Dr Bhavesh Kumar

Consultant in Musculoskeletal & Sports Medicine

Dr. Kumar is a senior expert in the diagnosis and treatment of orthopaedic injuries and complaints of the limbs and spine.

Using his training and postgraduate qualifications in surgery, general medicine, and high performance Sports Medicine, he undertakes in-depth clinical evaluation to identify the root causes of problems, and formulates bespoke management plans that help his patients achieve their goals.

As an educationalist, having designed and delivered degree programs in Sports Medicine, Exercise and Health at University College London, he ensures all his patients acquire a good understanding of their diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation strategies, and works closely with expert colleagues, to enable optimum recovery.

Dr. Kumar uses diagnostic ultrasound in clinic to examine the structure and function of relevant anatomy, and has quick access to all other necessary diagnostic modalities. He uses imaging to guide minimally invasive treatments such as injection therapies of joints, soft tissue, and the spine. Injectates commonly used include steroid, platelet rich plasma (PRP), prolotherapy, and Hyaluronic acid. He also provides shockwave therapy for painful tendons and ligaments.

He sees a high volume of patients with injuries relating to football, rugby, cricket, tennis, hockey, ballet and golf, and injuries or disorders of tendons muscle bone joint cartilage and ligaments; concussion; back pain; complex and recurrent injuries; and youth and adolescent sport.

Dr. Kumar is Chief Medical Officer at Reading Football Club and has worked with elite able-bodied, disabled and youth athletes across professional sports, including at Olympic, Paralympic and Commonwealth Games, and with The English Football Association, British Athletics, The European Tour Golf, England Hockey and the Military. He has worked at high performance sports medicine institutes both in the UK (British Olympic Association and the English Institute of Sport) and abroad (University of Toronto and McMaster University in Canada, Harvard in the USA, and Aspetar Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Hospital in Qatar).