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7 March, 2023


Phil Evans - How to get active and prevent injury with an expert physiotherapist

This week on the Outside & Active Podcast Dom is joined by Urban Body's, Phil Evans. If you want to know the best way to look after your body and be active later in life, then this is the podcast for you.

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This week on the Outside & Active Podcast Dom is joined by Phil Evans

Phil qualified in 2008 with an MSc in Physiotherapy from the University of Birmingham and a BSc (Hons) in Sports Rehabilitation from St Marys College in 2006.

He has spent the last 10 years working at Loughborough University Physiotherapy clinic for treating elite athletes of all sports, as well as being the lead physiotherapist for the Loughborough students 1st XV Rugby team, and the clinical lead physiotherapist for the University clinic.

Phil has also been involved with the GB Bobsleigh, GB Judo squad and Leicestershire County Cricket Club and is currently the head Physiotherapist at Solihull School.

About Urban Body

Urban Body’s new physiotherapy and rehabilitation clinic is based on the Warwick Road in Olton, Solihull. Urban Body’s team of expert physios are trained at Degree level and lead physiotherapist Phil Evans has worked with England Cricketers, Team GB athletes and Loughborough University. The team focuses on the underlying cause of the patient’s pain rather than alleviating symptoms, offering step-by-step plans and effective hands-on treatment. Free assessments are offered to new patients.

Urban Body physiotherapists will be exhibiting at the National Outdoor Expo, 18-19 March at Birmingham’s NEC. To find out more please visit

ESSAR Chester Half Marathon - 21st May 2023

The Essar Chester Half Marathon is one of the most scenic road running events in the UK, taking place on Sunday 21st May. If you’re looking for a new fitness challenge or new course to conquer, why not head to the historic city of Chester?

Celebrating it’s 41st year, it is one of the UK’s longest running and most loved Half Marathons with its breathtaking city centre finish. Runners of all abilities are welcome. It is a friendly and well supported race hosted in the vibrant Northwest.

The ESSAR Chester Half Marathon is host to the England Athletics Age Group Masters. An amazing spectacle to enhance what is already an incredible race experience If you can run a 10K, you can train for a half marathon.

For more details and how to enter visit

Urban Body

Urban Body physiotherapists are excited to be attending the National Outdoor Expo for the second year running.

At last year's show, Phil Evans and his team were inundated with active people suffering aches, pains and niggles.

The expert physios offered orthotic assessments and created bespoke 3D printed orthotic insoles. Custom orthotics are proven to reduce or relieve discomfort in the feet by offering additional support in all the right places.

To book your on the day orthotic assessment and find out how orthotics can help you do the things you love pain free, simply click on the link below:

Schedule Appointment with Urban Body Physiotherapy (

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