Health & Support

Athlete Health & Support

In this section we cover some of the many frequently asked questions regarding health and support for athletes.

Cardiac screening for the young

If you are aged between 14 and 35 and are involved in Athletics you should consider getting screened for potential heart conditions that could lead to sudden cardiac death. Click HERE to find out more. 

I am injured. Can Athletics NI provide me with physiotherapy support?

Unfortunately not. Athletics NI do not directly employ any sports medical support. Athletes on the Podium Ambition programme are provided with access to physiotherapy through the Sports Institute Northern Ireland (SINI). All other athletes will need to make their own arrangements for treatment. While we do not endorse any specific practitioners, over the years many Northern Irish athletes have seen the following individuals and not reported any problems: