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QualificationsMBChB MBS MRCS MRCP MScSEM FFSEM
Non-surgical management of all musculoskeletal and sports related injuries, with a particular interest in shoulder, knee, foot & ankle injuries.
Assessment of running and sports specific biomechanics in overuse injuries
Use of high-resolution ultrasound in the diagnosis and management of soft tissue, tendon and joint disorders
Novel ultrasound guided injection therapies
Diagnostic anaesthetic ‘blocks’ (local or regional) with subsequent provocative exercise or movement tests
James graduated from Birmingham University in 2002. After a year as an anatomy lecturer, he completed his surgical training with an emphasis on Trauma & Orthopaedics in the Midlands. He completed his Masters in Sport & Exercise Medicine at QMUL, Barts and The London Hospital in 2006. After two years General Medicine and Rheumatology training in the Oxford region, he undertook further speciality training in Sport and Exercise Medicine (SEM) in the London Deanery. He has postgraduate qualifications in the use of medical ultrasound and utilizes these in his day-to-day clinical practice specifically, in the diagnosis and management of musculoskeletal injuries.
James is a fellow of the UK Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine and has worked at numerous centres of excellence across the country gaining invaluable experience. Including the military centre DMRC Headley Court. He has been a clinical lead in Orthopaedics and SEM for the NHS Hertfordshire Valleys Clinical Commissioning Group and headed a musculoskeletal interface service in primary care in the region. He is also developing a multidisciplinary SEM service at Imperial College NHS Trust, London.
James has been involved in elite sports for over seven years. He is currently head doctor at premiership rugby team London Irish RFC and worked with the England Women’s RFU at various national age group levels. His sports experience extends to working as a medical officer for UK Athletics, the GB Paralympic squad, the English Institute of Sport, GB and England Disability football squads and England Hockey. He has worked as event physician for the Aviva indoor world athletics grand prix series, and World and European artistic gymnastics championships.
At ‘multi-sport’ games events he has been Medical Officer at the Sainsburys UK Schools Games in 2011 and at the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics, consulting in the state-of the-art athletes polyclinic.
Please note these are regular clinics, other times may be available by appointment