Frequently asked questions
We can undertake ECG and work with partners to provide a full cardiac assessment. Depending on what you or your players require. An ECG analyses the electrical activity of the heart. It diagnoses any abnormalities. Measurements are taken from various parts of the body by using leads.
Full Cardiac Assessments can be arranged with our Consultants where required.
Histology & Pathology
At LivingCare we can arrange any Pathology or Histology tests. Our pathology and histology services are fully confidential and provide an advanced insight into each individuals performance potential, and their health and wellbeing. Blood testing and analysis are part of our full services for our elite and amateur athletes. They optimise recovery and can be used to optimise any training programmes.
Our pathology services can be accessed on their own or part of our team. Patients can request pathology testing on their own.
LivingCare use our specialist Consultant Radiologists to undertake Joint Injections. These can be undertaken as a steroid injection, through ultrasound guided – using the ultrasound machine to indicate the exact position of the needle into the joint, and can be done using PRP treatment (Plasma Rich Platelets). These injections can be used to reduce pain, swelling or to promote recovery from injury.
Knee and Hip Clinic:
Using our specialist Consultant team and our elite imaging suite, we hold a specific clinic that focuses on the Knee and Hips. Often a cause of pain for those running, cycling or generally twisting their knees in their sport. Our team is an MDT approach and works using peer review across our Consultant Team. Reviewing the Knee and Hip and the potential causes, treatments and recovery to ensure optimised performance or reduction in pain.
Cycling Injury Clinic:
Pre Season and Mid Season Medical:
Our experienced team have a proven track record in providing pre-signing medical services for Premiership, Championship, International clubs and National Governing Bodies. We understand the pressures faced in meeting tight deadlines during a transfer window. We work within your time limits and turnaround expectations. Whilst we also recognise that even the best timescales can be affected and appreciate the demands placed on the Club’s Executive and Medical teams. This is why we strive to offer you a service with the absolute confidence, flexible to your needs, discrete and well managed. We will always accommodate any late requests, weekend and evening requirements. We offer a range of services from a single test to a full medical package.
A full medical includes;
- Blood & Urine Tests
- MRI Scans
- Cardiac Screening
- Examination room for Club Doctor/Physio
- Additional tests on request e.g. vision, hearing, X-Ray ultrasound, orthopaedic assessment etc.
- Bespoke packages available
Our team will work with the club, ensuring the player is fully looked after throughout their medical. They will ensure someone is always available to support and chaperone the player. As part of our process we ensure that all the results are processed in a timely manner, that they enable the club to make a decision around transfers and signings quickly.
Our medical team is made up of:
- Sports Doctor
- Consultant MSK Radiologists
- Orthopaedic Surgeons
- Consultant Cardiologists
Biomarkers and Blood Tests:
At LivingCare we are able to undertake full blood testing. This blood testing can help support training blocks, performance and how well your body is performing. We have a range of blood tests available, it is worth speaking to your coach or our Sports Doctor around the impact of bloods.
Our blood tests are able to indicate a range of measures and are worth discussing in advance of booking in for blood tests being undertaken.
Results will be back within 24-48 hours and an appointment will be made to discuss these results.
We understand at times that performance can be about mental hurdles. That’s why with our team we can discuss your hurdles, your goals and how mentally you can prepare for them.