Monthly Archives: March 2012

New MRI, SportScan and Perform Service Launch

The Bone and Joint Centre is pleased to announce that the new MRI, SportScan and Perform service is now available. Perform is a brand new service that combines medical expertise with leading technologies to allow you to perform at your very best. It was launched on the 22nd March by Olympic gymnast Beth Tweddle, professional rugby player Jon Wilkin and Liverpool Football Club player Charlie Adam.

Beth Tweddle, Jon Wilkin and Charlie Adam Open the new MRI

Perform offers the very latest in technology including our Alter-G treadmill. Alter- G is an advanced anti-gravity treadmill that lowers a person’s body weight to reduce impact on their lower body. It is used by many elite sporting teams and orthopaedic surgeons to help speed up recovery from injury and surgery.

 

Basketball legend Calvin Davis tries out new Perform equipment

 

Top basketball player Calvin Davis, has been finding out what it’s like to use our new Alter-G treadmill. Calvin, who is originally from the USA is the centre for the Mersey Tigers basketball team, who are based in Liverpool.

Calvin has recently had an operation on his knee performed by Mr Davidson, a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon specialising in knee surgery, at the Bone and Joint Centre at Spire Liverpool Hospital. In early March Calvin had an arthroscopy on his left knee to repair the cartilage. Knee arthroscopy is a type of keyhole surgery which is performed using a special telescope. Gentle knee exercises are recommended to help reduce stiffness and discomfort following treatment, as part of this, the Bone and Joint Centre have introduced Alter-G.

The Alter-G anti-gravity treadmill is part of the new Perform service offered at the Bone and Joint Centre. The anti-gravity Alter-G treadmill uses NASA developed technology in order to provide medical rehabilitation and sports performance training. The treadmill is partial weight-bearing which means it lowers a person’s body weight to reduce impact on their lower body. This means that users can improve their fitness and knee usage post-operatively whilst not doing any damage to their joints. Calvin says of the Alter-G treadmill: “I absolutely love it. It feels like I’m walking on water. I can’t swim so it feels like my version of swimming and it is such an amazing feeling”

It is used by many elite sporting teams and orthopaedic surgeons to help speed up recovery from injury and surgery. After care is of premium importance here at the Bone and Joint Centre and our new Perform service ensures that our patients are receiving the very best in orthopaedic care.

Liverpool’s Bone and Joint Centre goes the extra mile for Sport Relief

Sport Relief 2012 LogoFrom Friday 23rd March to Sunday 25th March people across the UK  will be supporting Sport Relief by getting active and raising money for this great cause.

The money raised by Sport Relief is spent by Comic Relief to help people living incredibly tough lives, both at home in the UK and across the world’s poorest countries. It goes a long way, transforming the lives of people in the UK’s most disadvantaged communities, or those living with poor mental or physical health, to protecting street children and providing life-saving healthcare abroad. 

This Friday staff from Liverpool’s Bone and Joint Centre based at Spire Liverpool  Hospitalwill be raising money for this great cause. Fundraising activities will be going on throughout the hospital such as tombola, cake bake sales and we will also have a treadmill in the reception for staff to “run a mile” for Sport Relief.

To find out more about Sport Relief or to donate go to http://www.sportrelief.com/

 The Bone and Joint Centre at Spire Liverpool raised £1000 for Sport Relief

Bone and Joint Centre Supports the Merseyside Women of The Year Awards 2012

The Bone and Joint Centre is delighted to be a key sponsor of the 2012 Merseyside Women of the Year Awards. The awards are held annually to celebrate women in business and the search is now well under way for this year’s winners.

Women In Business (NW) brings together and supports women who are in business. They provide a creative environment in which to help women develop their business, find solutions to problems and facilitate opportunities for  business to business interaction.

Since the launch in 1994, Women in Business has delivered a wide range of business workshops and initiatives to over 3000 women in the North West and has formed other links with similar organisations across the UK.   Women in Business evolves all the time to reflect the members view and what is relevant in the world of business today.  It is the oldest women’s network on Merseyside and through the support of the Members continues to go from strength to strength.

For more information on Women in Business or the Merseyside Women of the Year Awards 2012 please follow the link below.

http://www.womeninbusiness.co.uk/