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Medical services in Musculoskeletal and Sports Medicine are provided by Independent Practitioners: Dr Martyn Speight and Dr Rahul Lakhera.

Dr Martyn B Speight

MB ChB, Dip. Sports Med, MLCOM, Dip M-S Med, FFSEM
Musculoskeletal Medicine and Sports Doctor

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Martyn graduated in Medicine from Sheffield University in 1993 and gained experience in specialties relevant to musculoskeletal medicine such as orthopaedics, A&E, rheumatology, spinal injuries and general practice. He went on to complete the Postgraduate Diploma in Sports Medicine (University of Nottingham) in 1997 and the following year enrolled at the London College of Osteopathic Medicine where he gained manual therapy skills through study and some 900 hours of clinical practice. On completion, he was awarded membership of the college and became eligible for dual registration with the General Osteopathic Council and so he is also a registered osteopath. In 2001, he completed the Diploma in Musculoskeletal Medicine, and later also became a Founding Fellow of Sport and Exercise Medicine (Edinburgh). He is a member of a number of organisations including (but not limited to)the British Association of Sports Medicine (BASEM) and the International Spine Intervention Society.

In addition to his clinical work, Martyn was previously involved in the education and training of other doctors having been a tutor for Te British Institute of Musculoskeletal Medicine and an examiner for the Diploma of Musculoskeletal Medicine.

Martyn sees a range of patients with musculoskeletal problems and injuries, in both the general population and the sporting fraternity (at both amateur and professional level).

Professional sports clients include a number of UK football clubs (including Premier League teams), Rugby Union and League Clubs and a number of elite individual olympic and other world class athletes.

Main services provided Dr Martyn Speight:

  • Musculoskeletal Consultations for musculoskeletal injuries and disorders of all causes (e.g. conditions arising through trauma, occupational or sport and exercise pursuits and degenerative conditions)
  • Diagnosis and treatment plans
  • Diagnostic ultrasound scans(alongside consultations)
  • Injections of joints and soft tissues (including landmark and ultrasound guided injections where clinically indicated)
  • Corticosteroid, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), Hyaluronic acid (viscosupplements) and Autologous blood injections
  • Caudal epidural injections
  • Prolotherapy
  • Shockwave therapy 
  • Provides services to patients aged 18 and over 
  • Works with a limited number of health insurers (please contact reception for details)

Dr Rahul Lakhera

BMed Sci, BMBS, MRCGP, DipSEM
Musculoskeletal Medicine and Sports Doctor

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Rahul graduated in Medicine from the University of Nottingham in 2007, following which he moved to West Yorkshire for his junior doctor years. Rotations in rheumatology and A&E shaped his early interest in musculoskeletal medicine. After completing his GP training in 2012 he developed a career combining General Practice with jobs in elite sport. In 2016 he completed a Diploma in Sports and Exercise Medicine at The University of Bath. Previous jobs in sport and musculoskeletal medicine include:

  • Club Doctor Bradford Bulls RLFC, 2014-15 
  • Academy and Assistant First Team Doctor Leeds United FC, 2015-2019 
  • GP with a Specialist Interest in Musculoskeletal Medicine with Connect Health for Wakefield NHS, 2017-2018 
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    Since 2018 he has been working as a GP and Musculoskeletal Clinical Lead for One Medical Group in the NHS in Leeds. He also continues his involvement in elite sport as U18s match day doctor for Leeds United FC and occasional match day doctor for rugby league clubs in Super League and the Championship. He has been a member of the British Association of Sports Medicine (BASEM) since 2017.

    With a keen interest in Progressive Medicine and root causes of chronic problems, Rahul will develop sustainable management plans to address the multiple systems that interact with musculoskeletal presentations.  

     Main services provided Dr Rahul Lakhera:

    • Musculoskeletal consultations for musculoskeletal injuries and disorders of all causes (e.g. conditions arising through trauma, occupational or sport and exercise pursuits and degenerative conditions)
    • Diagnosis and treatment plans 
    • Landmark injections of joints and soft tissues with Corticosteroid or Hyaluronic Acid (viscosupplements)
    • Acupuncture – Western and Chinese Methods 
    • Shockwave therapy 
    • Provides services to patients of all ages 

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