Welcome to The Young Athlete Clinic

TYAC has been established to provide Physiotherapy assessment and treatment to a key patient group for whom there is very limited professional and specialist support. Our clinicians are experts in the fields of musculoskeletal sports injury diagnosis and rehabilitation. They have received specialist post graduate training in the assessment, diagnosis, treatment and management of the immature skeleton. TYAC is focused on providing the unique level of care required by growing athletes.  With increased pressure on the NHS and emerging Chartered Society of Physiotherapy policy on the requisite for physiotherapists to have specific qualifications and experience when treating children up to the age of 18, TYAC is well placed to support this emerging need.

The leading clinicians have extensive business experience having previously run a private physiotherapy sports clinic and being a lifestyle and fitness manager for Avalon Leisure Sports Centre. The business is located within the Sound Foundation Complex. A purpose built centre with modern treatment rooms and conference room which provides excellent facilities and complementary services to TYAC.  Additionally, there is a large children’s swimming club on site.

Chartered Physiotherapists registered with the Health and Care Professions Council

Products and Services

The core products and services offered by TYAC are:
• Prevention of child and adolescent musculoskeletal sports
• Diagnosis of child and adolescent musculoskeletal sports injuries.
• Treatment and Rehabilitation of child and adolescent musculoskeletal sports injuries.
• Education to fellow practitioners, schools, and the community in the management of sporting injuries in the child and adolescent population.


Heather Foster

BSc (Hons)

• Previous Director and owner of PhysioMax a private physiotherapy and Sports Injury Clinic.

• Lead Physiotherapist University of Bath (Team Bath)

• Southampton Football Academy Physiotherapist

• Chair of the National Musculoskeletal Association of Paediatric Chartered Physiotherapists Committee.

• Qualified in pitch side Sports Trauma management

• Educator to post graduate physiotherapists.

• Clinical Specialist practitioner at Circle Bath Hospital.

• Proven Experience at providing physiotherapy support to Olympic and Paralympic athletes.

• UK Student National Games Medical Officer (Physiotherapist) 2017.

Nick Cleverton

BSc (Hons)

• Clinical Specialist physiotherapist for dance and sporting injuries in children at the Royal United Hospital, Bath.

• Southampton Academy Physiotherapist.

• Specialist Physiotherapist London Dance Injury Specialist Clinic London

• Physiotherapist to Superleague Netball team (2017).

• Previous England U16s RFU sports massage therapist.

• Previous Elite Dancer with the Scottish, City of London and Birmingham Royal Ballet.

• Specialist physiotherapist for the National Institute of Dance Medicine and Science, South West hub.

• Physiotherapist at The Trinity Laban Conservatoire Music and Dance Centre of Advanced Training, London.

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