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Sport and exercise medicine

The Sport & Exercise Medicine (SEM) department has been based at the Leicester General Hospital since 1993 and offers a multi-disciplinary team comprising Sports Medicine physicians, an Orthopaedic surgeon, extended-scope physiotherapists, a podiatrist and nurse practitioners.

We see new patients with a broad-range of musculoskeletal disorders including tendinopathies, joint problems, muscle injuries, and many other causes of musculoskeletal pain. We are able to offer a wide range of conservative and surgical management options within the department. In addition, we can assist with the management of medical conditions that impact upon, or can be improved by physical activity.  We can provide specialist exercise medicine advice for patient groups such as those with physical disabilities or who are pregnant.

We are able to offer specialist management options to patients within the NHS including guided injection procedures, novel interventional therapies as well as providing a specialist clinic for exertional lower limb pain for which we receive patients from around the country.

We carefully audit our clinical practice as well as undertaking regular patient satisfaction surveys in which we have achieved a score of over 99% across all domains.

We are extensively involved in the teaching and training of new specialist doctors in Sport & Exercise Medicine, as well playing an active research portfolio with links to several UK universities.

 

Consultants working in this department are:

Mr Kevin Boyd

Dr Patrick Wheeler