Dr John Etherington, Sport, Exercise & Musculoskeletal Medicine

Dr John Etherington MBChB, MSc, MRCP, FRCP, FFSEM (UK), Elected Fellow FPM

Sport, Exercise & Musculoskeletal Medicine

MBChB, MSc, MRCP, FRCP, FFSEM (UK), Elected Fellow FPM
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DrJohn Etherington,Rehabilitation Medicine Specialist

Dr Etherington is a recommended Sport, Exercise & Musculoskeletal Medicine specialist

The Work of the Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre, Headley Court

The Work of the Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre, Headley Court

Areas of expertise

  • Exercise-based rehabilitation
  • Prosthetic rehabilitation
  • Bone health
  • Rheumatology
  • Sero-negative arthritis
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    Available for patients, please call to arrange, GB, EC2A 1AS

  • Pure Sports Medicine, Moorgate EC2A

    12 Finsbury Square, London, GB, EC2A 1AS

  • Pure Sports Medicine, Canary Wharf E14

    Level 2, Cabot Place West, Canary Wharf, London, GB, E14 4QT

  • About Dr John Etherington

    GMC number: 3142628

    Year qualified: 1986

    Place of primary qualification: University of Birmingham

    Dr Etherington was the Director of Defence Rehabilitation for the UK Armed Forces for 10 years, responsible for the planning and delivery of rehabilitation Services including musculoskeletal, neurological and trauma rehabilitation. He has been an active member of the FSEM (UK) Council and held the position of Vice President of the Faculty. He is currently working as a Medical Director at Pure Sports Medicine London. His clinical interests include bone health, sport and exercise medicine, exercise-based rehabilitation, rheumatology, and sero-negative arthritis.

    He has developed a complex trauma rehabilitation service for the battle casualties from Iraq and Afghanistan, that achieved a world-class reputation. Dr Etherington is the President of the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine UK and was awarded the CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2018.

    In his spare time, he enjoys playing cricket, reading particularly military and English history, theatre, music and family life.

    Areas of expertise

    • Back pain
    • Chronic pain
    • Clinical research
    • Concussion
    • Exercise-based rehabilitation
    • Fibromyalgia
    • Healthcare management
    • Lower limb overuse injury
    • Mild traumatic brain injury
    • Musculoskeletal injury
    • Musculoskeletal rehabilitation
    • Music and dance performance medicine
    • Neurological rehabilitation
    • Prosthetic rehabilitation
    • Psoriatic arthopathy
    • Reactive arthritis
    • Rehabilitation
    • Rheumatology
    • Sero-negative arthritis
    • Spinal pain
    • Spondyloarthropathy
    • Sport and exercise medicine

    Professional memberships

    British Society for Rheumatology
    British Medical Association (BMA)
    Royal Society of Medicine
    General Medical Council

    Articles by Dr John Etherington

    Influence of Immediate and Delayed Lower-Limb Amputation

    Exploring the relationship between resilience and practice education placement success

    Exploring similarities and differences among the self-reported academic integrity

    Temporal Spatial and Metabolic Measures of Walking in Highly Functional Individuals With Lower Limb Amputations

    Emotional Intelligence and Personality Traits: A Cross-Sectional Study

    The Mayo Portland Adaptability Inventory-4 outcome measure is superior to UK FIM+FAM

    Getting soldiers with brain injury back to work

    Successful outcomes following neurorehabilitation in military

    Injury severity at presentation is not associated with long-term vocational outcome

    Functional and Mental Health Status of United Kingdom Military Amputees Postrehabilitation

    Levels of empathy in undergraduate emergency health, nursing, and midwifery students

    Predicting low back pain outcome following rehabilitation for low back pain.

    Dynamic pressure testing for chronic exertional compartment syndrome

    A validated PROM, unreliable in the hands of clinicians

    Learning styles of undergraduate nutrition and dietetics students

    The outcome of British combat amputees in relation to military service