FIT IN LINE at The White House Clinic Sheffield

Don’t wait to see a Physiotherapist with an injury, when you can see one to help prevent it from occurring in the first place?

Fit in Line is a physiotherapy screening service designed for sportspersons of all ability levels.

It comprises a 45 minute assessment with 12 tests engineered to score your ability in four key areas:

  • Strength
  • Flexibility
  • Core control
  • Balance

The tests are carried out by an experienced musculoskeletal physiotherapist at the White House clinic in Sheffield.

After the tests you will be sent a detailed report of our findings, with a total score out of 100. You will also receive a breakdown of your score in each of the four areas. We provide a personalised exercise programme to follow for 4-6 weeks, to help improve in the designated areas. We will also provide advice on training, recommended training aids & whether you would benefit from a biomechanical running analysis.

By following the programme you should make significant improvements in your particular sporting performances & limit your risk of injury.


Screening is being used more frequently in professional sport to identify mild imbalances in movement and function. After identifying any imbalances the physiotherapist can select a specific training programme to improve function, with the aim of enhancing performance and reducing the risk of injury.

Physiotherapists are at the forefront of treating injury in sportspersons. Up until now we have focused on treating people after injury has occurred. With all this knowledge we are ideally placed to assess the body for potential risk. We have now developed a way of screening all sportspersons of any ability, with our unique assessment tool: FIT IN LINE

You wouldn’t drive your car without an MOT, so why run your body without its own specialised test!


Fit in Line Assessment:
Includes full report & personalised exercise programme

Fit in Line Re-assessment:
£35 if booked within 1 week of initial screening

Who are we?

Steve Canning

Steve has been working at the White House Physiotherapy clinic for six years. He qualified from Sheffield Hallam University with a BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy in 2002. He continues development of his clinic skills through regular courses, and has passed exams up to Level 2a in Maitland training.

He has used his clinical experience and love of sport to develop the Fit in Line screening process.

In his spare time Steve is a keen runner, having finished the London Marathon in 2010 in 3hours 10minutes. His next aim is to go sub 3 hours! He has been competing in Triathlon’s for two years, and completed his first Iron-distance event in August 2010. Recently Steve has swapped the tarmac for the hills, and enjoys a good training run or Fell race in the Peak district. He is also an experienced snowboarder, and will give pretty much any sport a go!

Example report

Please take a look at this example report to give you an understanding of the information you will receive following your screening.

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The Fit in Line tests

Please take a look at the following document, which details each of the 12 tests we use, and how the scores are broken down.

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What do I need to bring to the assessment?

It is recommended to bring your sports kit to wear (i.e. shorts & t-shirt), as well as your trainers. You will need to exert yourself slightly during the tests.

What sports do you cater for?

The Fit in Line test is an overall assessment of the entire musculoskeletal system. It can therefore be applied to any sport. Before doing the test we will ask you which sports you participate in, and tailor our advice & exercises accordingly.

Is this assessment for elite sportspersons only?

Not at all. The Fit in Line screening can be extremely beneficial to people of all ability levels.

How can you help prevent injuries from occurring?

A lot of sports injuries come as a result of maladaptive patterns of movement in the body. By correcting these you are likely to reduce the risk of an overuse injury from occurring. An example of this would be a racquet sports player with tightness in the upper limb and weak back muscles, leading to a protracted shoulder. If they kept playing regularly with this, they are risking an impingement type problem in the future. We would help identify the imbalance, and correct it before it results in injury.

Another example would be a sportsperson with reduced balance/proprioception in their ankle. They have a greater risk of an acute ligament strain during sport, compared to someone with a high level of proprioception. This is one of the key areas of assessment in the Fit in Line tests.

Do you perform a gait/running analysis with the tests?

A gait analysis is not part of the 12 part screening test. We can recommend after the assessment whether a gait analysis would be worthwhile, and arrange this for you if necessary.

How much is the screening test?

We are offering the full screening assessment at an excellent value £40 for an introductory period only (normal cost is £45)

If you have any further enquiries please do not hesitate to contact us at:



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