, North London and Manchester.

    Become a top level therapist with a BTEC Level 5 Professional Diploma in Sport and Remedial Massage Therapy. We train highly skilled therapists who are top in their field. We support our students throughout their journey to become successful in a job they love. Our courses lead to a BTEC Level 5 Professional Diploma in Sport & Remedial Massage Therapy. This qualification will give you the skills needed to practice as a professional therapist, with the ability to design and implement appropriate soft tissue treatment and rehabilitation plans.

    Qualifying at level 5 allows you to work in private practice or within the highest level of sport. Some of our graduates are now working with premier sports teams. Others have gone on to join established health teams and clinics or have started their own independent clinics. Graduates can become members of The Sports Massage Association (SMA) and the Register of Remedial Masseurs and Manipulative Therapists (LCSP).

  • NxtGen Institute of Physical Therapy

    Nxt Gen has the vision to move the Physical Therapy profession forward by influencing the culture of the Physical Therapy community with novel post-professional educational opportunities that result in physical therapists delivering distinguishably optimal Physical Therapy care and patient advocacy.

  • Oxford School of Sports Massage (OSSM)

    The Oxford School of Sports Massage has a 10 year history of delivering high quality sports and remedial massage courses accredited by both the Institute of Sport & Remedial Massage and the Sports Massage Association. Our students develop the skills required to work as autonomous practitioners able to provide soft tissue therapy to a wide range of clients.

    In addition to the BTEC Level 5 Diploma in Clinical Sport & Remedial Massage, we offer introductory massage workshops and a number of CPD workshops, details of which can be found on our Courses page.

  • Physios in Sport (Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Sport and Exercise Medicine)

    The Association supports Chartered Physiotherapists who are interested in and or work in Sports & Exercise Medicine (SEM). It helps members to develop their knowledge and skills, and it provides a network of like-minded clinicians to promote experiential learning opportunities. Membership is open to all Chartered Physiotherapists (£55) and Student Physiotherapists (£21).

  • Physique Management

    Physique Management, formed in 1998, are a leading supplier of sports injury, sports massage, complementary & holistic therapy and exercise & rehab products, using advice and guidance from the very best sports healthcare professionals worldwide, Physique Management specialise in providing exceptional quality products for use in Sports Injury Treatments, Massage, Rehabilitation, Holistic, Complementary and Training & Education Workshops.

    Physique Management are a major supplier of sports injury products, including taping and bandaging to therapists at teams including football, rugby, athletics, hockey and many more throughout Europe.

    You can also take part in Physique Management's Learn-BY-Doing Workshops throughout the UK where you can earn CPD points on either Ultrasound Therapy, Kinesiology taping and other sports healthcare techniques.

  • Postural Restoration Institute

    The PRI mission is to explore postural adaptations and asymmetries and their influence on the polyarticular chains of the body. Our mission is based on the development of an innovative treatment approach that explains the primary contributors of postural kinetic and kinematic movement dysfunction.

    PRI concepts continue to grow. PRI now has 159 Postural Restoration Certified™ (PRC) therapists, 23 Postural Restoration Trained™ (PRT) professionals, and over 60 Postural Restoration Centers™. Over 90 courses are hosted each year in the United States and Internationally. This includes PRI's three primary courses, three secondary courses, the Annual Interdisciplinary Integration Symposium, as well as PRI Vision Courses and PRI Affiliate Courses. PRI has produced three editions of a CD comprised of Non-Manual Techniques and the first edition Manual Techniques DVD. Our website is the primary source for information regarding courses, location of nationwide PRI health professionals, educational materials, daily news, dialogue and references.

  • Premax

    Whether you're an Olympic champion, weekend warrior, or just getting going with a stiff neck, Premax can help.

    We know sport and health

    Do you love the way an elite cyclist can wiz past at 50kmph and not blow out a candle? So do we. What about the terrific feeling of getting over a sports injury with hard work, determination, and a great therapist? We know what that's all about too. If you use words like periodisation, active recovery, max effort, lactate threshold, hitting the wall, and cadence, you won't need to explain those terms to us.

    The same goes for trigger points, myofascial release, neurodynamics, or lymphatic drainage. In short everyone involved in Premax from our elite athletes and therapists that test and refine the products, to our sales people and distributors, we all love being healthy and fit and it shows in our products.

    Our products are the best

    We do two things with every one of our products, use the highest quality ingredients we can get, and make them the best functioning products on the market. If we can't do it well, then we don't do it. But don't take our word for it – have a look at all the teams, athletes and therapists that use and endorse our products on our website. But we can always get better and we love hearing from you with feedback, so if you've got something to say about our products please drop us a line.

    We love to know how you're going

    We get a real kick out of happy customers, and not only do we like to hear from you about our products, we love to know how Premax allows you to do what you do. If you're a cyclist who can get an extra hour in saddle with our Anti Friction Cream, or a massage therapist who can release tight scalenes beautifully with our Original let is know!

  • Pure Sports Medicine

    We are a team of Sports Medicine Specialists and our sole aim is to provide expert care in the field; all in one place. We support each other in order to optimise our patients’ results. So, whoever you are, whatever your injury, we’re here to help. The Pure team is led by international doctors and therapists that have worked for various national teams, and at Olympic and World Championship events, in a range of sports. These experiences have provided us with a unique understanding of the challenges professional athletes face.

    We believe that the principles of sports medicine at the elite level, can be just as effective for ordinary individuals in their everyday lives. Whether you have torn a ligament in the last minutes of a Cup match, have persistent backache, or experience discomfort while at work or playing sport, we have the time to listen and the expertise to get you back to your best.

  • Queen Mary University of London (QMUL)

    The Sport and Exercise Medicine department of QMUL delivers four different courses: 1. Sports and Exercise Medicine - Physio MSc 2. Sports and Exercise Medicine - Medic MSc 3. Sports and Exercise Medicine - Physio PGDip 4. Sports and Exercise Medicine - Medic PGDip

  • Rocktape UK

    How Does RockTape Work? Unlike traditional athletic tape that binds and doesn’t stretch, RockTape is engineered to mimic the human skin. This stretchiness is the secret behind RockTape. RockTape stretches up to 180% of its original length but has amazing ‘snap-back’ or recovery. This is what gives RockTape its performance advantage over other tapes. RockTape can be used in a variety of ways to achieve different benefits: When RockTape is applied with little or no stretch on the tape but lots of stretch on the tissue it causes the skin to form convolutions and wrinkle. This creates a bio-mechanical lifting mechanism that decompresses the tissue just under the skin. It is believed that this decompression and having tape on our skin creates 3 main effects:

    • Mechanical Effect: As pressure on the vertical layer cake of tissue between skin and bone is reduced more normal slide and glide mechanics between the layers of tissue is restored. It is likely that this is the mechanism that can make someone who can only bend as far as their knees touch their toes in an instant!

    • Neurological Effect: A lot of pain generated by movement or muscle contraction is generated by nerve endings in the space between the skin and muscle. As tape decompresses this space there is less pressure on these nerve endings so is reduced or stopped completely at its source. Having elastic tape stuck to your skin is also believed to stimulate receptors within the skin called Mechanoreceptors. These receptors play a part in our movement awareness, or what therapists call Proprioception. Many therapists believe that one of the main effects of applying RockTape is to improve our Proprioception, which can both decrease pain and improve the way we move.

    When RockTape is applied with more stretch it can be used to support areas where tissue has been strained, torn, weakened or lengthened. By adding more elastic recoil to the taped area, functional stability and tissue ‘snapback’ are enhanced.

  • Royal College of Physicians (RCP)

    Everything that we do at the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) aims to improve patient care and reduce illness. We are patient centred and clinically led. We drive improvement in the diagnosis of disease, the care of individual patients and the health of the whole population, both in the UK and across the globe.

    Our 30,000 members worldwide work in hospitals and the community across 30 different medical specialties. They range from medical students to retired doctors. Physicians diagnose and treat illness, and promote good health. They care for millions of medical patients with a huge range of conditions, from asthma and diabetes to stroke and yellow fever. Physicians’ clinical work ranges from caring for patients who are acutely unwell in hospital, to supporting patients to manage long-term health problems at home and encouraging people to stay fit and healthy in the community.

    The RCP works to ensure that physicians are educated and trained to provide high-quality care. We improve the quality of care by auditing and accrediting clinical services against national guidelines, and we provide resources for our members to assess their own services. We involve patients and carers in every aspect of our work. We work in partnership with other medical royal colleges and health organisations to drive health improvement, enhance the quality of medical care, and promote research and innovation, so that our members are well equipped to diagnose and treat ill health. We also have a wider duty to reduce preventable illness from causes such as smoking and drinking, and to promote evidence-based policies to government to encourage healthy lifestyles.

  • School of Psychology, Sport and Exercise

    We are recognised for outstanding levels of student satisfaction. Our flagship awards regularly achieve scores of over 90% in the National Student Survey, including student satisfaction scores of 100% for our BSc Psychology and Child Development degree, 98% for BSc Psychology, and 100% in BSc Sports Therapy and BSc PE and Youth Sport Coaching for the second consecutive year (2015 National Student Survey).

    Our courses are accredited by national bodies recognising our teaching excellence, including bodies such as the British Psychological Society, BASES, The Society of Sports Therapists and the British Association of Behavioural Cognitive Psychotherapies.

    Study with us and you will have access to first-class learning and world of work facilities, including our specialist Psychology Laboratories, Counselling Suite and £1 million Biomechanics Laboratory located in the University’s £30 million Science Centre. Our facilities also include laboratories for Sports Nutrition, Sports Science, Muscle Function, Qualitative Analysis, plus a Strength & Conditioning facility containing state-of-the-art Matrix Fitness equipment. We are also home to the SUST injury and Peak Condition Clinics where students can apply their skills and improve their employability.

    As we are active in research and enterprise, your lectures, workshops and practical sessions will be informed by the latest cutting edge research. In fact, there’ll be lots of opportunities for you to be involved in the work we do.

    To help prepare you for the world of work, all our degrees combine academic study with lots of practical learning. Our students also benefit from the wide range of partners we work with, such as Stoke City FC, the Medical Research Council, the NHS and the English Cricket Board.

    Find out about our current work by reading our Blogs - InPsych for Psychology and Sense for Sport and Exercise.

  • Society of Chiropodists & Podiatrists

    Becoming a member of the Society / College is a very astute move. There is no one single reason why you should be a member, there are dozens and dozens, and combined they represent the best value and offer the most comprehensive range of services of any of the podiatry organisations in the UK.

  • Society of Sports Therapists (SST)

    The Society of Sports Therapists was established in 1990 to address the growing demands from sport and leisure on everyone involved in the management and care of injured participants. The Society’s Founder Members sought to create a membership organisation that would standardise and monitor the provision and availability of support services. Equally with the rise in the number of incidents requiring immediate "lifesaving" first aid techniques, the Society also aimed to ensure that adequate, effective and appropriate training courses were provided and monitored.

    The Society of Sports Therapists still remains true to those aims today and has made huge strides since 1990. It now collaborates with 21 universities, including two internationally and accredits 26 academic Undergraduate and Postgraduate programmes.

    The Aims of The Society of Sports Therapists

    • To provide a professional body for Sports Therapists that will monitor and give advice on all matters pertaining to Sports Therapy.
    • To accredit nationally recognised educational qualifications, as a prerequisite for membership.
    • To provide comprehensive medical malpractice and public liability insurance, for Members.
    • To provide a platform for Members to further their knowledge, careers and academic or therapeutic ambitions.
    • To accredit vocational Sports Therapy courses, with the aim of improving the standards of care and treatment given to sports people.
    • To lobby legislative and educational organisations to ensure that the protection of both the public and Members is addressed by national registration and regulation.
    • To advise regulatory, political, legal, judicial and sporting bodies and organisations on all matters pertaining to Sports Therapy and Sports Therapists.

  • Solihull College & University Centre


    Whether you’re a school leaver wanting to further your knowledge of the industry or an adult wanting to study at a higher level, you’re set to score success with Solihull College. We are proud to be a member of the National Skills Academy for Sports and Active Leisure with a specialism in Health and Fitness, the only training provider across the West Midlands to be accredited this status. First class facilities on site including a unique Sports Therapy Clinic, fully equipped gym and astro turf pitches will give you the hands on experience you need, whether it’s coaching or playing that you’re interested in. Covering sports such as Football and Golf our Academies allow you to perfect your sporting skills and techniques whilst pursuing an educational qualification. Our courses have close ties with renowned sports clubs and centres across the region giving our students the chance to gain practical advice from industry experts.

  • Sports Therapy Organisation

    The Sports Therapy Organisation is a UK membership organisation for Professional Sports Injury and Soft Tissue Therapists.

    Through our work with industry and sport governing bodies we ensure our members are fully supported at all levels and we are committed to driving up standards and creating opportunities.

    As a not-for-profit organisation we can keep our fees to the very minimum, and we have negotiated great deals on therapy products and services, and an insurance package that is one of the best in the industry.

    If you are a therapist and would like to join our rapidly growing organisation; or a training provider looking for accredation; or a company looking to offer discounts to our members in return for great exposure; an event organiser looking for highly trained therapy teams or even a member of the public looking for someone qualified and insured to treat your aches, pains or injuries!

  • Sports Therapy UK

    Sports Therapy UK offers you high standards of training, nationally recognised awards and flexible study options to help you pursue your chosen career and lifestyle.

    Our Sports Therapy courses are designed and delivered by experienced tutors and lecturers providing you with the ideal atmosphere and learning environment to hone your knowledge and skills. We offer a unique Flexible Award Programme that allows you to qualify in sports massage, practise professionally, and progress to a higher award at a later date. This will help you develop as an exceptional practitioner in your chosen field at a pace to suit you.

  • Stick Mobility

    A Revolutionary New Training System Mobility sticks and education to take your health and performance training to the next level with Stick Mobility. From CrossFit to the Weekend Warrior, Strength Training to Post Rehab, Desk Jockey to Longevity, Stick Mobility is a force multiplier to get to you to the next level of movement and performance.

    This revolutionary new training system benefits everyone through a progressive approach to fitness, mobility, and muscle activation, regardless of age or level of performance. Simple, fun and effective. Stick Mobility will unlock the inhibited movements that prevent optimal function and health.

  • The Association for Soft Tissue Therapists (SMA)

    The Association for Soft Tissue Therapists (SMA), formerly known as the Sports Massage Association, has the following aims to guide its development. It's goals are to establish and maintain minimum standards for sports massage training; give confidence to the general and sporting public, the medical profession and government agencies that Soft Tissue Therapists are suitably trained to provide a quality service; hold a National Register for soft tissue therapists; establish and maintain the ethical, professional and educational standards for soft tissue therapists; support and promote our members and their profession; and lastly ensure the best possible soft tissue therapy is available to sports and non sports people who use our practitioners.

  • The Physio Matters Podcast

    Putting big mouths and big ideas behind microphones. The Physio Matters Podcast is a feature of Chews Health’s third core value ‘We Educate’.

    Episodes will feature expert, honest advice, delivered directly to listeners at no cost.

    The Physio Matters Podcast content hopes to be clinical gold delivered direct. Musculoskeletal and Sports Medicine information for those working in physiotherapy, sports therapy, sports rehabilitation, medicine and all divisions of the healthcare industry.

  • The South African Sports Medicine Association (SASMA)

    The South African Sports Medicine Association is an a-political, non-profit, multidisciplinary professional and scientific society dedicated to the motivation, responses, adaptation and health of people involved in sport and exercise.

    SASMA’s objective is the promotion of sport science and sport medicine to benefit the South African community through:

    • Arranging local, regional and national meetings of medical professionals, allied health professionals, scientists and educators.
    • Implementing educational programs for members, as well as coaches, athletes and the general public.
    • Publication of a journal, educational material and a communicating website.
    • To develop informed position and public statements in areas of concern to SASMA members and the general public.
    • To protect the interests of its members, nurture sub-groups and special interest groups and to encourage research in the fields of expertise of these groups.

    SASMA collaborates with other similar international organisations, physicians, scientists, educators, sport and government bodies with similar interests.

  • The University of Bradford

    We are a provider of high quality education and training, tailored to meet the needs of the healthcare workforce and service users. Our students graduate equipped with the employability skills they need to succeed in a wide range of healthcare and associated professions, along with the foundations for lifelong learning. We provide an extensive range of post-registration programmes for NHS practitioners and other healthcare professionals to develop their skills and update their knowledge.

  • The University of Plymouth

    Whether you're a new or returning student, undergraduate or postgraduate, we want to welcome you personally to the University, ensuring you have the best possible experience here at Plymouth. Plymouth is one of the largest universities in the country with around 27,000 students studying a variety of courses from fine art to physiotherapy, business to biology, and design to dentistry. Everyone has a key part to play in shaping not only the University and the student experience it offers, but also the future that experience provides each and every Plymouth graduate.

  • Triad Health

    We love helping Therapist reach their goals in business.

    With experience of managing multiple sites and hundreds of staff, we know how hard it is to fit everything in.

    We'd like to help you!

  • Ulster University

    Ulster has been one of the major providers of undergraduate courses in Sport in Northern Ireland since the 1970s.

    Our BASES endorsed BSc Hons in Sport and Exercise Sciences and BSc Hons Sports Studies consist of a common first year and allow students to specialise in later years to equip themselves for careers in Physical Education, Sport Science, Sports Development, Sport & Leisure Management or postgraduate study (PGCE, MSc PhD).

    The optional placement year leading to the award of a Diploma in Industrial Studies or a Diploma in Area Studies is a unique aspect of our programmes and ensures that our graduates are well-equipped for employment. In addition since 2005, we offer a part-time Foundation Degree in Sports Coaching for active coaches wishing to further their knowledge and gain an academic qualification.

    Through partnership with colleges of further and higher education (South Eastern Regional College, Northern Regional College and Southern Regional College) the Academy delivers franchised programmes at Associate Bachelor and Foundation Degree level facilitating the advanced entry of students into our undergraduate programmes.

  • University of Bedfordshire

    Over 50% of this course focuses on developing your practical skills so you become a confident, competent and professional clinician in today’s sports therapy environment; from the NHS to private clinics, sports clubs and teams or in your own business.

    Study human anatomy, physiology, pathology and clinical management skills, sports science, biomechanics and psychology.

    Practise your clinical skills in our in-house sports massage clinics, and externally within sports clubs, teams, local hospitals and clinics, and undertake an independent research project in your final year.

    Graduates can become level 4 members of the Sports Massage Association (SMA).

  • University of Central Lancashire

    We have service level agreements with a range of service provider organisations across the North West of England. The School works collaboratively with local FE colleges, statutory and independent healthcare providers, voluntary sector and charitable organisations.

    We are a large provider of multi-professional healthcare education, training and development, offering a range of taught undergraduate and postgraduate modular-based courses, research degrees and credit recognition. The School develops its portfolio collaboratively with partners in response to national policy and local requirements and needs, providing professional courses, short courses and continuing professional development. The focus is on students developing evidence-based knowledge, skills and person-centred values in preparation for employment.

    The School of Health Sciences offers courses in: Physiotherapy, Sports Therapy, Paramedic Practice, Operating Department Practice, Health Informatics, and Acute and Emergency Care.

    The School aims to:

    • Facilitate access to community health science education through widening participation
    • Provide potential employers with skilled and knowledgeable graduates and professionals who are solution-focused
    • Develop positive, collaborative relationships with all stakeholders and promote multi-professional team working
    • Undertake research and knowledge transfer activities and underpin all learning with research-informed teaching

  • University of Huddersfield

    This course currently:

    • Has excellent links with local healthcare providers and sports clubs, providing you with unique ‘hands on' learning experiences.

    • Has small teaching groups, allowing high levels of student support to be offered.

    • Is accredited by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists and regulated by the Health and Care Professions Council.

    • Scored 100% for student satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2015.

    Physiotherapists use exercise, manual therapy techniques, electrotherapy and rehabilitative approaches to restore, maintain and improve movement. They treat a variety of patients from those with neurological conditions such as stroke and parkinsons disease; patients with cardiorespiratory conditions such as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and heart conditions, to those with musculoskeletal conditions from injury or following surgery. Physiotherapists play an important role in advising and educating people in managing their own conditions and preventing future episodes of ill health.

    Physiotherapists work as part of a healthcare team alongside nurses, doctors, podiatrists and occupational therapists offering their specialist knowledge. They work in a variety of locations including hospitals, community centres, patient's homes, schools, clinics and sports clubs.

    You probably know from your own experience how important your ease and range of movements are to your general wellbeing. You may be fascinated by the muscles, bones and joints that function together in all aspects of human activity, and are aware of the debilitating effect of illness, accident and ageing. If you would like a career that is both practical and ‘hands on' but also challenging and rewarding where you can make a positive contribution to the wellbeing of individuals, then this may be the career for you.

    Physiotherapy can offer opportunities and career satisfaction to those who enjoy dealing with people and helping them overcome difficulties. You'll study how to assess, advise and treat individuals with a variety of conditions including spinal and joint problems, respiratory difficulties, neurological problems, and those recovering from strokes and other chronic conditions, accidents and operations.

  • University of Nottingham

    Physiotherapy | BSc Hons

    This course aims to prepare students in all areas of practice fundamental to the needs of a newly qualified physiotherapist. For this, students must be able to exercise sound judgement in a variety of clinical situations, and be able to evaluate and adapt their therapeutic skills to meet the needs of the individual patient.

    Sport Rehabilitation and Exercise Science | BSc Hons

    As a BASRaT accredited course, at Nottingham you’ll learn the academic concepts and practical skills required for professional practice in a supportive and friendly environment.

  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)

    A world-renowned health care provider and insurer, Pittsburgh-based UPMC is inventing new models of accountable, cost-effective, patient-centered care. It provides nearly $900 million a year in benefits to its communities, including more care to the region’s most vulnerable citizens than any other health care institution.

    As Pennsylvania’s largest nongovernmental employer, with more than 65,000 employees, UPMC is comprised of:

    • More than 25 hospitals
    • More than 600 doctors' offices and outpatient sites
    • An international division
    • An enterprises division

    A passion for innovation lies at the heart of UPMC’s success. UPMC’s unique strategy of combining clinical and research excellence with business-like discipline translates into high-quality patient care for both western Pennsylvanians and the global community.

  • University of Salford

    This prestigious course allows you to apply high-level academic and practical management skills to the diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries arising from sport and physical activity. On completion, you will have the necessary skills to diagnose and treat musculoskeletal injuries in the physically active. You will also be eligible for membership of the British Association of Sport Rehabilitators and Trainers (BASRaT) and benefit from the professional industry insight they provide.

    You will attend a minimum of four one-month clinical placements at a sports injury clinic, professional sports club and a private practice. You will also have a placement under the direct supervision of a specialist orthopaedic consultant surgeon. These placements are organised for you by the University, giving you experience of a wide range of workplace environments.

  • University of St Mark and St John

    As the number of people participating in sport and exercise increases, so does the need for specialist, qualified and professional practitioners in Sports Therapy. This one-year full time programme is an intensive practically driven programme focusing on the application of theoretical knowledge to the diagnosis and treatment of sport and exercise related injury. This course is accredited by the UK Sports Therapy Organisation and on completion Graduates are entitled to membership with insurance at the level of Graduate Sports Therapist.

  • Victorian Institute of Sport


    To be the leading provider of high performance sports programs for talented athletes, enabling them to achieve national and international success.


    To provide an environment in which talented Victorian athletes have the opportunity to excel in sport and life.


    • Excellence
    • Collaboration
    • Integrity
    • Passion
    • Teamwork
    • Creativity
    • Respect
    • Commitment
    • Aspirations

    All our athletes are world class

    • We understand what makes each athlete perform at their best
    • We are the “go to” place for high performance sport in Victoria
    • VIS and VIS athletes are well recognised brands in the hearts and minds of Victorians

    Core Business

    We select talented athletes and work to optimise all aspects of their preparation to achieve world class performances by:

    • Providing a daily training environment with world class coaching, management and support services
    • Enabling access to high performance training facilities and equipment, and
    • Supporting athletes to compete in national and international competitions


    Success in Sport and Life

  • Whole Being Films

    Whole Being Films exists to support health in all it’s forms through inspirational teaching in a variety of media.

    Their work is crafted to a high standard based on professional broadcast level production values and experience from within the therapeutic and TV fields.

    Whole Being Films works with leading inspirational teachers from around the world to create engaging and informative work of real practical value.

  • World Rugby

    The international governing body of rugby union.

    In a modern world where there is unprecedented competition in sports and entertainment, World Rugby needs to inspire if it is to reach out to new audiences within new and existing markets, capitalising on rugby’s new status as an Olympic sport. This, in turn, will enable World Rugby to realise its mission of delivering a truly global mass-participation sport.

    Traditionally World Rugby has been a regulator and an investor in world rugby. It has successfully steered the growth and development of the global game to record levels of participation through investment driven by its flagship tournament, Rugby World Cup, and strong governance worldwide.

    World Rugby now wishes to innovate and inspire through participation, engagement, education and regulation, harnessing the sport’s character-building values to excite, engage and inform new audiences in existing and new rugby markets.

  • York College

    This programme provides a quality learning experience delivered by dedicated staff who have extensive experience in sports therapy. This programme is ideal for students who wish to move into this ever-growing industry or progress on to post-graduate level study. The BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy is highly competence-based and offers a combination of theoretical and practical learning to effectively develop evidence-based practitioners within sports therapy. The programme is aligned with the core competencies of the Society of Sports Therapists ensuring that graduates are well prepared for working life in sports therapy. Students will also have further opportunities to gain other relevant vocational qualifications alongside the programme.

  • York St John University

    This degree equips you with the knowledge and practical skills associated with providing strength and conditioning programmes across a range of sports and from amateur to professional level.

    Study the core areas of physiology, psychology and biomechanics as well as specialist modules in strength and conditioning, exploring the design, delivery and evaluation of practical conditioning drills and sessions. Complete related exercise industry qualifications enhancing your CV and allowing you to deliver resistance and circuit training sessions.

    Study in our modern Sports Science laboratories and at our brand new 57 acre Sports Park. Work placements allow valuable experience to be gained and opportunities for vocational skills development within professional environments.

    Graduates can pursue a variety of careers in strength and conditioning, personal training, coaching and teaching.