Dr Michael Burdon

Consultant in Sport, Exercise & Musculoskeletal Medicine


Mike Burdon
Clinical Interests

Shoulder, Osteoarthritis, Ultrasound Scanning, Adolescent Sports Medicine, Injection Therapy, Upper Limb, Musculoskeletal Medicine, Sports Medicine, Groin, Ultrasound guided injections, Hip & Knee, Bone Stress Injuries, Football Medicine, Exercise Medicine and Shoulder Pain

Sporting Interests

Football, Running, Swimming, Triathlon, Marathons, Cricket and Hockey

Currently Works At

Consultant in Sport, Exercise and Musculoskeletal Medicine, Pure Sports Medicine Kensington and Chancery Lane since 2015, Chelsea Outpatients Centre with Pure Sports Medicine, Private Clinic in Plymouth UK, Clinical Fellow & Examiner, University of Bath Sports Medicine MSc, Team Physician to England Football Association & GB Hockey and Faculty Tutor, Centre of Ultrasound Studies, Bournemouth

Work Experience

Head of Sports Medicine for PSM from 2016 – 2019, MoD South West Rehabilitation Unit, Peninsula Sports Medicine, British Swimming & British Diving, Plymouth Argyle FC & Plymouth Albion RFC and Plymouth clinic and MOD from 2013 – 2015

Other Experience

GP for 16 years, initially qualified as a GP and worked at inner city practice as a partner 2000 – 2005, achieved Diploma in SEM in 2004 then MSc in 2008, worked for the Ministry of Defence for 7 years as specialist in Regional Rehabilitation Unit- managing injuries in Royal Marines, Army, Navy and Airforce, recognised on specialist register in SEM as a Consultant Dec 2013, operated private SEM clinic in Plymouth 2014 – 2016, Event Doctor for London 2012 Olympics (covering aquatic sports), Examiner and Tutor for Bath MSc course 2014-present, course Tutor on Bournemouth US course from 2015- present, was previously the Doctor for Plymouth College swimming program and Plymouth Leander, have taken part and completed 3 marathons and ultramarathons, was previously a board member for BASEM, Responsible Officer linked to GMC from 2016 – 2018, and key publications include: Health expert advisor to Sunday Times and Epidemiology of Diving Injuries as part of MSc

Michael’s help and advice over the last few years has been so important for my health as a professional swimmer. He is one of the best doctors I’ve ever known, always a phone call away. I am very glad to have had an opportunity to work with such a competent, professional doctor.

Rūta Meilutytė, Olympic Gold Medal Swimming Champion

Michael’s Clinics #

Chancery Lane WC2A

Our Chancery Lane clinic is located on this historic street, convenient to Holborn, Fetter Lane, the Strand, Fleet Street and Covent Garden. Offering both face-to-face and remote consultations.

Book an appointment
020 3595 1235

Kensington SW7

Our Kensington clinic on Cromwell Road is located within the Point West Building, convenient to Kensington, Chelsea, Fulham and West London. Offering both face-to-face and remote consultations.

Book an appointment
020 3595 1231

Virtual Clinic

Access our expert Sport, Exercise and Musculoskeletal Medicine services from anywhere in the UK.

Book an appointment
020 3595 1237

Michael’s Blog Posts #

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The Importance of Exercise During Lockdown & Beyond

Sport and Exercise Medicine Consultant, Dr Mike Burdon, explains why regular exercise is even more crucial to health & wellbeing during lockdown.

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Last Minute Advice for Marathon Day

Experienced Marathon runner Dr Mike Burdon, shares his top tips for the London Marathon in the final stretch before race day.

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Ski fitness: What happens if you get hurt on the slopes?

Dr Michael Burdon and Physiotherapist Elisabeth Dacker discuss what to do if you get injured skiing.

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Five Tips to Keep You Well

Dr Mike Burdon and Dietitian Linia Patel, share their top tips for maintaining good health during the colder months.