Dr Rick Seah

Consultant in Sport, Exercise & Musculoskeletal Medicine


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As well as offering clinical hours at Pure Sports Medicine, Rick also works at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust in Stanmore. He is interested in all aspects of musculoskeletal, sport and dance medicine. This ranges from acute traumatic injury, to chronic overuse injury, to myofascial pain syndromes. He oversees all aspects of the management process from prompt diagnosis to rehabilitation and subsequent injury prevention. Rick’s particular area of expertise is in exercise-induced leg pain and injection therapy.

Qualifying in medicine from Guy’s, King’s & St Thomas’ Hospitals Medical School in 1999, Rick then went on to study for a Master’s degree, which he passed with distinction from University College London in 2005. He has trained over a period of 12 years in the NHS and, as well as being doubly accredited as a specialist and generalist, he is also a qualified musculoskeletal sonographer.

Between 2010 – 2014 Rick was a Medical Officer for the Abu Dhabi International Triathlon, and was on the event medical team for Wembley National Stadium from 2007 – 2009. During the 2012 London Olympics and Paralympics Games Rick delivered expert Sport, Exercise & Musculoskeletal care to the competing athletes, and has also previously worked with with the English Institute of Sport, British Fencing, British Canoeing and Wheelchair Tennis. 

Specialist Interests

Injection Therapy, Soft tissue injuries, Bone Stress Injuries, Compartment Pressure Testing, Exercise-induced leg pain (EILP), MSK Dance Injuries and Platelet-rich Plasma Injections

Sporting Interests

Dance, Tennis, Swimming, Kayaking and Hiking

Currently Works At

Consultant in Sport, Exercises and Musculoskeletal Medicine at Pure Sports Medicine, Canary Wharf since 2011 and Honorary Sports Physician, UCLH NHS Foundation Trust & Institute of Sport, Exercise & Health (ISEH)

Work Experience

Sports Physician at English Institute of Sport (201115), Team Physician for British Fencing (201115), GB Canoe Slalom (201215), Abu Dhabi International Triathlon (201014), Chief Medical Officer for GB Wheelchair Tennis (201315), World Artistic Gymnastics Championships, 2015 and Event Medical Team for Wembley National Stadium (200709)

Other Experience

Commenced Specialist Training in Sport and Exercise Medicine- London Deanery 2007-11, GMC Specialist Register (SEM)- 2011, Specialist registrar (SpR) in SEM at St Mary’s, UCLH, Royal London, Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital & the Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre, Honorary Physician, British Association of Performing Arts Medicine, Lecturer / Examiner in SEM — MFSEM(UK) exam; UCL; QMUL; Bath University and Expedition Medic to Sinai Pensinsula, 2001

Rick’s Locations #

Canary Wharf E14

Our Canary Wharf clinic is located within Cabot Place in the centre of Canary Wharf, convenient to Greenwich and Blackheath. Offering both face-to-face and remote consultations.

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020 7788 7000

Rick’s Blog Posts #

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Compartment Pressure Testing (CPT) for Chronic Exertional Compartment Syndrome (CECS)

Consultant in SEM, Dr Rick Seah explains CECS, an exercise-induced muscle and nerve condition which can effect muscles in the arms or legs, and how Compartment Pressure Testing can help.

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What is a PRP Injection?

Find out about Platelet-rich Plasma (PRP) injections and how they might help your injury.

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When to see a Consultant in Sport, Exercise and Musculoskeletal Medicine

Think you might need to see a Consultant in Sport & Exercise Medicine? Read our helpful guide to find out when it’s best to book an appointment with the Doc.