Dr Jim Kerss

Dr Jim Kerss

Consultant in Sport & Exercise Medicine

Practising at

Spire Liverpool Hospital

Spire Murrayfield Hospital Wirral

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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 and 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 first team Dr at Everton FC, Swimming, Athletics and Rugby League. I'm currently Team Dr at Toronto Wolfpack RLFC – the world's first transatlantic sports team. My NHS practice is the Joint Health Integrated Musculoskeletal service at Southport and Ormskirk NHS Trust.

My practice covers any form of sports injury, musculoskeletal complaint or exercise-related medical problems. 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.

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Private contact details

Telephone 0151 733 7123
Private secretary Karen Lindsay
Private secretary telephone 0151 929 5342