Dr Jim Kerss

Consultant in Sport & Exercise Medicine


Specialises in

I am a Consultant in Sport & Exercise Medicine at the English Institute of Sport in Manchester and am the England Netball Team Doctor. I have previously worked with elite athletes in Football as the first-team Doctor at Everton FC, Swimming, Athletics and Rugby League. My NHS practice is the Joint Health Integrated Musculoskeletal service at Southport & Ormskirk NHS Trust.

I specialise in the diagnosis and treatment of sports injuries, musculoskeletal pain and exercise related medical symptoms such as breathing difficulties, fatigue and underperformance.

I place great importance in working alongside other healthcare professionals as part of a multi-disciplinary team to optimise non-surgical management options for my patients, including rehabilitation and utilising treatments such as ultrasound guided injections and Shockwave therapy if appropriate. I use musculoskeletal ultrasound in my daily practice to enhance clinical assessment.

I have recently been appointed as sports and exercise doctor for team GB at the 2020 Paralympic games in Tokyo.


Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Jim Kerss at Spire include:

Sports and exercise medicine

Other treatments

  • Tendon problems
  • Trigger point injections

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Additional information

Soft tissue injury
Sports medicine

Special clinical interests: Lower limb tendinopathies, eg gluteal, patella, Achilles; Non-surgical management of knee and ankle pain; Rotator cuff related shoulder pain; Point of care Ultrasound & Image guided injections; Exercise associated breathing difficulties, eg exercise; Induced bronchospasm, Breathing dysfunction, EILO.

MbChb / University of Sheffield / 2006
Medical Degree

PGCME / Edge Hill University / 2015
Post graduate certificate in work place based medical education

FFSEM / Faculty of Sport & Exercise Medicine / 2016
Fellow of the Faculty of Sport & Exercise Medicine

Professional memberships

British Association of Sport & Exercise Medicine

Royal Society of Medicine

Faculty of Sport & Exercise Medicine

I am married and have two amazing young children. In my spare time I enjoy playing and watching any sport, I previously played rugby union but hung up my boots in my late 20s and have been afflicted by the common middle aged male addiction to triathlon. I'm currently training for my first half Ironman.

Telephone 0151 733 7123
Website www.nwsem.co.uk
Private secretary Karen Lindsay
Private secretary telephone 0151 929 5342