Professor Dr Nick Webborn
MB BS FFSEM FACSM FISM
MSc Dip Sports Med
Professor Nick Webborn is one of the UK’s leading sports medicine specialists with over 30 years experience in the area. Nick established Sportswise in 1997 and saw it grow and evolve before passing the clinic over to Jo and Paul Aston in 2022. He has a huge range of sporting expertise in many sports but in particular football, swimming, tennis and athletics.
Nick is a world-leading expert in the area of Paralympic sport and was Chief Medical Officer for the London 2012 Paralympics and for the Invictus games in 2014. He helped develop the winning bid for the London 2012 games and was then involved in the strategic planning and delivery of the Olympics and Paralympic games healthcare. In 2016, Nick was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s 90th Birthday Honours list for services to Paralympic Sports Medicine and the British Paralympic Association and a CBE in the 2022 New Years Honours List, for services to Sport and Sports Medicine.
Nick has a unique and innovative approach to medicine, having undergone a major sporting injury earlier in his life. He understands the importance of an individualised holistic approach to treatment and rehabilitation of injury, as well as the use of physical activity in disease prevention and management. He has a wide range of skills including the use of diagnostic ultrasound for injury assessment, and of the use of ultrasound guided procedures to ensure the most accurate injection therapy.
His international reputation means that he is absent from the clinic from time to time with his roles with the International Paralympic Committee medical committee and its injury and illness research programme, and as an invited speaker at international conferences. This does mean that he is always on the cutting edge of developments in sports medicine. In February 2017 he was elected as chair of the British Paralympic Association and apart from the day to day work as chair between Paralympic Games, he will also attend future Paralympic Games as President/Head of Delegation for the British Paralympic team.