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  • Sports Medicine deals with physical fitness and the treatment and prevention of injuries related to sports and exercise. Its main focus is on helping you improve your athletic performance, recover from injury and prevent future injuries.


  • Sports Injuries are injuries that occur when playing sports or exercising. Some injuries are accidental, such as falls and collisions, whilst others can result from poor training practices or improper gear. Some people get injured when they are not in proper condition and try to do ‘too much too soon’.


  • Exercise Medicine & Exercise Prescription: involves providing exercise prescriptions. This is through incorporating tailor made physical activity as part of the treatment of a medical condition.


  • Musculoskeletal Medicine deals with the diagnosis and treatment of non-surgical problems involving joints, tendons, ligaments and muscles in both an acute or chronic setting.  It also deals with osteoarthritis and similar diseases.


  • Movement Biomechanics: the laws of mechanics are applied to human movement in order to understand athletic movement and reduce musculoskeletal and sports injuries. A good understanding of biomechanics relating to sports skills has great implications on sports performance.


  • Musculoskeletal Ultrasound with Guided Injections: Musculoskeletal ultrasound is an assessment technique that uses sound waves to create images of injured tissues, which are then transferred onto a computer. Good visualisation of the injured body part helps the physician direct guided injections into the correct location to ensure optimal treatment and rehabilitation of injuries.


  • Joint Injections: Joints can be injected with various medications/treatments as part of a treatment & rehabilitation process. Both large and small joints can be injected, with the small joints being injected under ultrasound control to ensure optimal outcomes.


  • Exercise Induced Asthma: A highly underdiagnosed and often incorrectly diagnosed condition that athletes from all sporting backgrounds struggle with. Appropriate testing for exercise induced asthma, with treatment and full management to ensure athletes perform to their optimal level.



 
 
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