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Sport and Exercise Medicine

Sport and Exercise Medicine is a discipline within medicine and physiotherapy which deals with the medical care of injury and illness in sport and physical activities.

It can also help improve the health of the public using physical activity to prevent illness and improve symptoms through exercise advice and prescription.

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB) offers a comprehensive service delivered by a multidisciplinary clinical team lead by a consultant physician in Sport and Exercise Medicine.

The service is located at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham (QEHB). The hospital is the most modern and technologically advanced in the Midlands, with new gym facilities used in the rehabilitation of the UK’s military patients.

The Sport and Exercise Medicine Service cares for dancers, recreational athletes, weekend warriors, those who are physically active, as well as elite athletes who choose to use the NHS. The team can treat patients aged 14 and over.

Last reviewed: 15 February 2022