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Dr Mark Ridgewell
MBBS, FFSEM, MSc, DRCOG, MRCGP, Pg Dip MSK US
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About

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

Education

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


Reviews

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

03-02-2018
Knowledgeable, personable and can tell he really cares. Great state of the art facility and equipment. Already feel light years better!

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

09-01-2018
Made time for me to get an MRI on the same day, then talked me through my diagnosis without a rush and in layman terms. really professional while caring, as it was difficult news to receive.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

20-12-2017
In 2016 I met Dr Mark Ridgewell after sustaining a concussion in a fall during one of my races. Mark was the team doctor for the Professional Cycling Team I raced in. I can't speak more fondly of Mark and the support, advice and professional care he provided for me and my teammates at different times throughout the year. My health was his foremost concern and his delivery and bedside manner was genuine and compassionate. His extensive and ongoing experience in multiple sporting disciplines as a medical practitioner was clear, which reassured me that I was receiving the most current and up to date medical advice out there.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

23-11-2017
Dr Ridgewell is very caring, and really goes the extra mile for his patients. Besides working with him professionally being a Physio, I have also been a patient of his. I highly recommend Dr Ridgewell.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

16-11-2017
Dr Ridgewell is kind and caring and always so helpful. He is very professional and approachable.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

14-11-2017
Very personable from initial meeting as well as excellent assessment and treatment.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

13-11-2017
Dr Ridgewell is a caring professional who has helped me deal with numerous sports injuries. I would have been lost without him. Thank you again for everything.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

13-11-2017
Conscientious and thorough. Highly recommended

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

13-11-2017
Superb doctor, incredibly professional and knowledgeable. He has helped me significantly in the past with injuries and illness.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

12-11-2017
Very experienced and approachable doctor

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

09-11-2017
Best specialist I have seen after some very bad experiences with previous specialists. Mark was really in a different league to any specialist I have seen before. Professional and really cares about the patient.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

08-11-2017
Dr Ridgewell has always been very helpful and professional in his approach to diagnosing and treating my injuries .

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

08-11-2017
Excellent care and support. Really pleased with the treatment i received.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

08-11-2017
Mark is an absolute gentleman and you will struggle to find a doctor who is as up to date and knowledgeable as he is. By far he is one of the leading doctors in his field. With vast experience and excellent service I would highly recommend him.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

08-11-2017
Fantastic doctor , very professional. Has kept me in the sport.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

08-11-2017
Dr Ridgewell has helped me over the last 5 years during my international hockey career. I can't thank him enough for the professional approaches he used to ensure I was back to full health. Without his support , I would not have returned back to play so quickly.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

08-11-2017
Always the best service with mark, can't get a better doctor.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

08-11-2017
Dr. Ridgewell is an exceptional practitioner. He has great knowledge in his field but also goes above and beyond in terms of patient care and attention.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

08-11-2017
Dr Mark Ridgewell is the most professional, considerate and knowledgable doctor that I have had the pleasure of being treated by. He is thoughtful, very efficient and has a wealth of experience. I highly recommend him.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

08-11-2017
VERY approachable and professional throughout.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

08-11-2017
I have been a patient of Dr. Ridgewell for over 4 years. He is an incredible doctor who has helped me with all aspects of any medical problems I have had. This in turn has allowed me to compete at an international level with my sporting career for which I am eternally grateful for! Thank you Dr Ridgewell!!

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

08-11-2017
Excellent!!!

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

08-11-2017
Mark is very welcoming and one the best Consultants I have come across. A great deal of experience with my condition and very knowledgeable.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

08-11-2017
I can't recommend Dr Ridgewell enough. He has an incredible ability to put a patient at ease, is very easy to talk to and incredibly efficient at creating the best and most effective treatment path. His experience and expertise are second to none. If you need to see someone who will get to the bottom of an issue no one else has, then this is the right Dr to see.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

08-11-2017
I have been a patient of Dr Ridgewell for over 15 years within a sport and personal capacity. Dr Ridgwell has not only helped me with some serious injuries but his knowledge and care has helped me through some very difficult times. I can honestly say he is one of the best & wouldn’t hesitate in recommending him for anything.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

08-11-2017
Dr Ridgewell is honest about treatment options, the best outcome and potential set backs. He engaged well with me and my family. I would 100% recommend him.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

08-11-2017
Great doctor

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

08-11-2017
Fantastic experiences with Doctor Ridgewell. Has been treating my daughter (tennis player) after a long term injury and has brought her back to full health and fitness. Professional, knowledgeable and very giving of his time. No hesitation in recommending his services!!

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

08-11-2017
Very knowledgeable and friendly

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

08-11-2017
Always had fantastic and reassuring treatment from Dr. Ridgewell. Has helped me back from a number of injuries and always builds confidence and belief in your ability. I would highly recommend Dr Ridgewell.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

08-11-2017
Mark has always been extremely helpful in every capacity and is extremely professional.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

08-11-2017
Excellent - Mark seems to have a 6th sense in diagnosing all my aches and pains, and gives sound advice and a very holistic approach to treating the problems. Highly recommended

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