Dr Kal Parmar

Dr Kal Parmar

Consultant in Sport and Exercise Medicine

Practising at

Spire Leicester Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Kal Parmar at Spire include:

Sports and exercise medicine

Other treatments

Dr Parmar treats sports and musculoskeletal related injuries. He administers PRP injections, prolotherapy injections, Viscosupplement injections, steroid injections and ultrasound guided injections.

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Professional profile

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.

I am currently Club Doctor, Lead Sports Physician and Governance Advisor for Leicester Tigers Rugby Football Club, a sub-committee member and examiner in Musculoskeletal Ultrasound, Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine UK, a tutor and external examiner in Musculoskeletal Ultrasound for the Centre for Ultrasound Studies, Bournemouth and Honorary Senior Lecturer in Sports and Exercise Medicine, University College London.

I qualified from Birmingham University in 1995 completing basic surgical training in London and Birmingham before undergoing five year advanced specialist training in Sports and Exercise Medicine at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra and Australasian College of Sports Physicians based in Sydney.

I relocated to the UK in 2006 as Club Doctor and Head of Medical Services for Tottenham Hotspur Football Club before taking up the position of Club Doctor, Lead Sports Physician and Governance Advisor at Leicester Tigers Rugby Football Club in 2009.

I have worked in sports from grass roots through to National Teams, having been on tour with the National Australian Men's and Women's senior hockey teams as well as Australian National football teams. Other roles have included Team Doctor for the Australian Cricket Team 2009 Ashes 5th test and 2009 One Day International series; The Wallabies whilst on tour in the UK in 2008; The Brumbies Rugby Union and Sydney Swans AFL reserve teams and the Sydney International Tennis tournament. Multisport events include the 2009 World University Games, Belgrade, Serbia; 2015 European Games, Baku, Azerbaijan and the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games.

I consult and teach widely in Sports and Exercise Medicine with roles at the Centre for Ultrasound Studies in Bournemouth and University College London. I have completed Masters degrees in Sports Medicine and Medical Ultrasound and am a Fellow of the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine UK.

I have been involved in treating sports and musculoskeletal related injury and illness since 2001.

Clinical Interests

Sports medicine

Special clinical interests: General sports medicine, rugby and football medicine, running and triathlon injury, diagnostic and interventional ultrasound, orthobiologics (prolotherapy, PRP, viscoupplement injections).

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Qualification and professional memberships

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

Professional memberships

Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine in the UK
British Medical Association

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Personal Profile

Outside of medicine, I enjoy keeping fit by doing regular hot yoga practice and by swimming. I am an experienced scuba diver and find time for the occasional game of golf. Apart from that, I have a love of Italian red wines and travel widely.

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Private contact details

Website www.sportsortho.co.uk
Private secretary Sarah May
Private secretary telephone 0207 496 3552
Private secretary email parmar.admin@sportsortho.co.uk