Thursday 24 January 2019
Coventry is set to become a centre of athletic excellence in the year it celebrates City of Sport with a new hub to keep the region active and a place of high performance training.
The Coventry University Future Health initiative will offer athletes and sports teams in the city everything from sports therapy and physiotherapy, to nutrition advice to help teams boost their performance, and keep athletes at the top of their game.
Launched on Wednesday, the hub will offer access to state-of-the-art facilities including an environmental chamber, sports therapy clinics, biometrics assessments, gait analysis using 3D motion capture, exercise physiology testing, and sport psychology suites.
Opened by city sports advocate and former chief executive of UK Athletics, David Moorcroft, the hub will focus on boosting sport and exercise as well as helping injured athletes return to full-time training.
As well as offering specialist training services previously only available through NHS partnerships all under one roof, the initiative will bring new opportunities for students to learn from some of the leading experts in exercise and nutrition.
Currently, different services are available through referrals and via professional sports teams across Coventry and once established, Future Health will look to host a dedicated sports doctor and range of orthopaedic sports services.
Anyone interested in services can contact the team via the website at www.coventry.ac.uk/study-at-coventry/faculties-and-schools/health-and-life-sciences/future-health
For further press information, please contact Hannah Smith, press officer at Coventry University, on 024 77658352 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Image captions: Coventry University Future Health facilities; and Professor Helen Maddock, Councillor Kamran Caan, and Dr Anne Coufopoulos at the launch on Wednesday evening.
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