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Dr Mark Ridgewell
Sport & Exercise Medicine Doctor
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Dr Mark Ridgewell is a Consultant Sport and Exercise Medicine Physician based in London and Wales, UK.  

Dr Ridgewell's main field is the management of soft tissue and overuse injuries, with specialisation in the prevention and management of these injuries all over the body, as well as rehabilitation.  

In 2010, Dr Ridgewell became the first doctor in Wales to be appointed to the GMC Specialist Register in Sport and Exercise medicine.  He has worked at international level across a wide variety of sports including: 

  • professional and international rugby union since 1991
  • international football (Wales chief medical officer and team doctor 2005-2012) 
  • Welsh athletics
  • Swim Wales
  • International and county cricket (ECB lead doctor 2000-2003), 
  • Welsh hockey 
  • Super League and international netball
  • professional cycling  (JLT Condor, Team Storey Racing and Welsh Cycling)
  • Triathlon
  • Welsh Gymnastics

He has been lead Consultant Sports Physician to the High Performance Unit at Sport Wales since 2003, and has acted as Sports Physician to Team Wales at the Commonwealth Games three times between 2006 and 2014 

Annually he works with elite women's tennis as Players' Physician at the Birmingham Classic WTA Premier Tournament

Over the past 20 years, Dr Ridgewell has gained vast experience on the management of sports injuries, specialising in the non-surgical treatment of soft tissue injuries affecting muscles, tendons and ligaments, particularly relating to exercise.  Importantly, he completely understands the significant effects that injury can have on normal day to day life, and very much encourages physical activity in his treatment plans.  

Dr Ridgewell is married with four daughters and 1 son.

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Medical Procedures

ESWT Shockwave

Ultrasound -guided injections

Steroid injections

PRP injections

Prolotherapy with exception of spinal

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Special Interests

  • Shockwave therapy
  • Diagnostic ultrasound
  • Ultrasound-guided injections
  • Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy
  • Overuse Injuries


Diploma Sport and Exercise Medicine (SEM)  Royal college of Surgeons Glasgow 1999

MSc Sport and Exercise Medicine University of Bath 2000

Hon . Principal Lecturer SEM (and former Programme Director) Cardiff Metropolitan University

Hon. Senior Tutor Swansea University Medical School.

Foundation Fellow Faculty of SEM (FFSEM 2008)

British Association of Sport and Exercise Medicine BASEM

UK Association of Doctors in Sport