Dr Jo Larkin

Dr Jo Larkin

MBChB BSc MSc FFSEM

Sports & Exercise Medicine

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4 specialists

14 years of experience

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“Brilliant consultant. Listened to what I had to say and was very thorough in her examination.“
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 6121072
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £250.00

    Follow-up appointment: £175.00

    Practices worked at

    HCA UK at The Shard

    St Thomas Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 9BS
    375 reviews

    London Bridge Hospital

    27 Tooley Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 2PR
    668 reviews

    About

    Jo works in multiple sites over London. Please contact her team on the number or email provided and they will get back in touch with you to make an appointment. 


    Jo qualified from Warwick Medical School after completing a BSc in Neuroscience at Kings College London. Jo then undertook her specialist training in Sport & Exercise Medicine on the London Deanery rotation. Jo was awarded the Donald Macleod Medal for the highest marks in the Diploma in SEM from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. Jo worked at both the Olympics and Paralympics 2012, and has worked in a variety of sports including International rugby, Premiership Academy Football, premiership rugby, hockey, ice hockey and GB disability target shooting. Jo was an International Performance Team Doctor for England Men’s and Women’s Sevens and Women’s XVs. She recently returned from a successful Rio 2016 with the GB 7s rugby teams.  She has now been appointed the lead sports physician for the Lawn Tennis Association.

     

     

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    Special interests

    • Sports injuries;
    • Lower limb injuries
    • Upper limb injuries
    • Tendinopathies
    • Shockwave Therapy
    • Concussion 
    • Exercise prescription for chronic diseases
    • Orthopaedic Medicine
    • Sports injuries 
    • Back pain
    • Hip disorders
    • Neck pain
    • Shoulder pain
    • Ankle pain
    • Anterior knee pain
    • Buttock pain
    • Elbow pain
    • Bursa Injections
    • Foot pain;
    • Football injuries 
    • Frozen shoulder
    • Groin disorders 
    • Knee pain
    • Joint injection
    • Repetitive strain
    • Hyperextension / hyperflexion of spine ('whiplash')
    • Sciatica
    • Shin splints
    • Leg pain
    • Overuse injuries
    • Rugby injuries
    • Running injuries
    • Slipped disc
    • Stress fractures
    • Tendon; Tendonitis
    • Tendonopathy
    • Thigh disorders
    • Wrist pain
    • Tennis injuries
    • Cricket Injuries
    • Running Injuries
    • Work related upper limb disorders
    • Recurrent injuries
    • Sports injury
    • Sports Medicine
    • Sport Medicine
    • Tennis Injuries
    • Shockwave treatment
    • Diagnostic ultrasound
    • Muscle injuries
    • Joint injuries
    • Overtraining
    • Underrecovery
    • Relative energy deficiency
    • Female athlete triad

     

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    Education

    MBChB BSc MSc DipSEM PGCert (US MSK) FFSEM

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    Reviews

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    Brilliant consultant. Listened to what I had to say and was very thorough in her examination.
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    Very knowledgeable
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    Having been a sportsman all my life, I have had a few related sports injuries. When I met with Dr Jo, she ' understood' my issues very quickly and was clearly very knowledgeable re sports related injuries. Without question, I would recommend her.
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    Dr Jo Larkin is an excellent Consultant who combines concise and accurate assessment, with empathy, to deliver highly personalised and effective care plans
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    The most professional, educated, understanding and caring doctor I've met.
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    Very personable. Put me at ease and explained things brilliantly
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    Always willing to help and very knowledgeable. Bed side manner is fantastic
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    I recently saw Dr Jo with an ankle injury. She took her time to assess my problem and made me feel at ease. She has a lovely manner and genuinely seemed interested in me. I now understand what action I need to take and have a plan to follow. I would highly recommend her and will definitely contact her again should I have any injuries.
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    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 4 doctors for:
    4

    Sports & Exercise Medicine

    Dr Benjamin Thomas
    Dr Benjamin Thomas
    Pain Management

    08-12-2020

    Jo is an excellent physician and thoroughly cares about her work. She is a great colleague at Fortius and I would not hesitate to ask her when an experienced opinion is needed for a complex problem

    For specialty: Sports & Exercise Medicine
    For procedures: Injury Rehabilitation, Exercise Prescription, Joint Injection, Biomechanics and Gait Analysis
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Dr Mark Ridgewell
    Dr Mark Ridgewell
    Sports & Exercise Medicine

    18-10-2017

    I can wholeheartedly recommend Jo as a colleague in the specialty of Sport and Exercise Medicine. She is personable in nature and highly regarded among her peers as an excellent clinician.

    For specialty: Sports & Exercise Medicine
    For conditions: Tendinopathy (tendonitis), Musculoskeletal Injury, Joint Injury
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Dr Philippa Bennett
    Dr Philippa Bennett
    Sports & Exercise Medicine

    18-10-2017

    I would highly recommend Jo she is an excellent clinician with a broad wealth of knowledge and experience and a lovely person to boot!

    For specialty: Sports & Exercise Medicine
    For conditions: Tendinopathy (tendonitis), Musculoskeletal Injury, Joint Injury
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Ms Anne-Marie O’Connor
    Ms Anne-Marie O’Connor
    Podiatry

    19-08-2020

    Dr Larkin is an excellent Sports Medicine Physician with a holistic approach to functional pathologies investigating all avenues to find a diagnosis. She makes the patients feel at ease and has great empathy for the most difficult of cases. My patients are in good hands under her care, knowledge and attention

    For specialty: Sports & Exercise Medicine
    For conditions: Tendinopathy (tendonitis), Sports Injuries, Tennis Injury, Rugby Injury, Back Pain, Football Injury, Ankle Sprain, Shin Splints, Musculoskeletal Injury, Ligament Injury
    Connection: Is a colleague

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