Registration for this year’s Bristol 10k is officially open and as runners across the city gear up for the first challenge of the year, Nuffield Health Bristol Hospital: The Chesterfield is offering advice to anyone currently suffering from a knee injury.
Specialist Orthopaedic Consultant Mr Jonathan Webb and Senior Physiotherapist Ms Chris Hutchinson will host a free ‘Let’s Talk Knee Injuries’ event at The Chesterfield hospital in Clifton on Wednesday 4 March from 6pm to 8pm.
Knee injuries are one of the most common sports injuries, particularly amongst runners, and can prove incredibly debilitating and painful if not treated quickly.
Mr Jonathan Webb has over 20 years of experience in knee surgery and sports medicine, with a particular interest in keyhole surgery and reconstruction of knee ligament injuries.
He said: “When it comes to sports injuries, fast effective treatment is exactly what you need. Whether you are a professional athlete, an amateur sports person or you suffer from the pain of arthritis, it’s always a good idea to seek professional help as early on as possible. That’s why I would highly recommend attending our free event on 4th March to find out more about the treatment options available and to answer any questions you might have.”
Nuffield Health’s specialist team of consultants and physiotherapists in Bristol can use the body’s own healing mechanisms to not only effectively treat an injury but also help prevent the occurrence of future injuries by strengthening particularly vulnerable parts of the body.
Jonathan, continued: “At The Chesterfield, our patients benefit from integrated, personalised care with easy and rapid access to world-class consultants and state-of-the-art diagnostic tools. We also provide unrivalled post-operative care through our Recovery Plus service which combines our surgical expertise with that of our specialist physiotherapists and the highly skilled team at our Fitness & Wellbeing Centre. Not only do we guide our patients through the first six weeks of recovery to help build joint movement, strength and control, we also provide a further three months free gym membership and a dedicated Wellbeing Advisor who will carry out a Health MOT and develop a personalised recovery, diet and exercise plan.
Jonathan trained in keyhole surgery at the North Sydney Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Centre, which treats international and national athletes from across Australia. He is also a former first-class rugby player who won two Five Nations Grand Slams with England, and played at Bristol and Bath, so has invaluable insight into sports and traumatic knee injuries.
For more information visit www.nuffieldhealth.com/bristolhospital or call 0117 911 6763.