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CONSULTATION WITH SPORTS MEDICINE DOCTOR

Dr Duncan Robertson is a GMC registered specialist sports & exercise medicine physician and has over 30 years of experience in treating musculoskeletal, sports and training injuries.

He is able to assess the full range of injuries to the musculoskeletal system. It may be a new acute injury from sport, physical work or activity.

 

Alternatively, chronic injury may be the issue, and symptoms may have come on more slowly due to “wear and tear” of a joint or tendon - whether this is from a sport, a hobby, training sessions or a physically demanding job.  

 

Also, Dr Robertson can assess medical symptoms related to exercise and sport; for example regular hard training or an illness can sometimes trigger undue levels of persistent fatigue. In general, the sports medicine services from Dr Robertson include:

 

·         Assessment and management of sporting and training injuries assessment in adults and youth sport.

·         Assessment of Upper Limbs injuries including acute and chronic shoulder, elbow, hand and wrist pain. Conditions such as (but not limited to) tennis elbow, golfers elbow, should impingement, rotator cuff tear, tenosynovitis (inflammation of tendon sheaths), arthritic joint pain and frozen shoulder.

·         Assessment of Lower Limb Injuries such as knee, thigh, groin, ankle, foot and lower leg pain. Conditions include (but are not limited to) jumpers knee, ligament sprains, sports-persons hernia, muscle injury, chronic exercise induced lower leg pain, joint arthritic pain, hip pain, trochanteric bursitis, plantar fascia pain, joint swelling and ankle instability.

·         Lifestyle Advice to assist patients looking to increase their levels of fitness and exercise.

·         Diagnostic Ultrasound Scans (where appropriate) to assist in the exact diagnosis of the problem

·         Soft tissue and joint injections are offered as an option, where this is appropriate to your injury and where other treatments have failed. Includes cortisone, high volume, prolotherapy, PRP (platelet rich plasma), visco-supplementation (Ostenil) and Traumeel (sports muscle injury).

·         Shockwave therapy (coming soon)

·         Concussion assessment and management, including further referral for  tests and scans if required.

·         Medical assessment of excessive fatigue related to exercise.

·         Referral to external agencies for further tests and opinion as recommended. 

 

If you have any of these type of issues please contact the clinic to see if it's appropriate for Dr Robertson to see you for a full assessment and to get to an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan. 

FYSICL will work take time to make the most out of each consultation, aiming to help where possible to diagnose and treat your condition correctly. The staff at FYSICL will endeavour to increase knowledge of your problem and, where possible, prescribe preventative strategies and improved self-management to help you avoid future injury and/or cope with any flare-ups. 

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