Physio and Sport Science
Our dedicated team of highly-qualified therapists and practitioners at the Team Bath Physio & Sport Science Centre provide a range of cutting-edge services to University of Bath student-athletes and National Governing Bodies* – all on site at the Team Bath Sports Training Village and bookable through your coach. Some of the services we provide are:
Team Bath physiotherapists are highly qualified and experienced practitioners with a collaborative wealth of knowledge gained across a wide range of fields. They have worked with elite athletes across a diverse range of sports – including athletics, bobsleigh, football, gymnastics, hockey, luge, netball, skeleton, swimming and tennis – and with a host of governing bodies, as well as at major events such as the World University Games. Many also have experience of working in the NHS and private practice.
Among the treatments available is hydrotherapy in our dedicated warm-water pool, which makes the most of the buoyancy, resistance and hydrostatic pressure of water to enhance mobility, reduce pain and muscle spasm, increase physical fitness and functional tolerances, strengthen weak muscle groups and improve balance and posture.
Sports Massage can yield immediate, significant and positive results in sports performance, range of movement and injury rehabilitation. Treatment – pre- and post-event or ongoing – can help prevent muscle and tendon injury; reduce pain as well as stresses and strains on the joints; enhance recovery and the ability to train or perform; and improve circulation, range of motion and general wellbeing.
Strength and conditioning (S&C) involves the physical and physiological preparation of athletes aligned to specific sports performance outcomes.
The Team Bath S&C coaches have an expert understanding of the physical characteristics required to both help improve sports performance and mitigate the risk of injury. This is achieved through various training methods, such as (but not limited to) resistance training for strength and power; plyometric training for jump and sprint performance; conditioning for fatigue resistance; and speed and agility training for improved manoeuvrability.
We also use TeamBuildr to support the needs of student-athletes who require flexibility in their schedules and may not have access to the Team Bath Sports Training Village at certain times in the year.
Services are delivered in line with the long-term performance requirements of athletes and their coach(es), in conjunction with the rest of their interdisciplinary support team.
Our sports nutritionists can help balance dietary intake with the demands of training, helping sportspeople achieve peak performance when it matters most. Food diary analysis, hydration testing, supplement advice and educational sessions ensure they get the most from their training and maximise their ability to perform at their best.
Our sports psychologists use strength-based approaches to create personalised support plans to meet individual or team needs, helping athletes perform at their best when it really counts. Support is provided across a wide range of psychological aspects of performance including (but not limited to) confidence, performance anxiety, motivation, concentration, resilience, responding to failure, coping with pressure, managing transitions, dealing with sport injury and developing a healthy study-sport balance.
Our Sport Science Lab offers a wide range of physiological and fitness tests for elite and recreational sportspeople and clubs, as well as hands-on educational opportunities for school pupils. Click here for more information.
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* Please note: The physiotherapy team at Team Bath is dedicated to supporting student and performance sport. However, as from October 5 2020, the general public will be able to access appointments through Phoenix Physio – please click here to find out more.