Dr Philip Riley

Consultant Sport and Exercise Medicine Physician

MBChB, MRCGP, DipSEM, FFSEM


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I am a full time Consultant in Musculoskeletal, Sport and Exercise Medicine. I am an experienced Medical Doctor, formerly a General Practitioner, becoming full time in sports medicine in 2009. I perform musculoskeletal ultrasound scans, and subsequent guided injections of steroid, hyaluronic acid and PRP as required. I use shockwave therapy to treat a variety of conditions including plantar fascitis and tendinopathies.

I was the England Rugby Senior Team Doctor from 2018-2019, having worked across the age groups and Saxons since 2002.I started as a Team Doctor with the Cycling Team Ineos in November 2019.

I have previously worked in a number of sports including football (Bolton Wanders and Manchester United Academy, England U19s), cycling (team doctor at Teamsky for 5 years until 2015), hockey (England Men's and Women's teams) and para-swimming (Chief Medical Officer at GB Para-swimming). I have worked at the English Institute of Sport in Manchester and between 2013-2018 was a Sports Physician at Pure Sports Medicine in London.

I am an Instructor on the pre-hospital immediate care in sport course and a member of the Twickenham pitch-side medical team.

I am happy to see patients with upper limb, lower limb and spinal complaints.

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Philip Riley at Spire include:

Sports and exercise medicine

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Clinical interests

Sports medicine

General sports and exercise medicine, from the elite to the recreational athlete, with a particular interest in rugby and cycling medicine. Musculoskeletal medicine including bone, joint and soft-tissue problems, related either to injury or degenerative change.

Qualification and professional memberships

MBChB / Manchester University / 1984
Medical degree

MRCGP / London / 1987
Member of the Royal College of General Practitioners

Dip SEM / Bath / 2003
Diploma in sports and exercise medicine


Professional memberships

Fellow of the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine (UK)

Personal profile

I have played a number of sports over the years, including golf, squash, hockey and football. I remain active and enjoy cycling and running.

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