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Dr Petrides qualified in medicine at Guy's Hospital and then obtained postgraduate qualifications in Musculoskeletal Medicine, Sports Medicine and Osteopathy. He is the founding Medical Director of the Blackberry Clinic group with 10 centres in the UK. Simon works from the Milton Keynes Clinic. The Clinic specialises in providing Musculoskeletal, Sports Medicine and Interventional Pain services to the NHS and the private sector.
Simon was for many years Vice President of the British Institute of Musculoskeletal Medicine (BIMM), and was one of the lead tutors on the Musculoskeletal 'Roadshow' programme run by BIMM, educating GPs nationally. He was involved in a BIMM, project to 'credential' doctors working in the musculoskeletal field nationally.
He taught on the modular Diploma course in Musculoskeletal Medicine and was an Examiner on the Diploma examination held annually at St George's Hospital. Other posts held by Simon include Honorary Clinical Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Medicine at Queen Mary University of London, Institute of Health Sciences, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry. He is also a Vice Patron of the British School of Osteopathy.
Simon specialises in diagnosis and treatment of all types of back, neck, muscle and limb joint pain. The pains he treats can be from 'arthritis', gardening, any sport or just sitting at a computer. He has a particular interest in sports injuries, arthritis and interventional treatment of back pain, treating patients from all walks of life, including elite athletes. He regularly assesses and treats Olympic level international rowers and internationally capped Premiership footballers who have failed to progress with conventional injury treatment. He specialises in the use of X-ray guided spinal injections to diagnose and treat back and neck pain. He also uses an ultrasound scanner in the diagnosis of many injuries to tendons, ligaments and soft tissue.
He also specialises in the use of radiofrequency neurolysis to treat arthritic and painful facet joints in the spine along with the sacroiliac joint.
Simon is the author of two chapters in the second edition of the Oxford Textbook of Musculoskeletal Medicine published by Oxford University Press. One chapter is titled 'Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction' and the other is titled 'Prolotherapy in the UK'.
Simon has a particular interest in Pelvic Girdle Pain (PGP) otherwise known as Post Partum Pelvic Pain (PPPP) or Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction (SPD). He presented a lecture on this subject to the British Association of Sport and Exercise Medicine (BASEM) conference in Bath in 2017 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nMbC43fbIxo focussing on sacroiliac joint and pubic symphysis injections and procedures.
Areas of interest
Back pain; sports injury; Sacroiliac joint pain; Prolotherapy injections; lumbar instability; facet joint pain; slipped disc; Pelvic Girdle Pain; Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction; Neck pain; Ultrasound diagnosis; x-ray guided injections; Ultrasound guided injections; Platelet Rich Plasma injections;
Bachelor of Medicine
Bachelor of Surgery
Diploma of Musculoskeletal Medicine
Diploma of Sports Medicine
Diploma of Osteopathy
Fellow of the Faculty of Sport and Exercise medicine(UK&I)
PG Cert in Musculoskeletal Ultrasound
The Oxford textbook of Musculoskeletal Medicine 2nd Ed Oxford Press:
Chapter on Sacroiliac Joint
Chapter on Prolotherapy in the UK
Courses offered to GPs
Regular CPD sessions held throughout the year
Reference number 3078440
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