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      The times below are the general opening hours for each area. For more specific times and availability for particular activities please refer to the relevant pages. Please also refer note that our Christmas/New Year opening hours are slightly different and full details can be found at the bottom of this section.

      Sportspark opens at normal times during bank holidays.


      Fitness Centre
      Monday – Sunday: 06:30 to 22:20


      Swimming Pool
      Times vary, please refer to the pool timetable on our Pool webpage.


      Indoor Courts
      Monday – Sunday: 07:00 to last booking at 21:40.


      Outdoor Courts
      Monday- Friday: 09:00 to 22:00
      Weekends: 09:00 to 21:00


      Climbing Wall
      Monday – Sunday: 07:00 to 22:20


      Monday to Thursday: 07:30 to 21:30
      Friday to Saturday: 07:30 to 21:00

      Last food orders 30 minutes before close.


Welcome to Physiotherapy at the Sportspark




The UEA Sportspark now have a team of expert Chartered Physiotherapists specialising in the management of musculoskeletal back, neck, and limb pain. This includes sports injuries, post-operative management, rehabilitation, and persistent pain.


Your appointment will include a comprehensive assessment and tailored treatment plan. Your physiotherapist will work with you to identify and attain what’s most important to you. For example, this may be treating a sports injury to aid recovery as quickly as possible. Alternatively, it may be helping you maintain your optimum level of activity and wellbeing if you have a long-term condition. The team also provide advice for injury prevention for those new to a sport or physical activity or returning after a period away.


Rachel Chester and Helena Daniell provide physiotherapy services for adult patients, whilst Matt Flanders provides physiotherapy for children and young people under the age of 18.





Initial assessment and treatment

(up to 50 minutes)

Follow up assessment and treatment

(30-45 minutes)

£48 for Sportspark members

£42 for Sportspark members

£52 for non-Sportspark members

£45 for non-Sportspark members



Booking Information


Rachel Chester (Adults): 07970 645396 /

Helena Daniell (Adults): 07792749757 /

Matt Flanders (Children/Adolescents): 07818555901 /

General physiotherapy enquiries:


Once a physiotherapy appointment has been arranged, this will be held for 24 hours. Online payment must be paid within this period to secure your appointment. Details will be provided when you arrange your booking


    Dr Rachel Chester

Rachel has been a Chartered Physiotherapist for over 30 years, working in the NHS and in Private Practice in the UK, and mainland Europe. Rachel is a member of the Musculoskeletal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (MMACP). This means that she has completed extensive postgraduate clinical study at Masters Level, passed stringent examinations and achieved a recognised standard of excellence in the assessment, treatment and management of people with musculoskeletal problems.

Rachel is a Lecturer in physiotherapy at the University of East Anglia, delivering undergraduate and postgraduate training. Rachel has authored and co-authored a number of publications about treatments for musculoskeletal conditions. Regions include the knee, Achilles tendon, shoulder, wrist and hand. Her research on shoulder pain has received international recognition and she presents at conferences both nationally and internationally. Rachel specialises in working with her clients to help them understand and manage their symptoms so that they can confidently get back to their sport or activity.


For an appointment with Rachel, please contact her on: or 0797 064 5396


Helena Daniell

Helena also works as a senior physiotherapist in the NHS and has particular interests and experience in treating sports injuries, managing long term conditions, and post-operative rehabilitation.

Helena works with recreational sportspeople as well as those regularly competing and has previously worked in tennis and rugby clubs.

She strives to provide evidence-based practice for her patients and is experienced in exercise prescription, aiming to empower patients to help themselves. Helena has been trained by the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute in Matwork Pilates level 3 and incorporates this into her exercise programmes. She also holds a Postgraduate Diploma from the Society of Musculoskeletal Medicine.

She has worked as a senior rheumatological physiotherapist and currently treats patients with spinal, and upper and lower limb problems, including those who have had surgery.

Helena graduated from UEA with a BSc in Physiotherapy, and subsequently completed a Postgraduate Diploma with the Society of Musculoskeletal Medicine. She is an associate tutor at the UEA and actively promotes research in her profession, having published several articles in National and International journals and presented at the Physiotherapy Research Society Conference in 2018.

For an appointment with Helena, please contact her on:

07792749757 or


Matt Flanders

Matt is a Chartered Physiotherapist who specialises in assessing and treating children, adolescents and young adults.

Matt is a senior paediatric physiotherapist in the NHS and has previously worked with the Norwich City Football Club                Academy. Matt’s particular interests include sports injuries, rehabilitation, and injuries and conditions associated with growth in   children and adolescents. Matt enjoys helping children with a wide range of musculoskeletal injuries and pains including back and neck pain, upper and lower limb pains. He also comprehensively assesses functional movements involved in sports that may contribute to injuries. Matt has extensive experience working alongside orthopaedic surgeons, rehabilitating patients after having surgery, as well as early stage rehabilitation after acute injuries.

Matt gained his BSc in Physiotherapy at UEA and is now an Associate Tutor on the programme. He also has a Postgraduate Certificate in Health Sciences from the UEA. Matt is a representative for the East of England network of the Association of Paediatric Chartered Physiotherapists (APCP) and has also published in a national journal on children’s arthritis.

For an appointment with Matt, please contact him on:

07818555901 or




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