About this event

  • Date and time Wed 12 Aug 2020 from 6:00pm to 7:00pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Sport and Exercise Medicine

This is the fifth episode in the RSM Sport and Exercise Medicine COVID-19 series.

In this webinar, participants will gain an understanding of some of the changes in physiotherapy and in musculoskeletal medicine that have emerged as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In this webinar you will:

  • Gain an understanding about remote and video consultations in musculoskeletal medicine
  • Develop knowledge about important considerations for rehabilitation during COVID-19
  • Learn about the use of injectable therapies and know when they are appropriate during COVID19

Expert speakers will share their experience of practising musculoskeletal medicine, injection therapy and physiotherapy during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The RSM is offering this webinar at no charge to delegates, in order to help healthcare professionals to easily access COVID-19 related education material & resources during the pandemic. However, we are asking people to support the RSM in these unprecedented times. Now more than everas a charity we need your help to continue our work and mission in advancing healthcare through innovation and education. Please consider making a donation  for joining this webinar. Thank you for your generosity. 

Key speakers

Mr Ben Wanless

Consultant Physiotherapist, St Georges University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Dr Rick Seah

Consultant, Sports and Exercise Medicine

Speaker's biography

Dr Rick Seah MBBS MSc MAcadMEd MRCGP FFSEM(UK) DCH DSEM(GB&I) trained in medicine at Guy's & St Thomas' Hospitals,  King’s College London, University of London, qualifying in 1999. He received a Master's degree with distinction in Sport & Exercise Medicine (SEM) from University College London in 2005.

Rick spent 12 years training in various NHS teaching hospitals and clinics in the UK. He completed the London Deanery 4-year 'run-through' Sport & Exercise Medicine Specialist Registrar (SpR) training rotation and subsequently worked an extra year as a senior registrar (2007-2012). He is a trained Musculoskeletal Sonographer and a GMC-accredited specialist.

He is an honorary sports physician at the Institute of Sport, Exercise & Health (ISEH) and University College London Hospitals (UCLH) NHS Foundation Trust. Rick consults privately at the ISEH in central London and at the Wellington Hospital-Elstree Waterfront in Hertfordshire. He is also an SEM consultant at Pure Sports Medicine Clinic in Canary Wharf, east London.

He is an elected member of council of the Faculty of Sport & Exercise Medicine (UK). He has lectured and examined in SEM for University College London, Queen Mary University London and the University of Bath. Rick previously worked as a sports physician at the English Institute of Sport (EIS) from 2011-15.

Dr John Etherington

Consultant, Rheumatology and Rehabilitation, Medical Director, Pure Sports Medicine


View the programme

Welcome and introduction

Dr Dan FitzPatrick, General Practice Speciality Trainee, St George's University Hospitals, NHS Foundation Trust

Virtual musculoskeletal (MSK) management and rehab

Mr Ben Wanless, Consultant Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist, St Georges University Hospitals, NHS Foundation Trust

Consulting in lockdown 2020: Clinic experiences and reflections of a UK sport and exercise medicine physician

Dr Rick Seah, Consultant, Sports and Exercise Medicine

Steroid use during the covid-19 crisis

Dr John Etherington, Consultant, Rheumatology and Rehabilitation, Medical Director, Pure Sports Medicine

Panel discussion
Close of meeting



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Disclaimer: All views expressed in this webinar are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM. 

Registration for this webinar will close 2 hours prior to the start time. You will receive the webinar link 2 hours before the meeting. Late registrations will not be accepted.

A certificate of attendance and CPD certificate with 1 CPD credit(s) per webinar of this series will be issued to those joining the webinars live. Certificates of attendance for CPD will be automatically issued after 7 days, but only where a delegate watches the webinar live in its entirety. 

Webinar recordings will be available for registered delegates up to 30 days after the live webinar, via Zoom. The link will be sent 24 hours after the webinar takes place. 

This webinar will be recorded and stored by the Royal Society of Medicine and may be distributed in future on various internet channels.

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