At Kingsbridge Private Hospital, our experienced HPC registered and CSP chartered physiotherapists can help people affected by illness, injury, sports injury or disability through the use of exercise techniques, manual therapy, education and advice.
Now based at Queen’s PEC, Stranmillis, Kingsbridge Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic, gives you access to a local specialist service with the added reassurance of a seamless pathway to diagnostics and surgery if required.
We offer triage, assessment and treatment for a range of injuries.
Our clinic is led by Sports Physiotherapist, Shea McAleer. Shea is a highly qualified and experienced Sports and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist with over 12 years’ postgraduate experience.
At your appointment one of our physiotherapists will assess and establish your specific injuries or symptoms to build an accurate diagnosis. We then offer a completely personalised treatment plan, specific to your needs and aim to get you returned to your usual self.
Our physiotherapists are experts in treating patients with, but not limited to, the following conditions:
- Sprains, strains and tears
- Knee and hip injury
- ACL repair and other sporting injuries
- Fractures and dislocations
- Neck, back and shoulder pain
- Core stability training
- Soft tissue injuries (ligaments, tendons, nerves, connective tissue)
- Pre/post op rehabilitation (e.g. Arthroscopy of knee, Rotator cuff repair, ACL recon, TKR)
- Chronic and nerve pain
- Postural problems
Once the symptoms start to resolve and function is returning, we offer advice on minimising the risk of recurrence of symptoms, e.g. advice on work postures, sporting postures and any biomechanical adjustments to maintain pain free function.
If the symptoms do not respond to appropriate physio/rehab and we feel there may be a need for further input, you will have access to a seamless referral pathway at Kingsbridge Private Hospital. This includes access to MRI, X-ray, CT, Ultrasound and over 300 of Northern Ireland’s best Consultants.
For further information on our Scanning services you can visit the following pages:
Sports Injury and Sports Medicine
Offering bespoke sports screening packages and sports medicine expertise, you will have rapid access to treatments, diagnostics and rehabilitation services including our Minor Injuries Clinic.
Cardiac MRI allows Cardiologists to see the heart in more detail than any other imaging formats available. This facilitates non-invasive, non-ionising investigation which can more accurately identify those individuals in need of valve replacement, coronary stenting or bypass operations.
A cardiac sports screening at Kingsbridge Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Clinic is available for young athletes aged between 16 and 35 years old and offers access to 12 lead ECG, Echocardiography, Exercise Stress Testing (EST treadmill), Cardiac CT, Consultations, Blood Tests and Cardiac MRI.
No matter which sport, or at whatever level you play, everyone is potentially at risk to abnormalities. Anyone below or above the age parameters can avail of a private consultation with one of our resident Consultants or avail of a Healthy Heart Assessment.
If you wish to book an appointment please complete our Pre-Participation Cardiac Sports Screening Questionnaire prior to your appointment were possible.
Who we work with?
We work with leading teams and organisations across Northern Ireland, so you can be sure you are seeing an expert when you come to Kingsbridge.
Our sports partners include:
- Athletics NI
- British Boxing Board of Control
- Boxing Union of Ireland
- Glentoran FC
- Hockey Ireland
- International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF)
- Northern Ireland U19 team
- Northern Ireland Women’s team
- NISF (Northern Ireland Sports Federation)
- NISL (Northern Ireland Sports League)
- Queens Elite Athletes
- Queens GAA Academy
- The IFA Youth Academy
- Ulster Amateur MMA (UAMMA)
- USRFR (Ulster Society of Rugby Football Referees)
Kingsbridge Training Academy have accomplished Surgeons, Physicians, General Practitioners, Psychologists, Nurse Practitioners and an array of AHPs with a long-standing interest and commitment to training and education.
We offer bespoke training courses alongside traditional recognised programmes engaging with issues that are of contemporary relevance and are delivered by some of the UK’s most respected clinicians and health professionals.
Our core team of experienced staff work alongside enthusiastic and highly experienced medical educators from across the UK.
Kingsbridge Training Academy endeavour to maintain the highest standards in medical education, attaining accreditation and affiliations with recognised UK bodies. As a training organisation we are accredited and approved by the Advanced Life Support Group (ALSG), UK Resuscitation Council BASHH, HSENI, the Association of First Alders Open College Network and the CPD certification service.
We also have links with universities and professional bodies across the UK and Ireland.
For more information on the available Training Events please visit the Kingsbridge Training Academy website.