/ Shoulder specialist - Lancashire/Greater Manchester

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David Kay - on 27 Nov 2016
Hello,

I'm looking for a recommendation for a shoulder specialist in Lancashire/Greater Manchester. I've had an MRI through the NHS which came back with no indication of damage and have been referred for physio which hasn't helped previously. Looking to speak to a specialist who has an understanding of climbing or sports injuries. I don't mind paying for the service as I'm getting desperate!

Thanks,

David
planetmarshall on 27 Nov 2016
In reply to David Kay:

Go see Harris and Ross. I've seen them in the past and they're currently treating Shauna Coxsey if you want a celebrity endorsement
Christheclimber - on 27 Nov 2016
In reply to David Kay:
I would recommend Tim Deykin at Sportmed in Stockport he specialises in sports injuries for climbers and canoeists. He is working wonders with my shoulder post accident. He also treated John Dunne for his shoulder problems/injuries.
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David Kay - on 27 Nov 2016
In reply to David Kay:

Thanks for the replies, have emailed Harris and Ross and will keep Sportmed in mind - might be a bit easier to get to where I'm from.

Ta,

David
andy gittins on 27 Nov 2016
In reply to David Kay:

Look up shoulderdoc.co.uk based around Manchester but specialists work out of hospitals up to Wigan, Cheadle, etc - it is probably one of the top expert shoulder and arm specialists in the country treating lots of complex sports injuries - great info on here.

I was treated for a frozen shoulder by one of the specialists there - remarkable results and service (not free) but if you are desperate its worth it. Extremely professional, expert diagnosis and treatment.
marky - on 27 Nov 2016
In reply to David Kay:

Mr Funk at Wrightington hospital is THE shoulder specialist in the UK.
andy gittins on 27 Nov 2016
In reply to marky:

Agreed - that is the person I am talking about as well above.
navigator - on 27 Nov 2016
In reply to David Kay:
Yes. I can confirm that Len Funk at Wrightington is absolutely excellent.

planetmarshall on 28 Nov 2016
In reply to navigator:

> Yes. I can confirm that Len Funk at Wrightington is absolutely excellent.

Might bear that recommendation in mind for when I return to the area. At least I won't forget his name.
David Kay - on 28 Nov 2016
In reply to marky:

Thanks for the recommendation. I rang up his secretary and unfortunately he isn't currently taking any NHS referrals. I could pay to see him for 250 and a further 120 for an on the day ultrasound to aid diagnosis. Eek! It's getting to the point where I might just have to take the hit...
andy gittins on 28 Nov 2016
In reply to David Kay:

If you have a real problem - severe pain, lack of movement etc that isn't going away and is limiting / preventing your sport then it's worth it. He diagnosed me accurately in a few minutes by a simple ultrasound scan that no doubt took some skilled interpretation and then advised immediately on options.
Martin Bennett - on 29 Nov 2016
In reply to David Kay:

Mike Pettigrew ( http://www.mikepettigrew.co.uk/ ) in Blackburn, with reference to my MRI scan, saw me 3 times at 40 per session and then gave me a few light exercises which in 6 weeks made vast improvements to a shoulder which other physiotherapists had failed to improve in the best part of a year. He's very well regarded by everyone, including the surgeon I'd seen, in these parts.
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charliesdad - on 29 Nov 2016
In reply to David Kay:

If money is tight, I'd suggest getting a referral to the Wrightington Hospital, rather than insisting on seeing one named specialist. (I've no doubt Len Funk is great, but most of his colleagues are pretty good too, as is the Wrightington's Physiotherapy unit).

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