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british athletics and the eis 

British Athletics invest in a range of sport science and medicine services delivered through the English Institute of Sport (EIS), whilst at the same time employing its own Sport Science and Medicine staff to provide such services to Olympic and Paralympic athletes on the World Class Performance Programme or the British Athletics ‘Futures’ Academy Programme.

Some of the services provided by the EIS are available at the National Performance Institute (NPI) at Loughborough University, along with a smaller range of ‘Network services’ available in a number of EIS sites spread across the country. These include:
  • Physiotherapy 
  • Sports Medicine
  • Soft Tissue Therapy
  • Gym membership at key sites (no Strength & Conditioning Support is available except at the NPI in Loughborough).


British Athletics ‘Futures’ Academy Programme Athletes are only entitled to access Sports Medicine through the EIS Network.

What Facilities and Services are available?

Sports Medicine and Physiotherapy are available - via the EIS - for Olympic and Paralympic athletes on the World Class Performance Programme at the following sites:
  • EIS Bath based at the University of Bath
  • EIS Birmingham – based at Alexander Stadium
  • EIS Bisham Abbey
  • EIS Loughborough – based at Loughborough University
  • EIS Sheffield and Manchester


Soft Tissue Therapy may also be available in some EIS locations. 
There are other EIS Satellite sites available in Gateshead, Hatfield, Holme Pierrepont (Nottingham) Lilleshall and Milton Keynes where you may be able to receive EIS services. Please contact the EIS Service Manager (details below) to find out the availability of services.
Sports Medicine is the only service available to British Athletics ‘Futures’ programme athletes at any of these sites.

How to access services?
For more information about The English Institute of Sport please click here.