Robin Hood Half

Impact Physiotherapy have been event partners with the Robin Hood event since 2007.

We were delighted to support the event again this year, our 12th year! The physio & massage support has grown to include 3 tents and over 50 volunteers. The team at Impact continue to prioritise this as a fund raising event for the official charities and were delighted this year to invite our colleagues at The University of Nottingham Sports Injury Clinic to join us.

The new team enabled us to offer an even bigger service to the runners, alongside of course the student Physiotherapists and Sports Rehabilitation students from University of Nottingham and Sheffield Hallam University and the Sports Therapy students from The University of Derby who were keen to practice their skills under the supervision of the qualified physios.

The Physiotherapy team were available to help on race day with any pre-race injury advice, or race preparations to a relaxing post-race recovery massage and any injury assessments that were required.



Cyclone 24

We’re looking forward to supporting this event again in 2 weeks time. It was amazing to see last year the stamina & commitment & teamwork during this 24 hour endurance event. Teams of up to 6 riders aim to complete as many laps as they can during 24 hours. Phenomenal! We supported the riders with a small team of therapists and student volunteers from The University of Derby and The University of Nottingham, providing a well earned massage and chance to stretch out for 15 minutes on a comfy couch! Good luck to the riders – see you in a fortnight.

Cyclone 24

blog – final weeks of preparation

So this event might be out of your comfort zone but if you’ve ever been tempted to get on a bike and give it a go, I would highly recommend getting yourself signed up for a taster at the arena. We are so fortunate to have such a facility on our doorstep, especially as the Derby Arena is base to our Pride Park clinic. We enjoyed our track session as a team and plan to repeat it again this year.

Arena Cycling

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Winners @RobinHoodHalf

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Once again – we are putting our feet up after a fantastic and busy day.

Well done to every one who took part in this years event. Thanks for sharing your medals and stories – 510 runners had a massage / treatment after their race. Well done to our twitter buddies who won a post race day massage and rolls of rock tape. A huge thank-you goes to the students from The University of Nottingham and Sheffield Hallam University who put in a long days shift, gaining valuable experience and developing their skills. Also to Tanya and her team of students from Active Therapy based in Loughborough, and several independent therapists who joined our team too. Thanks too goes to RockTape for donating huge rolls of tape and Patterson Medical for loaning a van full of couches.

See you again next year!

Ikano Bank Robin Hood Marathon 2016

We are delighted to be official race partners again for the 9th year running – no pun intended!

We will be based in the massage tent again on race day for pre and post event massage and available to assess any injuries. We are also supporting the corporate and elite runners. Once again – none of this would be possible without the support from The University of Nottingham and Sheffield Hallam Physiotherapy and Sport Rehabilitation students who are helping us raise funds for the race charities.

We are also offering the change to win a free post event massage – follow us on twitter @ImpactPhysio and tweet us with your number. The winner will be chosen the day after the race.


Don’t forget to call us pre race day if you have any niggles that are concerning you

0115 9721319


We look forward to seeing you there!

Lower Limb Tendinopathy Course: Dr Peter Malliaras

Impact Physio are proud to host Dr Peter Malliaras who will be coming to The University Of Derby on November 1st to share his Lower Limb Tendinopathy Course.


Peter Malliaras is a physiotherapist specialising in tendinopathy management and rehabilitation, consulting at Complete Sports Care (Hawthorn, Melbourne) and a research fellow at La Trobe University (Australia) and Queen Mary, University of London (UK). He completed his PhD in 2006, identifying novel risk factors for tendinopathy among athletes, and has since co-authored over 45 peer review tendinopathy publications. Peter spent five years in the UK undertaking post-doctoral research focusing on tendinopathy imaging and rehabilitation, and consulting to the general public and elite athletes with difficult and non-responsive lower limb tendinopathy. Peter has been consulted in the rehabilitation of elite football, rugby, netball, volleyball, basketball, track and field, skating and cricket athletes, as well as the Royal Ballet (London).Prior to consultant work, Peter worked at the Victorian Institute of Sport, toured nationally and internationally with football, track and field, volleyball, basketball and weight lifting, and has been an official team physiotherapist at a Commonwealth Games meet.

Peter writes a fantastic blog..

CPD 10h = 2.5h pre-course reading/ watching videos + 7.5h practical course.  For Further details and book your place

Internship: Physio / Sports Therapist / GSR

Internship Opportunity

An opportunity for a newly / recently qualified graduate has arisen with Impact Physio. We are looking for one / two individuals to work closely with a mentor to provide match day first aid cover and support during training sessions throughout the 2016/7 season with Derby County Girls Regional Training Centre.

The role requires commitment for the 32 week season which commences at the beginning of August with pre season training. Training sessions are Tuesdays 17:00 – 19:00 and Thursdays 18:00 – 20:00 through the season. During this time assessment and treatment of injuries will occur. Match day cover on Saturdays for approx. 20 games for the U14 and U16 squads is required.

Training takes place at the University of Derby Sports Centre astro pitches.

Derby County Girls Regional Training Centre is a Tier 2 FA centre. A basic minimum requirement is the FA BFAS course.

For further information please email Rachel Royer.

Remuneration will be £10p/h during training (4 hours per week) and £25 per match day cover.

Interested individuals are invited to send their CV and statement of interest to us at

Charity Massage Month


Book yourself a sports massage during our Charity Massage Month (18 April – 13 May) at our Long Eaton clinic.

Two University of Nottingham Sport Rehabilitation students are joining us on
placement and will be undertaking sports massage
treatments as part of their placement learning experience. There is no fixed price for the massage just a request for a donation in aid of Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY).
Contact us on 0115 972 1319 or to  make a booking.

Rushcliffe 10k


massageA great day at the Rushcliffe 10k – pre & post race massage. Over 700 runners, we think we met a good deal of you!

Supported again by the fantastic students at The University of Nottingham. Thanks to all your kind donations, we added to the funds of the race charity Cerebral Palsy Sport.

If you need any physio then use your 20% discount off your physio assessment and 10% off follow up treatments before Easter. Just book a session and mention you ran in this years event, then bring your shiny medal to show off and confirm your discount.

World Deaf Tennis Championships 2015


This week we are at the Nottingham Tennis centre for the inaugural World Deaf Tennis Championships with the Tennis Foundation. Chris and Rachel are the event physio’s.

Luckily we have got time to enjoy some of the tennis too, meeting players from many different countries, Ecuador, Australia and Russia to name a few – lots of fun working with interpreters and athletes.

Semi-finals and finals this weekend, come down and watch to the action, forecast is looking good!