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Welsh Athletics Sports Injury Clinic

Sports Physiotherapy & Soft Tissue Therapy specialists in Cardiff

Based in the National Indoor Athletics Centre, Cardiff, Welsh Athletics offers specialist physiotherapy and soft tissue therapy services for sports and musculoskeletal injuries.

Our goal is to provide the same high-level physiotherapy and soft tissue therapy services our athletes receive to the wider running and athletics community.

With an extensive background in sports injury management and rehabilitation, our highly experienced practitioners work with each individual to undertake a comprehensive assessment, build treatment plans which work towards your goals with the aim of getting you back to full function and performance.


Common Sports and Musculoskeletal Conditions:

  • Achilles pain/tendinopathy
  • Hamstring/calf strains
  • Ankle/knee ligament injury
  • Lower back pain
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Shin splints
  • & many more

Treatments Offered:

  • Soft tissue therapy
  • Acupuncture
  • Manual therapy (including mobilisations and manipulations)
  • Rehabilitation/exercise programmes
  • Graduated return to sports programmes

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Meet the Team

Adam Rattenberry

Clinic Lead Physiotherapist

Adam is the Lead Performance Physiotherapist within the performance team at Welsh Athletics. His role is to oversee the provision and delivery of physiotherapy and support services to athletes on a British Athletics or Welsh Athletics support programme. Adam joined us in 2015 after previously working as the senior first-team physiotherapist at Cardiff City FC and holds a Masters in Sport and Exercise Physiotherapy from Cardiff University.

Jonny Harper


Jonny Graduated from Cardiff University in 2016, and since then has worked in several different settings including Welsh Premiership rugby, Dragons rugby, England Snowsports, Hockey Wales, and GB Hockey. Jonny has a special interest in the lower limb, particularly knee injuries in runners, and attended the Birmingham Commonwealth Games in 2022 with Team Wales as part of their medical team. Jonny started working for Welsh Athletics in the summer of 2023 and has recently finished his Masters in Sports Physiotherapy from the University of Bath.

Dave Rowe

Soft Tissue Therapist

Dave has enjoyed a varied journey in providing sports massage therapy over a number of years. Initially working with the general public, amateur & semi-professional athletes; then graduating to hold key positions with Sport Wales’ High Performance Centre, providing support for many sports, including Track & Field Athletics. His experience within the elite sports environment provided a springboard to selection for Team Wales at the 2014 and 2022 Commonwealth Games as Lead Soft Tissue Therapist.