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Dr Jim Kerss

Consultant in Sport & Exercise Medicine
MbChb FFSEM DipSEM PGCME

Practising at

Spire Liverpool Hospital

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Treatment information

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

Other treatments

Tendon problems, trigger point injections

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Professional profile

I am a Consultant in Sport & Exercise Medicine at the English Institute of Sport in Manchester and am the England Netball Chief Medical Officer. I have previously worked with elite athletes in Football as the 1st team Dr at Everton FC, Swimming, Athletics and Rugby League and am currently Team Dr at Toronto Wolfpack RLFC – the worlds’ first transatlantic sports team. My NHS practice is the Joint Health Integrated Musculoskeletal service at Southport & Ormskirk NHS Trust.

My practice covers any form of sports injury, musculoskeletal complaint or exercise related medical problem; I am passionate about providing an elite level of healthcare to all my patients, irrespective of their ability or level of sport, physical activity and work.

I firmly believe in the importance of providing an accurate diagnosis and individualised management plan and place great importance in working alongside other healthcare professionals as part of a multi-disciplinary team in order to achieve that. I work to optimise rehabilitation and utilise treatments such as Ultrasound guided injections and Shockwave therapy if appropriate. I use Musculoskeletal Ultrasound in my daily practice and aim to provide a one stop clinic of clinical assessment, diagnostics and treatment.


Clinical Interests

Soft tissue injury
Sports medicine

Particular areas of interest: Lower Limb Tendinopathies e.g. 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 e.g. Exercise; Induced Bronchospasm, Breathing Dysfunction, EILO.

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Qualification and professional memberships

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

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Personal Profile

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 in 2017.

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Private contact details

Telephone 0151 733 7123