The Warren Smith Ski Academy work with several well known ski fitness and ski health professionals to ensure that Academy clients and members get the most out of their skiing experience. Read below about some of our advisers:
Jonathan Bell is a consultant orthopaedic surgeon who sub specialises in knee surgery. After qualifying in 1987 Jonathan directed his post-graduate training to become an orthopaedic surgeon. In 1997 seeing the future importance of sub specialisation he spent six months working with a world renowned knee surgeon, in Melbourne.
Jonathan works in both the NHS and private sector where in 2001 he started the Wimbledon Knee Clinic, specialising in sports injury of the knee. The Knee Clinic has grown to become a multidiciplinary service offering specialists in all aspects of musculoskeletal care. Jonathan and his colleagues at Wimbledon Clinics have successfully built a team of experts to offer the best chance of full recovery from injury. His particular passion has been developing a specialist team to deal with ski injuries to the knee. Jonathan is fanatical about all aspects of skiing. He now has a team consisting of himself, physiotherapists, sports physicians, a sports psychologist and now ski coach, Warren Smith. Jonathan treats over 1750 patients with knee problems per year, many of whom ski, from beginner to professional skiers. He is experienced in all forms of knee surgery, however unusual or complex.
Jonathan understands the challenging nature of injuries to the knee and how to best manage them. He understands the demands that an athlete puts on their knees and how best to achieve recovery. A recent patient achieved a gold medal in the Commonwealth games just eighteen months after major knee reconstruction surgery.
Jonathan continues to teach and publishes in international journals. To see more about Jonathan, click here.