Dr Michael Burdon

Consultant in Sport, Exercise & Musculoskeletal Medicine

MBBS MSc MRCGP PGD(US) FFSEM(UK)

Mike Burdon
Clinical Interests

Shoulder Pain, MSK Conditions: Bone Health & Bone Stress Injuries, Primary Care, Running-related Medicine and Injury, Knee pain: Osteoarthritis and Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome and Aquatic Medicine

Sporting Interests

Running, Swimming, Triathlon and Marathons

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 and Responsible Officer linked to GMC from 2016 – 2018

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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Stress Fractures of The Leg

Bone injuries and bone stress fractures are becoming one of our most commonly treated complaints since lockdown began. SEM Consultant Dr Michael Burdon discusses the causes and treatments available for these kinds of injuries.

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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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Medical and Injury Considerations for Swimming

Injuries can occur in any sport or activity, generally however, they occur less frequently in Swimming than with other sports. Dr Michael Burdon explains the health benefits of swimming as well as the potential risks faced by elite swimmers.

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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.