Sports Injuries and Sports Medicine

What services are offered for sports injuries and medicine?

At The Chelmsford Private Hospital, Essex we are committed to helping you overcome any sports injuries you sustain. Experts in their fields, our team can offer you a prompt assessment, diagnosis and treatment. You may be a professional athlete or you might play a team sport as a hobby – whatever your age or level of ability, our experts can advise on a wide variety of sports-related or general musculoskeletal injuries such as osteoarthritis. We understand that you want to get back to the level of fitness you were at before your injury, and we can help you do just that. We aim to make sure your recovery is as quick and complete as possible – while minimising the impact on your life.

Consultation, diagnosis and treatment

We offer a dedicated physiotherapy consultation service and fully-equipped, air conditioned gym – meaning you can enjoy the complete level of care you deserve. Our experienced physiotherapists are committed to providing you with the professional treatment and rehabilitation you need to recover.

As part of the diagnosis and treatment process we work to isolate the underlying causes of your injury so we can identify how similar problems can be avoided in the future. Whatever your sport, our advice is relevant to your needs and includes warm-up and training ideas. We even offer a full biomechanical assessment to evaluate muscle strength and joint motion in limbs.

Our imaging services use state-of-the-art technology and include x-ray, ultrasound, and MRI scans. Once this is complete, our team of musculoskeletal radiologists will give you a full and accurate diagnosis, and keep you well-informed so you can make the right decisions about your treatment.

Additionally our sports physician is trained in using our high resolution, state-of-the-art diagnostic ultrasound and can undertake scans during the consultation where appropriate to facilitate early diagnosis. He also uses ultrasound to guide a variety of injection therapies for a wide range of soft tissue and joint conditions (See below)

We also have a team of consultant orthopaedic surgeons who perform a range of sports-related procedures. From keyhole surgery and the treatment of fractures, to the repair of ligament, tendon or nerve injuries they are experienced and skilled. At Aspen Healthcare we have helped a multitude of sporting patients such as cyclists, skiers, athletes, footballers, gymnasts, runners and many more. It is our ability to offer the very best procedures and treatments that have meant these athletes can return to their sporting best in a timely way.

Sports medicine treatments

We offer treatments for a range of musculoskeletal conditions including:

  • Trauma – bone fractures
  • Tendon and ligament injuries
  • Shoulder injuries – rotator cuff disorders, shoulder instability, shoulder dislocation
  • Overuse injuries
  • Muscle and soft tissue tears
  • Knee injuries – anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) repair, tendonitis, bursitis, runner’s knee
  • Elbow injuries – repetitive strain injury, tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow
  • Back injuries – slipped discs, spinal stenosis, strains and sprains
  • Ankle injuries – bursitis, Achilles tendonitis

Ultrasound guided injection therapies

  • Cortisone (steroid) injections – Pain relief
  • Viscosupplementation in large and small joint arthritis (Ostenil Plus, Ostenil Mini)
  • Trigger point injections for painful spinal muscle spasm
  • Local anaesthetic blocks followed by gym based exercise or movement tests to help with uncertain diagnoses
  • Needle barbotage for calcific tendinitis (what is this?)
  • Prolotherapy (what is this?)
  • Autologous blood injections (what is this?)
  • Hydrodilatation injections for ‘frozen shoulder’ (what is this?)
  • ‘High volume stripping’ injections for achilles & patella tendinopathy (what is this?)

Other services

  • Consultation with an expert sports physiotherapist
  • Air conditioned gym and exercise equipment to assist rehabilitation
  • Access to diagnostic tests, such as ultrasound, x-ray, MRI scans (all provided on-site)
  • Experienced team of orthopaedic surgeons
  • Therapeutic ultrasound to treat sprains, strains and joint inflammation
  • Biomechanical assessments, gait analysis and isokinetic testing


The above is intended for information purposes only and should not replace advice that your relevant health professional would give you.

Sports Injuries and Sports Medicine Consultants