Dr Michael Burdon

Dr Michael Burdon

Sports & Exercise Medicine (consultant) 04101730

  • Bupa Platinum consultant
  • Fee assured
  • Open Referral network
Bupa Platinum consultant
Fee assured
Open Referral network


  • Face-to-face consultations
  • Video and telephone consultations

About me

Dr Michael Burdon is a Consultant in Sport, Exercise and Musculoskeletal medicine. As a previous GP who re-specialised, he has an extensive background in primary care. Dr Burdon has previously worked for BUPA at its BUPA centre in Reading.

He worked as Head of Sports Medicine for Pure Sports for 3 years and also acted as Responsible officer linked to the GMC- ensuring best medical practice from all of the Pure doctors.

D Burdon works in London providing specialist sports medicine and musculoskeletal services to patient. Zoom/video consultations means now this service can also be accessed globally.

Dr Burdon is passionate in treating all patients- with most injuries not being sports related at all but due to everyday life!
He is also as passionate in promoting exercise as medicine and encouraging all to be as active as possible. Dr Burdon regularly contributes to national publications including the Times as a health expert.
Dr Burdon is a keen runner having completed several marathons and an ultramarathon.

Dr Burdon specialises in using non-surgical techniques to rehabilitate patients from injury. He believes that exercise and physical activity is the best form of rehabilitation. In his consultation, he is able to assess your injury or illness and provide an accurate diagnosis. He is able to perform an ultrasound scan in the consultation and is able to arrange other imaging such as MRI, CT scan, X ray if required.

Consultant in Sport, Exercise and Musculoskeletal Medicine

Working at Pure Sports Medicine London

Clinical Tutor, Bournemouth Centre of Ultrasound Studies

Teaching Fellow and Examiner, University of Bath SEM program

Procedures previously funded by BUPA include:

US014 Ultrasound of soft tissue / tendon;
US019 Ultrasound of small parts;
US020 Ultrasound of limb or joint;
XR180 Ultrasound guided aspiration of joint
AA663 Injection of viscosupplementation into joint with ostenil plus;
W9030 Injection (s), +/- aspiration, into joint(s), cyst, bursa or soft tissue, under imaging control;
T7250 Extracorporeal shockwave therapy for Achilles tendonitis;
T7480 Extracorporeal shockwave therapy for Calcific tendonitis of the shoulder;
T5780 Extracorporeal shockwave therapy for Plantar fascitis;
T8052 Extracorporeal shockwave therapy of lateral epicondylitis

Areas of interest

Sport and Exercise Medicine.
Musculoskeletal Medicine
sports medicine;exercise medicine;sports trauma and injury;orthopaedic medicine;
Musculoskeletal Diagnostic Ultrasound; Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Guided Injection Intervention;
All running-related injury;
Female health;
Adolescent sports injury;
Prescribing medicines;
steroid and viscosupplementation injections;
shockwave therapy;
Tendon, muscle and ligament injury;
osteoarthritis including knee and hip;
running injuries; marathon medicine;
swimming; aquatics; diving injury
knee pain; hip and groin pain;
shoulder pain and injury;
elbow and wrist pain;
Back pain including sciatica and chronic back pain;
Stress fractures and bone injury;
MSK injury;
exertional lower leg pain; Exercise induced leg pain;
Chronic fatigue and ME;
medicines prescriptions and management;
exercise-related health issues including asthma;
football; hockey; diving; swimming;
Ski injury

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