Dr Richard Collins

Dr Richard Collins

Bedford Sport Doctor

Sports & Exercise Medicine (consultant) 04533986


  • 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 Richard Collins is a Consultant specialising in Sport and Exercise Medicine with extensive clinical experience of treating recreational exercisers and high-performance athletes as well as individuals with non-exercise related joint, bone and soft tissue disorders.

Sport & Exercise Medicine focuses on the non-surgical management of injuries, musculoskeletal disorders and exercise related illnesses and prioritises a holistic assessment to ensure treatment is tailored to each person’s specific needs.

Dr Collins is the Chief Medical Officer for Badminton England and a Sport Physician with the UK Sports Institute. He is a Consultant within the Defence Rehabilitation Service and has established excellent working relationships with expert radiologists, surgeons and physiotherapists and can coordinate the multi-disciplinary team to promote the highest standards of care.

He is highly proficient in diagnostic musculoskeletal ultrasound which he uses within the clinical assessment to facilitate a rapid diagnosis, as well as to provide guided injections and regularly teaches students in this discipline.

Areas of interest

sport injuries; musculoskeletal conditions; musculoskeletal ultrasound, ultrasound guided injections, frozen shoulder; shoulder impingement; rotator cuff tendon injuries; shoulder arthritis; elbow injuries; tennis elbow; golfers elbow; biceps tendon injury; elbow arthritis; wrist pain; wrist injury; wrist tenosynovitis; trigger finger; wrist arthritis; hand arthritis; thumb injury; carpal tunnel syndrome; wrist ganglion; neck pain; upper back pain; lower back pain; hip pain; hip arthritis; hip impingement; athletic groin pain; sportsman hernia; hip tendon pain; trochanteric bursitis; buttock pain; piriformis syndrome; hamstrings injury; thigh injury; knee pain; patellar pain; knee arthritis; knee tendon pain; bursitis; knee injury; knee ligament injury; bakers cyst; shin splints; calf injury; ankle pain; ankle arthritis; ankle sprain; ankle tendon pain; achilles tendon pain; plantar fasciitis; foot arthritis; foot ganglion; Morton's neuroma; toe injury; hallux valgus

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Procedures completed

  • W9030

    Injection(s) +/- aspiration, into joint, cyst, bursa with image guidance - unilateral - (5-50)

    Saxon Clinic (The) (5-50)

  • W9050

    Shoulder hydrodistension +/- image guidance - (1-5)

    Saxon Clinic (The) (1-5)

  • 20365

    Follow-up out-patient consultation - remote - (1-5)

  • XR180

    Ultrasound guided drainage of fluid collection - (1-5)

    Saxon Clinic (The) (1-5)

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