Sports and Exercise Medicine involves the medical care of injury and illness in sport. Solutions require accurate diagnoses, careful clinical examination and experience and knowledge of sport specific movement patterns
Many of our Sports Physicians are trained in musculoskeletal ultrasound and various injection techniques.
Sports medicine is particularly important to performance athletes from an injury and illness perspective. Where ever possible it should be available at short notice as time is crucial for athletes in terms of getting back to the sport as quickly as possible as usually injuries get worse if they are left.
The EIS medical network is unique. Many of our Doctors are on the GMC sport and exercise medicine register. We employ 21 doctors all of whom have great experience in elite sport from a wide variety of areas, having in total attended more than 25 olympic and commonwealth games.
Sports Physicians work best in multi disciplinary teams which include physiotherapists and strength and conditioning coaches.
Sports medicine as a specialty was established in the UK in 2006 and nationally we assist in the training of young Sports Physicians