Dr Kalpesh (Kal) Parmar
MBChB, MRCSEd, MSpMed, MSc Med USS, FFSEM (UK)
Consultant in Sports and Exercise Medicine
- Rugby and football medicine
- Contact sport injury
- Triathlon and running-related injury
- Athletic hip and groin pain
- Diagnostic and interventional musculoskeletal ultrasound
- Orthobiologics and non-steroid injection alternatives
- Mountain Medicine - alpine, trekking and hiking
Dr Kal Parmar is a leading Consultant in Sports and Exercise Medicine, based in private practice in London and Leicester, dealing with general and specialist areas of sports medicine. He consults and teaches widely in this area with lecturing and teaching roles at University College London (UCL) and The Centre for Ultrasound Studies in Bournemouth. Roles at the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine in the UK include subcommittee member in musculoskeletal ultrasound and conducting annual appraisals for Sports Medicine doctors as an appraiser.
He has been working in the City of London since 2008, seeing a mixture of recreational, semi-professional and professional athletes from all over the UK. He is one of only a handful of doctors in Europe to have undergone advanced specialist training in Sports Medicine in Australia, including the World-renowned Australian Institute of Sport (AIS).
Work is based on a multidisciplinary team approach working with physiotherapists and other allied health professionals, as well as secondary referral to specialist sports orthopaedic surgeons as needed. A large part of his practice is ultrasound scanning and injections of steroid and non-steroid alternatives as well as the emerging areas of Orthobiologics, including platelet rich plasma (PRP) injections.
In addition, he has an overseas practice in Bermuda where he consults once every 6 weeks seeing a range of patients from recreational to Olympic Athletes and Professional Footballers. He is also Medical Advisor to Leicester Tigers Rugby Union Club, having previously been Club Doctor for 10 years.
Elite 100/200m Sprinter, Team GB
I’ve known Dr Parmar since 2013, he was the first Sports Doctor I saw. He’s very honest about my issues and give solutions that will benefit me in my practice. He’s helped diagnose numerous knee issues that I’ve have had and helped sort them out.
I have had both my knees under the knife, he’s helped with my recovery and suggested some rehab workout for my coaches. Back at the start of my career he helped me deal with my hamstring tears, pulls and strains.
He’s an amazing Doctor and I’ll continue to see him.
Leicester Tigers, England, British & Irish Lions
I’ve known Kal since he joined the club in 2009. As Club Doctor he has fitted in brilliantly within the culture of the club and at the same time has always put the personal health of myself and other players above the needs of the team.
I suffered a fairly major neck injury in 2014 which meant I could not play for 9 months. As the Team Doctor, Kal was there at every stage of the process from diagnosis, to surgery and throughout the rehab process. He was even one of the first people to visit me after my operation! Kal always gave information that was clear and honest and helped sort the best path of treatment for me.
Leicester Tigers and England
I’ve known all since 2016 when I first joined Leicester Tigers. He’s been brilliant for me, doesn’t intimidate players in the slightest going to the doctor which I think goes a long way.
He’s dealt with all of my injuries, knee (cartilage tear), shoulder (labrum grade 2-3), also other illnesses.
What I will say about Kal is what you see is what you get, in a sport that is always a big determining factor as to whether or not you’re going to gain the player's trust. He has mine.
Leicester Tigers and England
I’ve known Kal since going to Leicester academy in 2009
Been brilliant as club doctor and I’ve always thought very well looked after by him. Always very honest when I’ve had any issues.
Kals dealt with a couple of ankle injuries, osteitis pubis, and Achilles tendinitis since I’ve been at the club
Always very approachable and personal and felt very well looked after from a professional point of view
Director of Rugby, Leicester Tigers RFC
A former fullback at Leicester Tigers, Ireland and British & Irish Lions
I’ve known Kal for over 10 years since his Time as Club Doctor at Leicester tigers. He has always been knowledgeable and extremely professional in his dealing with my injuries which included: sportsman's hernias, dislocated shoulder, and fracture/dislocation of the cuboid bone in the foot.
Kal has a great personality that shines through even in dark moments I always felt in good hands.
Former Leicester Tigers and Argentinian National Team
I have known Kal from 2009 up to my retirement from the game in 2017. So we worked together for 8 years at Leicester Tigers. He has been a very professional doctor, positive for the environment, good colleague to work with and foremost dedicated to his job.
He dealt with all sorts of injuries on me, from a broken Collarbone in France where I needed surgery, to back problems, to nerve blockings, muscle tears, concussions, to finishing with my back disc problem which ended up my career. He has been very supportive emotional, professional, and caring in all his years with the players.
He loves his Argentinean chocolate biscuits and has a good sense of humour.