Sports Injury Clinic
Whether you are a professional or an occasional athlete, injury is painful and debilitating. At the Hospital of St John & St Elizabeth we have a comprehensive team which include physiotherapists, orthopaedic surgeons and rheumatologists recognising that occasionally you might need the support of a team to get you back on the go.
You do not always need to be referred by your doctor to access this service, although we do prefer to communicate with them in managing your treatment.
Injuries are often first assessed in the Physiotherapy Department and the majority are treated without the need for investigation or further medical or surgical intervention.
The Physiotherapy Department is staffed by chartered physiotherapists who have a wealth of experience in assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of sport and recreational injuries.
Many of the physiotherapists have experience of working with a variety of International and national sporting organisations and venues.
We also offer advice on training for such events as marathons and skiing, as poor training can result in nasty injury, whilst good advice can prevent so many unnecessary trips to the doctor or even worse, failure to participate.
If further opinion is required there are many orthopaedic/rheumatology consultants who have an interest in sports injury based at the Hospital of St John & St Elizabeth. Between this consultants group there will be a wide spectrum of speciality. Many of the consultants at the Hospital work with elite athletes in the fields of football, golf, cricket, rugby, athletics, ballet, tennis and skiing.
Imaging is a growing area in the assessment of sports injuries — a comprehensive service is onsite with X-ray, CT, MRI and ultrasound fully available.
Many sports injuries require the intervention of a podiatrist. The Hospital has podiatrists consulting and they are equipped with treadmills and force plates to assess gait.