Dr Richard Seah

Dr Richard Seah

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

Orthopaedic Surgery, Sports & Exercise Medicine

Recommended by 3 specialists
23 years of experience
11 years as a specialist

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“Extremely professional, excellent diagnosis and explanation with an agreed action plan. I would highly recommended Rick.“
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  • 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
    661 reviews

    The Institute of Sport Exercise & Health (ISEH)

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



    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


    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.


    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 


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

    • Shoulder Pain
    • Back Pain
    • Bursitis (Hip)
    • ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) Injury
    • Hip and Groin Pain
    • Ankle Sprain
    • Bursitis (Shoulder)
    • Cartilage Injury
    • Cricket Injury
    • Dance Injury
    • Endurance Sports Injuries
    • Football Injury
    • 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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    • 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)


    • 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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