Dr Michael Burdon

Consultant in Sport, Exercise & Musculoskeletal Medicine


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Dr Mike Burdon is a highly experienced Consultant in Sport, Exercise and Musculoskeletal (MSK) medicine with an extensive previous general practice background.

He has worked in various professional sports including rugby, football, diving, swimming and hockey. He has worked at Pure Sports Medicine since 2015 and was previously head of Sports Medicine for the company. Mike also works for the Faculty of Sports Medicine as an appraiser of other doctors within the speciality.

Mike is passionate in providing musculoskeletal care to patients of all backgrounds — sporty or not! He is qualified and able to provide the following care when needed: diagnostic ultrasound scanning, guided injections and shockwave therapy. 

Mike enjoys physical exercise himself and attends the gym on a regular basis. He is a very keen runner and has completed several marathons plus two 50km ultramarathons to date. Outside of sports and the gym, Mike is also a keen Salsa dancer, enjoying dance as another form of exercise. 

Specialist 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 Locations #

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.

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020 7788 7000

Virtual Clinic

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

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020 3595 1237

Michael’s Blog Posts #

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Top 10 Health Benefits of Walking

Explore the daily health perks of walking, lose weight, and boost your overall wellbeing. At Pure Sports Medicine, we’re here to help you in reaching your health goals.

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Running an ultramarathon in your 50s

What is it like taking on an ultramarathon in your 50s, compared to say your 30s? Dr Mike Burdon, who can now answer that question, reflects on his experience of training for and competing in an ultramarathon earlier this year.

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Three of the Most Common Injuries in Tennis Players

Sport, Exercise & Musculoskeletal Medicine Consultant, Dr Mike Burdon explores the top three injuries in Tennis and how to manage them effectively.

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Causes of Hip & Groin Pain

A Sport & Exercise Consultant’s summary of the most common issues that can cause hip and groin pain, plus expert advice about how to manage it.