Treatments

The Scottish Sports Injury Clinic offers a one stop approach whereby patients are assessed, diagnosed and treated in the one place.

Appointments are available within 24 hours. Patients can self refer or be referred by their GP. 

Imaging

X-rays may be required to look for fractures or signs of degenerative change in joints.  Ultrasound and MRI scans may be needed to confirm the diagnosis of certain soft tissue injuries.  All diagnostic tests can be arranged by the Scottish Sports Injury Clinic and carried out at BMI Carrick Glen Hospital.

Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy encompasses a holistic view, taking into account not just the current injury but also looks to prevent further injury by identifying areas of weakness or dysfunction. 

Following an initial assessment, a diagnosis will be made and a personalised treatment plan will be designed.  
Physiotherapy employs a number of techniques to help with healing, including:

  • Manual therapy
  • Exercise
  • Electrotherapy, including interferential and ultrasound
  • Acupuncture
  • Taping
  • Posture correction
  • Gait analysis

All physiotherapy sessions will take place at BMI Carrick Glen Hospital.

Surgery

When non-surgical measures don’t provide adequate relief, surgery may be required to allow a quick return to activity.

All sports injury surgery can be performed at BMI Carrick Glen Hospital by Mr Jonathan Dearing.  Procedures regularly undertaken include:

  • Knee arthroscopy
  • Shoulder arthroscopy
  • Ligament reconstruction and repair
  • Total and partial joint replacement
  • Joint realignment
  • Tendon decompression