Dr Richard Seah

Dr Richard Seah

MBBS, MSc (Hons), MAcadMEd, MFMLM, MRCGP, MFSEM, FFSEM(UK), DCH, DFFP, Dip Football Med, DipSEM(GB&I)

Sports & Exercise Medicine

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3 specialists

21 years of experience
10 years as a specialist
Video consultation
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Overall Rating

Overall

5

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5

Explanation

5

Top feedback

“Very thorough and things clearly explained.“
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Subspecialties

  • Musculoskeletal Medicine
  • Sports Injury
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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Mandarin
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 4643302
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £260

    Follow-up appointment: £190

    Practices worked at

    The Wellington Hospital Elstree Waterfront

    The Waterfront Beaufort House Elstree Road, Elstree, United Kingdom, WD6 3BS
    245 reviews

    The Institute of Sport Exercise & Health (ISEH)

    170 Tottenham Court Road, London, United Kingdom, W1T 7HA
    42 reviews

    About

    DR RICK SEAH  

    MBBS, MSc (Hons), MAcadMEd, MFMLM, MRCGP, MFSEM, FFSEM(UK), DCH, DFFP, Dip Football Med, DipSEM(GB&I)

    HCA Institute of Sport, Exercise & Health (ISEH), London W1T 7HA

    HCA The Wellington Hospital Elstree Waterfront, Elstree, Hertfordshire WD6 3BS

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    Dr Richard (Rick) Seah is a UK-trained consultant in Musculoskeletal, Sport & Exercise Medicine (MSK & SEM).

    He consults at the Institute of Sport, Exercise & Health (ISEH) and is an honorary sports physician at University College London Hospitals (UCLH) NHS Foundation Trust.

    He also consults at The Wellington Hospital Elstree Waterfront & Pure Sports Medicine, Canary Wharf, London.

    Dr Seah studied medicine at Guy's, King's & St Thomas' Hospitals Medical School, University of London. He qualified in 1999. He subsequently obtained his IABSEM diploma and a Master's degree in SEM with distinction from University College London in 2005.

    He trained for 4 years as a London Deanery SEM speciality registrar and spent a further 1 year as a senior registrar, prior to entry onto the GMC specialist register. 

    In total, he trained over a period of 12 years in the NHS and is doubly accredited as a specialist and generalist. He is a qualified musculoskeletal sonographer.

    He was a sports medicine doctor at both London 2012 Olympic & Paralympic Games. He has previously worked with the English Institute of Sport, British Fencing, British Canoeing and Wheelchair Tennis. 

    He was a medical officer for the Abu Dhabi International Triathlon from 2010-2014 and the Wembley National Stadium event medical team from 2007-2009.

    He is interested in all aspects of musculoskeletal and sports injury. 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.

    www.LondonSportsPhysician.co.uk


    Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments
    • Ultrasound-guided corticosteroid injections
    • Medical acupuncture, dry needling and myofascial trigger point (MTrP) release
    • Viscosupplementation injections for osteoarthritis
    • Shockwave therapy (ESWT) for plantar fasciitis, 'tennis elbow' and insertional tendinopathies
    • Prolotherapy/ sclerosant injections for ligamentous & soft tissue laxity
    • Orthobiologics & Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections
    • Medications for acute and chronic pain (Nociceptive and neuropathic pain)
    • Lifestyle and weight management advice
    • 'Frozen shoulder' hydrodistension injections
    • High volume image-guided injections (HVIGI) for Achilles and patellar tendinopathy
    • Exercise prescription
    • Compartment pressure testing (CPT) for suspected chronic exertional compartment syndrome (CECS)
    • Injections (BTX) for pain management & recurrent muscle spasm
    • Joint injection 
    • Prolotherapy 
    • Ultrasound 
    • Musculoskeletal ultrasound
    • Shockwave therapy 
    • Exercise prescription 
    • Soft tissue injection 
    • All musculoskeletal and sports injuries
    • Upper limb injuries (e.g. Tennis elbow, Shoulder impingement)
    • Lower limb injuries (e.g. Achilles & Patellar tendinopathy, Plantar fasciopathy)
    • Neck and back pain
    • Muscle, ligament and tendon injuries
    • Injection therapies
    • Extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) for soft tissue injuries.
    • Tennis injury 
    • Exercise medicine 
    • Joint injury 
    • Running injuries 
    • Dance injury 
    • Ankle sprain 
    • Cartilage injury 
    • Football injury 
    • Ligament injury 
    • Shin splints 
    • Tendinopathy 
    • Back pain 
    • Hip and groin pain 
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    Medical procedures

    • Exercise Prescription
    • Injury Rehabilitation
    • Joint Injection
    • Musculoskeletal Ultrasound
    • Prolotherapy
    • Shockwave Therapy
    • Soft Tissue Injection
    • Ultrasound
    • Video Consultation
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    Special interests

    • Shoulder Pain
    • Back Pain
    • Bursitis (Hip)
    • ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) Injury
    • Ankle Sprain
    • Bursitis (Shoulder)
    • Cartilage Injury
    • Cricket Injury
    • Dance Injury
    • Endurance Sports Injuries
    • Football Injury
    • Hip and Groin Pain
    • Joint Injury
    • Ligament Injury
    • Musculoskeletal Injury
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Rugby Injury
    • Running Injuries
    • Shin Splints
    • Shoulder Tendinopathy (Pitcher’s Shoulder)
    • Sports Injuries
    • Sports Injuries
    • Sports Medicine
    • Tendinopathy (Tendonitis)
    • Tennis Injury
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    Education

    Education:

    • Bachelor of Medicine & Surgery Degree- MBBS. Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospitals Medical School, King’s College London, University of London (1999)
    • Diploma in Child Health- DCH. Royal College of Paediatrics & Child Health (2002)
    • Master’s Degree in Sport & Exercise Medicine (with Distinction)- MSc (Hons). University College London, University of London (2005)
    • Diploma in Sport & Exercise Medicine- DSEM (GB&I). Intercollegiate Academic Board of Sport & Exercise Medicine of Great Britain & Ireland, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (2005)
    • FIFA Diploma in Football Medicine (2020)

    Memberships:

    • UK Faculty of Sport & Exercise Medicine (2006)
    • Irish Faculty of Sport & Exercise Medicine (2006)
    • Academy of Medical Educators, UK (2010)
    • Faculty of Medical Leadership & Management (2012)
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    Reviews

    5 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    Explanation
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    Shoulder Pain
    2/18
    Back Pain
    1/18
    Bursitis (Hip)
    1/18
    Chronic Neck Pain
    1/18
    Torn Meniscus (Cartilage)
    1/18
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    Overall
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Shoulder Pain Bursitis (Hip)
    Very thorough and things clearly explained.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Shoulder Pain Chronic Neck Pain
    A lovely, very thorough, thoughtful and respectful practitioner
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Back Pain
    Highly recommend Dr Seah for everyone. He is a very caring and friendly person with a high level of professional knowledge.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Torn Meniscus (Cartilage)
    Excellent!
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    I cannot be more thankful to Dr. Richard Seah, his due diligence and his care towards my case was above and beyond expected. I felt in really good hands and would not hesitate to refer him to friends, family and colleagues.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Friendly and took time to explain everything and answer my questions.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Very good. Very experienced.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Drck Seah was great and helped my plansar fiscia a huge amount
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    If Carslberg did doctors... goes above and beyond and has a wonderful manner with patients.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Rick was very quick and efficient when I saw him, referring me to the scan quickly and on to the appropriate consultant when the results came in. The consultant's secretary already knew about my case from Rick by the time I got in contact with them.
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    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 3 doctors for:
    3

    Sports & Exercise Medicine

    Mr Sam Singh
    Mr Sam Singh
    Orthopaedic Surgery

    02-02-2020

    Rick is an experienced Sports Doctor and a good opinion.

    For specialty: Sports & Exercise Medicine
    For conditions: Sports Injuries
    Connection: I have referred patients to them
    Mr Andrew Goldberg
    Mr Andrew Goldberg
    Orthopaedic Surgery

    27-04-2019

    Most doctors treat just the problem presented to them. Rick refreshingly looks at patients as a whole and takes a very holistic approach to care. He spends a lot of time getting to know his patients and offers an exceptional standard of care.

    For specialty: Sports & Exercise Medicine
    For conditions: Musculoskeletal Injury
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Mr Amit Amin
    Mr Amit Amin
    Orthopaedic Surgery

    21-12-2020

    I have known Rick as a friend and colleague for many years, and he is a specialist in Sport and Exercise medicine. We have worked together treating patients with simple and complex problems. Rick is an exemplary professional, thorough and he gives patients the time they need to fully understand their condition/problem. On top of this, he is an extremely pleasant individual, and I have no hesitation recommending his services to my patients/friends and family.

    For specialty: Sports & Exercise Medicine
    For conditions: Dance Injury, Tendinopathy (Tendonitis), Sports Medicine, Sports Injuries, Sports Injuries, Hip and Groin Pain, Tennis Injury, Running Injuries, Rugby Injury, Back Pain, Cricket Injury, Football Injury, Endurance Sports Injuries, ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) Injury, Ankle Sprain, Shoulder Tendinopathy (Pitcher’s Shoulder), Shoulder Pain, Osteoporosis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Osteoarthritis, Cartilage Injury, Shin Splints, Musculoskeletal Injury, Ligament Injury, Joint Injury
    For procedures: Ultrasound, Prolotherapy, Exercise Testing, Shockwave Therapy, Joint Injection, Musculoskeletal Ultrasound, Physical Fitness Assessment, Soft Tissue Injection
    Connection: Is a colleague

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