Sports and Exercise Medicine

Helping recovery and improving performance

Sports and exercise medicine (SEM) is dedicated to diagnosing, treating and rehabilitating all types of sports and musculoskeletal injuries

What is sports and exercise medicine?

Sports and exercise medicine (SEM) is a rapidly expanding specialty. We invest in the latest technology and draw on new research to offer the most up-to-date diagnostics, treatments and rehabilitation plans in this area.

Our SEM expertise

Sports and exercise medicine is a multidisciplinary area that draws on expertise from specialties such as radiology, physiotherapy and orthopaedics.

  • Physio for outpatients

    Need to know

    Our physiotherapists treat a wide range of conditions across many specialist areas - from sports injuries and back pain, to rehab after breast cancer surgery and serious accidents.As an outpatient you will have an assessment by the physio, so they can determine a programme of exercises. You'll often...

  • Steroid injections for joint pain

    Need to know

    Joint pain is usually caused by inflammation or conditions such as bursitis. Steroid injections help reduce inflammation to reduce pain in that area. It is most common to inject the steroid into your joints, such as ankles, elbows, hips, knees, shoulders, spine or wrists. Sometimes, even the small joints...

  • Hydrotherapy

    Need to know

    Hydrotherapy is the application of physiotherapy techniques in water and can be a useful adjunct to rehabilitation. Water-based exercise can be beneficial if you're recovering from a sports injury, orthopaedic surgery or trauma. Prior to treatment, you'll have a comprehensive assessment to establish...

  • Sports medicine diet and assessment

    Need to know

    A healthy diet greatly enhances your day-to-day life. This is particularly true for patients with conditions such as diabetes, heart problems and obesity. Our sport and exercise medicine consultants can discuss your diet with you, and provide a detailed assessment of ways in which you may improve your...

  • Sports physiotherapy

    Need to know

    Following a sport or exercise-related injury, a course of sports physiotherapy can help you rebuild strength, regain flexibility and improve your range of movement. Physio can also help to prevent similar injuries in the future and can be used as a way of improving performance. You don't need to be a...

  • Musculoskeletal physiotherapy

    Need to know

    Musculoskeletal physiotherapy is a specialised area treating injuries and conditions affecting the muscles, joints, soft tissue and bones such as the back, neck, shoulders and knees. Physiotherapy is key to helping you get back to leading an active and healthy life following an injury, illness or...

Our sports and exercise consultants

Our dedicated consultants in sports and exercise medicine can help you recover from an injury, enhance your performance or reach your training goals.

If surgery is need due to a specific injury, our consultants work closely with surgeons in different areas of medicine, who specialise in sports injuries, to support each individual before and after any procedures. 
ISEH facility

Institute of Sport, Exercise and Health

HCA UK's partnership with the Institute of Sports, Exercise and Health (ISEH) means that we can give you access to high a standard of care that was previously only available to elite athletes. We manage the return to health for professional and amateur sports individuals coming back from injury and treat individuals with common musculoskeletal conditions

We can help you achieve your personal or training goals, optimise your performance and prevent injuries in the future. We also run sports nutrition clinic's, and offer outpatient physio and supportive services to give you the best chance of a full recovery.

Our locations

You can access sports and exercise medicine services at a number of our main facilities and outpatients and diagnostics centres.

Book an appointment

Our team can help with any enquiries or you can make an appointment with one of our experienced consultants.

Call us today

020 7079 4344
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