The Virtual Sports Injury Clinic has been a leading free online resource for the prevention and treatment of sports injuries since 2001. Our mission is to provide athletes and fitness enthusiasts with an extensive wealth of easily-accessible, free-to-view expert information.
We draw information from a range of sources including expert consultants, respected sports medicine texts and research papers.
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Mike is a qualified Sports Injury Therapist, creator & CEO of the Virtual Sports Injury Clinic. Mike has a degree in Physical Education, Sports Science and Physics from Loughborough University, Diploma in Fitness Training & Sports Therapy and a Postgraduate Certificate in Education in Secondary Science and is an experienced teacher of Sports Science, Physical Education and Sports Massage. Mike has also experienced military training with the British Army and has competed at National level in the Decathlon. He has coached youth football (soccer), rugby and athletics.
Neal joined the team at sportsinjuryclinic.net in the summer of 2015 and is a vastly experienced sports physiotherapist who has over 19 years of experience working in professional sport. He headed up the medical team at Norwich City FC for 12 years and has worked at Oxford United FC, West Bromwich Albion FC, Arsenal FC....more.
The following are all experts in their field who have contributed to Sportsinjuryclinic.net or featured as one of our 'expert interviews'. They include Surgeons, Physiotherapists, Chiropractor, Ostoepath, Personal Trainers and Sports Therapists.
Based in Leicester, Professor David Lloyd is a consultant surgeon and pioneer of the Lloyd release operation which has been specifically developed to treat groin pain. With over 20 years of Surgical experience he has treated many elite athletes. In the following videos Professor David Lloyd provides us with his expert insight regarding groin pain, a 'sportsman’s hernia' and the Lloyd release surgery.
Consultant surgeon Elliot Sorene works as a Consultant Orthopaedic and Hand Surgeon at University College London Hospital and is an examiner for the British Diploma in Hand Surgery of the British Society for Surgery of the Hand (BSSH). With an international reputation Mr Sorene manages sports and athletic injuries and provides service to premier league football clubs, rugby clubs, cricket clubs and various sports medicine clinics and regularly teaches surgical techniques in hand and wrist surgery both in the UK and around the world.
Consultant Surgeon and Director of Surgery at the Gilmore Groin clinic in Harley Street, London. Simon Marsh trained at Trinity College Cambridge and the Clinical School, Addenbrookes Hospital. Simon is an expert in Gilmores groin surgery and associated conditions as well as post surgery rehabilitation as has developed an interest in sports medicine and advised on many sports, including equestrian events, motorcycle speedway and rugby.
Jerry is a Consultant Surgeon specialising in groin pain. During research for the master of Surgery Degree he developed an interest in wound healing which evolved into specific interest in soft tissue injuries and repair. Jerry was the first surgeon to diagnose and successfully repair the condition that is now termed Gilmore's Groin. In 1980 he recognised the syndrome of Groin disruption in sportsmen and undertook the first successful repair. In 1991 Jerry established The Gilmore Groin and Hernia Clinic in London’s Harley Street.
Richard Villar is one of the top Orthopaedic Surgeons in the World. As former Surgeon to the British Army Special Air Service Regiment he has practised medicine in some of the most remote and challenging environments. He is a world expert in conservative hip surgery and today he is one of the world’s most experienced surgeons in arthroscopic procedures.
Chiropractor Maria specialises in spinal adjustments, and works extensively with athletes. Maria achieved a BSc in Biochemistry then completed her Masters in Chiropractic in Bournemouth in 200, trained in Sacro Occipital Technique (SOT) and other methods. Maria runs her own Chiropractic clinic in Norfolk, UK. In addition to SOT, Maria has supplemented her Masters in Chiropractic with courses in Craniopathy, TMJ, Applied Kinesiology, Nutrition, Paediatrics and Birth Trauma.
Ian is a podiatrist specialising in lower limb biomechanics, and is the owner and principal clinician at BxClinic in Norwich. He first became interested in the area of biomechanics during his time serving as a battlefield medic in the British Army, where he treated many lower limb injuries whilst serving in Special Forces units.
Also recognised as Enigma from Sky 1's 'Gladiators’, Jenny is an international athlete, UK industry-leading fitness expert, Fitness Model and Sports Entertainment TV Presenter. Jenny’s career has included performances as an Olympic Bob-sleigher, International Pentathlete and she also Long jumped for Great Britain for over a decade. Jenny demonstrates a number of exercises throughout Sportsinjuryclinic.net and has her own fitness consultancy (Pace & Go) with partner Wayne Gordon (also from Sky TV Gladiators).
John is a leading Osteopath and a Sports Injury Therapist. John is a registered Osteopath with the General Osteopathic Council and a member of the British Osteopathic Association. John is also a trained Sports Therapist and has taught Sports Therapy for Premier Training & Development, one of the UK's top training establishments. John is a keen sportsman, having completed several marathons and competed successfully at national level in Karate. John has a particular interest in Sacroiliac joint dysfunction.
Founder of the North London School of Sports Massage, Susan is a Sports Massage Teacher & Practitioner with extensive experience.
Daniel has a wide range of experience in anything media related having worked on documentaries through to current affairs through to social history programmes through to music videos. He is constantly involved with program making for the corporate sector and broadcast alike, alongside his work with Sportsinjuryclinic.net and TeachPE.com. Daniel is Strategic Director for the Norwich video production company, Curveball Media.
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