Dr Roger Hawkes: Sports & Exercise Medicine (consultant)

Dr Roger Hawkes

Sports & Exercise Medicine (consultant)


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About me

Dr Roger Hawkes MB ChB Dip. Sports Med. FFSEM (UK& Ire) is a consultant Sport and Exercise Physician and the Chief Medical Officer of the European Tour (golf) and has been the European Team Doctor at the last 5 Ryder Cups including the remarkable turnabout in Chicago in September 2012.

He started his sports medicine career while in general practice in the early 90s he was the medical officer for Tamworth Football Club and the Tamworth Trojans American Football team. He devised the first exercise referral system in Tamworth and was vociferous in promoting the role of exercise in the prevention and management of chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease. He is particularly interested in wrist, elbow and shoulder problems and promotes the use of diagnostic ultrasound in clinic to provide, where possible, "one stop" opinions and treatment.

His sports medicine training culminated in acceptance onto the new sport and exercise specialist register in 2010. He is an elected member of the Council of the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine. He also looks after Derbyshire County Cricket Club for the last 6 years.

He has been working for the European Tour for 20 years and was appointed in 2007 as their Chief Medical Officer. He has been involved in the research and development of medical services for Tour players, caddies and staff and leads a strong academic board and has published several papers tin the last few years on wrist and hip injuries. He was also been involved in the development of an anti-doping policy for the European Tour.

Areas of interest

Upper limb problems and offer One Stop Clinic with the use of in clinic based diagnostic ultrasound which is useful particularly useful for shoulder problems, tennis and golfers elbow and other tendon problems; Hip, Knee and ankle problems; Conditions related to golf; Treatments such as shock wave therapy, PRP, autologous blood and dry needling ; ultrasound guided injections~

Not just for sports people - anyone who wants to get going again!

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  • T7481

    Autologous blood injection for tendinopathy with/without dry needling and ultrasound guidance - (1-5)

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