Dr Philip Bell

Dr Philip Bell

Sports & Exercise Medicine (consultant) 02614317


  • 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. Bell is a specialist in Sport and Exercise Medicine and Musculoskeletal Medicine.
He has extensive experience of managing High Performance, and recreational, athletes in numerous sports, including professional tennis, football, cricket and pre-professional ballet.

He has looked after the players at the Wimbledon Championships for 20 years, and at the ATP's World Tour Finals at the O2 Arena since it came to London in 2009.

He delivered an on-site service to pre-professional ballet dancers, from all over the world, at the Royal Ballet School, in Covent Garden, for over 8 years. He was a founder member of the Royal Ballet's Science and Medicine Advisory Group, which aims to optimise the health and performance of its dancers.

He has been involved in the care of professional footballers at Wycombe Wanderers F.C, and, more recently, Derby County F.C., where he spent 8 years as a visiting consultant to the club, managing complex injuries, implementing injury prevention strategies, and optimising players sleep quality, mental health and wellbeing.

He has toured S Africa, India and Pakistan as the England Cricket Team Doctor, and was a founder member of the ECB's Science and Medicine Advisory Group.

He lectures locally, nationally and internationally on topics related to professional tennis, ballet, football and cricket, and has authored book chapters on the care of professional tennis players and cricketers.

He has served as a Council Member for the the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine (FSEM), the British Association of Sport and Exercise (BASEM) and the British Institute of Musculoskeletal Medicine (BIMM). He is an examiner for the FSEM and Bath University.

Areas of interest

He treats all sports and musculoskeletal injuries including muscle injury, tendon disorders and stress fractures.He has an interest in low back pain in sport and overuse injury in runners.

He lectures extensively on injury in professional tennis, injury in professional ballet, low back pain in sport, exercise associated muscle cramp (EAMC) and sleep quality, performance and recovery.
His focus is on accurate diagnosis and rehabilitation from injury, and he performs soft tissue and joint injections, as well as extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT).

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Procedures completed

  • T8052

    Extracorporeal shockwave therapy of lateral epicondylitis - (5-50)

  • W9030

    Injection(s) +/- aspiration, into joint, cyst, bursa with image guidance - unilateral - (1-5)

  • W9040

    Injection(s) +/- aspiration, into joint, cyst, bursa - unilateral - (1-5)

  • T7290

    Trigger point injection/Enthesis - 1 injection - (1-5)

  • T5780

    Extracorporeal shockwave therapy for plantar fasciitis - (1-5)

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