King’s College Sports Medicine (KCSM)
KCSM provides excellence in elite sports performance, injury prevention and management. Bridging the gap between professional sport, amateur athletes and exercise as medicine for the improvement of the healthcare of the whole population.
The KCSM multidisciplinary team combines specialists from the following disciplines:
- Sports & Family Medicine
Our team is committed to:
- Provide professional and elite athlete treatment
- Deliver health care needs of exercise and sports to all levels, from elite to amateur
- Bridge the gap between the elite athlete and the recreational warrior through offering the highest-level performance and training
- Deliver first class teaching, research and care in sports and exercise medicine
- Translate the findings from our research to make an impact to the health of the nation
Beating the injury
An active lifestyle can be rough and tumble. From accidents to on-the-field injury or just from repetitive stress, it matters where and how you get the right care. Top athletes and active recreational individuals rely on King’s College Sports Medicine and find a unique, unmatched, world-class centre of excellence that ranges from prevention to treatment to rehabilitation to performance improvement.
The right answer, right away
King’s College Sports Medicine is the local leader in sports and musculoskeletal injury prevention and rehabilitation, concussion treatment, diagnostic and interventional ultrasound and MRI, and surgical and non-surgical treatment of injuries. Our ongoing research commitment helps to deliver the latest and best sports medical care and prevention strategy to treat the simple injury as well as the most complex cases.
With our state-of-the-art facilities you have access to top physicians, including orthopaedic surgeons, physiatrists, and family practitioners with sports medicine background. The medical team is working alongside physical therapists, trainers, and performance specialists to offer the full spectrum of care. It is our goal to help you return to full activity after an accident or relieve you from a chronic injury that is keeping you from reaching your best performance.
For the athlete, our program includes services for football, golf, tennis and running, as well as consultation and advise about ACL injury risk reduction and returning to sport following an injury.
From acute ACL tears to chronic knee pain, we have the expertise to get you back to full activity. The key is to treat everyone individually always based on the latest research and techniques.
Either a muscle strain or a more serious problem of the hip joint, we are able to address the problem and help you to make a full recovery.
Foot and Ankle
From acute injuries to chronic conditions, don’t let pain or instability hold you back. We will help you to get back in action as quick as possible.
Shoulder injuries or other painful conditions can restrict you in many ways. Our team will detect the problem accurately and tailor a plan for a full recovery. From an individual exercise program, sometimes combined with regenerative infiltrations to minimal invasive surgical procedures, we offer the most advanced techniques.
Recurrent or persistent elbow pain can be performance limiting. You don’t have to accept that. From medication to therapy to minimal invasive surgical options, our expert team will tailor an individual care for you to get you back in the swing of things.
Wrist and Hand
Is it an acute injury or repetitive stress that causes you problems, our aim is to relieve your pain and to restore function. From therapy to injections to a small surgery, we provide the most effective techniques to get you back to your highest potential.
A concussion during sports needs expert care. It is important to recognize your individual problem as fast as possible, to ensure quick and successful recovery.
Neck and Spine
This central column of your body function always deserves special care. Our experts offer the latest state-of-the-art, personalised treatment options for all conditions, including fractures, disc herniations and degeneration, with the aim to give you long lasting relief and optimal function.
You have access to a sports medicine surgeon who is highly specialised in minimal invasive procedures for all disorders of joints, ligaments, tendons, bones and muscles.
Family and Internal Sports Medicine
Our specialised physicians will check your cardio-respiratory and vascular health and will help you build your flexibility, movement, strength and aerobic fitness.
The therapy team works in close contact with our physicians to make your recovery for a rang of musculoskeletal injuries and disorders smooth and efficient.
Having the latest equipment, our radiologists provide the complete range of imaging services necessary for all kinds of injuries and conditions.
If you train for a big event, if you recover from an injury, or if you just want to change your lifestyle, our nutrition experts can guide you on this way.
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Injuries that most commonly occur during exercise or sports are termed as sports injuries. They may be accidental or others may be due to poor training practices, lack of conditioning, improper equipment or insufficient stretching and warm-up.
- Muscle strains and sprains
- Tears of the ligaments which hold joints together
- Tears of the tendons that support the joints and allows them to move
- Dislocated joints
- Fractured bones
Severe injuries need immediate treatment in a hospital’s emergency department but the rest of the cases which are mild to moderate injuries can be treated by an orthopedic surgeon together with a physical therapist.
The length of treatment usually depends on the severity and duration of the injury. It requires proper evaluation and proper diagnosis of the injury to define the most suitable treatment.
This depends on the severity of the injury and the time taken by the body to heal it. Sportspersons are especially advised to start rehabilitation and physical therapy as soon as the wound heals in order to lessen their field-off time.
There are some instances whereby severe injuries may limit the athletic activities of a sportsperson and end their career. That is why all sports persons should never ignore even a minor injury, as an early treatment increases the chances of early return to the field.
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