MEDICLINIC WELCARE HOSPITAL

Sports Medicine

Whether you are an elite athlete or just enjoy playing sport at weekends, we understand that your goal, when injured,  is to return to fitness as quickly as possible.

Common sports injuries treated include (but are not limited to):

  • Muscle tears
  • Ligament or tendon injury
  • Repetitive/overuse injuries
  • Post operative rehabilitation
  • Tennis/golfer’s elbow
  • Runner’s knee
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Whiplash
  • Rotator cuff injury
  • Back pain

Our sports injury team consists of:

  • Consultant Orthopaedic Specialist
  • Sports physiotherapists
  • Paediatric specialists
  • Dietician

Your first appointment will consist of a thorough assessment from the consultant orthopaedic specialist.

You  may then be referred to physiotherapy in order to begin your treatment and rehabilitation program. Our specialists do not only offer first class treatment for your current injury, but aim to treat any underlying cause helping prevent future injury. Advice can be given on injury prevention, warm up and warm down exercises, early management of acute injury and sports specific muscle training.

Physiotherapy

Our physiotherapists will complete a full assessment of your injury, discuss our findings and treatment plan with you and then work with you to develop an individual tailor made rehabilitation program specific to your sporting and fitness needs.

We offer a fully comprehensive patient-centred treatment approach comprising of up-to-date ‘evidence based' treatments and techniques as well as utilising state of the art facilities and equipment:

Treatment can include:

  • Manual therapy
  • Soft tissue manipulation
  • Therapeutic ultrasound
  • Biomechanical assessment
  • Sports strapping/taping
  • Muscle strengthening
  • Core stability
  • Tens
  • Interferential shockwave therapy
  • Acupuncture
  • Dry needling

Paediatric sports physiotherapy

We have specialist paediatric physiotherapists who work closely with parents and trainers aiming to return our younger athletes to full fitness as quickly and as safely as possible.

Dietician

We also offer a fully comprehensive nutrition and dietetics service, available to those patients seeking advice on sports nutrition or just wanting to loose a few extra pounds. After a thorough nutritional assessment, an individualised nutrition program is provided to suit your sport and lifestyle. Also, a detailed analysis of your body composition will be performed with the use of Bioimpedance body analyser.

Its functions include:

  • Body composition analysis (weight, muscle mass, body fat percentage and quantity of excess fat)
  • Obesity diagnosis
  • Segmental analysis of body fat and lean muscle
  • Guidance for achieving body composition goals

Diagnostic imaging

If deemed appropriate, your consultant may arrange for your to have further investigations to confirm your diagnosis.

Our ultramodern radiology and imaging department is equipped with state-of-the-art imaging modalities. It is managed by a team of dedicated radiologists and technologists and headed by a highly qualified and experienced senior consultant radiologist.

Services Include:

  • X-rays
  • MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
  • CT CAT scan (Computerised Axial Tomography)
  • Diagnostic ultrasound
 
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