Dr Julian Widdowson
Sports & Exercise Medicine
Almost any part of the body can be injured, including the muscles, bones, joints and connective tissues (tendons and ligaments).
At Schoen Clinic London we see and treat most sporting injuries including:
With state-of-the-art diagnostics equipment and a team of highly skilled experts at your disposal, Schoen Clinic London is the best place to resolve your sports-related injury.
Our dedicated team can assess both recent sports injuries and longstanding conditions including ligament, muscle, bone and tendon injuries as well as spinal and limb pain. The service can be accessed as part of an integrated diagnostic and treatment programme or as a separate service.
Our leading specialist team of internationally experienced sports exercise medicine physicians work in multidisciplinary teams together with our sports physiotherapists, spinal consultants, orthopaedic surgeons and other allied health professionals. Our aim is to deliver the highest level of care to all involved with sport and exercise at any level to the same standards we provide to elite athletes.
The team sees a wide spectrum of patients, from professional and amateur athletes to individuals with common MSK conditions. They can help patients achieve their personal or training goals, optimise performance and prevent sports injuries in the future.
You will be offered a choice of two options depending on the nature and status of your injury:
We offer a comprehensive range of evidence-based treatments depending on the nature of your problem and your individual needs. These could include:
Though surgical intervention is not always necessary, sports injuries do benefit from immediate treatment so that swelling and inflammation of soft tissues are minimised. The correct advice from the start ensures a quicker return to sport and less chance of re-injury.
We will provide the appropriate rehabilitation process to ensure you return to your sport or activity fitter and stronger than prior to the injury.
Our specialist team also offer advice on the prevention of sports injuries and exercise or training programmes such as Park runs, cycling, team sports, marathons and skiing. We offer a range of diagnostic assessments to technically measure your physical well-being, help identify any future or current causes of problems or pain, namely abnormalities in movement, spinal stiffness or muscle wastage, and even strengthen those areas.
The 4D body scan dynamically measures your spine, posture, foot pressure and movement to help identify any lower limb and spinal irregularities which may be causing pain or impacting performance.
It measures your spinal range to indicate any areas of stiffness or imbalance. For training, the equipment can be set allowing patients to exercise safely within controlled parameters, providing real-time feedback on progress.
It assesses muscle function to help identify any imbalances between muscle groups and the potential for injury.
This test is performed to assess the presence of exertional compartment syndrome as a cause of lower leg or calf pain.
In addition to preventative measures, our specialists can also advise on training methods and dietary support. They will design and deliver individual strategies to help improve your health and performance. These will be focused on correct movement, strength, power, endurance and injury prevention management. The team will work with you to achieve your goals, liaising with coaches/trainers where appropriate.
Sports & Exercise Medicine