Sports injury clinic
Are you preparing for a marathon or triathlon? Are you a keen runner recovering from a torn tendon? Or hoping to get back on the ski slopes again after twisting your knee?
Circle Rehabilitation’s Sports Injury and Sports Medicine clinic offers assessment and treatment for recreational, youth and veteran athletes. It’s delivered to the standards that full-time professionals are accustomed to, including nutrition and sports psychology support.
We have an expert multidisciplinary team of doctors, physiotherapists, strength conditioners, psychologists and nutritionists. Together, they can evaluate your needs and put together a bespoke rehabilitation package for a week, a fortnight or however long is needed. In addition, because Circle Rehabilitation is based inside a private hospital, we have surgeons and expert radiologists with specialist interests in sports injuries: a unique combination of expertise for a sports clinic.
Our rehabilitation gym contains state-of-the-art exercise and therapy equipment. This includes Run3D Gait Analysis, which provides a comprehensive assessment of running technique, the AlterG anti-gravity treadmill, enabling you to exercise longer and harder without risk of injury using weightless technology originally developed for NASA, and the Nordic Spinal kit, offering an exercise programme to strengthen the muscles in your back according to very precise spinal measurements.
Running the clinic is Dr Kate Hutchings. As a consultant at the English Institute of Sport at Bisham Abbey, she looks after Olympic and Paralympic athletes from a range of sports. She has also worked with Chelsea Football Club, professional rugby teams and was company doctor to English National Ballet. She has particular experience attending to female athletes and their medical needs.
CONSULTANT IN SPORTS AND EXERCISE MEDICINE
Kate Hutchings is a Sports and Exercise Medicine Consultant at the English Institute of Sport at Bisham Abbey, where she works with Olympic and Paralympic athletes in a number of sports. She is a fellow of the Royal College of Sports and Exercise Medicine and sits on the board of the British Association of Sports and Exercise Medicine.
She has experience working with professional and recreational teams in a wide variety of sports. She has held positions at Chelsea Football Club Academy division, several rugby teams, and with the UK Athletics and GB synchronised swimming teams, and has been English National Ballet’s company doctor.
Mike Dye has worked with many sports clubs and now specialises in rugby rehabilitation. His work has taken him to Dubai and Menorca with the Hollywood Sevens rugby team, and travelling around England, including to Twickenham, for the Super Sevens rugby tournament with Apache.
Mike leads several fitness classes at Circle as well as seeing clients on an individual basis. In his spare time, he is an all-round sportsman who enjoys rock climbing, snowboarding, badminton, and football.
Since 2009, Richard Forbes has specialised in hand therapy, working with many consultant hand surgeons at the Royal Berkshire Hospital.
He is a member of The British Association of Hand Therapists; a qualified injection practitioner; can fit custom-moulded splints; and is practiced in using imaging such as X-rays and MRIs. He maintains an interest in the whole upper limb and worked alongside the shoulder specialist physiotherapist at the Royal Berkshire and at Circle Reading Hospital. He is also trained in the use of acupuncture.