Sportswise wellbeing walk

Sportswise are pleased to announce that they will be hosting a Wellbeing Walk as part of the Eastbourne and Lewes Walkfest.  In its second year running we were approached by the team behind the festival for our expert help on the medical benefits of walking. This led to the Sportswise Wellbeing Walk. The seven-mile walk […]

Bridgette makes Brighton

Following an ACL reconsruction, Sportswise patient Bridgette Hoad joined over 15,000 cyclists to complete the London to Brighton bike ride on Sunday 17th June. Working with Maryke Louw and Dr Polly Baker she managed to get fighting fit and complete the 54 mile ride in 6 hours. Well done Bridgette!

Sportswise sponsors Eastbourne Triathlon

2018 saw the start of a new relationship between Sportswise and the Eastbourne Triathlon. As one of its sponsors we were invited to provide the sports massage pre and post-race on Sunday 10th June. It was a beautiful morning  on the Western Lawns, which saw nearly 300 competitors brave a 600m sea swim, 17.5km cycle […]

Back pain talk

We held another successful patient talk last month on the topic of back pain. Sportswise consultant, Dr Siva, gave an interesting presentation on why we might get back pain, and what might help us if we do. He also provided us with some startling statistics on back pain. For instance did you know that: Every […]

Eastbourne Tennis

Polly was at Eastbourne Tennis again this year! And what a hot week of tennis it was. Dr Polly Baker is the lead doctor for the players and works alongside the WTA and ATP to keep them fit and healthy! Prior to this she and Dr Siva attended the Grass Court tennis conference at the […]

Sip smarter

With summer now upon us we need to think even more about our fluid intake. Sportswise dieititian, Lesley Houston, gives us some advice on keeping adequately hydrated. Good hydration is one of the most important aspects of the diet – drinking enough liquids to keep fluid levels in the body topped up helps to ensure […]

Keep on running

Congratulations to Sportswise patient Sam Lowden on finishing in the top 250 in the Marathon des Sables recently. Sam saw Sportswise physio Luke Carter prior to leaving, as he had been struggling with his achilles.  Battling injury, sandstorms and temperatures of up to 40C, Sam finished the 250km race in early April. It is regarded as […]

Polly presents at Brighton Marathon conference

Dr Polly Baker presented at this years Brighton Marathon conference.  This conference occurs annually the day before the marathon and is aimed at informing and educated those healthcare professionals about the latest evidence and news related to marathon and sports medicine.  Polly presented her research findings from the 2017 Brighton Marathon Heart study investigating the […]

Sport Relief mayhem

The end of March saw the Sportswise team join forces with its University of Brighton colleagues in aid of Sport Relief. We enjoyed a family-friendly afternoon of competing in a traditional sports day, with 10 events including the egg and spoon, sack race, dressing up race and a fruit and veg relay! We had enormous […]

Nick in PyeongChang

Professor Nick Webborn has been involved with the British Paralympic Association for over 25 years as a medical officer. Having been elected in 2017 as president of the association, he attended the Winter Paralympics in PyeongChang as head of the British delegation. The 2018 Winter Paralympic Games proved to be the most successful ever for […]