At the Jersey Sports & Spinal Clinic, we believe that athletes of all abilities deserve the best care.
We have experience in working with GB athletes, Olympic athletes, performing artists, sporting institutes, and Rugby Clubs including international teams. These experiences have provided us with an in-depth understanding of the challenges facing professional athletes.
It is our aim to return you to normal fitness as quickly as possible by providing a recovery programme that is tailored to your specific needs. We understand that recovery from injury can be hampered by old niggling injuries and so recovery times can be lengthy and frustrating. Whether you have just taken up a new sport, have an injury or are a professional sportsperson, we offer high standards of care and attention which is reflected in the expertise and treatment provided. We commit to work with you and your body throughout your lifetime to help you feel and be at your best.
Poor strength in key areas, fitness, footwear, technique and body biomechanics can all contribute to the development of sports injuries. Prevention being better than cure, we encourage early screening to identify the problems that may lead to future injuries.
Our Sports Clinic services can include some or all of the following:
- Assessment and treatment of current injuries
- Sports-specific rehab programmes
- Sport specific Strength and Conditioning programmes for performance enhancement
- Pre-season screening
- Pre-hab programmes
- Explanation and education
- Practical advice on modification of training programmes, including rest periods when required
- Provision of orthotics where appropriate
- Collaborate with Sports Medicine Consultants.
- Collaborate with coaches or fitness instructors to maximise outcomes
Watch this space, it’s coming soon!
+ I’M INJURED. SHOULD I REST OR EXERCISE?
This is a question we are frequently asked. The answer lies in the findings of our assessment and is dependent on the severity and the nature of the injury.
Early intervention is the key. Sometimes complete rest of the injured part is required; however, a modified programme is more often recommended so as to maintain some fitness and yet stimulate healing. Ideally, we will work with you to achieve long-term good health but your programme will reflect your requirements, the stage of healing and your chosen sport.
For more help and information please contact us on 490312
The usual signs of serious injury include; severe constant pain, the joint locking or giving way, altered sensation, severe tenderness when palpating along the bone, or a joint being restricted in movement. Pain on impact when landing or difficulty weight-bearing are also signs to be aware of. These are probably the signs that you ought not to exercise through and to seek out an opinion.
If symptoms are present when exercising and then increases, then stop. However, if it reduces and its it’s mild, then you’re usually safe to carry on.
Never push through and beyond pain.
For more help and information and to book your assessment please contact us on 490312
+ SPRAIN, STRAIN OR SWELLING – ICE OR NOT TO ICE?
The initial 72 hours post-injury are critical in the management of soft tissue injuries. Effective treatment will help to minimise swelling, bleeding and maximise recovery time.
Please note that if you are in any doubt please seek medical opinion immediately. The following can be remembered by the acronym PRICE:
P ROTECT– protect the injured tissue from further injury
R EST – try to avoid excessive activity of the injured part for few days
I CE – apply an ice pack to the affected part for 10 mins every hour. Wrap the ice pack in a damp towel. Do not place ice directly on the skin to avoid ice-burn. Ice helps to constrict the blood vessels thereby limiting the bleeding and reducing the accumulation of avoidable scar tissue.
C OMPRESSION – help reduce the swelling by applying an adjustable neoprene support or compression bandage (e.g. Tubigrip).
E LEVATION – when resting the affected limb, elevate it to help drain the fluid. Ideally this should be placed higher than your heart to be efficient.
The Jersey Sports & Spinal Clinic is open to all, not just those with private medical insurance.
From 01 May 2015 our Self Funding fees are as follows:
£110 for an initial assessment of up to 1 hour. £60 for each 30 minute follow up session. We politely request that your account be settled at the time of your treatment. Any fees not settled at the time of your treatment will incur a £5 administration fee.
PRIVATE INSURANCE POLICY HOLDERS
The Jersey Sports & Spinal Clinic has separate contractual arrangements (including funding agreements and duration of appointments) in place with all major insurance companies.
The Jersey Sports & Spinal Clinic and its therapists are registered with all major insurance providers. Your policy exists between you and your insurance company. Should your insurance company require a written GP referral, please ensure that this is obtained and forwarded prior to treatment as, without it, you will be liable to pay all costs in relation to your treatment.
In most cases, or unless you tell us otherwise, your Insurance Company will be billed directly following your treatment. In order for us to do this, you mustprovide us with all relevant policy numbers and authorisation numbers at the time of your initial consultation. Therefore, it is your responsibility to ensure that your treatments are pre-authorised as treatment started prior to this may not be covered by your insurance company. In the event that you do not provide us with your insurance details, we politely request that you settle the fee in full at the end of your consultation. We will provide you with a receipt so that you may then recoup it directly from your insurer.
In the event that the private medical insurance ceases to fund your care, the self funding rate will then be applied.
The Jersey Sports & Spinal Clinic Ltd will not accept responsibility for shortfalls or excesses in your policy or any charges imposed by your insurance company as a result of you failing to attend booked appointments.
When telephoning Bupa for pre-authorisation, please quote our unique Bupa Provider number 80010129 and not the individual therapist treating you.
When telephoning AXA PPP for pre-authorisation, please quote our unique Group Practice number H86730 and not the individual therapist treating you.