Stephen Payton

About Me

Stephen Payton had a long career as a Paralympic athlete before staring work at Teesside Sports Injury Clinic. He competed at four Paralympic games from 1996 to 2008 winning 9 medals over the four games. He also competed at four IPC world championships and numerous other international events. While studying his BSc in Sport and Exercise Science he studied at the University of the Pacific in California, USA where he focused on sports injuries and worked with the collegiate athletes. During his MSc Stephen undertook placements with Gateshead Football Club and Middlesbrough Football Club.


Stephen Payton was awarded BSc with Distinction in Sport and Exercise Science from Napier University in Edinburgh, Scotland in 2005. In 2012 Stephen Payton was awarded an MSc in Sport Therapy from Teesside University. Stephen has since completed a certificate in Acupuncture specialising in musculoskeletal injuries. He has also completed an ISAK (International Society for the Advancement of Kianthropometry) course measuring body composition. Furthermore Stephen has also completed a number of hydrotherapy courses within the NHS.

Research Interests

  • Acupuncture within sports therapy
  • Hydrotherapy and aquatic exercise
  • Electromyography

Published research

Does a bout of strength training affect 2,000 m rowing ergometer performance and rowing-specific maximal power 24 h later? European Journal of Applied Physiology February 2011 Thomas I. Gee • Duncan N. French • Glyn Howatson • Stephen J. Payton • Nicolas J. Berger • Kevin G. Thompson

Contact Details

Telephone number: 07863931698

Other Information

Stephen Payton also works at Teesside University as Senior Sport and Exercise Technician. Stephen is also a strength and conditioning coach to international track & field athlete and also supports Teesside University elite athletes in regard to aquatic rehabilitation. Furthermore Stephen also works with winning Scotland Foundation which has the aim of using sport to create a positive winning attitude throughout Scotland.

Call Stephen Payton on 07863 931698