You may have seen doctors running onto a pitch in televised rugby and football matches, they are usually doctors who have undertaken extra specialist training in addition to their general medical training/experience for example a Diploma in Sport and Exercise Medicine.
The role of a Sport and Exercise Medicine Doctor may be to examine sports injuries, the vast majority of which don’t require surgery. Our doctor can forge a link between Orthopaedic Surgeons and Physiotherapy and guide you on to further examinations e.g. X-ray, MRI, CT or ultrasound scans to get a clear diagnosis and advise on treatment.
Equally he can look into medical illnesses in relation to exercise, medical problems from exercise, medication and exercise, diabetes, weight problems and the general physiological and psychological benefits of exercise.
Aim: It really does not matter if you are an elite sports person who needs extensive injury/performance advice, facing challenges with returning to fitness, or have a problem with knowing what to do for your healthcare, he is here to examine, diagnose and recommend treatment for musculoskeletal and orthopaedic injury and also to guide and educate you into better health and fitness. He can also deal with pre/re-habilitation i.e. the prevention of injury and the treatment of injury or medical problems related to sport and exercise.
He has many years of experience being involved in endurance exercise e.g. marathons and ultramarathons/triathlon/ski-ing/tennis, and worked at the 2012 London Marathon and at the 2012 Olympics. Further skills are 18 years as a practitioner of medical acupuncture and a member of the British Medical Acupuncture Society. He is also a Level 1 Triathlon coach and a member of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Medicine.
Please come with suitable clothing for examination purposes.