Triathlon, being a more holistic sport than most, is fortunate in having fewer injuries than its three disciplines. However, there are always times when you need a helping (pair of) hands! This list isn't exhaustive but will be added to over time. If you have a favourite practitioner please let us know the details and we will add them.
EG health | fitness are often to be found operating the massage service at John Lunt's Human Race events. They run a practice which covers a wide range of services including personal training, physio, nutrition and complementary therapies. Contact via their website.
Mark Farrow (BSc, B.A.S.R.a.T, IIHHT) operates a mobile service around SW London and Surrey and can also be found at the Maidenhead Chiropractice, the Fitstop Gymnasium in Sutton, Surrey, and at the Backcare & Bodywork clinic in New Malden, Surrey. Contact via or on 0956 915 845 (info from Mark Farrow).
Felixstowe Physiotherapy Practice, Walton House, 218 High Street, Walton, Felixstowe IP11 9DS Telephone 01394-282002. All the Physiotherapists are Chartered and State Registered (info from John Gabriel).
Elizabeth Brew Chartered Physiotherapy Clinic, Robin Brew Sports Performance Center, Bath, Wiltshire. Telephone 01225-723897 (also at Club La Santa, Lanzarote)
Liz Brew is currently in private practice and has been travelling with the GB Senior International Swim Team for the last 3 years in the lead up to this years Olympics in Sydney and is one of the National Team Physiotherapists. Liz is also highly involved with triathletes and other athletes. She can offer an injury advice service by e-mail if people want to send their queries to us by . The Physiotherapy and Sports Massage Service is now available at the clinic and on all Robin Brew Courses in this country and on all Lanzarote Training Camps. Check out details on their website.
Tina Hall, St Chinan, Southwest France. Telephone +33 (0)4 67 89 43 70 or . Great sports physio who recently moved to the southwest of France and is available for the many ex-pats and cycling holidays in that area. More info on her website.
M Flett, The Warwick Bridge Health Club, Warwick Bridge, Carlisle, Cumbria CA4 8RR. Telephone 01228 593995 or 07803 242 335. Contact via or their website.
BeFit4Life - Zoe Muller and Andy Norris. Based in Plymouth, Devon. Provides sports massage, physiotherapy, personal training and nutritional advice. Also Yoga4Athletes classes. See www.befit4life.co.uk, phone 07763 833667, or .
Elite Athletic Clinics UK provide the following treatments; physiotherapy, sports and remedial massage, personal training and nutritional advice. All their personnel are registered with the relevant professional bodies and are fully covered by insurance. To contact them phone 0121 454 2627, fax 0121 247 4443 or .
Body Factor have two clinics; Covent Garden and Chertsey, and provide physiotherapy, podiatry, osteopathy, sports massage, fitness/lactate testing, and digital video gait/bike analysis. Their website is at http://www.bodyfactor.co.uk/. Information provided by John Blake, a satisfied customer.
Brighton Bowen Clinic offer remedial therapy for sports related injuries, muscular skeletal disorders and sports enhancement. Kirstie Seaborne is an accredited and insured practitioner working with dancers and athletes. She also offers movement repatterning - going back to basics to re-align and rebalance. Home visits available. Contact 01273 885784 or email For more information on the Bowen Technique see their website.
Staines Chiropractic Clinic is run by Graham Roberts, a triathlete from the old Thames Turbo days. He's located at 33 Kingston Road, Staines, Middlesex TW18 4LH and can be reached by or by phone on 01784 454422.
BackCare Clinic is run by Irene Phillips at 2 Station Approach, Worcester Park, Surrey KT4 7NB. Contact by or phone on 020 8335 3787.
Dietfactors.com offers a service to help athletes understand their dietary needs and maximise performance through optimum nutrition. They analyse your current diet and provide comprehensive information on your intake of protein, carbohydrate, fat, vitamins, minerals, etc (a total of 75 categories). From this information they plan an individual diet, providing calorie, macronutrient and micronutrient values to match any criteria. They can also provide specific strategies for racing nutrition, hydration and recovery.
The University of Wolverhampton's Human Performance Centre is internationally recognised for support and research in Sport and Exercise Science and provides physiological support to club and international triathletes. They can provide individualised and accurate heart rate training zones from blood lactate analysis assessments, gait analysis and sports psychology and nutrition evaluation and advice. Clients include Derby Tri Club, Black Country Triathletes and the West Midlands based World Class Potential Squad. For further information go to their website, or telephone 01902 323042.
Dr Victor Thompson (DClinPsy, DipSpPsy, BScPsy) is a clinical sports psycologist working with athletes to improve their psychological skills in order to perform better. This includes improving concentration, challenging limiting beliefs, setting effective goals, dealing with competitive stress and anxiety, and dealing with the effects of injury or setbacks. The service is London based. For further information log onto their website, or phone 07979 622 537.
Steve Ward B.Ed (Hons) is a sports performance consultant, providing mental skils training for athletes of all ages, and at all levels of competition. He uses proven sports psychology strategies, in combination with the powerful human performance enhancement technology of neuro-linguistic programming (NLP), and also offers sports hypnosis for those looking for fast, effective change. Learn practical, athlete friendly techniques to improve motivation, set powerful goals, develop confidence and self-belief, manage your emotional state including anxiety and stress, over come your mental barriers, develop a positive mental attitude, and improve performance consistency. For further information go to www.maximumpotentialuk.com or or phone (01202) 623322.