The benefits of sports and exercise far outweigh the risks, but occasionally injuries do happen

Sports injuries can be caused by an accident – such as a trip of fall, not warming up properly before exercising, poor technique, pushing yourself too hard or aggravation of a pre-existing injury. Almost any part of the body can be injured, including the muscles, bones, joints and connective tissues (tendons and ligaments). The ankles and knees are particularly prone to injury

There is good general advice on sports injuries on the NHS website – see NHS WEBSITE

But we also have a variety of specialist sports therapists working in the Bath area

Align Body Clinic

Align Body Clinic – A specialist running injury clinic that helps runners of all levels get out of pain and back on the road (or trail). All injured runners share one thing, they want to get back to running, we offer treatment and training advice to help you achieve your running goals.

Clare Pell Sports Massage:

Clare Pell is a L4 Sports Massage Therapist based in Bath who has worked with a range of clients who from recreational runners to performance athletes in a range of sports.

Remember what life was like without pain before your injury? Everyday life and playing sport puts your body through a range of stresses and strains. Injury, pain and discomfort can be caused by a sudden, traumatic event or poor posture.  This can happen at any time, during active daily living, whilst at home or work and on the sports field. Niggling irritations that come on gradually, can get worse over time and being chronic.

About Sports Massage:

Sports Massage Therapy, also known as Soft Tissue Therapy, is a treatment that works with the soft tissues of the body, including the muscles, fascia, ligaments and connective tissue, through a variety of techniques

Anyone can benefit from sports massage, from professional athletes aiming to maintain performance, to office workers spending hours sat at a desk wishing to achieve good posture and avoid muscle tightness.

Benefits of sports massage include:

·    Alleviating muscular discomfort and pains due to tightness and imbalances

·    Improve range of motion of joints

·    Promoting soft tissue repair reducing recovery time

·    Alleviating tension/stress and enhancing levels of relaxation and mental health

·    Alleviating symptoms of many musculoskeletal conditions

Through the application of a range of techniques Clare Pell Sports Massage can help you can return to your pain-free life.

Clare offers a mobile service whereby I visit clients in the comfort of their own home at a time to convenient to the individual. I also have a base with a number of other practitioners at Bath Osteopath Clinic in Catherine Place, Bath. In 2021 I will also be able to meet you at the University of Bath Sports Training Village

For further information please visit my website, alternatively please contact me on 07545 124393 or via email (

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