Physiotherapy at the Sports Injury Clinic

Somerset ASA is very pleased to retain our own medical advisor, Dr. Harriet Collins, who has attended our Talent Development Camps giving advice and information to swimmers and parents alike.

Dr. Collins has produced a number of factsheets that you or your club may find useful, which you will find below.  Why not get in touch with Dr. Collins (contact details) if you would like advice or help with your club?  You'll need to read the factsheet first:

What is Sports Massage?

A discipline of using massage for the specific benefit of all sports and exercise participants. It covers the management, manipulation and rehabilitation of the soft tissues of the body e.g. muscles, ligaments and tendons.

Benefits of Sports Massage:

Sports Massage can be Beneficial at Various Stages of Participation:

Pre Event Sports Massage:

Post Event Sports Massage:

Days After the Event:


Swim England has a duty of care to advise members that we don’t recommend supplements be taken without proper consultation.

Download Swim England statement regarding nutritional supplement use in athletes under 18 years of age

Health Benefits of Aquatic Immersion and Activity


We Are Undefeatable: Meena’s Story

Meena used to do activities where she was on her feet for longer, but the pain in her knees from her arthritis gradually made them less enjoyable. That’s part of why she’s found swimming so helpful.

Fact Sheets on Supporting Swimmers

If you’re an athlete/ sporty/ exercising & have recovered from #Covid_19 #covid , then here is an Infographic from the @BJSM_BMJ which will help you get back to #running, #swimming, #cycling #rugby #soccer #GAA #exercise #ExtremeIroning #sailing #Athletics #triathlon

— Dr Patrick Kelly (@Pmjk1) January 24, 2021

Active Ageing

Active Ageing Bristol has launched the Physical Activity Directory for Older People with over 200 free or low-cost physical activity and sport sessions that are welcoming and inclusive.

Good Boost

Good Boost feedback screen

Swim England has worked with Good Boost to provide an exercise rehabilitation app that can be used at home during periods of lockdown or other times when you can’t get to your local pool! To find out more and access the app, visit the Good Boost website.

Mental Health Helplines

BelievePerform and Mind’s physical activity team have teamed up to develop a range of infographics that include information on mental health helplines and support services for the sport community.

Download all the infographics here.

Dementia-Friendly Swimming


Dementia friendly swimming sessions are quieter sessions at swimming pools with trained staff and appropriate facilities. View information on sessions at Bristol swimming pools which have them.

Download the Dementia-friendly sport and physical activity guide, a free resource from the Alzheimer's Society full of tips and advice for any organisation or individual that delivers physical activity

Download overview of and key findings from The Swim England Dementia Friendly Swimming Project