The Sports and Spinal Injury Clinic at the University of Bolton is a physiotherapy and sports rehabilitation clinic that is open to everyone.

The university stands for new thinking, best practice and professional excellence. That’s why Bolton One is the ideal setting for this innovative clinic which benefits from the latest academic research and the expertise of professionals with a first-class regional and national reputation.

The clinic is a teaching clinic where students from the Sports Rehabilitation degree can learn and get hands on experience and provide excellent standards of treatment.

The clinic is involved in many charity events providing massage for fundraising competitors in local sporting activities such as; the Bolton 10k, the Wilmslow half marathon, the three peaks challenge, and the 24hour help for heroes football event.

Price List

Musculoskeletal Assessment £25

Taking up to an hour, an assessment of your musculoskeletal injury will be made by taking a history of your condition and carrying out a physical assessment. A treatment programme will be planned and treatment will be provided as appropriate.

Treatment Session £18

Following an assessment, treatment sessions lasting approximately 30mins may include manual therapy, electrotherapy and exercise prescription as appropriate to your condition.

½ hours Massage  £10

A therapeutic sports massage provided by our students concentrating on back, neck and shoulders or legs. A Double session is recommended if full body is required.

Hydrotherapy and Clinical Pilates Classes can only be booked following an initial assessment and based on the recommendations of a clinician. This enables us to tailor the classes to the needs of the patients.

Hydrotherapy £18

Water based exercise class which uses the properties of water and buoyancy to enhance the therapeutic effect of an exercise programme..

Clinical Pilates £10

Mostly Floor based exercises specifically designed to improve stability of the Pelvis and shoulder girdle.


Enquiries and Appointment Booking

Phone 01204 903680 Email -

Further biomechanical and physiological assessment tools are available through the Athlete Development Centre.



Reduces muscle spasm, loosens scar tissue and accelerates the healing process.


Applied movements to reduce stiffness


High velocity mobilisation to restore normal movement

Rehabilitation Programme

Individual programmes devised to re-educate and restore weak or deficient muscles.


A variety of modalities that relieve pain and enhance healing.


Available to treat a variety of musculoskeletal conditions.

Hydro & Aquatherapy

Water-based therapy to aid recovery, maintain strength and flexibility in a non-weight bearing environment.


Assessing the causes of injuries, and preventing re-occurrence through use of postural strengthening and ergonomic assessment.


We aim to assess and treatmusculoskeletal injuries using current and evidenced treatment techniques. Weaim to ensure our patients can manage their conditions, return to fullactivities at the most appropriate time and prevent re-occurrence. Where the condition is beyond our scope ofpractice we aim to ensure the patient is directed to the correct health professionalin the shortest time possible.


  • soft tissue trauma
  • tendon, ligament and muscle injuries
  • neck pain
  • back pain
  • chronic stiffness
  • post-operative rehabilitation

What to expect

The Sports and Spinal Injuries Clinic is linked to the University of Bolton’s Sports Rehabilitation BSc (Hons) Degree. Massage treatments are provided by our second and third-year students.

Assessment and treatment of injuries is clinician-led with the supervised assistance of students. This gives our students a broad range of theoretical and vocational skills and knowledge that will equip them for the role of a sports rehabilitation professional.You can expect to receive the most up-to-date and evidence based treatment, from experienced professionals.

Please bring shorts and T-shirt or swimwear to wear during treatment, as appropriate.

Medical insurance

The Sports and Spinal Injuries Clinic provides treatment to patients covered by major insurance companies. Patients may be able to claim back the cost of their treatment through their medical policy, however, this must be checked with their insurers if they wish to claim.