Dr. Brinda Christopher

Dr. Brinda Christopher

FFSEM MRCP MBBS BSc

Sports & Exercise Medicine

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1 specialist

Overall Rating

Overall
5
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5
Explanation
5

Top feedback

“I came to see Dr. Christopher for a very old ankle injury at a point when I thought surgery was my only option. Dr. Christopher was excellent at explaining I had other options and recommended a physio, with whom I worked and I was able to greatly increase my ankle strength and stability. I don't believe I need surgery anymore and am very grateful to Dr. Christopher and team for realising there are other treatment options. “
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 6164195
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £260

    Follow-up appointment: £180

    Practices worked at

    HCA UK at The Shard

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

    London Bridge Hospital

    27 Tooley Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 2PR
    1218 reviews

    About

    Dr Brinda Christopher has worked in Premier League Football and currently works for the Ministry of Defence as a Specialist Consultant in Sports and Exercise Medicine.

    Brinda obtained an intercalated Sports Science Degree from Loughborough University in 2006 and qualified from University College Medical School in 2007. She undertook general medical training at London University-affiliated teaching hospitals and then specialist trained in Sports and Exercise Medicine at Charing Cross Hospital, St Mary’s Hospital, Hammersmith Hospital and Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre Headley Court.

    Shortly after qualifying as a Sports and Exercise Medicine Consultant and becoming a Fellow at the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine she was appointed President of the Royal Society of Medicine Sports and Exercise Medicine Section. During that year she also undertook a Fellowship at Stanford University where she worked closely with the Stanford 25 group. She taught undergraduates and Stanford Physicians on clinical musculoskeletal examination and medicine and continues to contribute to the group as a Faculty Member of the Annual Stanford 25 Symposium.

    Brinda returned from Stanford to work at Tottenham Hotspur Football Club as the Academy Doctor, later crossing over to include care of the 1st Team. She has been closely involved from the inception of SVEXA a Silicon Valley based, multidisciplinary lead sports science data analytics start-up, where the aim is to better utilize individual sports data to optimize performance and recovery for elite athletes, with a view to offer these services to individuals once robust sport specific algorithms have been established.

    Brinda’s main sport interest to date has been in football medicine. She started at Wimbledon AFC, later moved to Norwich FC, and then Tottenham Hotspur FC. She has also worked for: women’s teams such as England’s Women’s Football and Tottenham Hotspur Ladies; disabled sports such as NEC Championship Disabled International Tennis and GB Disabled Shooting; and adolescent sport medicine when working for UK Athletics Junior Championships, Sainsbury’s School Games, and for the Football Academy at Spurs.

    Brinda passionately advocates Exercise Medicine and has lead a working group for the Department of Health and Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine on exercise medicine prescription for chronic diseases, which has resulted in a web based prescription tool ‘Moving Medicine’.

    Brinda currently works as a Regional Rehabilitation Unit Doctor for the MOD in Colchester and overseas diagnosis and rehabilitation to injured Army, Navy and RAF personnel, including elite members of The Parachute Regiment. She works within a multidisciplinary team which includes Exercise Rehabilitation Instructors, Physiotherapists, and General Medical Officers to ensure optimal outcomes for musculoskeletal injures, which can range from those sustained during operational deployment to elite level sport.

    Special Interests

    • Biomechanical optimisation
    • Rehabilitation & return-to-sport
    • Age related musculoskeletal conditions
    • Tendinopathies
    • Overtraining
    • Back pain
    • Acute musculoskeletal injuries
    • Adolescent sports injuries
    • Nutritional requirements to rehabilitation

    Professional Positions

    • Rehabilitation Unit Doctor, MOD Regional Rehabilitation Unit, Colchester
    • Sports Medicine Doctor, SVEXA Silicon Valley Exercise Analytics
    • Former President RSM Sports and Exercise Medicine Committee

    https://dr-brinda-christopher.com/projects/


    Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

    • biomechanics and gait analysis 
    • joint infection 
    • ultrasound 
    • shockwave therapy
    • exercise testing 
    • physical fitness assessment
    • soft tissue injection 
    • ACL 
    • Cricket injury 
    • exercise medicine 
    • joint injury 
    • running injuries 
    • ankle sprain 
    • cartilage injury 
    • football injruy 
    • ligament injury 
    • shin splints 
    • sports injuries 
    • tendinopathy 
    • hip and groin pain 
    • musculoskeletal injury 
    • rugby injury 
    • shoulder pain 
    • sports medicine 

    It is important that HCA is transparent about our relationship with those doctors who provide us with clinical guidance on delivering the best possible care to patients and operating our hospitals safely and efficiently. We set out here some of the ways in which we work together and the amount we pay this doctor for such services.

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    Medical procedures

    • Biomechanics and Gait Analysis
    • Exercise Prescription
    • Injury Rehabilitation
    • Joint Injection
    • Musculoskeletal Ultrasound
    • Physical Fitness Assessment
    • Shockwave Therapy
    • Soft Tissue Injection
    • Ultrasound
    • Video Consultation
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    Special interests

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

    • MBBS 2007 Royal Free and University College London
    • MRCP 2013 Royal College of Physicians
    • FFSEM 2016 Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine 
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    Reviews

    5 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    Explanation
    Bedside Manner
    Ankle Sprain
    2/4
    Cartilage Injury
    1/4
    Fracture
    1/4
    Sprained ankle
    1/4
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Ankle Sprain
    I came to see Dr. Christopher for a very old ankle injury at a point when I thought surgery was my only option. Dr. Christopher was excellent at explaining I had other options and recommended a physio, with whom I worked and I was able to greatly increase my ankle strength and stability. I don't believe I need surgery anymore and am very grateful to Dr. Christopher and team for realising there are other treatment options.
    Read more
    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Ankle Sprain Sprained ankle
    Clear, concise expert advice of all treatments and the likely benefits. Always professional and determined to explore all options to gain the best results. I can't fault her.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Cartilage Injury
    DR Christopher is one of the best Doctor I been too, she honest in answering all the question put to her, she made me feel comfortable and always reassure me don't matter what's the procedures.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Fracture
    She is very friendly, informative and professional. I would recommend her to friends and patients myself.
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    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 1 doctor for:
    1

    Sports & Exercise Medicine

    Mr Dafydd Edwards
    Mr Dafydd Edwards
    Orthopaedic Surgery

    11-03-2021

    Dr Christopher has an extensive and impressive background in Sports and Exercise Medicine. She has worked for top sports teams (national and international) helping to rehabilitate inured sports persons.

    For specialty: Sports & Exercise Medicine
    For conditions: Tendinopathy (Tendonitis), Sports Injuries, Musculoskeletal Injury
    For procedures: Video Consultation, Injury Rehabilitation, Exercise Testing, Exercise Prescription, Joint Injection, Physical Fitness Assessment, Soft Tissue Injection
    Connection: Is a colleague
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