Project Description

Chris Jerrett

Chris is a highly experienced physiotherapist with 21 years in elite sport. He has worked on 140 major national and international athletics events and is currently Lead Physiotherapist for Scottish Athletics.


I qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist 33 years ago and during this time have seen many changes to the profession, fads have come and gone but throughout the years I have always had a driving force to provide the best assessment, treatment and advice that I can.

Having gained general experience, I set up my own private practice in 1994 and in 2006 was asked to join the squad of physiotherapists for UKA and over the next 5 years travelled widely covering all major events, Grand Prix meetings, World Championships, multiple European Championships and the Manchester Commonwealth Games.

In 2001 my family and I moved to Scotland which made the logistics of travelling to many National events difficult and so I was delighted to be asked to work with Scottish Athletics and have covered all national and domestic events, including warm weather training camps, Celtic Games and Loughborough International meetings for 15 years.
I am an avid curler and so covering the Senior World Championships in 2007 and Women’s Junior World Championship in 2009 was an honour rather than hard work!

I run the clinic with the help of my wife who has been qualified 35 years. The clinic is based in Cumbria which means we are able to provide a service to elite athletes who are sometimes unable to travel to the SIS or EIS centres; clients includes athletes from track and field, cycling, triathlon, tennis and cycling.

Running a general practice means I see a wide range of conditions and clients and this has meant my range of skills has increased to allow me to ensure everyone reaches their full potential.
In my younger days, I was in the national squad for 4 years, competing in 400m and 400m hurdles and was the Junior SCAAA champion. I know how the athlete’s mind works and the all-consuming desire they have to compete and to be the very best they can.

  • Owner of his own private practice based in Cumbria
  • Worked with elite athletes for 21 years
  • Has a wide range of treatment skills for musculoskeletal problems
  • Graduate Diploma in Physiotherapy, 1983 Guy’s Hospital 
  • Chartered Physiotherapist since 1984
  • Numerous courses in sports injury, manual therapy and biomechanics
  • 33 years as a Physiotherapist
  • 22 years in private practice
  • 21 years working with elite athletes
  • Current Lead Physio for Scottish Athletics
  • Has covered over 140 National and International Athletics events both indoor and outdoor

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