About Us

1st Sport Clinic was formed in 2007 by Clinic Director, Ryan Carter.  

Although sports injury are a specialism, an injury that prevents an active lifestyle is still an injury that we can treat. 

Ryan graduated from Middlesex University in 2007 with a BSc Hons in Sports Rehabilitation and Injury Prevention. 

He has extensive experience in working with elite level athletes in a range of sports including international football with Canada, Northampton Saints and Leicester Tigers Rugby Union, Royal Ballet and many more.



Opened at Millennium House on Gapton Hall Road in 2013. 

We recently moved within the building to occupy a more practical space on the ground floor with wheelchair access. 

Parking spaces are available onsite. ​In order to reduce the prices for patients, we don't have receptionist to answer the phone to arrange appointments at all times. If you call and nobody is available, leave a message and someone will get back to you as soon as possible. If not, feel free to send a text as often it is easier to reply between appointments.


The area of rehabilitation we cover is broad. Not only do we support recovery from injury from sporting activity but also the areas of disability.

Shockwave Therapy

Shockwave therapy is a revolutionary non-surgical treatment and works by delivering impulses of energy, targeted to specific damaged tissues within the abnormal tendon.    

Who can it help?    

Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy treatment is highly effective for treating a number of issue such as   plantar fasciitis, shoulder pain, tennis elbow, achilles tendonopathy, hip pain, knee pain.

How does it work?    

Shockwave works by delivering impulses of energy targeting specific damaged tissue. This results in an increase in blood flow within the area, stimulating cell regeneration and healing as well as decreasing local factors that can cause pain. 

Shock-wave therapy treatments are usually performed at weekly intervals. Each treatment session takes about 20 minutes and you may need between 3 treatment sessions (possibly 6 for resistant problems). 

After shockwave therapy Many patients experience an improvement in symptoms almost immediately while others take several weeks to respond. 

You may notice a reddening or swelling of the area with some patients experiencing a brief increase in pain. It may take several weeks to see an overall benefit.


Please ensure that common sense prevails when following any exercise recommendations or advice – stop immediately if you feel pain. 

Any exercise holds and element of risk, the exercises and information on this website and our social media accounts are for general information purposes only.    

Anything you undertake is done so at your own risk. 

We cannot accept any liability for any loss, injuries or ill health sustained following any of the exercises, information or advice provided either on this site or any of our social media accounts (whether caused directly or indirectly). 

The information and exercises provided via this website (or any of our social media accounts) should not be treated as a substitute for advice from a therapist (or medical doctor).

 We strongly recommend that you consult a qualified health practitioner before you follow any of the exercises, advice or act upon any of the information provided via this website or any of our social media accounts. 

No single piece of information, advice or exercise is suitable for everyone.

We cannot guarantee the effectiveness of any of the exercises, advice or information provided via either this website or any of our social media accounts.

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