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Dr Richard Collins
MBBS MRCGP MFSEM(UK) DipSEM(UK&I)
Sport & Exercise Medicine
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General Medical Council: 4533986

LANGUAGES

english

About

Dr Collins is highly experienced in the assessment, diagnosis & management of Sport Injuries and Musculoskeletal Disorders.

He works within the NHS Bedfordshire Community MSK Service as a Musculoskeletal Physician alongside working as a Sport Physician for the English Institute of Sport where he looks after British Gymnasts, Para-Archers & Judo Players.

He is expert in the practice of Musculoskeletal Ultrasound which he incorporates directly into his clinical practice both for diagnostic purposes as well as to guide injections.  This enhances the understanding of what is causing particular conditions as well as ensuring the accurate and safe placement of any required injections.

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Medical Procedures

Ultrasound Guided Injections including:

  • Shoulder Hydrodistension for Frozen Shoulder
  • Rotator Cuff Calcium Needling and Lavage
  • Viscosupplementation Injections for Osteoarthritis
  • High Volume Injections  for Ankle & Knee Tendon Disorders
  • Prolotherapy Injections for Ligament Laxity
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    Special Interests

    • Sport injuries
    • Overuse injuries
    • Non-traumatic MSK symptoms 
    • Osteoarthritis Pain
    • Lower Back Pain
    • Bone Health & Nutrition
    • Athlete Unexplained Underperformance

    Education

    Primary Medical Qualification

    MB BS (1998) Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine (Proxime Accessit to the University of London Gold Medal)

    Post-Graduate Qualifications

    Membership of the Royal College of General Practitioners

    Post Graduate Certificate in Musculoskeletal Ultrasound

    RCSEd Diploma in Sport & Exercise Medicine (Winner of the Macleod Medal)

    Membership of the Faculty of Sport & Exercise Medicine (UK)

    Professional Affliations

    Member of the British Association of Sport & Exercise Medicine (Current Chair of Education)

    Member of the Spine Intervention Society




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