Dr Mark Ridgewell

Dr Mark Ridgewell

MBBS, FFSEM, MSc, DRCOG, MRCGP, Pg Dip MSK US

Sports & Exercise Medicine

36 years of experience
12 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall Experience

5

Bedside Manner

5

Explanation

5

Top feedback

“I first saw Dr Ridgewell in 2016 for an unrelated problem which was resolved quickly and effectively, so I was pleased to be able to return to his care this time. His level of knowledge speaks of wide experience and he's also extremely good at explaining what are sometimes quite complicated concepts. A winning attribute from my point of view is that he's also sympathetic to the problems to elderly runners.“
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Subspecialty

  • Musculoskeletal Medicine
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 3116968
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £175

    Follow-up appointment: £100

    Practices worked at

    St Joseph’s Hospital

    Harding Avenue, Malpas, Newport, United Kingdom, NP20 6ZE
    111 reviews

    HMT Sancta Maria Hospital

    Lamberts Road, Swansea, United Kingdom, SA1 8FD
    72 reviews

    Spire Cardiff Hospital

    Croescadarn Rd, Pontprennau, Cardiff, United Kingdom, CF23 8XL
    62 reviews

    Werndale Hospital

    Bancyfelin, Carmarthen, United Kingdom, SA33 5NT
    7 reviews

    Fortius Clinic Wimbledon

    22 Worple Road, Wimbledon, United Kingdom, SW19 4DD
    0 reviews

    Specialist's working hours

    Mon
    09:30 - 16:30
    Tue
    14:30 - 16:00 | 08:30 - 11:00 | 17:00 - 20:00
    Wed
    Not available
    Thu
    11:20 - 16:40
    Fri
    13:30 - 15:30
    Sat
    Not available
    Sun
    Not available

    About

    Dr. Mark Ridgewell is a Consultant Sport and Exercise Medicine Physician based in London and Wales, UK.

    Dr. Ridgewell's main field is the management of soft tissue and overuse injuries, with specialisation in the prevention and management of these injuries all over the body, as well as rehabilitation.

    In 2010, Dr. Ridgewell became the first doctor in Wales to be appointed to the GMC Specialist Register in Sport and Exercise Medicine. He has worked at international level across a wide variety of sports including:

    • professional and international rugby union since 1991
    • international football (Wales chief medical officer and team doctor 2005-2012)
    • Welsh athletics
    • Swim Wales
    • International and county cricket (ECB lead doctor 2000-2003),
    • Welsh hockey
    • Super League and international netball
    • professional cycling (JLT Condor, Team Storey Racing, and Welsh Cycling)
    • Triathlon
    • Welsh Gymnastics

    He was the lead Consultant Sports Physician to the High-Performance Unit at Sport Wales from 2003-2020 and acted as Sports Physician to Team Wales at the Commonwealth Games three times between 2006 and 2014.

    Annually he works with elite women's tennis as Players' Physician at the Birmingham Classic WTA Premier Tournament.

    Over the past 20 years, Dr. Ridgewell has gained vast experience in the management of sports injuries, specialising in the non-surgical treatment of soft tissue injuries affecting muscles, tendons and ligaments, particularly relating to exercise. Importantly, he completely understands the significant effects that injury can have on a normal day to day life and very much encourages physical activity in his treatment plans.

    Dr. Ridgewell is married with four daughters and 1 son.


    Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments
    • ESWT Shockwave
    • Ultrasound -guided injections
    • Steroid injections
    • PRP injections
    • Prolotherapy with exception of spinal
    • Musculoskeletal ultrasound
    • Shockwave Therapy
    • Joint Injections
    • Physical Fitness Assessment
    • Soft Tissue Injection
    • Ultrasound
    • Excercise Prescription

     

    • Shockwave therapy
    • Diagnostic ultrasound
    • Ultrasound-guided injections
    • Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy
    • Overuse Injuries
    • Ankle Sprain
    • Cartilage Injury
    • Dance Injury
    • Cricket Injury
    • Football Injury
    • Ligament Injury
    • Shin Splints
    • Tendonitis
    • Musculoskeletal Injury
    • Shoulder Pain
    • Rugby Injury
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Shoulders Tendinopathy
    • Back Pain

    Procedures

    • Exercise Prescription
    • Joint Injection
    • Musculoskeletal Ultrasound
    • Physical Fitness Assessment
    • Shockwave Therapy
    • Soft Tissue Injection
    • Ultrasound
    • Video Consultation
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    Special interests

    • Sports Injuries
    • Sports Injuries
    • Ankle Sprain
    • Back Pain
    • 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 Pain
    • Shoulder Tendinopathy (Pitcher’s Shoulder)
    • Sports Medicine
    • Tendinopathy (Tendonitis)
    • Tennis Injury
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    Education

    • Diploma Sport and Exercise Medicine (SEM) Royal college of Surgeons Glasgow 1999
    • MSc Sport and Exercise Medicine University of Bath 2000
    • Hon. Principal Lecturer SEM (and former Programme Director) Cardiff Metropolitan University
    • Hon. Senior Tutor Swansea University Medical School.
    • Foundation Fellow Faculty of SEM (FFSEM 2008)
    • British Association of Sport and Exercise Medicine BASEM
    • UK Association of Doctors in Sport

     

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    Reviews

    5 Overall Patient Trust rating
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    5
    Bedside Manner
    5
    Explanation
    5
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    I first saw Dr Ridgewell in 2016 for an unrelated problem which was resolved quickly and effectively, so I was pleased to be able to return to his care this time. His level of knowledge speaks of wide experience and he's also extremely good at explaining what are sometimes quite complicated concepts. A winning attribute from my point of view is that he's also sympathetic to the problems to elderly runners.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Dr Ridgewell was empathetic to my needs and I felt totally safe in his care. The diagnosis was spot on and the follow up treatment paid attention to every detail .
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
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    Explanation (5/5)
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    Dr Ridgewell provided a very friendly, personable and professional service. He was on time, welcoming and engaged with me to understand what was going on with my lower back. I could tell he was intent on getting as much information as possible to ensure he could give the best treatment recommendations. He listened and came up with a treatment route which I have already started. He has also told me to keep in touch so he can ensure the treatment plan is going well. I am very grateful for his help and would definitely recommend him.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Knowledgeable, personable and can tell he really cares. Great state of the art facility and equipment. Already feel light years better!
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Made time for me to get an MRI on the same day, then talked me through my diagnosis without a rush and in layman terms. really professional while caring, as it was difficult news to receive.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    In 2016 I met Dr Mark Ridgewell after sustaining a concussion in a fall during one of my races. Mark was the team doctor for the Professional Cycling Team I raced in. I can't speak more fondly of Mark and the support, advice and professional care he provided for me and my teammates at different times throughout the year. My health was his foremost concern and his delivery and bedside manner was genuine and compassionate. His extensive and ongoing experience in multiple sporting disciplines as a medical practitioner was clear, which reassured me that I was receiving the most current and up to date medical advice out there.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Dr Ridgewell is very caring, and really goes the extra mile for his patients. Besides working with him professionally being a Physio, I have also been a patient of his. I highly recommend Dr Ridgewell.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Dr Ridgewell is kind and caring and always so helpful. He is very professional and approachable.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Very personable from initial meeting as well as excellent assessment and treatment.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Dr Ridgewell is a caring professional who has helped me deal with numerous sports injuries. I would have been lost without him. Thank you again for everything.
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