Consultant Profile

Dr Mark Ridgewell

Practicing at:
Spire Cardiff Hospital
  • General medicine
    • Sports medicine
Special clinical interests:

Overuse injuries

Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine
British Association of Sport and Exercise Medicine
UK Association of Doctors in Sport

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
02920 736011
Private secretary telephone number:
07914 082718
Private secretary email address:
Personal email address:
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Over 20 years Dr Ridgewell has gained vast experience, specialising in the non-surgical treatment of soft tissue injuries affecting muscles, tendons and ligaments. He is known across the UK and has been Programme Director of the Masters course in Sport & Exercise Medicine course at Cardiff Metropolitan University for many years. He lectures at national and international conferences and at Swansea University Medical School. He has acted as a mentor for many junior doctors and physiotherapists who have risen to prominent roles over the years.

Current posts:

  • Lead Sports Physician High Performance Unit at Sport Wales Institute, Cardiff
  • Sports Physician Scarlets Rugby
  • Consultant Sports Physician to: Welsh Athletics, netball, Swim Wales, Gymnastics, Hockey and Haribo-Beacon Cycling Team

Previous posts:

  • 1991-2005       Team Doctor to Swansea Rugby, Ospreys, WRU under-18 and 21
  • 2000-2003       Medical Officer and National Team Doctor England & Wales Cricket Board
  • 2005-2013       Team Doctor to Wales Football
  • 2007-2010       Consultant Sports Physician Swansea City Football
Personal profile:

Dr Ridgewell was born in Swansea and trained at St. Mary’s Hospital, London, He worked in London and Bermuda before becoming a GP at King’s Road Surgery in Mumbles from 1991-2013. Dr Ridgewell became the first doctor in Wales to be appointed to the GMC Specialist Register in Sport and Exercise Medicine in 2010. He currently works for ABMU Local Health Board as the Clinical Lead of a specialist Musculo-Skeletal Clinical assessment Service, which sees over 7000 patients with muscular and joint problems each year. He is married with 4 daughters and a son.

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Dr Mark Ridgewell

General Practitioner and Sports Physician at Spire Cardiff Hospital

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