McClelland Centre services

 

The McClelland Centre offers a range of services to staff, students and the wider community.

 

Nutritional Therapy Centre

 

Nutritional Therapy is a complementary therapy that can help you on the road to good health.

It is suitable for those with chronic conditions and those who are interested in enhancing their health and wellbeing.

In the clinic we will:

  • Personalise a nutrition and lifestyle programme for you
  • Assess and identify nutritional imbalances and help you rectify them
  • Work with you to support your body to maintain or improve health

The students are able to provide you with a friendly and confidential service. Students work to BANT professional practice standards and CNHC code of conduct ethics and performance and are fully supervised by qualified and registered nutritional therapists.

A minimum of two consultations will be needed

Appointment 1

This will last approximately one hour and fifteen minutes during which time the student therapist will discuss your symptoms or concerns and will negotiate with your personalised nutritional recommendations for you to implement over the following few weeks.

Appointment 2

This will last approximately 45 minutes during which time your health will be reviewed, and further recommendations may be suggested depending on your progress

The price is £25 inclusive for the two consultations.

All other follow up appointments will be charged at £10 per session.

Appointments are available on Wednesdays and Fridays and occasional Saturdays during Semester times.

Get in touch

If you have any other queries please contact the McClelland clinic administrators using;

Email: nutritionaltherapyclinic@worc.ac.uk  or Tel: 01905 542453

If you're interested in studying at Worcester see our course page for Nutritional Therapy PGDip / MSc.

Sports Therapy and Injury Rehabilitation

Are you suffering from any of the following?

  • Back and neck problems

  • Sports and soft tissue injuries

  • Joint Problems

  • RSI (Repetitive Strain Injuries)

  • Work related strains/injuries

  • Postural dysfunction

  • Fractures and post-surgical conditions

Sports Therapy helps you to prevent injury wherever possible and, when necessary, helps you back to optimum levels of fitness. This means you should be able to carry on with your day to day life and also continue to take part in sport, regardless of your age and ability.

Using well formulated principles of sport and exercise science, biomechanics, anatomy and physiology our Sports Therapists can prepare you for training and competition, as well as general life and work. This is achieved by providing structured programmes designed to increase and correct your strength, flexibility, conditioning, and endurance, and by advising on proper training techniques, which can help to minimize the risk of injury occurrence or reoccurrence.

Our Sports Therapists can provide sports massage before and after activity, and can provide first aid and attend to injuries in your day to day life and in recreational, training or competitive environment.

Get in touch

If you require advice about sports therapy treatment or would like the details of our clinicians so you can book an appointment please call 01905 542333. 

 

Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy helps restore movement and function following illness, injury or disability.

Taking a holistic approach, physiotherapist may use:

  • Education and advice to improve well-being and decrease the risk of injury and pain, and to improve functional activities;

  • Tailored exercise programmes designed individually to address any specific issues identified in the assessment;

  • Manual therapy whereby the physiotherapist uses their hands to help relieve pain and stiffness, and to encourage better movement through massage, manipulation and facilitation.

The clinic offers physiotherapy assessment, treatment and exercise prescription for a variety of conditions, including:

  • Back pain, sports injury, arthritis or other general musculoskeletal problems;

  • Long-term neurological conditions, including the management of stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease, and spinal cord injury;

  • Management of other long-term conditions such as chronic fatigue and cardio-respiratory disorders.

The students also run an inclusive neurological exercise group that provides a mix of cardio-vascular exercise, balance work, and strength and conditioning. The group is open to any long-term neurological condition, at any point of diagnosis. The group runs on Monday afternoons 1.30-3pm. To complement their clinical work, the students work in partnerships with other third party organisations to provide student-led physiotherapeutic input in community settings

 

Student Occupational Therapy Clinics

Student Occupational Therapy clinics are run with support from registered and qualified therapists.

Occupational therapists are able to support people to find ways of improving wellbeing. Occupational therapy provides practical support to enable people to facilitate recovery and overcome any barriers that prevent them from doing the activities (occupations) that matter to them. This helps to increase people's independence and satisfaction in all aspects of life (College of Occupational therapists 2017). The clinics offer:

Occupational therapy based screening, which aims to introduce the service available.

To improve general wellbeing.

Advice on different resources, opportunities and approaches tailored to an individual to help improve understanding of health and wellbeing strategies and options available.

 

Massage

Massage is a great way to relax and a valuable tool to aid recovery and enhance activity.

Build-up of tension can lead to stress on joints, ligaments, tendons and muscles.  

Massage can identify and treat areas of specific tension causing the muscles to relax and become less prone to injury. Our professional practitioners, can detect variations in the soft tissues and by using a variety of massage techniques help you to maintain a healthier physical state.  

We can help you to manage stress; to relieve recurring aches and spasms; improve flexibility and assist in healing. Various conditions or their symptoms can be assisted through massage:

  • Backache

  • Headache

  • Muscle stiffness and spasm

  • Poor circulation

  • Sports injuries  

We can suggest a programme to help you achieve fitness and obtain relief from a variety of symptoms and can provide both relaxation and deeper sports massage.

Get in touch

If you require advice about massage or would like the details of our clinicians so you can book an appointment please call 01905 542333. 

McClelland MOT

A Health and Wellbeing Check-up

At the McClelland Centre you can take advantage of our new approach to health and wellbeing by booking a health and wellbeing check. Find out your areas of strength and which areas you need to work on. In this way you can maintain and build your health and wellbeing. In a confidential one-to-one session we can check your health and wellbeing levels, which will include some of the following measures:

  • Body mass index (BMI)

  • Resting heart rate

  • Cholesterol level

  • Aerobic fitness

  • Blood pressure

  • Sugar levels

  • Bone density

  • Height and weight

  • Waist to hip ratio

  • General diet

  • Assessment of fitness level

  • Prevention awareness of a variety of health risks

  • Your stress levels

  • Your overall wellbeing  

Our professionally trained staff will then advise you on a variety of possible actions to combat any areas of concern and to help you to achieve your maximum health and wellbeing.

This service is not available until 2020 except for Hereford & Worcestershire, Shropshire Fire & rescue service personnel.