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Date: 1 June 2020

Time: 02:32

Image: Sport and Exercise Medicine Service (SEMS) team members

What we offer

The Sport and Exercise Medicine Service (SEMS) offers a multi-disciplinary approach to sport and exercise medicine. During one hospital visit, patients may benefit from seeing a number of health professionals who specialise in different areas (e.g. dietician, podiatrist and physiotherapy clinics run simultaneously).

Patients with the following types of problems can be seen by the SEMS team:

  • acute musculoskeletal injuries (non-surgical fractures and soft tissue injuries), including emergency department to SEMS acute ankle pathway
  • acute or chronic musculoskeletal symptoms (non-inflammatory)
  • symptoms which are preventing or restricting an individual’s ability to participate in their chosen physical activity (e.g. gastrointestinal symptoms in relation to exercise, exercise associated respiratory symptoms, overtraining syndrome, and female athlete triad)
  • patients who need advice on return to exercise following injury or illness
  • Sports-related concussion return to play advice (access to neurosurgical specialist with interest in sports concussion)
  • Dance Injury Clinic working in partnership with the National Institute of Dance Medicine and Science (NIDMS)

The SEM service provides direct access to:

  • imaging (X-ray, ultrasound, MRI, CT (CT SPECT) , PET, DEXA and MRA)
  • gait assessment
  • individual rehabilitation programmes using specialist equipment
  • specialist orthopaedic surgeons
  • neurotrauma specialist with expertise in sports concussion
  • podiatrists
  • dieticians

Diagnostics

SEMS works closely with a team of five dynamic, fellowship trained specialist musculoskeletal radiologists, providing a comprehensive skill mix of diagnostic imaging and interventions.

Diagnostic imaging includes all modalities like MRI, specialist musculoskeletal ultrasound, CT scans and relevant interventions include ultrasound guided injections and treatment for joint and tendon related disorders at the shoulder, knee, hip, groin, ankle and foot including Morton’s neuroma.

Clinic timetable

ClinicDayTime
Consultant in Sport and Exercise Medicine Tuesday Morning
Wednesday All day
Combined Consultant in Sport and Exercise Medicine and Consultant Physiotherapist Monday (first and third of the month) Afternoon
Consultant Physiotherapist Monday All day
SEMS Podiatrist Monday Morning
Wednesday
SEMS Dietician Wednesday (alternate) Morning
SEMS Physiotherapy Monday 08:00 – 17:00
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday

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