Mr Ernest Schilders
3rd September 2020
I was introduced to Prof Schilders about 6 years ago by a physiotherapist, as I had trouble with the origin to my hamsting, which was painful. This had been treated by other medical professionals over time, but was still troubling me. It was a long-term running injury.
After having a scan, surgery was recommended (which I had had before). I underwent the surgery and once I had recovered the pain had diminished considerably.
I saw Prof Schilders a year ago for another sports injury - pain in my hip, which had gone on for some time and which was noticeable when I walked up stairs. After having a scan, Prof Schilders diagnosed a tear of my gluteus medius. He tried an injection, but the pain did not diminish. I then underwent surgery to repair the tear. Following the surgery, I did the specific exercises he recommended and continued doing these for a year. I saw him for post-operative reviews, and on the anniversary of my surgery and the hip pain has gone completely. As a result, I am able to exercise again (cycling, spinning, swimming & gym).
I have been impressed with Prof Schilders knowledge, ability, and down to earth approach to sports injuries. He did not push me into surgery, but offered alternatives, so surgery was the last option.
I would recommend him without reservation.