By: 18 October 2013

Cricket came to BMI The Sloane Hospital, when the left-arm fast bowler and former international cricketer Dirk Nannes dropped by the hospital for a check-up ahead of the T20 Champions League Tournament in India.

Dirk, who currently plays for Glamorgan County Cricket Club, was visiting BMI The Sloane Hospital’s Professor Tony Kochhar, a Consultant Shoulder and Upper Limb Surgeon, who is a specialist in shoulder, elbow and upper limb orthopaedic surgery.

Speaking during his visit he commented, “Ahead of any major tournament such as the T20 Champions League you need to ensure you are in peak physical shape. As a sportsman and a bowler my upper limb strength and mobility are crucial to me and Prof Kochhar and his team have truly been an invaluable asset in ensuring I can continue with my passion well into the future.”

Prof Kochhar, who has this year received recognition for his work from Tatler magazine and was nominated for an innovation award at the 2013 Independent Healthcare Awards has a clientele base made up of international cricketers, such as Dirk Nannes, to professional boxers, martial artist and the more routine patients.

Speaking on the visit he commented, “Dirk, like any athlete at the top of their game needs to listen to what his body is saying to him and seek out medical attention before injuries develop to the point of damage. In a lot of ways all patients should take this approach to their own healthcare needs and seek to be proactive, rather than reactive. On behalf of everyone at BMI The Sloane Hospital I would like to wish Dirk all the best at the T20 tournament in India, he’s in top form so his opponents had better be ready for him on his arrival.”

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