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About sports medicine

At our state-of-the-art units across London, we offer pioneering treatment based on the latest research in the field of sports medicine. Working closely with our world-leading orthopaedic consultants, our sports and exercise medicine consultants are dedicated to treating high performance athletes through to people suffering from arthritis.

We’ve developed industry leading specialist sports medicine centres in partnership with the leading organisations including the British Olympic Association, enabling our patients to access a standard of care previously only available to elite athletes.  

We can also help you achieve your personal or training goals, optimise your performance and prevent injuries in the future. Our sports nutrition clinic helps with diet, and we offer outpatient physiotherapy and supportive services to give you the best chance of a full recovery.

Our Sports Medicine specialists

Our multidisciplinary team of experts include highly skilled sports and exercise medicine consultants, specialist orthopaedic surgeons, expert physiotherapists and, musculoskeletal rheumatologists and radiologists. Many work closely with elite sporting clubs and high performance teams athletes offering our patients an unrivalled level of expertise in managing sports injuries. 

Podcast on Running injuries: Jog on

Anna Richardson talks to Dr John Rogers, Medical Director and Consultant in Sport & Exercise Medicine at the Manchester Institute of Health & Performance (MIHP) and Sean Fletcher, journalist and radio broadcast personality, who has a passion for running and participated in a number of marathons.

Listen Now to Podcast 10: Jog on

Our sports medicine care

Whether you've picked up a running injury or you want to reach peak performance, you’ll receive the very best treatment with us.

  • Concussion

    Need to know

    Concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury which occurs after sustaining an injury to the head through an accident or an object forcefully coming into contact with the head. It may or may not be accompanied by a loss of consciousness. The concussion may disrupt the brain’s ability to process sensory...

  • Sports fatigue

    Need to know

    Sports fatigue can come on suddenly or after cumulative periods of exercise. It be a case of overtraining, or it may point to an underlying health condition such as diabetes, heart disease or thyroid issues. It's important to discuss excessive fatigue with your consultant to rule out any problems.

  • Muscle strains and sprains

    Need to know

    Muscle strains and sprains can be a common consequence of playing sport. These may occur from physical contact or not warming up properly before playing. You will likely experience pain, swelling and tightness in the pain area. Your consultant can help to diagnose and discuss a range of treatment options...

  • Soft-tissue therapy treatments

    Need to know

    If you experience a soft-tissue injury we offer a range of treatment options. Dependent on your injury you may require physiotherapy, osteopathy, chiropractic or other soft-tissue rehabilitation. Your consultant therapist will discuss your condition with you. From this they can assist your recovery process.

  • Sports injuries

    Need to know

    Sports-related injuries are injuries that occur during sport or exercise. They can occur for a number of reasons, but are most commonly the result of not warming up properly, a fall, heavy blow, using equipment incorrectly or pushing yourself too hard. Injury mainly occurs in the muscles, bones, joints...

  • 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...

  • PRP injections

    Need to know

    Stem cells and platelets are naturally occurring substances found in blood, and they can be injected into the body to help promote the recovery of injured muscles, tendons, joints and ligaments. They are referred to as platelet rich plasma (PRP) injections. The substances are injected into injured tissue...

  • Ankle sprains

    Need to know

    The ankle joint is strengthened by ligaments on the inside and outside part of the ankle, as well as an arrangement of ligaments that bond together the fibula and tibia bones. These ligaments and the soft tissues surrounding them can be stretched or even torn if you roll or severely twist the ankle,...

  • Ultrasound guided injections

    Need to know

    Corticosteroid injections are most often used to treat joint inflammation (synovitis), which may occur in the shoulder, knee and hip. This is often triggered by a sports injury. They may also be used to treat inflammation around tendons and ligaments. The injection is usually a combination of anti-inflammatory...

  • Fracture

    Need to know

    A fracture (or broken bone) refers to a loss in the continuity of a bone. They are normally caused by a high-force impact, stress (over a period of time) or as a result of another bone-weakening condition, such as osteogenesis imperfecta, osteoporosis or bone cancer. If you've suffered a bone fracture,...

  • Joint inflammation caused by sport injury

    Need to know

    Many sports put sustained pressure on joints, leading to overuse injuries and pain. Sometimes injuries in sport lead to traumatic damage to joints, causing joint swelling and synovitis.

  • Osteoarthritis

    Need to know

    Over the years, wear and tear affects cartilage in the joints, causing pain, weakness and stiffness. This is known as osteoarthritis (OA). It can affect any joint but is most common in the knees, hip, and spine. It is a degenerative condition and often starts in people over 50-years-old but can affect...

  • Osteoporosis

    Need to know

    Osteoporosis is a condition that weakens bones, making them fragile and more likely to break. The condition develops slowly, as people lose bone mass after the age of 35. Post-menopausal women are particularly susceptible. The most common injuries in people with osteoporosis are wrist and hip fractures,...

Sports Medicine locations

We have state-of-the-art sports and exercise medicine units at convenient locations across the UK.

Request a Sports Medicine appointment

We're happy to help you make an appointment with one of our experienced sports medicine consultants. We can also make appointments for outpatients physiotherapy.

020 7079 4344
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