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European Ryder cup team Captain visits Prime Health

With this years Ryder cup starting on Friday at Gleneagles, we are happy to announce that one of our local businesses- Prime Health, was chosen to be the preferred health and fitness partner in the run up to the event.

European Captain, Paul McGinley, has already participated in the support program – which lasted almost four hours at Prime Health and is enthusiastic about the process, which he says could make a significant difference during The Ryder Cup. He visited the center a few weeks ago for his assessment.

Here is the full program on offer to the players by Prime Health.

The European Tour, European Tour Performance Institute and European Ryder Cup Committee is delighted to be partnering with Prime Health to provide comprehensive health & fitness support for potential competitors and their medical/therapy teams in the lead up to the 2014 Ryder Cup in Gleneagles, Scotland on 26-28 September.

Situated in the heart of Weybridge, Surrey and located only a 20 minute drive from Heathrow and Wentworth, Prime Health is a truly world class medical, diagnostic, therapy & fitness centre which has recently become a “Preferred Provider of Services” to the European Tour.


Founded in 2012 by ex European Tour physiotherapist Jonathan Shrewsbury, Prime Health brings together a large team of resident and visiting clinical specialists as wells as being home to some of the most advanced diagnostic equipment in the UK.

Prime Health is well versed in supporting elite sporting organisations having already been entrusted with looking after the England Rugby Football Union, Premiership Football Clubs, British Olympic Association, English Institute of Sport, England & GB Hockey, Harlequins RFC and London Irish RFC.

In order to optimise player preparations for the Ryder Cup Match, between 1 August and 21 September, Prime Health will be offering the services listed overleaf to any eligible player residing in the Top 10 World Ranking List or Top 10 in the European Tour Ryder Cup Rankings.

These services are complimentary and can be requested by either the players’ own medical/therapy team or through the ETPI’s Dr Roger Hawkes and Rob Hillman. All clinical information and results will remain confidential to the player and he alone will be able to nominate who reviews the information.

The services on offer:

Diagnostic Investigations/Treatments

  • 3T MRI – unrivalled imaging clarity with additional specialist Cartilage Mapping and

Metal Artefact Reduction techniques

  • Digital X-ray
  • Ultrasound / Ultrasound Guided Injections

All radiology reporting will be conducted by musculoskeletal specialists including the European Tour Radiologist Dr Phil O’Connor and his team.

Private GP Services

  • General Physical Examinations can be conducted by the GP Team including Respiratory Testing, Blood & Urine Analysis, ECG’s etc

Musculoskeletal Injury Screening

  • Advising on the prevention of injury or examination of pre-existing injuries by Consultant Sports & Exercise Medicine Physicians


Functional Movement Screening

  • Conducted by Justin Buckthorp – European Tour Strength & Conditioning Coach

Nutritional Therapy Testing & Advice

  • Conducted by Alex Manos – Nutritional Therapist


Keep an eye out for the golfing competition where you could be in the chance to win a three-ball at the exclusive St. George’s hill.