We are a Sport, Exercise and Musculoskeletal Medicine Clinic run by specialist doctors and physiotherapists in the field. We are the experts in muscle and joint problems and look after a range of problems in a range of people. We treat the professional sports person all the way through to someone with age related joint problems at the other end of the spectrum.
Sport and Exercise Medicine Consultant, Director of Sport and Exercise Medicine
Jon is a Consultant in Sport and Exercise Medicine, here in the UK Jon is one of only a few consultants specialising in this field. Jon graduated from the University of Leeds in 2001 and gain his Masters in Sport and Exercise Medicine (SEM) from the University of Nottingham, one of the oldest SEM MSc Institutions in the country. Jon has completed his Specialist Training in Sport and Exercise Medicine and scored the highest national score in the post graduate exams at the time and was awarded the Macleod Medal.
As an experienced physician, Jon has worked with a range of organisations including specialist NHS musculoskeletal clinics, England Rugby, Team GB (London 2012), Football Association and was the former head of medical services for Leeds rhinos and Yorkshire Carnegie. Jon is an Educational supervisor to doctors undertaking specialist training in Sport and Exercise Medicine and Director of Placement for the University of Leeds MSc in SEM.
Jon is able to offer a range of specialist services from diagnosing and treating musculoskeletal problems and injuries, from teenagers to the older active individual. As one of only a few highly trained specialist doctors in this field, Jon heads up our Sport, Exercise and Musculoskeletal Medicine services.
Services: MSK Ultrasound | Ultrasound Guided Injections | Steroid Injection |PRP Injection | Ostenil Injection | Shoulder Hydrodilatation | Biomechanical Assessment | Tendon Problems | Diagnosis and Treatment | Concussion | Shockwave
Sport and Exercise Medicine Doctor | GP
Dane is a Sport and Exercise Medicine Doctor. Dane has worked as a Strength and Conditioning coach and personal trainer before qualifying in Medicine from Hull York Medical School and then training as a GP in York, before doing further specialist training in Sports and Exercise Medicine in Leeds. Dane has completed his MSc in SEM from the University Nottingham, PGCME with merit (Medical Education) from Cardiff University and his Musculoskeletal Ultrasound training with merit in London.
Dane is the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) England Basketball, York Knights RL and a Team Doctor for York City FC, GB Basketball Men's Senior Team and a consultant for the FA. Dane has also worked at the FINA European Swimming Championships, FIBA Eurobasket and supported the England Basketball team during Commonwealth 2018 (Gold Coast).
Dane has held academic medical education positions in the NHS and teaches for Hull York Medical School, Leeds Beckett University and wrote the curriculum for the Leeds University MSc in SEM. Dane regularly teaches GPs and other doctors around musculoskeletal medicine.
Dane is able to offer a range of specialist services from diagnosing and treating musculoskeletal problems and injuries, from teenagers to the older active individual. With a passion for health and lifestyle medicine, Dane is also employed by Public Health England and the Royal College of GPs in this field and as a nationally known expert in the field, heads up this aspect of our services.
Services: MSK Ultrasound | Ultrasound Guided Injections | Steroid Injection |PRP Injection | Ostenil Injection | Shoulder Hydrodilatation | Biomechanical Assessment | Tendon Problems | Diagnosis and Treatment | Concussion | Shockwave | Health and Lifestyle Assessments
Christian is Consultant Radiologist working at Bradford Teaching Hospital. As a specialist musculoskeletal radiologist Christian is able to interpret MRIs, CT Scans, Provide Ultrasound Scans and a range of interventional procedures including injections.
Christian has a range of sport experience too, providing consultancy to GB Basketball, England basketball and York City Knights Rugby League.
Services: MSK Ultrasound | MRI | CT | Ultrasound Guided Injections | Steroid Injection |PRP Injection | Ostenil Injection | Shoulder Hydrodilatation
Lead Physiotherapist, Head of Physiotherapy
Sarah is our lead physiotherapist. Sarah qualified as a chartered physiotherapist in 1998 from the University of Liverpool. She continued to develop her expertise working at the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospital till 2005 before returning back 'home' to Yorkshire. Sarah has progressed through NHS seniority working in a range of departments and currently works as a Senior Orthopaedic Practitioner at York Teaching Hospital. She has completed further training in musculoskeletal ultrasound and was awarded the Siemans' prize for the best performance in her cohort.
Sarah has a range of elite sport experience too including working as a physiotherapist for England Hockey for a number of years.
With over 20 years of high level experience in a range of settings, Sarah is our head of physiotherapy and ensures that our standards are high and in line with current research.
Services: Physiotherapy | Soft Tissue | Taping | Mobilisation | Massage | Ultrasound Guided Injections | Steroid Injection |PRP Injection | Ostenil Injection | MSK Ultrasound | Tendon Problems | Diagnosis and Treatment | Shockwave | Rehabilitation
Bill is one of our senior physiotherapists who since gaining chartered physiotherapy status, worked for the NHS for a number of years and has now moved full time to work as the Leeds United FC 1st Team Physiotherapist.
Bill has worked in a range of sports settings as well as the NHS and brings his high level rehabilitation skills to the clinic from his elite sport experience.
Services: Physiotherapy | Soft Tissue | Taping | Mobilisation | Massage | Biomechanical Assessment | Gait Analysis | Tendon Problems | Diagnosis and Treatment | Rehabilitation
James is one of our senior physiotherapists who since gaining chartered physiotherapy status in 2003 from the University of Teeside has worked in a number of institutions from NHS Hospitals in Yorkshire and London before moving into the private sector.
Following qualification, James has completed specialist training in acupuncture and gained a diploma in Orthopaedic Medicine.
James has worked in a range of sporting settings treating a range of athletes. He was the GB Climbing team senior physiotherapist and has a special interest in tendon injuries.
Services: Physiotherapy | Soft Tissue | Taping | Mobilisation | Massage | Biomechanical Assessment | Gait Analysis | Tendon Problems | Diagnosis and Treatment | Rehabilitation | Bike Fit | Acupuncture
Lewis is a sports therapist and graduated as a Sports Therapist at York St. John University. He also is working towards a Msc in Strength & Conditioning at Leeds Beckett University. Alongside holding previous Sports Massage qualifications and personal training for a number of years working with rehabilitation clients and a Team GB Figure Skater.
Lewis has worked in football and currently does work in rugby league as a Sports Therapist for the York City Knights. He also gained the opportunity to go to Canada in 2018 under the internship programme the Society of Sports Therapists offer each year to one individual. While out in Canada he worked alongside athletic therapists in American football, National Ballet of Canada, ice hockey and football, also taking part in the concussion research taking place in the NFL.
Services: Sports Therapy | Soft tissue | Taping | Mobilisation | Massage | Biomechanical Assessment | Rehabilitation
Sarah is one of our senior physiotherapists who since gaining chartered physiotherapy status has briefly worked for the NHS before now moving full time to work as one of the lead physiotherapists for Leeds Rhinos and Yorkshire Carnegie Academy.
Sarah has worked in a range of sports settings as well as NHS settings and brings her high level rehabilitation skills to the clinic from her elite sport experience. As a physiotherapist with considerable experience of treating concussions, she works closely with Dr Jon Power and Dr Dane Vishnubala to manage the concussion service.
Services: Physiotherapy | Soft Tissue | Taping | Mobilisation | Massage | Biomechanical Assessment | Gait Analysis | Tendon Problems | Diagnosis and Treatment | Rehabilitation | Concussion Rehabilitation
Chief Executive Officer
Dane holds the position of Chief Executive Officer. Having worked in elite Sport, NHS and during Specialist Training, it was evident to him that musculoskeletal medicine is generally not done as well as in the elite setting where a range of different clinicians such as doctors, physios, sports therapists and podiatrist work closely together putting the patient’s interests at the centre of their care.
The clinic aims to bring the best health care professionals under one roof to provide the patient with the right clinician at the right stage of their journey. Dane has managed and advised a number of companies over the last decade. He founded CORE Fitness Education a training company , 8 years ago which trains students to become personal trainers. He was also accepted onto the prestigious NHS Clinical Entrepreneur Programme and hopes to combine his interest for medicine, business and education to create a truly unique clinic delivering high quality care.
Louise is the Managing Director of YSM Clinic and is responsible for the overall management of the clinic on a daily basis.
Louise brings her extensive experience and knowledge of leading a range of diverse services across a number of business sectors to the clinic focusing on ensuring the best patient experience and care is being provided.
Director of Orthopaedic Surgery
Simon is our Director of Orthopaedics. As a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon with decades of experience practicing from York Teaching Hospital, the clinic is lucky to have his extensive expertise to hand.
Simon is heavily involved in reviewing our clinical pathways and processes and in training our team. As one of the initial founders of the clinic, Simon alongside Dane, Jon and Louise believes in the importance of a multidisciplinary team and finding the best clinicians in the area who are keen to learn and continue to develop as well as work together.
Simon also is in charge of the CQC ( Quality Care Commission) aspects of the clinic and in ensuring we stick to the rigorous high standard both the CQC and YSM Clinic are aiming for.
Sport and Exercise Medicine Consultant, Director of Sport and Exercise Medicine
Jon is our Director of Sport and Exercise Medicine. As one of only a few Sport and Exercise Medicine Consultants in the country, Jon's experience and training is key to our fantastic and unique pathways.
Jon will oversee the SEM department, assist in providing training to all our clinicians and well as his expert clinical skills to our patients.
Jon also brings his leadership experience from heading up a number of different Sports Organisations including Leeds Rhinos.