Below is a list of physios, medics, masseurs, coaches and dedicated running shops... basically everything a runner will need at one stage or another to keep running. If you can think of anything else let us know. 


PHYSIO & PODIATRY

Fusion Physio Fusion Physio is based in Stranmillis and led by Martin Clenaghan. Fusion is a physiotherapy and sports injury clinic.  A: 90 Stranmillis Road, Belfast, BT9 5AD E: Fusionphysio@gmail.com T: 028 9096 3063 W: www.fusionphysio.net Twitter: @Fusionphysio_MC Additional Information: Specialist musculoskeletal and sports injury clinic. Injury management & rehabilitation, running analysis/ gait retraining.  Evening and weekend appointments available.

Fusion Physio

Fusion Physio is based in Stranmillis and led by Martin Clenaghan. Fusion is a physiotherapy and sports injury clinic. 

A: 90 Stranmillis Road, Belfast, BT9 5AD

E: Fusionphysio@gmail.com

T: 028 9096 3063

W: www.fusionphysio.net

Twitter: @Fusionphysio_MC

Additional Information: Specialist musculoskeletal and sports injury clinic. Injury management & rehabilitation, running analysis/ gait retraining. 
Evening and weekend appointments available.


Frankey McGivern Frankey works across North & South Belfast, and is physiotherapist who specialises in acupuncture  A:  E: frankeybaby@hotmail.co.uk T: 07790 052072 W:  Twitter:  Additional Information: Specialises in acupuncture for pain relief, anxiety, and depression, neck & back problems and sports injuries. Frankey can also be contacted through Facebook

Frankey McGivern

Frankey works across North & South Belfast, and is physiotherapist who specialises in acupuncture 

A: 

E: frankeybaby@hotmail.co.uk

T: 07790 052072

W: 

Twitter: 

Additional Information: Specialises in acupuncture for pain relief, anxiety, and depression, neck & back problems and sports injuries. Frankey can also be contacted through Facebook


Physio or Podiatrist? If you are physiotherapist or podiatrist that works with runners and would like your details shown - please email BelfastRunning@gmail.com with your details. 

Physio or Podiatrist?

If you are physiotherapist or podiatrist that works with runners and would like your details shown - please email BelfastRunning@gmail.com with your details. 

Belfast Physio Belfast Physio is off the Saintfield Road and led by Noel Rice. They provide sports physiotherapy and complimentary treatments. A: 300 Saintfield Road, Belfast, BT8 6PE E: Belfastphysio@gmail.com T: 028 9079 2255 W: www.belfastphysio.co.uk Twitter: @Belfastphysio Additional Information: Specialists in sports injuries, back pain, posture, and muscle imbalance. Also offer massage therapy and podiatry services. Evening and weekend appointments available.

Belfast Physio

Belfast Physio is off the Saintfield Road and led by Noel Rice. They provide sports physiotherapy and complimentary treatments.

A: 300 Saintfield Road, Belfast, BT8 6PE

E: Belfastphysio@gmail.com

T: 028 9079 2255

W: www.belfastphysio.co.uk

Twitter: @Belfastphysio

Additional Information: Specialists in sports injuries, back pain, posture, and muscle imbalance. Also offer massage therapy and podiatry services. Evening and weekend appointments available.


Firefly Foot & Ankle Clinics Firefly have 2 clinics in Belfast (Lisburn Road and Upper Newtownards Road); as well as clinics in Dundonald, Holywood, Hillsborough and Newry. A: Kingsbridge Private Hospital, 811-815 Lisburn Road, Belfast, BT9 7GX  E: belfastclinic@firefly.ie T: 028 9543 6400 W: http://fireflyclinics.co.uk Twitter: @fireflypodiatry Additional Information: Specialists in podiatric biomechanics and orthotic therapy, treating sport injuries and orthopaedic foot & ankle pain. Also offer relevant flexibility and strength conditioning. Evening and weekend appointments available.

Firefly Foot & Ankle Clinics

Firefly have 2 clinics in Belfast (Lisburn Road and Upper Newtownards Road); as well as clinics in Dundonald, Holywood, Hillsborough and Newry.

A: Kingsbridge Private Hospital, 811-815 Lisburn Road, Belfast, BT9 7GX 

E: belfastclinic@firefly.ie

T: 028 9543 6400

W: http://fireflyclinics.co.uk

Twitter: @fireflypodiatry

Additional Information: Specialists in podiatric biomechanics and orthotic therapy, treating sport injuries and orthopaedic foot & ankle pain. Also offer relevant flexibility and strength conditioning. Evening and weekend appointments available.


Body & Sole NI Body & Sole NI is based East Belfast and led by Thomas Leitch (Physio, pictured) and Duncan Burnside (Podiatry) A: 130 Holywood Road, Belfast, BT4 1NY E: bodyandsoleni@gmail.com T: 028 9022 5707 W: www.bodyandsoleni.com Twitter: @t_leitch Additional Information: Their ethos is maximum mobility for everyone, keeping clients mobile and pain free. Proud of their customer care and satisfaction rates. Open Mon-Fri, late Wed &Thurs  

Body & Sole NI

Body & Sole NI is based East Belfast and led by Thomas Leitch (Physio, pictured) and Duncan Burnside (Podiatry)

A: 130 Holywood Road, Belfast, BT4 1NY

E: bodyandsoleni@gmail.com

T: 028 9022 5707

W: www.bodyandsoleni.com

Twitter: @t_leitch

Additional Information: Their ethos is maximum mobility for everyone, keeping clients mobile and pain free. Proud of their customer care and satisfaction rates. Open Mon-Fri, late Wed &Thurs

 


        Newforge Podiatry Newforge Podiatry are based in South Belfast and provide professional treatment for foot and nail problems; plus general foot health checks. A: Newforge Country Club, 18b Newforge Lane, Belfast BT9 5NW  E: newforgepodiatry@gmail.com T: 028 9068 1027 W: www.newforgepodiatry.com Twitter:  Additional Information: Newforge PODIATRY are specialists in diagnosing and treating painful conditions related to the feet, ankles, knees, hips and lower back. Book online but only available on Wed afternoons.

 

 

 

 

Newforge Podiatry

Newforge Podiatry are based in South Belfast and provide professional treatment for foot and nail problems; plus general foot health checks.

A: Newforge Country Club, 18b Newforge Lane, Belfast BT9 5NW 

E: newforgepodiatry@gmail.com

T: 028 9068 1027

W: www.newforgepodiatry.com

Twitter: 

Additional Information: Newforge PODIATRY are specialists in diagnosing and treating painful conditions related to the feet, ankles, knees, hips and lower back. Book online but only available on Wed afternoons.


Should I see a Physio? I've been to see many physios over the years to treat various injuries. Would I recommend them? as a whole, yes. But more than that I would recommend you doing the exercises they say and hopefully you won't need to see them too much afterwards.  Ask any group of runners and most of them will have had an injury of some sort over the last 18 months. As you get older - certainly for me anyway - you don't 100% cure injuries, you manage them and try to avoid them becoming worse. The thing i've learned most in the last few years is the need to stretch, strengthen, manage training loads and recover well. Perhaps the best thing a physio can do is to tell you what your injury is. This may seem obvious but often knee or calf pain etc can be the result of weakness elsewhere that needs corrected. 

Should I see a Physio?

I've been to see many physios over the years to treat various injuries. Would I recommend them? as a whole, yes. But more than that I would recommend you doing the exercises they say and hopefully you won't need to see them too much afterwards. 

Ask any group of runners and most of them will have had an injury of some sort over the last 18 months. As you get older - certainly for me anyway - you don't 100% cure injuries, you manage them and try to avoid them becoming worse.

The thing i've learned most in the last few years is the need to stretch, strengthen, manage training loads and recover well. Perhaps the best thing a physio can do is to tell you what your injury is. This may seem obvious but often knee or calf pain etc can be the result of weakness elsewhere that needs corrected. 

 

RUNNING SHOPS

Pure Running Pure Running, based in the City Centre, is one of NI's leading running specialist shops and staffed by runners.  A: 60 Wellington Place, Belfast BT1 6GF E: shop@purerunning.co.uk T: 028 9032 5151 W: www.purerunning.co.uk Twitter: @purerunningshop Additional Information: Wide range of trainers available along with digital-gait analysis in-store. Involved in many local running events (e.g. runher), and can offer discounts to club members.  Open 7 days a week, late Thurs

Pure Running

Pure Running, based in the City Centre, is one of NI's leading running specialist shops and staffed by runners. 

A: 60 Wellington Place, Belfast BT1 6GF

E: shop@purerunning.co.uk

T: 028 9032 5151

W: www.purerunning.co.uk

Twitter: @purerunningshop

Additional Information: Wide range of trainers available along with digital-gait analysis in-store. Involved in many local running events (e.g. runher), and can offer discounts to club members. 
Open 7 days a week, late Thurs

Podium 4 Sport Podium 4 Sport is based in East Belfast, with a large shop floor and online store. Podium caters for wide range of sports. A: 40 Montgomery Road, Belfast BT6 9HL E: info@podium4sport.com T: 028 9070 1333 W: www.podium4sport.com  Twitter: @podium4sport Additional Information: Podium have knowledgeable staff and a wide range of running gear & sports equipment. Easy to park outside. They are also involved in local events. Open 7 days a week.

Podium 4 Sport

Podium 4 Sport is based in East Belfast, with a large shop floor and online store. Podium caters for wide range of sports.

A: 40 Montgomery Road, Belfast BT6 9HL

E: info@podium4sport.com

T: 028 9070 1333

W: www.podium4sport.com 

Twitter: @podium4sport

Additional Information: Podium have knowledgeable staff and a wide range of running gear & sports equipment. Easy to park outside. They are also involved in local events. Open 7 days a week.

OMM Active OMM Active is based in East Belfast, with a growing online catalogue. It's mission is to help people live healthier happier lives. A: 46 Belmont Road, Belfast BT4 2AN E: info@ommactive.com T: 028 9065 5862 W: www.ommactive.com  Twitter: @ommactive Additional Information: Established in 2016 by Mel Boyle (Stormont parkrun), they focus on premium activewear and beauty products (e.g. LORNA JANE). Also provides nutritional and beauty gifts.  Open 6 days a week. .

OMM Active

OMM Active is based in East Belfast, with a growing online catalogue. It's mission is to help people live healthier happier lives.

A: 46 Belmont Road, Belfast BT4 2AN

E: info@ommactive.com

T: 028 9065 5862

W: www.ommactive.com 

Twitter: @ommactive

Additional Information: Established in 2016 by Mel Boyle (Stormont parkrun), they focus on premium activewear and beauty products (e.g. LORNA JANE). Also provides nutritional and beauty gifts. 
Open 6 days a week.

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MAP

Map of physiotherapists, podiatrists and running shops in and around Belfast. Find one near you or tell us about one and we'll add it.