21 October 2014
Spire Leeds Hospital has opened a state-of-the-art medical sports and rehabilitation facility, helping to position Leeds as one of the leading athlete treatment centres in the north.
The centre, called Perform Leeds, opened this week and provides a wide range of facilities for those who may be elite athletes or those who are occasional and amateur sports enthusiasts. The centre also treats patients who need rehabilitation and strength conditioning following injury, illness or surgery.
Located in Roundhay Hall at Spire Leeds Hospital, the centre is equipped with some of the most advanced medical, human performance and rehabilitation technologies available and boasts its own strength and conditioning gymnasium.
Perform Leeds is run by a multi-disciplinary medical team including the hospital’s physiotherapy group, consultants in Sports and Exercise Medicine “SEMs”, orthopaedic sugeons, radiologists, cardiologists, physiologists and specialists from over 30 medical and surgical specialties.
The team of experts at Perform Leeds work with athletes at all levels from elite to “weekend warrior” enthusiasts. The centre also provides research facilities and services for school, college and university sports teams.
Commenting on the new facility, Dr James Brown, sports and exercise medicine consultant at Perform Leeds, said: “We are excited to be able to offer such high quality services and treatment. One of the huge benefits to those using the service is our interdisciplinary approach to managing injury, performance and general health at all levels. There is a large pool of expertise amongst the medical specialists here to enable us to offer rapid treatment to a broad group of patients - from those recovering from injury, needing rehabilitation following surgery, elite sports men and women, or those simply looking to have general health screening and to improve their fitness and overall performance levels.”
“Exercise is increasingly being recognised as a form of medicine and is now prescribed for a variety of medical conditions, including heart disease, arthritis, diabetes, high blood pressure asthma and mental health issues.”
Spire Leeds Hospital’s physiotherapy manager, Andrew Webster said, “The new facilities we now have as part of Perform Leeds allows us to offer an enhanced rehabilitation service to all of our existing patients and to the public who simply want to come along for traditional physiotherapy. A key benefit is that we can offer so many services – expert consultants, X-ray and screening, cardiology testing, blood and pathology testing on one single site and link closely with our excellent surgical team at Spire Leeds. It’s about helping patients to achieve their best and perform beyond their expectations.”
Leeds becomes the twelth centre in the Perform network of sports medicine, rehabilitation and performance centres across the UK. Its flagship centre is based at St George’s Park – home to the FA’s national football centre.
To find out more about Perform Leeds or to book an appointment please call 0113 218 5951