The Institute of Sport Exercise and Health (ISEH) offers a Dance Injury Clinic providing access to expert diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation for NHS patients both professional and vocational with dance and performing arts related injuries. We treat all appropriately referred dancers age 12 and over for training, performance and other dance related injuries.
Patients are seen at the ISEH, a modern facility built as a 2012 Olympic legacy project as part of the National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine. Our staff have a huge amount of experience treating Olympic and other professional athletes as well as dancers and other performers. The service is led by Professor Mike Loosemore and is not restricted to the elite, as an NHS service it is open to all.
As well as excellent sport and exercise medicine physicians (Prof Mike Loosemore, Dr Eleanor Tillett, Dr Courtney Kipps and Dr Bhavesh Kumar), the ISEH has excellent imaging facilities on site, and also has superb hip and knee, upper limb and foot and ankle surgeons and therapists who support the service and provide tailored treatment programmes as required.
Following the closure of the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital Dance, Sports & Exercise Medicine Service, we welcome all patients with dance and performing arts related injuries and look forward to treating them.
How to be referred
Dance Injury Clinic Pathway – please ask your GP to refer to:
Prof Mike Loosemore / Dance and Sports Service
Sport and Exercise Medicine
Orthopaedics and Trauma Dept
University College London Hospitals
Ground Floor Central
250 Euston Rd
t. 020 3447 9412
f. 020 3447 9958
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The ISEH also hosts the UCL Performing Arts Medicine MSc and has Moira McCormack a former professional dancer and physiotherapist who has specialised in ballet and works with dancers from the Royal Ballet Company based at the ISEH. Moira is currently undertaking a PhD at the ISEH and her research interests are in hypermobility, classical ballet, injury prevention and performance enhancement.