Perform opens at The Ageas Bowl
Perform today opened its latest site at The Ageas Bowl, home to Hampshire County Cricket. The new Perform clinic is a partnership between The Ageas Bowl and Spire Southampton. England and Hampshire cricketer Michael Carberry and Portsmouth FC goalkeeper John Sullivan joined Perform National Director Phil Horton and Hampshire County Cricket Chairman Rod Bransgrove to officially open the clinic.
The clinic will be used by Hampshire County Cricket players as well as private practice for Spire physiotherapists and consultants. Spire Southampton is also working on a stand-alone Perform centre based in the Millbrook area of Southampton near the Docks, set for a January opening.
Spire Southampton Hospital Director Jane Whitney-Smith said: "We are delighted to be joining forces with Hampshire Cricket to create the Ageas Bowl Sports Medicine Centre. This new facility will be providing top class treatment for everyone in the region and patients can be confident they are receiving the same services available to professionals with the added benefit of Spire Southampton's diagnostic and surgical expertise, where appropriate."
Phil Horton, National Perform Director, commented: “Spire Healthcare is pleased to be opening its seventh Perform centre, working in partnership with Spire Southampton Hospital and The Ageas Bowl. Perform brings together elite sports medicine and physiotherapy expertise, with great facilities and partners to support athletes, corporates and the local community to perform beyond their expectations.
“We support elite athletes every week across our six existing Perform centres to get back into action and we’re proud to be providing this exciting new facility for the local Hampshire community to access. We are particularly excited to be able to offer sports medicine support to Hampshire county cricketers at all levels.”
The centre will offer full access to its team of sports medicine doctors, consultants and physiotherapists who also care for many of the sporting elite. High-quality diagnostic and surgical services will be provided through the clinic’s partnership with Spire Southampton Hospital and this will ensure that each person using the centre will experience a seamless journey from injury or illness to full recovery. Additional services available on site will include podiatry, sports nutrition and sports psychology.
The new centre will be led by Dan Young, a specialist sports physiotherapist with 10 years experience of working in elite and amateur sport. Young said: “The new facility has been designed to meet the needs of all sporting levels, including disability sport. As well as having a well-equipped modern rehabilitation gym and multiple consultation suits, the facility benefits from an extensive outside rehabilitation area for conducting sport specific rehabilitation that you just cannot do inside.”
Christine Pfluger, specialist physiotherapy manager from Spire Southampton Hospital, will work closely with Dan Young to promote the services available at the centre to local sports clubs, schools, and colleges to ensure the local community and beyond have access to the elite facilities and services available.
To make a booking or enquire about services at Perform at The Ageas Bowl, call 02380 475637.