The utilisation of pathology testing and various radiology imaging techniques form the basis of sports medicine tests. We will often require X-ray, ultrasound, bone scanning, CT scanning or MRI scanning to make a firm diagnosis. It is a credit to the region that such imaging is all available in the South West.
It is our belief that correct treatment requires an accurate diagnosis. The commencement of treatment to an injury without knowing the diagnosis goes against our ideals.
To enable the best form of treatment available, we utilise the services of a wide variety of like-minded health professionals with a special interest in sports medicine.
It is vitally important that you are actively involved in the decision making about your own care.
We certainly try to do nothing to people that would cause harm. Whilst some treatments will have inherent risks, there are other treatments where the risk is unacceptable.