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Sport and exercise medicine

Sport and exercise medicine is a specialist practice dedicated to the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of sports injuries and musculoskeletal problems. Sports medicine can also cover the enhancement of performance and help you regain strength. 

According the World Health Organisation (WHO), exercise has health benefits for hearts, bodies and minds. WHO says that physical activity contributes to preventing and managing diseases such as cardiovascular illnesses, cancer and diabetes. Therefore, it’s important that you can keep fit and treat any conditions that prevent you from undertaking regular exercise.   

Specialists an excellent initial point-of-contact for diagnosis and if further investigations are required, or surgery is needed, they can deliver rapid access to scans such as X-ray, MRI, ultrasound and CT scans. They might also expedite referrals to leading orthopedic surgeons or other relevant sports medicine specialists who they work with closely.  

Your sports medicine doctor will assess your condition and give you a specialist opinion. If further diagnostic tests or treatments are required, these will be explained fully during your consultation.   

BMI Healthcare also offers specialist sports injury services. Whether you are a professional sports person or a sports enthusiast of any age, with an acute or chronic injury, we understand your goal is to return to fitness as soon as possible.  

At BMI Healthcare, we are proud to facilitate Consultants and a sports medicine team that can help test, diagnose, and treat or manage your sports injuries to help improve your quality of life and exercise performance.

Sport and exercise medicine at BMI Healthcare offer treatment for a wide range of disorders and conditions including:  

Sprains and ruptures of muscles and ligaments;  

Bone fractures;  

Tendon injuries;  

Musculoskeletal disorders and conditions;  



Heart disease;  

Stress and mental illness;  

Obesity and  


Sport and exercise medicine procedures with BMI Healthcare will be carried out by our multidisciplinary team, comprising dedicated Consultants, nurses, physical therapists and more.  

Whether you have a chronic or acute sports injury, our team will strive to reduce your symptoms through effective treatment. 

Musculoskeletal injections

Sometimes your doctor will decide to use steroid injections to treat your condition. The injection contains a small amount of steroid, which should reduce soreness and inflammation in the area causing you discomfort.

These injections can be given under a local anaesthetic to minimise pain

Musculoskeletal ultrasound

An musculoskeletal ultrasound scan uses high frequency wave sounds to create images of your bones and muscles. Ultrasound cannot be heard by the human ear, but can be detected using a machine called an ultrasound scanner.

The ultrasound waves are delivered by a small handheld sensor, which is similar to a microphone. Some cold gel will be applied to your body – this enables the sensor, which is passed over your skin, to pick up sound waves.

Cardiopulmonary exercise testing

Cardio refers to your heart, and pulmonary refers to your lungs – so cardiopulmonary exercise testing is a way of measuring how well they function with your muscles during physical activity.

This test takes place on a treadmill, and your heartrate, how you breathe and how much oxygen you need is documented. Your blood pressure will be taken and electrodes attached to your chest to monitor your heartrate.

Cardiopulmonary exercise testing can help give your doctor a better understanding of your body’s reactions to exercise, and its current limitations. 

Booking your sport and exercise medicine appointment with BMI Healthcare differs depending on your condition and recommended treatment option.

To get started, you can book a consultation online with one of our many experienced sport and exercise medicine Consultants. This is a simple and fast process. You can also book your consultation by calling 441413005009, or by making an email enquiry.

To familiarise yourself with the many treatment options for sport and exercise issues that we offer, you can read our informative, in-depth treatment pages. This could help you to decide which treatment option might suit you best.

At your consultation, you will likely receive important diagnostic testing and discuss the right treatment option for you with your Consultant.

Specialists offering Sport and exercise medicine

Mr David Hollinghurst

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

MA (Cantab), MB B chir, FRCS (Tr & Orth)

BMI The Ridgeway Hospital

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Dr Shabaaz Mughal

Consultant Sport & Medicine Physician

MBBS, MRCGP, MSC(Sport & Exercise Medicine), FFSEM (UK), PGC (Musculoskeletal Ultrasound)

BMI The London Independent Hospital

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Mr Saqif Hossain

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon


BMI The Highfield Hospital

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Mr Jagwant Singh

Consultant Orthopaedic, Trauma & Specialist Upper limb Surgeon

MBBS, MRCS, FRCS (Tr & Orth)

BMI The Blackheath Hospital 1 more BMI The London Independent Hospital

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Dr Rizwan Rajak

Consultant Rheumatologist

MBBCh (Hons), MRCP, MRCP(Rheum), LLM

BMI Shirley Oaks Hospital

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Dr Leon Creaney

Consultant Sports Physician


BMI The Alexandra Hospital

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