Dr Kal Parmar
Consultant in Sport and Exercise Medicine
MBChB, MRCSEd, MSpMed, MSc Med USS, FFSEM (UK)
I am Consultant in Sports and Exercise Medicine, with my private practice based in London and Leicester, dealing with general and specialist areas of sports medicine. I specialise in rugby and football medicine, contact sport injury, triathalon and running related injury, groin pain in sport and diagnostic and interventional musculoskeletal ultrasound.
My work is based on a multidisciplinary team approach, working with physiotherapists and other allied health professionals, as well as secondary referral to specialist sports orthopaedic surgeons as needed. A large part of my practice is ultrasound scanning and injections of steroid and non-steroid alternatives as well as the emerging areas of Orthobiologics, including platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections.
I have been working in the City of London since 2008, seeing a mixture of recreational, semi-professional and professional athletes from all over the UK. I am one of only a handful of doctors in Europe to have undergone advanced specialist training in Sports Medicine in Australia, including the World-renowned Australian Institute of Sport (AIS).
I have an overseas practice in Bermuda where I consult once every 6 weeks seeing a range of patients from recreational to Olympic Athletes and Professional Footballers. I am also Medical Advisor to Leicester Tigers Rugby Union Club, having previously been Club Doctor for 10 years.
I qualified from Birmingham University in 1995 and completed basic surgical training in London and Birmingham before undergoing advanced specialist training in Sports Medicine in Australia. This was based at the Sydney Academy of Sport and the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra. Relocation back to the UK was in 2006 where I took up a 2-year position of Club Doctor and Head of Medical Services at Tottenham Hotspur Football Club. In 2009, I became Lead Sports Physician, Club Doctor and Governance Advisor to Leicester Tigers Rugby Union Club – positions I held for 10 years before becoming Medical Advisor to the Club.
I have been involved in treating sports and musculoskeletal related injury and illness since 2002. I have worked in Sports from grassroots through to National Teams, having been on tour with the Australian Men’s and Women’s Hockey teams (Kookaburras and Hockeyroos) as well as Australian National Football teams. Other team doctor roles include Australian Men’s Senior Cricket Team for the 2009 Ashes and One Day International Series; The Wallabies Senior Men’s Rugby Union Team in 2008; The Brumbies Rugby Union and Sydney Swans AFL teams. Tournament events include The Sydney International Tennis tournament; the 2009 World University Games in Belgrade, Serbia; 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games and the 2015 European Games in Baku, Azerbaijan.
I consult and teach widely in this area with lecturing and teaching roles at University College London (UCL) and The Centre for Ultrasound Studies in Bournemouth. Roles at the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine in the UK include subcommittee member in musculoskeletal ultrasound and conducting annual appraisals for Sports Medicine doctors as an appraiser.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Kal Parmar at Spire include:
Sports and exercise medicine
Dr Parmar treats sports and musculoskeletal related injuries. He administers PRP injections, prolotherapy injections, Viscosupplement injections, steroid injections and ultrasound guided injections.
COVID-19 testing or antibody tests are not available as a standalone service at Spire Leicester Hospital.
MBChB / University of Birmingham / 1995
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
MRCSEd / Edinburgh / 2000
Member of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
MSpMed / Australian Institute of Sport / 2002
Masters Degree in Sports Medicine
FFSEM (UK) / Edinburgh / 2015
Fellow of the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine (UK)
MSc Med USS / University of Bournemouth / 2015
Masters degree in Medical Ultrasound
Outside of Medicine, I enjoy keeping fit by doing regular hot yoga practice and swimming. I am trained in Krav Maga self-defence, am an experienced Scuba Diver and manage to find time for an occasional game of golf. Apart from that, I have a love of Italian Red wines and travel widely.