More and more people are involved in sport. London 2012 has inspired so many. Whether the aim is to be the best, to stay fit and healthy or just to have fun, there is a sport for everyone. Inevitably injuries occur. We can help.
Physiokinetic has been involved in high level sport for 12 years. Our physiotherapists have accumulated extensive experience in various sports, developing a sound knowledge base that continues to grow.
We are lucky enough to work with professional, elite and developing athletes all year round from a wide spectrum of able bodied and disability sports. But this doesn’t mean we can’t help you. It does mean that you benefit from our sports specific experience and higher level understanding of the principles of rehabilitation.
At Physiokinetic we believe our role is to resolve your musculoskeletal problem, get you back to your sport and empower you through education and exercise to prevent future recurrence.
Here’s Just Some of Our Sporting Experience:
Our physiotherapists are members of the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Sports Medicine (ACPSM) and are all actively involved in their Professional Development program, which provides credible proof of their ability.
Physiokinetic physiotherapist Mike has worked alongside Head Physiotherapist Gerhard Mostert at Warwickshire County Cricket Club (County Champions 2012) since 2003 to provide match cover for the Warwickshire 2nd XI (County Champions 2011).
Physiokinetic work with their partners UBSport at the University of Birmingham’s Hi Performance Centre to provide physiotherapy screening, assessment and treatment for their sporting scholars and TASS scholars. We are the TASS physiotherapists for the West Midlands Region. TASS includes scholars from a wide spectrum of able bodied and disability sports (for more info on TASS, use this web address or the link on our home page – https://www.tass.gov.uk/).
The University of Birmingham is one of three national high performance centres for Hockey. A number of the TASS scholars are hockey players who represent England, Scotland and GB at U18 and U21 level. Physiokinetic provide their physiotherapy treatment and injury prevention work.
At Physiokinetic, we probably see more runners than any other single sport. This client group ranges from elite level athletes (distance and sprinting) through to club runners (including Birchfield Harriers, Bournville Harriers, BRAT Club, Sparkhill Harriers, Lichfield AC, Royal Sutton AC) and lastly but by no means least, the loads of amateur unattached runners, who are running for fitness, charity or the love of it! Our assessment and management of running related injuries has developed over the past decade and includes tests utilised by UK Athletics and our own work with University of Birmingham sports scholars. Our approach is based on resolving the current injury whilst also providing the knowledge and processes required to prevent recurrence or other related niggles.
Physiokinetic physiotherapists (Mike, Peter and Anna) were the official Tournament physiotherapists for The Yonex All England Open Badminton Championships in 2013 and 2014 at the National Indoor Arena. This tournament is one of only 5 OSIM BWF World Superseries Premier Events (the other 4 are in Seoul, Jakarta, Odense and Shanghai), attracting all of the world’s best players.
Mike is currently the offical Team Physiotherapist to National Badminton League team The Birmingham Lions.
The University of Birmingham has over 50 sports clubs. For the past seven years, on a twice weekly basis, Physiokinetic has provided an assessment (triage) service for the Athletic Union. This allows students who participate in university sport and get injured, to receive a free assessment of their injury and immediate expert advice on how to best manage their recovery. As a result, we are exposed to all kinds of acute sports injuries and have accumulated significant experience in accurately assessing, diagnosing and managing such trauma.
This service is headed by the highly experienced sports physician Dr Kim Gregory (see TeamPhysiokinetic for more details about Dr Gregory). It runs as a fortnightly clinic at the University of Birmingham and is usually attended by the physiotherapist who has been treating/managing a patient’s care. This inter-disciplinary approach results in great continuity of care. It also provides Physiokinetic physiotherapists with fantastic access to these diagnostic clinics which enhances their own skills and knowledge base with regard to more complex sporting injuries.
Physiokinetic physiotherapists work with Bromsgrove RFC.
Dr Mark Gillett who is the Medical Director of the University of Birmingham's Hi Performance Centre, is also Head of Medical Services at West Bromwich Albion FC, overseeing all medical issues within the club.
Dr Kim Gregory is Sports Physician to Bolton Wanderers FC (see TeamPhysiokinetic for further details of Dr Gregory's sporting experience).
Dr Mark Gillett is currently Head of Athletic Performance for GB Basketball (Men and Women’s).
For more information about our sporting experience – see TeamPhysiokinetic.