Symposium to showcase world-class Sports Injury Service

Release Date: 23/08/2017

Symposium to showcase world-class Sports Injury Service

GPs and physios from across the region will descend on The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital next month for the annual Sports Injury Symposium.

The Oswestry-based hospital is home to some of the leading sports injury consultants and physiotherapists in the country, and they have treated a number of international athletes from a wide spectrum of sports over the years.

Delegates at the symposium, which is taking place on Thursday 14 September, will be welcomed by Mr Stuart Hay, a shoulder, elbow and trauma surgeon, who has put the programme together with the support of the Orthopaedic Institute.

Mr Hay said: “There is a wealth of expertise here, and we want to make sure it is being fully utilised.

“Whether the patient in front of us is an international football star or what we like to call a ‘weekend warrior’, the level of care they receive is just the same.

“This symposium is about highlighting the breadth of skills and knowledge we have to offer and raising awareness with local GPs and physiotherapists, who are very often the first port of call for a patient suffering with a sports injury.”

Speakers include the sports injury team of Mr Simon Roberts, Mr Pete Gallacher and Mr Andrew Barnett.

Sports and Exercise Medicine Physician, Dr Chris Tomlinson, will also be addressing the delegates, as will Specialist Physiotherapy Practitioners Andrea Bailey and Julie Lloyd Evans.

There will also be a presentation by Mr Andrew Bing, a Foot and Ankle specialist, and talks on shoulder, elbow and hand injuries from Mr Richard Potter, Mr Marck van Liefland and Mr Ibrahim Roushdi. Mr Jai Trivedi, a Consultant Spinal Surgeon, will talk on the spine in sport.

Sian Jones, Course Organiser at the Orthopaedic Institute, said: “Our Study Days are always very popular, and we have had a lot of interest in this one.

“We are delighted to be working with the sports injury team to put on this event again. We are also grateful to all of our sponsors who help us cover the costs of this day.”

Mr Hay added: “A specialist orthopaedic hospital with a world-wide reputation for innovation and research, the Trust provides all disciplines of elective orthopaedic surgery and musculo-skeletal medical services, as well as particular areas of expertise including rheumatological and metabolic bone services, spinal injuries, a musculoskeletal tumour service and expertise in managing disorders affecting muscular development.

“We are also very fortunate to have excellent radiological services provided by dedicated musculoskeletal radiologists.”

Places are going fast, so early booking is advised. Anyone interested in attending the symposium should call the Orthopaedic Institute on 01691 404661. The registration fee is £50, which includes refreshments, lunch and car parking.

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