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Seah, Dr Rick

  • Position: Consultant in Sport, Exercise & Musculoskeletal Medicine
  • Qualifications: MBBS MSc MAcadMEd MRCGP MFSEM FFSEM(UK) DCH DipSEM(GB&I) DipFootballMed
  • Specialty: Sport & Exercise Medicine (SEM)

Dr Rick Seah is a Consultant in Sport, Exercise & Musculoskeletal Medicine. 

He studied at Guy's, King’s & St Thomas' Hospitals Medical School, King’s College London, qualifying in 1999. He received a Master's degree with distinction in Sport & Exercise Medicine (SEM) from University College London in 2005. 

Rick spent 12 years training in various NHS teaching hospitals and clinics in the UK. He completed the London Deanery inaugural 4-year Sport & Exercise Medicine Specialist Registrar (SpR) training rotation and subsequently worked an extra year as a senior registrar.  

His SpR postings were across central and greater London. They include the Royal London, Whittington, University College, Homerton, St Mary’s and Charing Cross Hospitals; Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (RNOH) Stanmore and the Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre (DMRC) Headley Court.

He was an honorary clinical research fellow at the Olympic Medical Institute and University of Southampton (2004-2005). During this time, he was privileged to work with the GH-2004 research group to determine levels of endogenous hGH-markers in injured athletes. This was part of a global anti-doping strategy, since trialled at recent Olympic Games, to combat Growth Hormone abuse.He is an honorary sports physician at the Institute of Sport, Exercise & Health and University College Hospital. He is a trained Musculoskeletal Sonographer and a GMC-accredited specialist.

Rick is a Fellow and elected member of council of the UK Faculty of Sport & Exercise Medicine. He is interested in Medical Education and lectures or examines regularly in SEM for University College London, Queen Mary University London, the University of Bath and FSEM(UK).

Rick previously worked as a sports physician at the English Institute of Sport (EIS) from 2011-15 and London 2012 Olympic & Paralympic Games. 

He was Chief Medical Officer for Wheelchair Tennis and Team Doctor for British Fencing and British Canoeing.

Education and Training

Guy's, King’s & St Thomas' Hospitals Medical School, King’s College London- 1999. 

Master's degree in Sport & Exercise Medicine (with distinction), University College London- 2005.

Specialist Interests

  • Sports & musculoskeletal injuries
  • Work-related injuries
  • Dance injuries
  • Tendinopathies
  • Exercise-induced leg pain (EILP)
  • Soft-tissue injuries
  • Myofascial pain syndromes
  • Musculoskeletal rehabilitation
  • Obesity-related lifestyle issues
  • Physical activity and exercise prescription

Research Interests

  • Sports injuries
  • Injection Therapies
  • Exercise-induced leg pain (EILP)
  • Bone Stress Injuries

Achievements/ awards/publications

  • UKADIS Malcolm Read Scholarship Award in Sport & Exercise Medicine (2009),
  • London Deanery GP Registrar Roche Award (2004),
  • Distinctions for Research Dissertation and Master's Degree, University College London (2005),
  • London Deanery Faculty Development Clinical Teacher Bursary (2011),
  • Headley Court Trustees Prize (as member of research team- 2013).

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BOOK CHAPTERS

Procedures undertaken

  • Injection Therapies,
  • Compartment Pressure Testing (CPT),
  • Shockwave Therapy (ESWT),
  • Acupuncture & Dryneedling,
  • Diagnostic ultrasound scanning, 
  • Ultrasound-guided injections.

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