Dr John Etherington

Dr John Etherington

Rehabilitation medicine, Rheumatology 03142628


  • Fee assured
  • Open Referral network
Fee assured
Open Referral network


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

About me

Dr Etherington is an experienced consultant, specialising in Rheumatology and Rehabilitation
Medicine, with a Master’s degree in Sports Medicine and considerable experience in the management of sports and musculoskeletal injuries - including the use of exercise-based rehabilitation.

He was the Director of Defence Rehabilitation for the UK Armed Forces for 10 years and was responsible for the planning and delivery of all forms of rehabilitation for the Services including musculoskeletal, neurological and trauma rehabilitation. He was Defence Consultant Advisor for rheumatology, rehabilitation and Sport and Exercise Medicine.

He developed the complex trauma rehabilitation service for the battle casualties from Iraq and Afghanistan, which achieved a world class reputation.

He was National Clinical Director Rehabilitation for NHS England for 3 years and worked on the programme which developed the Regional Trauma Networks.

He is the President of the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine UK and
was awarded the CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2018.

Areas of interest

Rheumatology; sero-negative arthritis; psoriatic arthopathy; spondyloarthropathy; reactive arthritis; Rehabilitation; exercise-based rehabilitation; prosthetic rehabilitation; neurological rehabilitation; mild traumatic brain injury; concussion; musculoskeletal rehabilitation; musculoskeletal injury; lower limb overuse injury; Back pain; Spinal pain; Music and Dance performance medicine Sport and Exercise Medicine; chronic pain; fibromyalgia

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