Committed as we are to maintaining high levels of service, we understand that you may have anxiety about health and treatment at this time, and want to offer our patients reassurance about our services. We have summarised below Frequently Asked Questions which patients and referring healthcare professionals may have during the Coronavirus outbreak.
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At this time we face a rapidly evolving situation that is unprecedented in modern life but we want to assure all our patients and colleagues of the work being done behind the scenes to support our centres and services.
Our clinical team is led by our Chief Medical Officer (Paul Zollinger-Read CBE) and our Head of Clinical Services (Sarah Whittaker) who are both in regular contact with our colleagues in the NHS and Public Health England to ensure we stay up to date with the latest information and guidance. They, in turn, hold regular briefings with the wider team to pass on updates and advice on best practice and support our teams with any questions that they may have. We are extremely proud of the responses of our team as they have risen to the challenges that this pandemic has brought to us all.
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Winter sports training throws up multiple issues that you need to be aware of. So how do you continue to maintain your training throughout winter without the risk of gaining an injury?
The first thing you should do is not to be put off from training during cold, wet or icy conditions. Instead, you should follow safe training recommendations and expert advice offered by our sports therapists and clinicians at Prime Health.
No matter whether you are a dedicated sports enthusiast taking part in triathlons, or a passionate weekend warrior that gives it your all at the weekends for your local rugby or football club, it makes perfect sense for you to want to help prevent yourself from sustaining a sports injury that can seriously affect your performance.
When the UK experiences short days, bad weather and cold temperatures all day long, it can be challenging to keep up your training routine. However, there are many benefits to training during the winter.
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Sports and Exercise Medicine Consultant, Dr Tham Wedatilake, will host two educational talks at Prime Health over the next 2 months.
With only limited spaces available, we invite Allied Health Professionals from across Surrey to join us for these exclusive 1-hour talks at our state-of-the-art centre in Weybridge, Surrey.
Wednesday 30 October 2019 18.30-19.30 – Hamstring Injuries- making return to play decisions?
Wednesday 27 November 18.30-19.30 – Interventions to treat tendinopathy – an evidence-based approach.
There are 30 places available for each talk and spaces are filling fast. To book your place, please contact our Reception Team on 01932 504999.
About the Speaker:
Dr Tham Wedatilake MBBCh (Hons) MRCP FFSEM Dip.SEM(GB&I) completed his Sports and Exercise Medicine specialist training at the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust. He is a fellow of the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine.
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With the winter ski season almost around the corner, A& E departments across Europe will be preparing for the large increase in patients presenting with injuries sustained on the slopes. Whether you are a seasoned pro or a newbie, avoiding injury can either make (or break) your winter getaway.
Orthopaedic Surgeon, Richard Sinnerton, who practices at Prime Health and the London Upper Limb Unit, is well accustomed to treating patients who have fallen victim to the winter sports curse and here he shares his guide to the top winter sports injuries and provides expert advice on how to avoid them:
“A bit like waiting to hear the first cuckoo of spring, when winter rolls in orthopaedic surgeons try to spot the first skiing injury of the season” says Richard. “They can usually be spotted in the waiting room wearing a rather complex sling, sporting a Day-Glo coloured plaster cast or leaning on a very swanky crutch: all much grander than their NHS equivalents!
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We are proud to announce that Prime Health Sports Massage Therapist, Jodi Clarke, joins the England Rugby team in their pursuit to be crowned World Champions at the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan.
Having taken a temporary break from her clinic at Prime Health earlier this year, Jodi joins the England Rugby team as their soft tissue therapist to ensures players are recovered and prepared for the gruelling demands of the games they face at every stage of the World Cup competition.
From all of us here at Prime Health, we wish the England Rugby team the greatest of success and will be cheering them on for every game.
Head over to our Facebook page for updates on Jodi’s World Cup experience.
Prime Health is proud to announce the launch of two new services at their world-class healthcare centre at St George’s Hill in Weybridge.
The two new services, a Golf Injury Package and Sports Injury Package are led by our expert sports medicine team and aim to offer patients suffering from either a golf or sport related injury a fast, accurate and comprehensive diagnosis package, which includes:
- An initial consultation with a specialist sports and exercise medicine consultant
- Diagnostic scanning (3TMRI/x-ray/ultrasound) of the injured area to determine the injury and ensure an accurate diagnosis
- A follow-up consultation with a sports and exercise medicine consultant for the results and a treatment management plan
The packages are available at a fixed price and require no GP referral.
Appointments are available on both weekdays and weekends appointments.
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Golf Injury Clinic
Sports Injury Clinic
Golf is enjoyed by almost 4 million people in the UK alone and in general, is considered a safe sport with a low risk of injury. However, a report carried out by United States of America National Center for Health Statistics in 2016 revealed that golf is no longer as low risk as originally thought and instead the sport caused a higher number of recreational injuries than rugby, hockey and even boxing.
Furthermore, research by the British Journal of Sports Medicine revealed that 15.8% to 40.9% of amateur golfers suffer an injury on an annual basis, with lower back ailments being the main injury culprits.
Like any sport, minimising the risk of injury is paramount. Not only can an injury impact performance on the course, but it can also play a significant role in affecting day to day life if left untreated.
Top 10 tips to minimise a golf injury
Prime Health, is one of only 4 accredited European Tour International Clinics and treats both amateur and professional golfers on the full spectrum of golfing related injuries.
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Whether you play sports for fun or take part in sporting competitions, the last thing you want to happen is to be put out of action by sustaining a sports injury.
While it is almost impossible to avoid every single risk of injury, there is a lot that you can do to help recover more quickly from one – and to come back stronger from it!
Obviously, prevention is better than cure when it comes to sports injuries, so let us take a look at some basic preventative measures you can take to help reduce your risk of injury as well as your best possible treatment options to help you recover from one.
Be more than a weekend warrior
We all know that our work, family and social life can take up a lot of our time. This means that there are many people who can only play sports at the weekend. This can often lead to people overdoing it resulting in an injury.
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Prime Health is proud to be announced as the Official Healthcare Partner of London Irish RFC for the next 3 Seasons.
Prime Health, opened in 2012, is located in Weybridge, Surrey and has been purpose built to deliver a wide variety of Healthcare and Health and Fitness services under one roof.
Providing world-class medical consultations, diagnostic imaging, an expert therapy team and state of the art gym facilities, Prime Health will provide the very highest levels of medical support to London Irish.
London Irish Operations Director, Bob Casey, said: “Prime Health provides world class health, fitness and diagnostics under one roof so it is a fantastic opportunity for London Irish to be partnered with them. Rugby is a physical game and the health and welfare of our players is very important. We already have top medical staff and facilities at the club, with one of the best return to play records in the Premiership and this new partnership will help us continue to provide the best support for our players.”
Jonathan Shrewsbury, Clinic Director for Prime Health said: “We are absolutely delighted to have partnered with London Irish. They are one of the UK’s premier rugby sides and with such exciting development plans over the next few years it is a great time for us to be associated with such a strong brand as them..”