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Dr Gurjit Bhogal is a Consultant in Sport and Exercise Medicine appointed to the Department of Musculoskeletal Medicine at Royal Orthopaedic Hospital Birmingham in 2015. He also currently works part-time for Aston Villa Football Club and is on the medical panel for the England and Wales Cricket Board. He hold a current team physician roles with Warwickshire County Cricket Club too.
He graduated from the University of Birmingham Medical School in 2005 and completed a MSc in Sport and Exercise Medicine from The University of Nottingham in 2010. He initially trained as a General Practitioner before completing higher specialist training in sport and exercise medicine in 2014.
He has previously acted as physician for the English Institute of Sport, British Triathlon Federation, Worcester Wolves Basketball team, Worcestershire County Cricket Club and Bristol Rugby.
Dr Bhogal specialises in the diagnosis and management of musculoskeletal injuries and currently lectures regularly on The University of Nottingham’s MSc in Sport and Exercise Medicine.
Areas of interest
Orthopaedics; sports injuries; sports medicine; football injuries; rugby injuries; cricket injuries; musculoskeletal medicine; overuse injuries; running injuries; throwing injuries; exertional lower limb pain
Slipped Disc; Low back pain; back pain; sciatica.
Upper limb disorders; neck pain; shoulder pain; frozen shoulder; rotator cuff disorders; elbow pain; wrist pain.
Lower limb disorders; foot pain; ankle pain; shin splints/pain; knee pain; anterior knee pain; hip pain; buttock pain; groin disorders; trochanteric pain/bursitis; leg pain; thigh disorders; plantar fasciitis; Achilles tendinopathy/tendinitis.
Stress fractures; tendon problems; tendinitis; tendinopathy; tennis elbow; golfer’s elbow.
Procedures; joint and soft tissue injections; steroid injections; viscosupplementation; ostenil injections; autologous blood injections; dry needling; extracorporeal shockwave therapy.
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant in Sport and Exercise Medicine - Royal Orthopaedic Hospital Birmingham
Osteoarthritis and exercise
Underperformance in athletes
He has authored chapters on Diabetes and exercise in the IOC textbook of Sports Nutrition and Exertional lower limb pain in the Oxford textbook of Musculoskeletal Medicine.
He has a keen interest in increasing the knowledge of medical students on exercise and has recently co-edited a Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine endorsed case series booklet on exercise medicine.
Reference number 6122334
Details of entry to specialist register
- Sport and Exercise Medicine, 2014
- General Practice, 2011
Post treatment communication
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