Dr. Rahul Lakhera

Dr. Rahul Lakhera

BMed Sci, BMBS, MRCGP, DipSEM

General Practice (GP), Sports & Exercise Medicine

15 years of experience
6 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall Experience

5

Bedside Manner

5

Explanation

5

Top feedback

“Dr Rahul is extremely knowledgeable in his area. He communicated effectively with me and involved me in treatment decisions, including what I could do in case my symptoms worsened. I felt that he empathised with me “
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Subspecialties

  • Lifestyle Medicine
  • Musculoskeletal Medicine
  • Sports Injury
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 6162431
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    Practices worked at

    The Wharfedale Clinic Barden House

    50 Park Road, Guiseley,, Leeds, United Kingdom, LS20 8AR
    1 review

    Specialist's working hours

    Mon
    Not available
    Tue
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    Wed
    09:00 - 16:30
    Thu
    Not available
    Fri
    09:00 - 16:30
    Sat
    Not available
    Sun
    Not available

    About

    Dr Rahul Lakhera is an MSK doctor at The Wharfedale Clinic offering private MSK consultations consisting of an assessment, diagnosis and intervention.

    Rahul graduated in Medicine from the University of Nottingham in 2007, following which he moved to West Yorkshire for his junior doctor years. Rotations in rheumatology and A&E shaped his early interest in musculoskeletal medicine. After completing his GP training in 2012 he developed a career combining General Practice with jobs in elite sport. In 2016 he completed a Diploma in Sports and Exercise Medicine at The University of Bath. Previous jobs in sport and musculoskeletal medicine include:

    • Club Doctor Bradford Bulls RLFC, 2014-15
    • Academy and Assistant First Team Doctor Leeds United FC, 2015-2019
    • GP with a Specialist Interest in Musculoskeletal Medicine with Connect Health for Wakefield NHS, 2017-2018
    • U18s match day doctor for Leeds United FC, 2020-21

    He has been working as a GP and Musculoskeletal Clinical Lead for One Medical Group in the NHS in Leeds since 2018 . He's also continued his involvement in elite sport as academy doctor for Hull City FC since 2021 and occasional match day doctor for rugby league clubs in Super League and the Championship. He has been a member of the British Association of Sports Medicine (BASEM) since 2017.

    With a keen interest in Progressive Medicine and root causes of chronic problems, Rahul will develop sustainable management plans to address the multiple systems that interact with musculoskeletal presentations.

    Main services provided by Dr Rahul Lakhera:

    • Musculoskeletal consultations for musculoskeletal injuries and disorders of all causes (e.g. conditions arising through trauma, occupational or sport and exercise pursuits and degenerative conditions)
    • Diagnosis and treatment plans
    • Landmark and ultrasound guided injections of joints and soft tissues with Corticosteroid or Hyaluronic Acid (viscosupplements)
    • Caudal epidural injections
    • Prolotherapy
    • Acupuncture – Western and Chinese Methods
    • Shockwave therapy
    • Provides services to patients of all ages

    Procedures

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

    • Osteoarthritis
    • Ligament Injury
    • Sports Injuries
    • Sports Injuries
    • Ankle Sprain
    • Bursitis (Hip)
    • Bursitis (Shoulder)
    • Cartilage Injury
    • Cricket Injury
    • Dance Injury
    • Endurance Sports Injuries
    • Football Injury
    • Hip and Groin Pain
    • Joint Injury
    • Musculoskeletal Injury
    • Rugby Injury
    • Running Injuries
    • Shin Splints
    • Shoulder Pain
    • Shoulder Tendinopathy (Pitcher’s Shoulder)
    • Sports Medicine
    • Tendinopathy (Tendonitis)
    • Tennis Injury
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    Education

    Sports and Exercise Medicine Diploma, 2016 - University of Bath

    MRCGP, 2012 – Dewsbury, Wakefield and Pontefract GP Training Scheme

    Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, 2007 – University of
    Nottingham

    Bachelor of Medical Sciences, 2005 – University of Nottingham

    British Association of Sports and Exercise Medicine - Member

    Royal College of General Practitioners - Member

    Medical Protection Society - Member

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    Reviews

    5 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Joint Injection
    3/7
    Acupuncture
    2/7
    Osteoarthritis
    2/7
    Injury Rehabilitation
    1/7
    Ligament Injury
    1/7
    Sports Injuries
    1/7
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Dr Rahul is extremely knowledgeable in his area. He communicated effectively with me and involved me in treatment decisions, including what I could do in case my symptoms worsened. I felt that he empathised with me
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    (5/5)
    I took my mum for a consultation with Dr Rahul Lakhera and he was a really good friendly Doctor who explained everything in detail regarding my mums sciatica, which has been really helpful. He also showed my mum exercises to do at home aswel. Would highly recommend him.
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    (5/5)
    I would recommend Dr Rahul to everyone and anyone needing some advice, guidance or treatment for injury, strengthening, stability, conditioning and pain management. He has supported me with all and is capable of so much more I’m sure. He has put me at ease every step of the way and always explained the treatment in full, including after care. He goes the extra mile in following up and checking on progress, and has a very holistic approach to his support and treatment, which in my opinion is very unique, and rare. But with that comes trust, reassurance, and the knowledge that you’re receiving the best care and treatment possible. Thank you Dr Rahul for everything you have done to help me.
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    (5/5)
    Very good doctor
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    Overall Experience
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    (5/5)
    Went for a joint injection which he performed. Really nice doctor, down to earth, explained things, procedure was done really comfortably and it worked great. Big thumbs up.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    I was recommended to see Dr. Lakhera by my osteopath due to my injuries being specific to running, Rahul quickly identified issues with my biomechanics which had been related to these injuries and clearly explained solutions to rectify the issues. It’s now been 6 weeks following his advise and I’m very pleased to say that I can now enjoy running again with no pain at all. Dr. Lakhera is incredibly knowledgeable, passionate about his work and I’m very grateful for his advise and help.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Superbly professional. Made me feel very comfortable and explained each and every procedure with a lovely manner.
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