Sports and Exercise Medicine

Broad Category
Services, therapies, and modalities
Music / arts / performance health, BAPAM Clinic, NHS consultations (including Choose and Book)
Regions Covered
London, Central London, South London
Address
London, Brixton and Pimlico (NHS), BAPAM
Practitioner Name
Qualifications/registration
MBBS MRCEM MRCGP MPH
Registration, insurance and DBS checks
This practitioner has confirmed their professional registration, insurance and DBS are up to date
Telephone
020 8167 4775 (BAPAM)

Dr Sriskantharajah Arun-Castro is a GP with a background in Emergency Medicine and considerable experience of medical provision at major festivals, concerts and sporting events.

He has worked as a doctor in pre-hospital care teams at Glastonbury, Reading and Download Festivals as well as London Stadium.

As a festival doctor he became more aware of the physical and mental strains experienced by performing artists ranging from fatigue to acute pain and stress reactions on tour. This experience piqued his interest in the wellbeing of performers and lead to his involvement with BAPAM.

He has experience in musculoskeletal health and continues to work in elite sport providing medical cover for professional rugby and motor racing at Brands Hatch Grand Prix Circuit .

He is familiar with the assessment and initial management of issues such as repetitive strain injury, carpal tunnel syndrome, upper and lower limb musculoskeletal conditions, insomnia, anxiety and depression, adjustment reactions, acute and chronic pain management and assessment of fatigue.

During lockdown 2020, Arun contributed as an editor and chapter author to the Music Industry Therapists Collective’s Touring & Mental Health Manual http://musicindustrytherapists.com .

As a hobby he hosts the The Roadie Medic Podcast that takes a look at the merging scenes of live music, festivals, pre-hospital care and public health.

He is British Asian (Sri Lankan) and is interested in diversity, world music & second and third generation migrant experiences. He is an NHS GP for patients registered at Victoria Medical Centre in Pimlico, and a BAPAM Assessing GP.

Broad Category
Services, therapies, and modalities
Music / arts / performance health, NHS consultations (including Choose and Book), Scans / diagnostic imaging, Steroid or other therapeutic injection
Regions Covered
London, Central London, East London, North London, West London, Online/Telephone/Remote
Address
Highgate, Golders Green, Chelsea, Canary Wharf, London
Practitioner Name
Qualifications/registration
MBBS BSc MRCGP FFSEM
Registration, insurance and DBS checks
Current professional registration, insurance and DBS status unconfirmed – we advise you to check these details with this practitioner
Telephone
0344 7700 800

Dr James Thing is an expert in the treatment of upper limb injury – including frozen shoulder, impingement, tennis elbow and osteoarthritis – as well as the treatment of lower limb tendon disorders such as Achilles, Patellar and ankle tendons and plantar fascia. He is experienced in non-surgical management of hand, wrist and elbow pathology. He has helped many performance professionals with problems including De Quervain’s tenosynovitis, Trigger finger, carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis elbow, capsulitis, pain and fracture.

He has a special interest in musculoskeletal ultrasound and provides ultrasound guided therapeutic injections and intervention on the NHS and privately.

Private patients requiring ultrasound-guided, musculoskeletal injections can be referred to the rapid-access, consultant-led Joint Injection Clinic in Golders Green or Chelsea. Consultations are also available at Pure Sports Medicine, Canary Wharf, and the Highgate Hospital.

Dr Thing also undertakes a weekly NHS musculoskeletal ultrasound/radiology list at the Royal London Hospital (Barts Health).

Broad Category
Services, therapies, and modalities
Music / arts / performance health, Circus health, Dance medicine and healthcare, Pain management / Chronic pain, Scans / diagnostic imaging, Steroid or other therapeutic injection
Regions Covered
East Midlands, London, Central London
Address
London, Leicester
Practitioner Name
Qualifications/registration
MBchB 1995 MSpMed 2002 MRCSEd 2000 FFSEM 2004 MFSEM (UK)
Registration, insurance and DBS checks
Current professional registration, insurance and DBS status unconfirmed – we advise you to check these details with this practitioner
Telephone
020 8194 8553 (Medical Secretary at the London Clinic)

Dr Kal Parmar is a Consultant in Sports and Exercise Medicine, with a private practice based in London and Leicester. He has experience working with performers, dancers, gymnasts and athletes and previously held musculoskeletal clinics for performing artists at BAPAM.

Dr Parmar has expertise in general and specialist areas of sports medicine, and diagnostic and interventional musculoskeletal ultrasound. His work is based on a multidisciplinary team approach, working with physiotherapists and other allied health professionals, as well as secondary referral to specialist sports orthopaedic surgeons as needed. A large part of his practice is ultrasound scanning and injections of steroid and non-steroid alternatives.

Practice locations:

HCA at The Shard
The London Clinic
Spire Leicester Hospital

Broad Category
Services, therapies, and modalities
Music / arts / performance health, Circus health, Dance medicine and healthcare, Exercise, NHS consultations (including Choose and Book), Scans / diagnostic imaging, Steroid or other therapeutic injection, Technique / ergonomics / posture / instruments / props / equipment
Regions Covered
London, North London, South East
Address
London, Stanmore, Middlesex
Practitioner Name
Qualifications/registration
FFSEM (UK) ; MAcadMEd; MFSEM (UK); MFSEM (I) ; DSEM (GB&I); MSc (Hons) in Sport & Exercise Medicine; MRCGP; DCH; MBBS
Registration, insurance and DBS checks
Current professional registration, insurance and DBS confirmed
Telephone
02039470044

Dr Rick Seah is an experienced consultant in Sport, Exercise & Musculoskeletal Medicine (SEMM). He has previously worked as a BAPAM Assessing Clinician helping performing artists with a range of musculoskeletal problems. He works with artists from dance, musical theatre and circus, and he specialises in Dance medicine, Sports injuries; Musculoskeletal injuries; Exercise-induced leg pain; Paediatric & Adolescent SEM; Bone stress injuries; Muscle, tendon & ligament soft tissue injuries; Injection therapies; Musculoskeletal rehabilitation; Physical activity and exercise prescription.

His NHS clinic is at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore, where he works closely with surgeons, physiotherapists and allied health professionals. Imaging such as x-ray, MRI and ultrasound is available. Patients can be referred by their NHS GP using the eRS system.

Dr Seah was sports physician at the English Institute of Sport (EIS), treating GB athletes at their elite multi-sport clinics in University College Hospital centrally and Lee Valley Athletics Centre in east London. Rick worked as a sports medicine doctor at both London 2012 Olympic & Paralympic Games. He qualified in medicine from Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals Medical School, University of London, in 1999. He is an accredited musculoskeletal sonographer. He has an interest in medical education and is an accredited member of the Academy of Medical Educators (MAcadMEd).