Oct 30TH

Sports Therapy and Injury Rehabilitation – A new era

As well as starting a new academic year, Moulton College has enjoyed a seamless change of management at the state of the art Sports Therapy and Injury Rehabilitation facilities based in the £9m Chris Moody Centre.

The Centre, which opened in March 2012, offers some of the best facilities in the country and has developed a prestigious client base as well as providing state-of-the-art training facilities for Moulton College sports students.

College Principal, Steve Davies, says ‘We are absolutely delighted that an existing senior member of our team has taken over the reins of the Centre and look forward to the continuing expansion and further developing the outstanding reputation the Centre has’.

The new manager, Lee Howarth, has been at the College for 13 years initially as a Sports Lecturer and more recently as the Director of Sport.  During his time the sports department has grown from around 40 students to over 900 with some £15 million being invested into the facilities on offer. Prior to joining Moulton College, Lee was a professional footballer most notably with Northampton’s old rivals Peterborough United, and so should certainly be used to sports injuries.

Lee says “I am really looking forward to managing the Sports Therapy, Injury & Rehabilitation Centre as I have been lucky enough to see it take shape over several years from an architect’s plan through to the final superb sports injury centre we have today.  This is a significant change from my previously role but one that will provide an exciting new challenge”. 

The centre hosts a range of local physiotherapists and clinicians catering from everyone from elite athletes to Sunday morning footballers as well as treating non-sporting injuries. The centre features world class facilities including a several large therapy rooms, a hyperbaric oxygen chamber, a cryotherapy chamber, thermal therapy as well as two heated water therapy pools and a 25m swimming pool.