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what is sports medicine?

Sport and Exercise Medicine is the accurate diagnosis, management and prevention of injuries and medical conditions in those who participate in sport or physical activity.

What do sports physicians do?
Sport and Exercise Medicine physicians focus on the diagnosis, treatment and management of injuries and medical conditions that occur during sport and physical activity. They will also look closely into the cause of the injury to try and prevent it happening again.

Whether injuries are acute or chronic, sports medicine doctors can arrange rapid and appropriate investigations (such as MRI, ultrasound scans and x-rays), perform injections and co-ordinate an integrated treatment, rehabilitation and return-to-exercise plan.

Sport and Exercise Medicine physicians also have expertise in utilising physical activity in the prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of chronic illness (such as diabetes, heart disease, lung disease, cancer, osteoporosis and obesity).

Where injury or illness is preventing participation in physical activity, sports medicine doctors can prescribe and co-ordinate an appropriate exercise rehabilitation plan to restore optimal functional capacity and enable active participation.

How to avoid marathon injuries
by Dr Courtney KippsThere are simple methods which you can incorporate into your daily training to help keep you running comfortably and without leaving you vulnerable or at significant...
"I greatly appreciated the care and thoroughness of your examination. My morale has been much improved by your diagnosis and prognosis. I was playing tennis and sailing over the weekend so I'm fully back to an active life."
Matthew Symonds
"Thank you to Dr Kipps for the advice I received about a swollen foot. I am pleased to say that I managed four marathons in 5 weeks following my last appointment. I am running regularly with a mid foot landing and have had no recurrence of the problem. Long may that continue."
Alasdair Stuart
"Dr Kipps played "Sherlock Holmes" and discovered the cause of the pain in my knees, where others had failed. Dr Kipps was kind and genteel and has a lovely manner about him. I would have no problems in recommending him."
Nick Garston
"I suffered terrible back problems with my pregnancy and was referred to Dr Kipps. I'd never had physio and was highly sceptical that anything would relieve my agony. I only needed one session and I was cured! I got my life back, albeit with an enormous belly."
Mrs RZ
"I was deeply impressed by the thoroughness of Dr Kipps's examinations and also the care and clarity with which he explained to me his diagnosis and my likely progress. Naturally, I would hope not to have to consult Dr Kipps again, but if through some misfortune I suffer any similar injury, I shall do so immediately and with great confidence."
Harry Rajak, Professor Emeritus, School of Law, University of Sussex