Spire Little Aston Hospital will work with Dr Mark Gillett, who is currently Director of Performance at West Bromwich Albion and Head of Sports Science and Medicine at British Basketball, to offer preventative programmes for active individuals looking to improve their physical performance.
As a Sports and Exercise Medicine Consultant, Dr Gillett will form part of the hospital's Perform unit, which specialises in advance performance, sports medicine and rehabilitation. His role will involve working with sports professionals and semi-professionals to help prevent injury and improve their overall sporting performance.
A former emergency medicine consultant at Good Hope Hospital, Dr Gillett also spent two years as the first team doctor at Chelsea Football Club.
Dr Mark Gillett said:
"Care for sporting professionals is no longer confined to treating injuries. In today's world of performance management we not only offer a preventative programme to try and avoid injuries where possible, but we also put in place programmes that will see individuals realise better performance.
Premier league football clubs are at the cutting edge of this type of work and with my connection to Perform at Spire Little Aston Hospital in Birmingham, I am now developing a practice alongside the centre that will see these advancements made available to professional sports people, as well as individuals leading an active lifestyle."
Silvie Adams, Hospital Director at Spire Little Aston Hospital said:
"Dr Mark Gillett is a fantastic addition to our growing presence in the arena of sports medicine. The work he has been doing at sports clubs has resulted in vastly improved performance in what is a highly technical and evolving field. He will be instrumental in helping us achieve our aim of a market leading position in delivering advanced performance, sports medicine and rehabilitation services."