Dr Ritan Mehta

Dr Ritan Mehta

MBBS BSc MSc SEM MRCGP FFSEM PGCTIPC

Sports & Exercise Medicine

Languages spoken

  • Gujarati
  • English
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Registered with

General Medical Council: 6076608

Practices worked at

Fortius Clinic City

75 King William Street, London, United Kingdom, EC4N 7BE
9 reviews

Centennial Medical Care

290 Centennial Avenue, Elstree, United Kingdom, WD6 3SU
61 reviews

About

Dr Mehta is a Consultant in Sport and Exercise Medicine and

the Lead Women's Performance Doctor at the Football Association, working as the

Team Doctor for the England Women's Football team. He qualified in 2003 from

Kings College London and initially trained and worked in General Practice. He

completed a Masters in Sport and Exercise Medicine (Distinction) and

subsequently went on to complete the 4 year specialist training in SEM on the

prestigious London rotation.

Dr Mehta has extensive experience in treating recreational and elite athletes from a variety of sports. These include Gymnasts, Dancers, tennis players, Rugby Players, Footballers of all levels and he was a Sports Medicine Doctor at the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. One of Dr Mehta's main interest is football medicine. He has attended three world cups (FIFA

Women's World Cups- France 2019 and Canada 2015 and FIFA Men’s U20 World Cup, Colombia 2011). He was also the team doctor during Watford FC's promotion to the Premier league in

2015.

Dr. Mehta has a special interest in the conservative management of lower limb sport and musculoskeletal injuries, groin pain, tendon problems, osteoarthritis and female athlete health. He takes pride in undertaking a detailed clinical assessment and uses a holistic approach in managing any issues. He works with all patients to understand and treat the route cause of any problems to help in the short term but also reduce any recurrences in the long term. He utilises diagnostic mucsuloskeletal ultrasound in clinic to supplement his assessments. Dr Mehta offers a range of treatment methods including ultrasound-guided injection treatments shockwave therapy for sports injuries and other painful musculoskeletal conditions. 

Dr Mehta has published and presented extensively in the field of sport and exercise medicine. He has authored several book chapters and co-developed The FA guidelines on Hepatitis and HIV in professional football.

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Medical procedures

  • Ultrasound-guided joint and soft tissue injections
  • Steroid injections
  • Autologous blood injections
  • Platelet-rich plasma injections (PRP)
  • Hyaluronic acid injections
  • Trigger point injections
  • Musculoskeletal ultrasound
  • Exercise Prescription
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Special interests

  • Football injuries
  • Lower limb injuries
  • Hip and Groin pain
  • Tendon problems
  • Female athlete health
  • Shoulder injuries
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Low back pain
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Education

  • BSc Physiology (Upper II hons) - King's College London 2001
  • MBBS - King's College London - 2003
  • MRCGP - Royal College of General Practice - 2007 - Merit
  • MSc in Sport and Exercise Medicine - Queen Mary University of London - 2009 - Disctonction
  • FSEM Diploma in Sport and Exercise Medicine (GB&I) -awarded the Macleod Medal for highest mark   
  •  PgCert Teaching in Primary Care (Teaching The Teachers, TTT) – 2013 - Merit 
  • FFSEM - Fellowship of the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicince - 2014
  •  Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Course (CASE Accredited) - 2017 
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