Dr Bhavesh D Kumar

Dr Bhavesh D Kumar

Sports & Exercise Medicine (consultant) 06103764


  • 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. Kumar is a senior expert in the diagnosis and treatment of orthopaedic injuries and complaints of the limbs and spine. He has 20 years experience treating NHS, military and private patients, as well as elite sportsmen and women of all abilities and ages. Using his unique breadth of training and postgraduate qualifications in surgery, orthopaedics, rheumatology, general medicine, and high performance Sports Medicine, he undertakes in-depth clinical evaluation to identify the root causes of problems, and formulates bespoke management plans that help his patients achieve their goals.

As an educationalist, having designed, established and taught on successful degree programs in Sports Medicine Exercise and Health at University College London, he ensures all his patients acquire a good understanding of their diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation strategies to enable optimum recovery. Dr Kumar works with a network of colleagues also at the top of their field, when additional expertise is required.

Dr. Kumar uses diagnostic ultrasound in clinic to examine the structure and function of relevant anatomy. He has rapid access to all other necessary diagnostic modalities and advanced imaging, and goes through the images with his patents in detail.

He is skilled in using a variety of injection therapies and performing minimally invasive procedures to spinal and peripheral joints and soft tissues. He uses real time ultrasound or x-ray image guidance to ensure safe, targeted procedures to help expedite recovery from injuries or chronic pain. Injectates commonly used include steroid, platelet rich plasma (PRP), prolotherapy, and Hyaluronic acid. He also provides shockwave therapy for painful tendons and ligaments, and radiofrequency denervation procedure for spine and joint pain.

He has particular expertise in tendinopathy, chronic pain management, concussion, complex and recurrent sports injuries, and youth and adolescent athletes, and has published in these fields. He has led the National Tendinopathy Centre for clinical and research excellence for five years; delivered a multidisciplinary concussion service; and was awarded a British Association of Sport & Exercise Medicine Fellowship that took him to Centre's of Excellence at Harvard in the USA and the University of Toronto and McMaster University in Canada, to study Sport & Exercise Medicine for children and adolescents.

He sees a large number of patients with injuries relating to football, rugby, cricket, triathlon, tennis, hockey, ballet and golf, who commonly present with injuries or disorders of tendons, muscles, bone, joint, cartilage and ligaments, of the head neck spine and limbs. He uses his experience and network from working within elite sports to provide the same high level care to all his patients of all levels of ability.

Dr Kumar is currently Consultant to Reading Football Club, AFC Wimbledon, the European Tour Golf, and the English National Ballet School. Previous positions include with West Ham United Football Club, The English Football Association, Saracens Rugby, The English Cricket Board, British Athletics, The London Marathon and Triathlon, England Hockey, The British Olympic Association, The English Institute for Sport, University College Hospital London, Central London Community Health NHS Trust, the Ministry of Defense, and Aspetar - Qatar Athlete Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Hospital. He has been medical officer at several major multi-sport Games, including the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games, the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, and Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

Areas of interest

Sports injuries; Musculoskeletal medicine; Overuse injuries; Orthopaedic injuries; Occupational medicine;
Joint pain; Arthritis; Stress fractures;
Cartilage, Tendon, Ligament, Muscle, Bone injuries; Tendinopathy; Tendinitis;
Running, Triathlon, Football, Rugby, Golf, Cricket, Dance injuries;
Complex or recurrent Injuries;
Hip pain, Knee pain, Ankle pain, Foot injury, Groin pain, Buttock pain, Leg pain, Back pain, Spine, Neck pain, Shoulder pain, Elbow pain, Hand injury, Wrist pain;
Sciatica; Whiplash;
Sports concussion;
Diagnostic musculoskeletal ultrasound;
Injection therapy; joint & soft tissue injections; Steroid, PRP, growth factors, prolotherapy, healing, hydrodistension; high volume tendon stripping;
Radio-frequency denervation;
Shockwave therapy;
Sport & Exercise in children, adolescents, pregnancy, older age, disability;
Medical conditions and exercise; Asthma;
Performance enhancement, underperformance.
Female Athlete Triad; energy deficiency;

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