Northumbria University offer a treatment and rehabilitation service for selected performance athletes and teams based at the Sport Central. Our expert sports physiotherapist work closely with our S&C coaches to understand the causes of injuries to ensure they are able to identify, treat and eliminate sport related injuries.

Whether you are a performance athlete or take part in social sport Northumbria Sport have an in-house massage service that offers sports massages.

 Our programme includes

  • Physiotherapy treatment and rehabilitation support for scholarship athletes
  • Physiotherapy screenings for scholarship athletes
  • Discounted physiotherapy at Physiotherapy Matters
  • In-house sports massage

Meet the experts

Salwa Bowen – Lead Physiotherapist

Salwa is a highly specialised practitioner in physiotherapy with over 25 years of extensive experience working in the professional sport industry. Since qualifying in 1996 with a BSc(Hons) in Physiotherapy, Salwa Bowen joined the professional support team at the Newcastle Falcons. Since 2013 Salwa has worked as the lead physiotherapist at the University. She has experience across multiple sport and knows how to get the best out of student athletes in their treatment and rehabilitation.

Kristy Peacock - Physiotherapist

Kirsty is a specialised sports medicine physio and is experienced in all aspects of musculoskeletal injury prevention, treatment and rehabilitation in a wide range of sports.  A former rower, she spent several years working with the Irish rowing team travelling around the world supporting athletes through world championships before taking the role as lead physio with Munster rugby in Limerick, Ireland for 6 years.


Physio Booking Guide - find out more about how you can access phsis as a Scholar or TASS Athlete. 


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