About Dr Seah



"I am a sports medicine doctor and honorary consultant at the Institute of Sport, Exercise & Health (ISEH) and University College London Hospitals (UCLH) NHS Foundation Trust.

I worked as a sports physician at the English Institute of Sport (EIS) for 4 years (until late 2015), looking after international GB athletes in the run-up to both the London 2012 and Rio 2016 Olympic & Paralympic Games.

I received rigorous structured medical training in Sport & Exercise Medicine (SEM) over a period of 6 years. This included a full-time Masters degree in SEM with distinction from University College London, a period of clinical research at the Olympic Medical Institute in Harrow, 4 years as a specialty registrar in SEM (and a further 1 year as a senior registrar) on the London Deanery postgraduate training program (both East & West London training schemes).

Specialty training was interesting and varied. This occurred  in multiple settings (teaching hospitals, district general hospitals,  national rehabilitation centres, primary care clinics, public health departments, elite and amateur sports  institutions, clubs,  academies and events, university academic departments) within the NHS, independent sector, and  in the military.

I completed training in 2011 and entered the GMC specialist register for SEM. I worked and trained for 12 years in the NHS, before entering independent practice and am doubly qualified as a specialist and a generalist. 


I enjoy caring for patients across the entire spectrum of musculoskeletal and sporting injury- this can range from the sedentary to highly athletic patient. It is a privilege to be able to help. I treat paediatric, adolescent and adult patients.

The ethos is the same- to treat each patient as an individual and to offer a holistic approach to managing their medical issues and injuries.

What may work well for one patient may be less suitable for another. I won't necessarily be the most suitable healthcare practitioner for every patient but will always do my best to advise and guide them to the most appropriate practitioner to ensure they get the help they need.

Having personally experienced multiple musculoskeletal injuries myself, I am  familiar with the frustration, uncertainty and pain that many patients suffer when faced with such injuries- it can be a turbulent and difficult time. 


I live in Greater London with my wife and young family and enjoys sports, leisurely pursuits and catching up with old friends and family, where time allows!

I particularly enjoy travelling and as a medical student, was fortunate to travel to New Zealand (general medical unit), Singapore (surgical unit) and Barbados (obstetrics unit) for medical electives, the latter where I delivered 5 babies over a 32-hour continuous stint on labour ward (in the 1990s when those hours were still permitted!). This gave an early insight into the various ways in which overseas medical care is provided and the experience gained has been helpful.

As a junior doctor, I spent several weeks in Egypt as a medical officer for an expedition group travelling the Sinai desert. More recently, I have been privileged to visit Italy, Turkey, France and Abu Dhabi to learn more about how primary and secondary care is delivered in those countries.

Working in elite sport and within tertiary units has shown me the value of a multi-faceted interdisciplinary healthcare team, serving a patient much better than I ever could if I was a healthcare professional working in isolation."



To make an appointment, please contact my medical secretary Aimee or Vicki.

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E: admin@sportsphysician.uk


T: 077 88 78 75 74

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For further information on all the clinics and where they are located, please go to my main website LondonSportsPhysician.co.uk or follow this link.

Dr Rick Seah


Consultant in Sport & Exercise Medicine

Musculoskeletal & Sports Injury Specialist

Central & Greater London, U.K.