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 […]

Back pain talk

Sportswise invites you to a free of charge informal evening talk on back pain, to be held on Wednesday 16th May at 6.30pm Presented by Sport & Exercice Medicine consultant Dr Siva and physiotherapist Gabriella Regan, they will provide information and advice on things you can do to ease the pain and how to keep […]

Baby news

Congratulations to Sportswise physio, Paul and wife Jo, on the safe arrival of their baby daughter Matilda last month weiging 8lb 8oz. Matilda is in safe hands with two big brothers, Harry and Samuel, to help look after her. Paul said he is delighted to have a daughter added to the family, and looks forward […]

Sportswise sports day

In 2016 the Sportswise staff, with family and friends, took part in a seafront walk to raise money for Sport Relief. This year sees the return of Sport Relief, therefore another challenge for the Sportswise team awaits. This year we have teamed up with some of our University of Brighton colleagues and will participate in […]

Vestibular physiotherapy

Do you often feel dizzy or have balance problems? It may be that you need some vestibular physiotherapy. Vestibular rehabilitation is an exercise-based program, designed by a specialised physiotherapist, to improve balance and reduce dizziness-related problems. They assess which area is causing the dizziness (vestibular organ, eye muscles, neck, hearing, skin sensors etc) and retrain the signals […]

Frozen shoulder suffering

We are always pleased to hear about a patients progress after they receive treatment or following a procedure. Philip Walters injured his shoulder in May of last year after falling off a ladder and developed a frozen shoulder.  His physio suggsted he saw Sportswise consultant, Dr Polly Baker, to discuss the possibility of an injection.  […]