Rheumatology, Sero-negative Arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Reactive Arthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis, Rehabilitation: Complex Injury Assessment and Management, Covid-19 Rehabilitation and MSK Conditions: Bone Health & Bone Stress Injuries
Medical Director and Consultant in Rheumatology and Rehabilitation Medicine at Pure Sports Medicine
Armed Forces, as the Director of Defence Rehabilitation and Defence Consultant Advisor in Rheumatology, Rehabilitation and Sport and Exercise Medicine, NHS England as National Clinical Director for Rehabilitation and Clinical Director at the Defence Rehabilitation Centre, Headley Court
Current President of the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine UK and Master’s degree in Sports Medicine
Even after mild cases of COVID-19, some people are describing periods of prolonged fatigue and reduced exercise tolerance after recovering from the viral infection. In these cases, expert management and rehabilitation is needed.
Low back pain (LBP) accounts for almost 20% of the people coming in to see our Physiotherapy team. For most, LBP is self-limiting rather than disabling, though it often negatively affects many aspects of daily life.
Although current restrictions make it more difficult to access the outdoors for our daily dose of Vitamin D, our Medical Director & Consultant Rheumatologist gives some advice on ways we can still achieve this.
Dr John Etherington, Medical Director & Consultant Rheumatologist, explores the links between the Covid-19 symptoms of joint and muscle pain, and the risk for those with Arthritis.