James Cato

Long Lane J F C
Kidbrooke Playing Fields
Dursley Road

020 8611 2754

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Long Lane J F C
Kidbrooke Playing Fields
Dursley Road

020 8611 2754

About us

'No pain, no gain!'... actually pain isn't a normal part of sport and exercise! So if you would like expert advice and treatment to rehab an injury or fix underlying problems then you've come to the right place.

The sports injury clinic provides treatment, rehab and advice for a range of injuries including:

  • Back pain
  • Ankle sprains
  • Runners knee
  • ITB syndrome
  • Osgood Schlatters Disease
  • Shoulder injuries
  • and many more!

If you've suffered an injury, or if you're experiencing pain when you train then we are here to help. We'll work with you to treat your injury, relieve any pain you might be experiencing and start to get you moving again. But we won't stop there, it's important to not only treat the injury but also work out and treat the underlying problems that have led to your injury.

Once the initial injury is under control we'll start to get to work on the underlying issues helping you to get the cause of the injury sorted out, so hopefully you won't need to come back to us again for the same problem!

Training, qualifications & experience

James has over 15 years experience in the the sports, health and fitness industry, including elite basketball, rugby, football and medical referrals. He has been a qualified sports therapist since 2008 and set up the sports injury clinic with Sara Cato in 2010, he currently also works as the therapist for Erith Town FC and the Kent FA Womens Representative Team.

Through personal experience with injuries at a young age, James developed a keen interest in rehab and injury prevention. He has extensive experience working with youngsters, including England Basketball regional performance centres and the U16/18 national team, and with a keen interest in strength and conditioning tries to incorporate injury prevention into all his work with young people.

James formerly played National League basketball, stepping down to local league a few years ago. Despite his protests at being a 'power athlete', he now enjoys running and is training for half-marathons and triathlons!


  • BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy - University of Hertfordshire
  • BSc (Hons) Sports Science - University of Chichester
  • FA Level 3 Treatment & Management of Injuries in Football
  • Level 1 UKSCA Strength & Conditioning

Specialist Areas

  • Injury Prevention
  • Injury Rehab
  • Strength & Conditioning
  • Injuries in Young People and Adolescents

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Therapies offered


Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic:
Initial Assessment: £45
Follow-Up Treatments: £30

Sports Massage:
60min: £45
45min: £39
30min: £30

Gift vouchers are available for Sports Massage treatments.

Further information

The clinic is based in the impressive gym at Long Lane FC. As part of your rehab from injury you will be offered the opportunity to use the facility for up to 6 weeks for just £10. Following that any patients that would like to continue using the facility can do so at the club members rate (£15/month).

Important information

If you have been diagnosed with or suspect you may have a pre-existing medical condition you should consult your GP for advice, diagnosis and treatment and always inform your health professional before starting any alternative or additional therapies, treatments or making any major changes in your diet or exercise programme.

Maps & Directions

Blackheath, SE3 8PB

Practical details

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Mon & Wed - 3.30pm-9pm

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