Dr. Julian Widdowson

Sports Medicine Specialist

Julian graduated in 1985 from University College Hospital London. He has worked in Sport and Exercise Medicine for 25 years.  He is a Consultant in Sports and Exercise Medicine in Bath and Clinical Lead for the South West Hub of the National Institute of Dance Medicine and Science, one of three hubs providing Sport Medicine expertise to all genres of dancers across England. He is the medical director of Cyclissimo Ltd, an organisation dedicated to improving cyclists performance.

Julian works at both national and international level across many sports including gold medal Olympians and Paralympians to recreational sports person. He has been the team doctor to Bath Rugby from 2003 to 2015 and at present is team doctor to Gloucester Rugby. He worked for England Rugby Football Union for 10 years and at present works for the Welsh Rugby Union. 

He is the Clinical Director of the renowned MSc in Sports and Exercise Medicine course at the University of Bath. He is an Assessor for the General Medical Council for the specialty of Sport and Exercise Medicine. He is a tutor and examiner for the Immediate Care in Sport, a course for medical practitioners working pitch-side in sport.

He is asked regularly to present nationally and internationally and for the last 3 years has presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Association of Dance Medicine and Science. He was a team leader providing track-side medical care at the Athletics Stadium for the London 2012 Olympics and a match day doctor the 2015 Rugby World Cup. He is one of the match day doctors for internationals at Twickenham.

Most of all, Julian believes that the delivery of a high standard of Sports Medicine requires dedicated time with the patient to explain the injury and develop an agreed treatment plan, in order to prevent recurrence and enable the patient to return to sport fitter and stronger.

Special interests

Musculoskeletal injuries (acute and chronic), tendinopathies, hip and groin pain, dance medicine, cycling performance, rugby injuries, platelet rich plasma and autologous blood injections, ultrasound guided injection.

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