About us

Welcome to the Virtual Sports Injury Clinic! As a passionate young Sports Therapist & Decathlete I would meet other athletes everywhere I went who were suffering from sports-related injuries. However, so few would actually go to the trouble and expense of making an appointment.

Then along came the Internet and I saw an opportunity to create a website all about sports injuries, enabling anybody anywhere to benefit from the knowledge and experience of top experts, at any time of day, without having to make an appointment, and completely free. Since 2001 the site has grown and benefited from many expert contributors. Our mission is to provide athletes and fitness enthusiasts with an extensive wealth of easily-accessible, free-to-view trusted sports injury information.

Please note our website is for information only and we always recommend seeking professional advice. Please read our disclaimer.

Michael Walden

Creator and CEO of Sportsinjuryclinic.net

Michael WaldenMike 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 Reynolds

Physiotherapy Consultant

Neal ReynoldsNeal 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.

How do we source our information?

The sports injury articles are written first hand by qualified sports medicine professionals and therapists, and are original articles based on years of personal experience, with reference to respected sports medicine texts (see bibliography) and research papers. Our philosophy is to encompass a wide range of medical approaches and not to favour any particular type of background or therapy.

How are we funded?

Advertising is a source of revenue. We use Google Adsense and Amazon associate advertising. Our information and editorial content are NOT influenced at all by funding sources and we make no specific claims about the efficacy of any product. If a particular type of product (for example a cold therapy/ice pack) is recommended then this is based on the opinion and experience of the professional therapist, scientific research or generally accepted medical practice, and not for direct financial gain.

Advertising policy

We host banner adverts only from Google and Amazon. They are distinguished with the word "ADVERTISEMENT" above the advert and are surrounded by a border. We do not have direct control over the content of Google Adsense advertising, however, we have restricted advert categories to exclude all gambling, financial, political, sensitive, and non-relevant advertising areas as far as possible. If you see anything inappropriate being advertised please let us know. Amazon associate adverts have been manually selected to be relevant to the page topic.

Contact us

Please contact us with any website issues. Unfortunately, we are unable to respond to questions about individual injuries or any unsolicited sales & marketing inquiries.

Expert contributors

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.

David Lloyd

David LloydBased 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.

Elliot Sorene

Elliot SoreneConsultant 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.

Simon Marsh

Simon Marsh

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 Gilmore

Jerry Gilmore

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

Richard Villar

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.

Maria Madge

Maria Madge

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 Saddler

Ian SadlerIan 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.

Jenny Pacey

Jenny PaceyAlso 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 Williams

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.

Susan Findlay

Susan FindlayFounder of the North London School of Sports Massage, Susan is a Sports Massage Teacher & Practitioner with extensive experience.

Daniel Spencer

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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