Dr Kalpesh Parmar, Sport & Exercise Medicine Specialist

Dr Kalpesh Parmar MBChB, MRCSEd, MSpMed, MSc Med USS, FFSEM (UK)

Sport & Exercise Medicine Specialist

MBChB, MRCSEd, MSpMed, MSc Med USS, FFSEM (UK)
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Areas of expertise

  • Rugby and football medicine
  • Contact sport injury
  • Triathlon and running-related injury
  • Athletic hip and groin pain
  • Diagnostic and interventional musculoskeletal ultrasound
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Recommendations for Dr Parmar

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  • byMr Francesc Malagelada, Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon

    An excellent and caring doctor with a unique skill set that provides patients with the latest cutting-edge techniques for an enhanced recovery. His bedside manner is impeccable and he goes above and beyond to ensure patients are well informed and exceptionally well looked after. An extremely valuable colleague for the treatment of patients from a multidisciplinary approach.

  • byMr Paul Culpan, Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon

    Kal is a highly respected SEM specialist who I have worked with for years. Expert in managing high performance sportsman to everyday injuries. Highly recommended.

  • by Ms Suzannah Veitch, Physiotherapist

    I saw Dr Kal Parmar for my back problems and was highly impressed, he saw me on the same day at a very short notice because of my travel plans. He gave me great information and does not recommend a surgery unless it's absolutely necessary, which in my case he believed it wasn’t.

  • byMr Francesc Malagelada, Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon

    An excellent and caring doctor with a unique skill set that provides patients with the latest cutting-edge techniques for an enhanced recovery. His bedside manner is impeccable and he goes above and beyond to ensure patients are well informed and exceptionally well looked after. An extremely valuable colleague for the treatment of patients from a multidisciplinary approach.

  • byMr Paul Culpan, Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon

    Kal is a highly respected SEM specialist who I have worked with for years. Expert in managing high performance sportsman to everyday injuries. Highly recommended.

  • by Ms Suzannah Veitch, Physiotherapist

    I saw Dr Kal Parmar for my back problems and was highly impressed, he saw me on the same day at a very short notice because of my travel plans. He gave me great information and does not recommend a surgery unless it's absolutely necessary, which in my case he believed it wasn’t.

  • Address

    • Telephone or video consultation

      Available for patients, please call to arrange, SE1 9BS

    • Outpatients & Diagnostics at The Shard

      St. Thomas Street, London, SE1 9BS

    • Spire Leicester Hospital

      Gartree Road, Oadby, Leicester, LE2 2FF

    About Dr Kalpesh Parmar

    GMC number: 4201245

    Year qualified: 1995

    Place of primary qualification: University of Birmingham

    Dr Kal Parmar is a leading Consultant in Sports and Exercise Medicine. He has been treating sports and musculoskeletal related injury and illness since 2001. He practices privately in London and Leicester, dealing with general and specialist areas of sports medicine. He is one of the very few doctors in Europe to have undergone advanced specialist training in sports medicine in Australia. His work is based on a multidisciplinary team approach involving physiotherapists and other allied health professionals, as well as secondary referral to specialist sports orthopaedic surgeons when necessary. A big part of his practice involves ultrasound scanning and injections of steroid and non-steroid alternatives as well as the emerging areas of Orthobiologics, including platelet rich plasma (PRP) injections.

    Dr Parmar qualified from Birmingham University in 1995. He then completed his basic surgical training in London and Birmingham through the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. He underwent advanced specialist training in Sports and Exercise Medicine in Australia and then spent five years at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) in Canberra and Australasian College of Sports Physicians based in Sydney. He moved back to the UK in 2006 as Club Doctor and Head of Medical Services for Tottenham Hotspur Football Club in the English Premier League. He then assumed the position of Club Doctor, Lead Sports Physician and Governance Advisor at Leicester Tigers Rugby Football Club in 2009. He has completed Masters degrees in Sports Medicine and Medical Ultrasound and is a Fellow of the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine UK.

    Dr Parmar has worked in sports right from grass roots through to national teams, having been on tour with the National Australian Men's and Women's senior hockey teams as well as Australian National football teams. He was the Team Doctor for the Australian Cricket Team 2009 Ashes 5th test and 2009 One Day International series; The Wallabies – whilst on tour in the UK in 2008; The Brumbies Rugby Union and Sydney Swans AFL reserve teams and the Sydney International Tennis tournament. He was also a part of the medical team for the 2009 World University Games, Belgrade, Serbia; 2015 European Games, Baku, Azerbaijan and the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games.

    Dr Parmar holds lecturing and teaching roles at University College London (UCL) and The Centre for Ultrasound Studies in Bournemouth. He also teaches at the Centre for Ultrasound Studies, Anglo-European College of Chiropractic, Bournemouth and the Institute of Sport, Exercise and Health, University College London. He conducts annual appraisals for Sports Medicine doctors as an appraiser.

    Dr Parmar has an overseas practice in Bermuda where he consults once every 6 weeks seeing a range of patients from amateur to professional footballers and Olympic athletes. He also acts as a medical advisor to Leicester Tigers Rugby Union Club, having previously served as Club Doctor for a decade.

    Areas of expertise

    • Athletic hip and groin pain/injury
    • Autologous blood injection
    • Contact sport injury
    • Diagnostic and interventional musculoskeletal ultrasound
    • General sports medicine and injury
    • Groin pain in sport
    • Mountain medicine - alpine, trekking and hiking
    • Platelet-rich plasma injection (PRP)
    • Prolotherapy (dextrose/glucose injection)
    • Regenerative medicine/ orthobiologics
    • Rugby and football medicine
    • Shockwave therapy
    • Shoulder, knee, foot and ankle injury
    • Sports injuries
    • Steroid injection
    • Tendon and ligament injury
    • Triathlon and running-related injury
    • Ultrasound-guided injections
    • Viscosupplement injection

    Professional memberships

    Faculty of Sport & Exercise Medicine UK
    General Medical Council

    Other specialists recommended by Dr Parmar

  • Mr Paul Culpan, Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon

    Paul is a thorough and diligent surgeon who cares deeply about his patients and gives a first-class opinion. I have full confidence in referring patients to him.

  • Mr Ahmed Ibrahim, Consultant Spinal Neurosurgeon

    We’ve worked together now for many years, always gives a great opinion and my preferred surgeon for spinal problems.

  • Mr Francesc Malagelada, Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon

    We’ve shared many patients now and work together well. Always gives a solid well-reasoned opinion

  • Mr Matay Arsan, Consultant Orthopaedic Hand, Wrist and Elbow Surgeon

    A great hand and wrist surgeon, inspiring confidence and my “go to surgeon”

  • Mr Steven Millington, Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon

    One of my “go to” surgeons

  • Mr Paul Harnett, Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon

    A great surgeon and shares a passion for the sporting patients