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


  • Face-to-face consultations
  • 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.

I am Head of Sports Medicine at the UK Sports Institute where I lead a team of Sports Physicians providing healthcare to Great Britains Olympic, Paralympic & Commonwealth athletes.

My previous positions include Team Physician to EF Education First-EasyPost professional cycling team from 2020-2024, Chief Medical Officer at England Netball from 2016-2022, also previously British Para-Swimming and England Squash. I have also worked as a team Dr in Premiership football, professional rugby league and rugby union.

I worked as a Consultant in an NHS Musculoskeletal clinic from 2017 - 2023.

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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