An MRI scan is a detailed scan that clearly visualizes the soft tissues and bone.
An X-ray is the choice when visualizing just bone, but MRI scans can be used for all body tissues and even some organs.
X-rays are often used in the early diagnosis and management of sports injuries, where we feel the problem is likely to be a bony structure.
When assessing your sports injury, your therapist will initially go through a very thorough history as this often gives us big clues as to which tissue has been disrupted during the injury.
Ultrasound scans can be helpful when trying to diagnose problems with sports injuries involving soft tissue. They can also be helpful in the diagnosis of problems relating to various superficial organs in the body.
Our main aim with an ultrasound is to help assess the sports injury quickly and be able to make a decision on how best to manage it.
: Your Athlete Services membership grants you access to our diagnostic partners’ private GP service.
Whether you are based in London or Hertfordshire we can normally get you an appointment within 24 hours.
If an emergency arrives, we will use our extensive network of private GPs to access some of the top GPs in London and Hertfordshire.
The impact of nutrition in sport is often underestimated, but ultimately it creates the foundation for the athletes’ ability to make energy as well as recover and adapt from training.
Our cells rely upon vitamins, minerals, proteins, fats and carbohydrates in order to function correctly, thus our nutrition is crucial to how well these cells function.
By supplying the body with adequate levels of these nutrients, we ensure that the cells and thus our tissues and organs function at their best.