A new sports injury clinic staffed by Middlesex University BSc and MSc Sports and Exercise Rehabilitation students has opened, offering great value injury rehab and sports massages to students and staff.
All sessions are overseen by the London Sports Institute's (LSI) professionally qualified staff, bringing with them a wealth of both national and international experience and accreditation.
Ange Cumine, Programme Leader for BSc and MSc Sport and Exercise Rehabilitation at Middlesex and a founding member of the British Association of Sport Rehabilitators and Trainers, set up the clinic.
She said: "With the continued expansion of the LSI we now have a number of highly qualified staff, so the clinic allows students the opportunity to work with and learn from them.
"The student placement clinic will treat students and staff from ours Sport, Dance, Performing Arts Occupational Health courses, enabling them to perform at the highest level – whether in their studies or in sporting competitions."
Whether patients require a structured rehabilitation programme or a one-off treatment for a minor injury, the LSI Sports Injury Clinic offers a wide range of treatments – including sport and relaxation massages, electrotherapy and taping or strapping.
Students will spend up to 200 hours working in the clinic, around half the total time they spend on placement as part of their degrees.
"Our students often go to work at external events, this year we had 50 looking after runners at the London Marathon," Ange added. "But rather than always giving our expertise off-site we wanted to help look after the huge community that is Middlesex University.
"A lot of the work students do involves treating athletes at specialist sports injury clinics too, so the new clinic means that they will have more of an opportunity to deal with people of all ages and from all walks of life."
Session prices start at just £7.50, meaning professional sports injury treatment is suddenly a realistic and affordable option for fitness fans who had decided a foam roller was their only option.
To find out more about the LSI Sports Injury Clinic, visit the website.