London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Clinical Lead joins KIMS Hospital

Dr Laurence Gant, Consultant in Sport and Emergency Medicine, joins KIMS Hospital to run the new Sport Medicine and Injury Clinic. As Clinical Lead for Polyclinics at the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics, where he delivered medical care for athletes at the Games, and as a club doctor for Tottenham Hotspur, Dr Gant brings a wealth of specialist expertise in sport medicine to Kent.

Dr Gant specialises in the assessment and management of acute and longer term injuries relating to sport and activity. This includes the planning of rehabilitation programmes with an emphasis on returning to sporting activity at the earliest opportunity and in optimal fitness condition. Dr Gant also offers the assessment of individuals in order to help maximise performance and minimise injury.

“I am delighted to be running the only Sport Medicine consultant led clinic in Kent at KIMS Hospital. Sport Medicine deals with the treatment and prevention of injuries relating to sport and physical activity. Anyone doing physical activity can get an injury and the clinic is designed to offer treatment and advice to all patients whether a sporadic jogger or a professional athlete,” comments Dr Laurence Gant.

Simon James, CEO KIMS Hospital, adds, “From speaking to local people and GPs, we know that there is a requirement to offer a dedicated Sport Medicine and Injury Clinic here at KIMS Hospital. This Clinic complements the services offered by our excellent Orthopaedic Consultants and Physical Therapy team and means we can offer a complete and seamless service all under one roof here at KIMS Hospital; from the initial consultation, diagnostic tests including X-rays, MRI and CT scans through to treatment and rehabilitation.

We are delighted to have Dr Laurence Gant, a leading expert in Sport Medicine, at the helm of our Sport Medicine and Injury Clinic. Dr Gant’s appointment is a further sign of our commitment to supporting the people of Kent by providing healthcare services designed to keep them fit and healthy.”

Find out more about the Sport Medicine and Injury Clinic

Dr Laurence Gant

For further information please contact:

Caroline Southwood
Communications Team
KIMS Hospital
Caroline.Southwood@kims.org.uk
M: 07831434096

Madeleine Nelson
Marketing & Communications Officer
KIMS Hospital
Madeleine.Nelson@kims.org.uk
T: 01622 538091