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Running injuries and injury prevention screening by Dr Peter Thomson & Mr N...
Wed 22 March 2017, 19:30 – 21:00 GMT
Dr Peter Thomson is a Consultant in Sport & Exercise Medicine and has worked at Wimbledon Clinics since 2005. He has an interest in Runners and their injuries.
Through a short presentation of case studies, citing examples of running injuries he has seen, and by interactive discussion with the audience, sharing their own challenges of managing runners, he hopes the evening will give an opportunity to explore the complementary roles of the physiotherapist and the doctor in managing running injuries – what are the common themes, what works, what frustrates, can imaging help?
He would welcome any cases brought to the evening to augment the discussions allow further perspective and exploration of these common challenges and diagnostic questions.
Nick Wirth will be presenting the process behind the Wimbledon Clinics's injury prevention screening programme. The programme is an evidence-based screening, training and monitoring system. Using sports specific screening we build a personal injury risk profile and advise on how best to train to reduce risk.
Our screening programme originates from research conducted at two leading universities in Belgium (Ghent and Brussels) and includes a partner network from Britain, the USA and Scandinavia, enabling us to keep up with the newest insights in sports science, and bringing these into practice via an online platform.
Fee: £20 per delegate
No. of places: 16
Dr Peter Thomson MBBS, MSc Sports Med (Lond) FFSEM (UK), MRCGP, is a Consultant in Sport and Exercise Medicine. He has practiced privately at Wimbledon Clinics, located at Parkside Hospital, Wimbledon since 2005.
He is an Honorary NHS Consultant in Sport and Exercise Medicine at St George’s Hospital where he has worked as the Lead Physician in MICAS (the Musculoskeletal Interface Clinical Assessment Service) since 2004.
Over the years Peter has gained a wide experience of sporting conditions, having an interest in injuries associated with soccer, rugby, skiing and running. Peter uses diagnostic musculoskeletal ultrasound in his clinical practice. He has a Certificate in Musculoskeletal Ultrasound from Bournemouth University and will complete his Diploma in Musculoskeletal Ultrasound in 2015.
Nick graduated in Physiotherapy from Brighton University in 1999 and went on to work in the NHS for 6 years, specialising in orthopaedics and musculo-skeletal out-patients, before moving full-time into the private sector in 2006.
Since 2006 Nick has worked at a leading LTA-affiliated High Performance Tennis Academy, assessing, treating and managing the musculo-skeletal injuries of the scholarship and pro-academy players in conjunction with the strength and conditioning, coaching and sports psychology teams.
Nick has also been heavily involved with set-up and provision of the twice yearly injury prevention player screening programme. The high volume of tennis players screened over ten years gives Nick an excellent knowledge and insight into the anatomy, mechanics and management of tennis players and their injuries.
Nick has great experience in junior and senior players and has a particular interest in adolescent sports injuries through his involvement with the Academy. Nick takes great pride in his work and ensures that each person is treated as an individual, using the resources of sports medicine doctors, radiologists and orthopaedic consultants where appropriate.
The complexity and demands of tennis as a sport requires Nick to very thoroughly assess his patients, as the source of a problem may not always be in the area of pain. Nick feels that this approach has been the key to him being able to deal with players that may have been seen by multiple therapists and when dealing with often complex issues.
Nick has undertaken extensive post-graduate education to further his knowledge and is currently planning to complete his Masters degree in Sports Injury Management at Brighton University.