Practices worked at
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)
- Welsh Gymnastics
He has been lead Consultant Sports Physician to the High-Performance Unit at Sport Wales since 2003 and has 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.
- 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
- 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
- Musculoskeletal Injury
- Shoulder Pain
- Rugby Injury
- Shoulders Tendinopathy
- Back Pain
- 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
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.
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 .
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.
Knowledgeable, personable and can tell he really cares. Great state of the art facility and equipment. Already feel light years better!
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.
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.
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.
Dr Ridgewell is kind and caring and always so helpful. He is very professional and approachable.
Very personable from initial meeting as well as excellent assessment and treatment.
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.
Conscientious and thorough. Highly recommended
Superb doctor, incredibly professional and knowledgeable. He has helped me significantly in the past with injuries and illness.
Very experienced and approachable doctor
Best specialist I have seen after some very bad experiences with previous specialists. Mark was really in a different league to any specialist I have seen before. Professional and really cares about the patient.
Dr Ridgewell has always been very helpful and professional in his approach to diagnosing and treating my injuries .
Excellent care and support. Really pleased with the treatment i received.
Mark is an absolute gentleman and you will struggle to find a doctor who is as up to date and knowledgeable as he is. By far he is one of the leading doctors in his field. With vast experience and excellent service I would highly recommend him.
Fantastic doctor , very professional. Has kept me in the sport.
Dr Ridgewell has helped me over the last 5 years during my international hockey career. I can't thank him enough for the professional approaches he used to ensure I was back to full health. Without his support , I would not have returned back to play so quickly.
Always the best service with mark, can't get a better doctor.
Dr. Ridgewell is an exceptional practitioner. He has great knowledge in his field but also goes above and beyond in terms of patient care and attention.
Dr Mark Ridgewell is the most professional, considerate and knowledgable doctor that I have had the pleasure of being treated by. He is thoughtful, very efficient and has a wealth of experience. I highly recommend him.
VERY approachable and professional throughout.
I have been a patient of Dr. Ridgewell for over 4 years. He is an incredible doctor who has helped me with all aspects of any medical problems I have had. This in turn has allowed me to compete at an international level with my sporting career for which I am eternally grateful for! Thank you Dr Ridgewell!!
Mark is very welcoming and one the best Consultants I have come across. A great deal of experience with my condition and very knowledgeable.
I can't recommend Dr Ridgewell enough. He has an incredible ability to put a patient at ease, is very easy to talk to and incredibly efficient at creating the best and most effective treatment path. His experience and expertise are second to none. If you need to see someone who will get to the bottom of an issue no one else has, then this is the right Dr to see.
I have been a patient of Dr Ridgewell for over 15 years within a sport and personal capacity. Dr Ridgwell has not only helped me with some serious injuries but his knowledge and care has helped me through some very difficult times. I can honestly say he is one of the best & wouldn’t hesitate in recommending him for anything.
Dr Ridgewell is honest about treatment options, the best outcome and potential set backs. He engaged well with me and my family. I would 100% recommend him.
Fantastic experiences with Doctor Ridgewell. Has been treating my daughter (tennis player) after a long term injury and has brought her back to full health and fitness. Professional, knowledgeable and very giving of his time. No hesitation in recommending his services!!
Very knowledgeable and friendly
Always had fantastic and reassuring treatment from Dr. Ridgewell. Has helped me back from a number of injuries and always builds confidence and belief in your ability. I would highly recommend Dr Ridgewell.
Mark has always been extremely helpful in every capacity and is extremely professional.
Excellent - Mark seems to have a 6th sense in diagnosing all my aches and pains, and gives sound advice and a very holistic approach to treating the problems. Highly recommended