Sports Injuries

Whether you are a professional or an occasional athlete, injury is painful and debilitating. At London Shoulder Unit we have a comprehensive team which include physiotherapists, orthopaedic surgeons and rheumatologists recognising that occasionally you might need the support of a team to get you back on the go.

Many of the consultants at London Shoulder Unit work with elite athletes in the fields of football, golf, cricket, rugby, athletics, ballet, tennis, American football and skiing.


Sports Injuries

Physiotherapy

Sports injuries are often first assessed during physiotherapy and the majority are treated without the need for investigation or further medical or surgical intervention. At London Shoulder Unit we have a team dedicated to physiotherapy that are able to refer you to a network of specialist Orthopaedic Consultants for treatment should it be required. Our physiotherapy department is staffed by chartered physiotherapists who have a wealth of experience in assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of sport and recreational injuries. Many of the physiotherapists have experience of working with a variety of national and international sporting organisations and venues.

We also offer advice on training for such events as marathons and skiing, as poor training can result in nasty injury, whilst good advice can prevent so many unnecessary trips to the doctor or even worse, failure to participate.

Medical Support

If further opinion is required there are many orthopaedic/rheumatology consultants who have an interest in sports injuries based at the Hospital of St John & St Elizabeth. Between this consultants group there will be a wide spectrum of speciality. Many of the consultants at the Hospital work with elite athletes in the fields of football, golf, cricket, rugby, athletics, ballet, tennis and skiing.

Our Sports Injury Consultants

Our sports medicine Consultants provide specialist clinical and diagnostic services and use innovative treatment interventions to optimise recovery from sports injury, prevent future injuries and improve sporting performance.

Our specialists cover all aspects of shoulder sports injuries including:

  • Tennis Elbow
  • Golfers Elbow
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Rotator Cuff Tears
  • Shoulder Dislocations
  • Swimmers Shoulder
  • Throwers Shoulder
  • Rugby Shoulder

We provide specialist injury treatment for people involved in sport and exercise at every level – from the local park to the Olympic Stadium. Our Consultants have extensive experience working with Olympic athletes, including the Great Britain London 2012 Athletics Team, and can use this expertise and knowledge of cutting edge sports medicine to assist patients of all abilities return from injury to their chosen sport or exercise.

Visitors to London Shoulder Unit

Dame Kelly Holmes

Dame Kelly Holmes visiting London Shoulder Unit for a checkup as part of our partnership with UK Athletics.

Perri Shakes Drayton

Perri Shakes-Drayton visiting London Shoulder Unit as part of our partnership with UK Athletics.

Make An Appointment

To ask a question or to book an appointment, our team are available between 8.00am – 6.00pm Monday-Friday and on Saturday from 9.00am to 3.00pm. Our shoulder team have a dedicated and caring approach to finding you the earliest appointment possible with the best specialist.

If you are self-paying you don’t need a referral from your GP. You can simply refer yourself and book an appointment.

If you have medical insurance (e.g. Bupa, Axa PPP, Aviva), you will need to contact your insurer to get authorisation for any treatment and, in most cases, you will require a referral letter from your GP.

If you do not have a GP, then we have an in-house private GP practice that you can use. Alternatively we can suggest the most appropriate course of action for you to take, given your location and individual circumstance.

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