SESAME opening

This month also saw the official opening of The Centre for Sport and Exercise Science and Medicine (SESAME) and International Federation of Sports Medicine (FIMS) Reference Collaborating Centre of Sports Medicine for Anti-Doping Research. The opening was attended by the president of FIMS, Prof Fabio Pigozzi, Dr Uğur Erdener (Chairman, IOC Medical Commission) and Dr […]

Congratulations Professor Webborn

We are delighted to announce that Dr. Nick Webborn has been awarded the title of Clinical Professor of Sport & Exercise Medicine for his work at the University of Brighton. His new role includes the lead role for Sports Medicine at the newly created Centre for Sport and Exercise Science and Medicine (SESAME). This is a […]

Invictus Games

Nick Webborn recently returned from the inaugural Invictus Games for injured servicemen, held in the Olympic Park in London in September.  As chief medical officer, Nick has been responsible for organising medical support services for the athletes. Prince Harry put forward the idea for the Invictus games after witnessing the Warrior Games, the US event […]

Gold & silver for Edward

Edward Weston recently brought in to Sportswise the Silver Medal he won at the Jamaica World Tae Kwon-do Championships in August.  Edward, who has been helped along the way by Sportswise physio Luke Carter, competed in the 15-17 under 56 kilos category. His silver medal follows a gold in the British Championships in July. Edward […]

Suzanne’s iron will

When Suzanne Ford-Dunn crossed the finishing line of the marathon it was the end of a very long but rewarding day of competition in the Frankfurt Ironman event. Suzanne has worked hard to recover from injury with help, earlier in the year, from Sportswise’s Doctor Nick Webborn and was delighted to be able to finish the […]

Return to school sport

Children have been back at school a few weeks now and with the change from relaxed holidays to regular school sports this is a time when typically we see certain patterns of injury. The muscle soreness from unaccustomed activities is something most people will cope with but children going through growth spurts are more susceptible […]

Physios take to the water

Sportswise physio Paul Aston took part in the British Life Saving Sport Surf Championships 2014 at Saunton Sands in August, competing in the open surf swim, board race and board rescue. Paul started competing in Surf Lifesaving after leaving swimming behind in his late teens / early 20’s. He spent a season in Australia training and […]

European Athletics Championships

Nick attended the 2014 IPC European Athletics Championships in Swansea last week as the IPC Medical Delegate. His role included an overview of medical services provided, managing athlete withdrawals from events for medical reasons and also running the Boosting Control Program. Boosting is a form of performance enhancement, unique to athletes with high spinal cord […]

Maryke at the Commonwealth Games

Maryke Louw had a great experience working at the Commonwealth Games recently. We asked her to tell us how it went. “I was stationed at the Barry Buddon Shooting Range near Carnoustie. We rotated between positions which was nice because it gave you the opportunity to work as a Field of Play Physio but also […]

Nick Webborn appointment

Dr Nick Webborn has been appointed to the International Paralympic Committee’s Medical Committee. The British Paralympic Association nominated Nick for a position and the IPC Governing Board ratified this in June. Nick previously served on the medical committee when he started the IPC’s injury survey programme in 2002. He will serve a four-year term that […]