Dr Jim Kerss

Dr Jim Kerss

Sports & Exercise Medicine (consultant) 06144468


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


  • Video and telephone consultations

About me

I specialise in the diagnosis and treatment of all types of musculoskeletal and sports injury.

I regularly see patients and athletes with bone stress, ligament, meniscal injuries, tendon and joint pain in particular. Frequently I see patients suffering from medical problems related to exercise including sports related concussion, fatigue, underperformance and breathing issues including exercise induced asthma. I regularly perform diagnostic ultrasound in clinic to aid diagnosis and explanation of a condition, plus perform ultrasound guided injections to help aid rehabilitation.

In elite sport I work as the lead Sports Physician in the North West at the English Institute of Sport – where I have provided medical care and support to British athletes through multiple Olympic, Paralympic & Commonwealth Games – including working at the Rio Paralympics in 2016 and Commonwealth Games in 2014 and 2022. I am a Team Sports Physician for EF-EasyPost professional cycling team providing medical care overseas at UCI World tour races, including the Tour de France 2021 and Giro d’Italia in 2020, 2021 and 2022.

My previous positions include the Chief Medical Officer role at England Netball from 2016-2022, British Para-Swimming and England Squash. I have also worked as a team Dr in Premiership football and professional rugby league.

My NHS practice is the Joint Health Integrated Musculoskeletal service at Southport & Ormskirk NHS Trust.

Areas of interest

Sports Injury; Musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions including chronic musculoskeletal pain such as fibromylagia and chronic pain conditions; Tendon pain, Tendinopathy, Tendinitis of the Upper and Lower Limb: Gluteal tendon, Patella tendon, Achilles tendon, Tennis Elbow, Golfers Elbow, Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome, Trochanteric Bursitis, Shoulder pain including Rotator Cuff tendon conditions such as subacromial impingement and pain, rotator cuff tear, calcific tendinopathy, Adhesive Capsulitis or Frozen Shoulder; muscle injury; Hip and Groin Pain; Non-surgical management of joint pain including hip, knee and ankle Osteoarthritis, degenerative meniscal tears, ligament injury, joint and tendon injections including Hyaluronic Acid/viscosupplementation and PRP; Ultrasound and Ultrasound guided injections; Exercise Induced Asthma, Breathing Dysfunction, Fatigued athletes, Under performance.

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