Our Sports Injury & Exercise Medicine Clinic in Manchester is here to help you with all your sports-related medical needs. We will work with you to develop a bespoke rehabilitation plan for any type of sports injury. We provide ‘Fit to compete’ medicals and can provide any certification for upcoming sporting events that you may need.

Whatever level of physical activity you engage in an accurate diagnosis and an individually tailored management plan are vital. From running-related foot pain to cycling-related back pain you can be assured of the same care and attention that he gives to the elite athletes under his care.

Sports Injuries, what to expect:

If you’re a sports professional or amateur and have found yourself injured through sporting activities, The MIHP Sports Injury & Exercise Medicine Clinic provides pioneering specialist care and treatment to individuals looking to get pain-free and sport-fit.

We always start our clinic with a consultation, giving you time with our consultants, for them to find out more about you, the details of your injury and any treatment you have had to date.

At our state-of-the-art facilities in Manchester, you will have access to the latest technologies used in scanning and imaging to assist in the rapid diagnosis of any sports injury. So, you can leave the same day with a diagnostic and a performance-related medical plan.

The plan you will receive will be bespoke to your injury, with the most up-to-date treatment techniques to provide a quicker return to sports and your normal activities. We may also advise you to see other specialists on-site such as Phil Burt and his specialist bike fit offering.

Why the Sports Injury Clinic at MIHP?

  • When you are serious about your sport, an expert in sports medicine looks further than just the injury. We understand your passion and drive to get back to beating those personal bests. We are here to help you do just that, quickly and efficiently
  • Our sports injury centre’s aim is to accurately diagnose exercise-related problems, find the right rehabilitation route and follow patients through to full recovery. Patients can also be seen who wish to maximise their sporting fitness performance
  • Combining physiotherapy, strength and conditioning and all rehabilitation services, podiatry, nutrition, psychology, hydrotherapy, and diagnostic services, the ‘one-stop-shop' allows for a seamless service from consultation through to scans, x-rays and the rehabilitation gym, all within one centre

‘Fit to Compete’, what to expect:

Our ‘fit to compete’ assessments start with a consultation, giving you time with our consultants for them to find out more about you and any health concerns you have. You’ll need to provide any relevant personal and family medical history.

If our consultation is happy with the information you have provided, a ‘Fit to Compete’ certificate will be provided to allow you to compete in your upcoming event.

If our consultant has any concerns, they will organise the appropriate tests/investigations to ensure that you can compete in your event without any medical concerns. These tests may include, for example, blood tests, an ECG (heart tracing) or Spirometry (a test for your lung function). We will only do these tests if they are either required for your certification and/or if we believe they are in your best interests.

Meet our consultants

Dr Leon Creaney


Specialty Sport and Exercise Medicine

Dr Nigel Jones


Specialty Sport and Exercise Medicine

Dr Samuel Thistleton

MBChB (honours) , MRCP (UK), FFSEM, dipSEM, PGCert (MSK US), MCISMSPA

Specialty Sport and Exercise Medicine

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