Dr Harjinder Singh
Consultant in Sport and Exercise Medicine
BM BS BMedSci MSc (SEM) FFSEM (UK)
I am a Consultant in Sport and Exercise Medicine and am passionate about optimising the non-operative treatment of musculoskeletal conditions. I assess and treat a variety of sport, exercise and musculoskeletal problems. During the consultation, if appropriate, I will perform a targeted complaint driven ultrasound. I also perform ultrasound guided, as well as unguided, injections. I treat difficult tendon problems with therapies such as dry needling, autologous blood injections, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy injections, hyaluronic acid injections and high volume injections and extracorporeal shockwave therapy. I also perform prolotherapy injections in peripheral joints (not spinal injections) for specific conditions.
In my private practice, I introduced PRP injections to Spire Leicester Hospital in October 2018 after evaluating the effectiveness of the treatment and having undertaken accredited training in Munich. I now teach ultrasound guided PRP injection techniques in Munich.
I am also currently evaluating other regenerative medicine techniques.
In my NHS practice, I am involved in evaluating the effectiveness of autologous blood injections and also extracorporeal shockwave therapy.
I have vast experience of elite athlete care at both national and international level. I currently work as Club Doctor at Leicester Tigers, am Chief Medical Officer of Leicestershire County Cricket Club and also Medical Officer at Leicester City Football Club. I also work as under-19 doctor for FA Wales and Medical Advisor to the Professional Game Match Officials (PGMOL). I also work closely with an elite level heavyweight boxer.
I assess athletes who have medical support through the Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS) and the Professional Footballer’s Association (PFA). I provide second opinions in challenging cases in professional sport.
I have previously worked with England Cricket Board (ECB), The FA as an itinerant consultant, Wasps rugby, Nottingham Forest and Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Harjinder Singh at Spire include:
Spire Leicester Hospital is only able to provide Covid-19 tests to patients undergoing surgery at our hospital. Covid-19 testing or antibody tests are not available as a standalone service.
BMed.Sci / The University of Nottingham / 1990
Bachelor of Science
BM BS / The University of Nottingham / 1993
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
MSc Sports Medicine / The University of Nottingham / 2003
Masters in Sports Medicine
FFSEM(UK) / Edinburgh / 2014
Fellow of the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine UK
PgC / Bournemouth University / 2015
Postgraduate Certificate in musculoskeletal ultrasound
Fellow of the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine
Consultant Sport and Exercise Medicine, University Hospitals NHS Trust Leicester
Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my wife and three young children. I also enjoy participating in sport, playing golf and cricket. I take a keen interest in cultural and social issues and have been actively involved in the community. I am a medical volunteer for the Slumdoctor charity, which undertakes a free annual medical camp in Northern India during March.