As they say in the movies, and that is that!
It is with a heavy heart and a tinge of regret that I've finally made the decision to leave Pure Sports Medicine after nearly 12 years. In that time, I've seen Pure Sports transform from a relative minnow to a powerhouse in the sports medicine world. I will be forever indebted to the management of Pure Sports for given me the opportunity to work in the UK and develop skills that will propel my career forward. Reflecting on my time at Pure Sports, I can say without doubt that is has changed my life:
- 1) I've had to manage a vast array of different problems in patients with different backgrounds and priorities
- 2) I've become proficient in the use of point of care ultrasound in the management of musculoskeletal conditions
- 3) I've developed an expertise and pro in performing ultrasound-guided injections (about 5000 injections over 10 years)
- 4) I've written over 10 papers on tendinopathy including papers on diagnosis and management
- 5) As of the result of Pure Sports Medicine contacts, I managed to work with Fulham football club (4 years) and Wasps rugby (5 years).
- 6) And I've got to work with some fantastic practitioners including my colleagues in Sports Medicine, physiotherapists and podiatrists.
So, it's with some mixed feelings that I've decided to move on from Pure Sports and pursue my other career interests including private work at ISEH (www.iseh.co.uk), NHS work through Healthshare, tendon research through Queen Mary Barts University and ultrasound teaching through Sonoskills and SMUG.
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