Lilleshall Sports Injury Rehab Centre
The clinic was established 22 years ago and is staffed by an experienced team of Chartered & State Registered Physiotherapists and Accredited Sports Masseurs. Lilleshall provides a high quality, quick access service to anyone who requires help with a wide range of injuries and conditions.
Lilleshall National Sports Centre was chosen to be the site of the UK's first residential Sports Injury Rehab Centre in1986. The list of clients who have utilised Lilleshall’s specialist rehab service now runs into thousands.
These include Olympic Athletes, professional footballers, rugby players and cricketers. In addition, a plethora of world class sports performers from diverse sporting backgrounds have benefited from spells of rehab at Lilleshall. These sports include skiing, hockey, gymnastics, motor sports, tennis, squash, Gaelic football, horse racing and track and field athletics.
Lilleshall has worked closely with the PFA since1995 to provide sports injury rehab to players and has been utilised by members from both the Barclay’s Premier League and the Football League. Rehab at Lilleshall is available to all PFA.members who are recovering from injury and all costs are covered by the PFA.
“The PFA recognises that the treatment offered at Lilleshall greatly enhances the recovery of players following injury"
Gordon Taylor OBE, PFA Chief Executive.
The Lilleshall rehabilitation programmes are designed to complement the treatment that is provided for players at their own clubs. Many club physios refer their players to Lilleshall with the intention of providing a change of environment. This helps to maintain the motivation and interest of long-term injured players. Other referrals are made at times when a club physio has a heavy workload of shorter term injuries that limit the time that can be spent with longer term injured players.
PFA Chief Executive Gordon Taylor explains the importance of the unique partnership between the PFA and Lilleshall Sports Injury Rehab:
Gordon says: “The PFA recognises that the career of a professional player can be threatened at any time by injury and we have always looked for ways to help players who have suffered career-halting or threatening injuries.
“The PFA recognises that the treatment offered at Lilleshall greatly enhances the recovery of players following injury and with this in mind we entered into a partnership with the Lilleshall Sports Injury Rehab Centre in 1996.
“To date over 3,000 rehab places have been provided at Lilleshall. The PFA Injury Rehab Scheme compliments those services that are provided by the clubs and is easily accessible and free at the point of contact for our members.”
Club medical staff can refer their players for rehab at Lilleshall by calling: 01952 605828.