12 May 2021

Ask the doctors: How to stay fit and healthy without pain and injury

The Latte Lounge hosted a special live ‘Health Q&A’ with a team of orthopaedic specialists from The Wellington Hospital Elstree Waterfront Outpatient Centre.

After a year of lockdown and living a more sedentary lifestyle than usual are you considering how to get back to exercise without pain or injury?

Perhaps you’re approaching a milestone birthday and want to get stuck into a new fitness routine like boxing, tennis, running?

Or maybe you’re experiencing perimenopause or menopause symptoms and have concerns about how you protect your bones and joints as you age.

From head to toe, spine to hip, knees to feet and beyond we have not one but five top orthopaedic experts on hand to answer your questions.

Our doctors shared expert advice and tips to avoid the common complaints and injuries that are most associated with bones, joints and muscles.

We asked them the big question – how can you stay fit and healthy in midlife without pain and injury?

Watch now:

Watch to find out:

  • How to treat musculoskeletal issues that have not been managed well or treated at all during lockdown
  • Why deconditioning can have a big impact on our joints and arthritis
  • What the change in lifestyle and working from home culture, not in gyms etc has done to our backs, hips and knees – and what to do about it.

Our doctors

We were joined by:

  • Mr James Allibone – A Consultant Spinal Neurosurgeon. His areas of interest include degenerative disease of the lumbar, thoracic, cervical spine and spinal tumours. Mr Allibone has a wealth of knowledge and experience in the conservative and surgical management of these cases.
  •  Mr Jonathan Miles – A Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in Stanmore who specialises in hip and knee surgery
  • Mr Andrew Goldberg OBE – A specialist solely in foot and ankle conditions, his practice is entirely focused on listening to patients’ needs and he believes strongly in outcomes-based treatments.
  • Dr Ademola Adejuwon – A Consultant in sports and exercise medicine, with interests in orthopaedic medicine, soft tissue injuries (muscles, tendons, ligaments), concussion, osteoarthritis treatment and more.
  • Eric Clarke – An Australian trained Sports Physiotherapist and Clinical Director of Bodybalance Physiotherapy. With over 20 years of physiotherapy experience in sports and orthopaedics.

This event is sponsored by The Wellington Hospital Elstree Waterfront Outpatient Centre, located in Elstree, Hertfordshire. It offers diagnostic tests and scans, Private GP appointments and Children’s outpatients, as well as a new specialist Long Covid Health Recovery Centre.

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