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Cardiff Centre of Excellence for Orthopaedic Care

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Dr Mark Ridgewell


    Sport & Exercise Medicine

    Specialist interests
    Overuse injuries of all types

    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


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Dr Mark Ridgewell

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