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Sports Injuries

Whether you are a professional or an occasional athlete, injury is painful and debilitating. At the Knee Unit 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.

Many of the consultants at our Knee Unit work with elite athletes in the fields of football, golf, cricket, rugby, athletics, ballet, tennis, American football and skiing.

Sports Injuries

Physiotherapy

Sports injuries are often first assessed during physiotherapy and the majority are treated without the need for investigation or further medical or surgical intervention. At London Knee Specialists we have a team dedicated to physiotherapy that are able to refer you to a network of specialist Orthopaedic Consultants for treatment should it be required. Our 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 national and international 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.

Medical support

If further opinion is required there are many orthopaedic/ rheumatology Consultants who have an interest in sports injury based at St John & St Elizabeth Hospital. 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.

Our sports injury Consultants

Our sports medicine Consultants provide specialist clinical and diagnostic services and use innovative treatment interventions to optimise recovery from sports injury, prevent future injuries and improve sporting performance.

Our specialists cover all aspects of knee sports injury including:

  • Tendinopathy
  • Running injuries
  • Stress fractures
  • Football injuries
  • Hamstring injuries
  • Knee pain

We provide specialist injury treatment for people involved in sport and exercise at every level – from the local park to the Olympic Stadium. Our Consultants have extensive experience working with Olympic athletes, including the Great Britain London 2012 Athletics Team, and can use this expertise and knowledge of cutting edge sports medicine to assist patients of all abilities return from injury to their chosen sport or exercise.

Visitors to London Knee Specialists

Greg Rutherford

Greg Rutherford visited London Knee Specialists in 2016 for a checkup before the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

Greg Rutherford

Perri Shakes-Drayton

Perri Shakes-Drayton visiting London Knee Specialists as part of our partnership with UK Athletics.

Perri Shakes Drayton visiting
A patient speaking to a receptionist

Patient information

Our Hospital is renowned for providing exemplary levels of care across more than 90 services. From orthopaedics, to urology, our private GP practice and Urgent Care Clinic, our services are led by some of London’s leading Consultants. For more information, and to find a service suitable for your care, find out more about the services that we offer.

Make an enquiry

If you have any questions relating to treatment options or pricing information, get in touch with us by filling out one of our contact boxes or giving us a call on 020 7432 8328.

Our Appointments Team have a dedicated and caring approach to finding you the earliest appointment possible with the best specialist.

If you are self-paying you don’t need a referral from your GP for a consultation. You can simply refer yourself* and book an appointment.

If you have health insurance (e.g. Bupa, Axa Health, Aviva), you will need to contact your insurer to get authorisation before any treatment, and in most cases you will also require a referral letter from your GP.

If you are not registered with a GP, we have an in-house private GP practice you can use. Alternatively, we can suggest the most appropriate course of action for you to take, given your location and individual circumstances.

*Please note – for investigations such as X-rays and MRIs, a referral will be required. However, we may be able to arrange this for you through our on-site private GP.

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