Chelsea Papworth

BSc (Hons) MSST

Chelsea qualified from the University of Worcester with a first class BSc (Hons) degree in Sports Therapy. She is currently a lecturer of Sports Studies (Therapy) in Northampton, specifically teaching anatomy, physiology, massage and rehabilitation.


Chelsea spent a year with Malvern RFC, providing injury diagnosis and treatment, as well as pitch side support. She has previously worked with Worcester Wolves and the University of Worcester’s rowing team during their successful world record attempt. Chelsea is currently Head Sports Therapist for Hardwick FC, providing injury treatment and rehabilitation. She is also fully qualified in emergency first aid and puts this into practice working with Cambridge United Academy.

Travelling Scholarship

Chelsea was a finalist for the Society of Sports Therapists Student Travelling Scholarship where she was given the opportunity to spend 3 weeks in Canada at the University of Windsor’s injury clinic. She gained experience with athletes from a range of sports including basketball, ice hockey and track and field. She helped pre and post matches, as well as treating athletes from all sports in the in-house clinic. She also had the opportunity to spend a day at Windsor Spitfires Ice Hockey, where she viewed their incredible facilities and watched them in action. Chelsea developed her knowledge of posture re-education during her visit to Loaring Physiotherapy Clinic, a multi-disciplinary clinic.


Chelsea has a passion for athletics; she trained and competed in the high jump. This involved travelling to Sweden where she trained with Johnny Holm, father and coach of the Olympic gold medallist Stefan Holm. Chelsea is also a keen dancer and was voted captain of the dance society at her university, leading the team to win numerous competitions.