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Perform Leeds officially opens

Perform Press Office
16 October 2014

Perform Leeds officially opens

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Perform is delighted to announce the opening of its 12th sports medicine and performance centre in Leeds. Based within Spire Leeds Hospital in Roundhay, the state-of-the-art medical sports and rehabilitation facility will help position Leeds as one of the leading athlete treatment centres in the North.

The Perform 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 will provide a wide range of facilities for those who may be elite athletes or those who are occasional and amateur sports enthusiasts. The centre will also treat patients who need rehabilitation and strength conditioning following injury, illness or surgery.

Perform Leeds will be run by an interdisciplinary 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 specialities. This team of experts will work with athletes at all levels from elite to “weekend warrior” enthusiasts. The centre will also provide research facilities and services for school, college and university sports teams.

Dr James Brown, sports and exercise medicine consultant, commented. “We are excited to be able to offer such high-quality services and treatment. One of the huge benefits to those using the service will be 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.”

The centre will be officially launched at a Sportsman Dinner in Leeds tonight, which aims to raise money for The Stroke Association with special guest England 1966 World Cup winner, Gordon Banks OBE.

Physiotherapy Manager Andrew Webster said: “The new facilities we now have as part of Perform Leeds will allow us to offer an enhanced rehabilitation service to all of our existing patients and for the public who simply want to come along for traditional physiotherapy. A key benefit will be 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 12th 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 – The FA’s national football centre. It is the fourth Perform centre to open this year after centres in Southampton, Edinburgh and Worcester Warriors opened their doors.

To find out more about Perform Leeds or to book an appointment please contact 0113 218 5951 or e-mail