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.
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.
Dr Kal Parmar qualified from Birmingham University in 1995 and completed basic surgical training in London and Birmingham before undergoing advanced specialist training in Sports Medicine in Australia. This was based at the Sydney Academy of Sport and the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra. Relocation back to the UK was in 2006 where he took up a 2-year position of Club Doctor and Head of Medical Services at Tottenham Hotspur Football Club. In 2009, he became Lead Sports Physician, Club Doctor and Governance Advisor to Leicester Tigers Rugby Union Club – positions he held for 10 years before becoming Medical Advisor to the Club.
Kal has been involved in treating sports and musculoskeletal related injury and illness since 2002. He has worked in Sports from grassroots through to National Teams, having been on tour with the Australian Men’s and Women’s Hockey teams (Kookaburras and Hockeyroos) as well as Australian National Football teams. Other team doctor roles include Australian Men’s Senior Cricket Team for the 2009 Ashes and One Day International Series; The Wallabies Senior Men’s Rugby Union Team in 2008; The Brumbies Rugby Union and Sydney Swans AFL teams. Tournament events include The Sydney International Tennis tournament; the 2009 World University Games in Belgrade, Serbia; 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games and the 2015 European Games in Baku, Azerbaijan.
Outside of Medicine, he enjoys keeping fit by doing regular hot yoga practice and swimming. He is trained in Krav Maga self-defence and is an experienced Scuba Diver and manages to find time for an occasional game of golf. Apart from that, he has a love of Italian Red wines and travels widely.
I’ve known Kal for approximately 10 years, when I’ve had a need to speak to him on a formal medical basis, he was prompt and professional in sorting out an appointment and referring me onto a specialist. I would recommend Kal without hesitation…
Ex Leicester Tigers and England Player
I first met Kal in 2013 to help with a lingering ankle injury. He managed my ankle injury efficiently and effectively from diagnosis, referral for surgery and recovery. He gave great patient care throughout, always explaining and discussing the options so that as an athlete, we had a clear accurate plan made together with all achieving as swift as possible return to snow for Olympic qualifying season.
Injuries Kal has overseen are an ankle cartilage injury initially not picked up, with scar tissue surrounding it. He also saw me for a shoulder injury sustained 2 months after the Sochi Olympics and referred me to a fantastic shoulder surgeon. I had a Slap tear level 4 with surgery the following day!
Team GB Athlete.
Winter Olympic Bronze Medallist in Snowboard Slopestyle, Sochi 2014
3 times X Games Gold Medallist Snowboard Slopestyle.
BBC Ski Sunday Presenter and Specialist Coach.
Kal has a stellar reputation and excellent management skills, especially around sports medicine.
I was training for an Everest summit attempt and had knee issues. He diagnosed ligament issues and advised on a recovery program. I would certainly recommend Kal, he’s a top physician.
British Adventurer and Dedicated Fundraiser
Following my retirement from Professional Rugby, I still required World-class medical advice. It was really comforting to have somebody I could call if an old or new (dancing) injury flared up.
Kal has been ideal for me, I trust him personally and medically to diagnose and prescribe the best treatment, so much so I've taken some of my children to see him with their injuries and his manner and expertise have made the relationship invaluable.
What injuries has he dealt with? What hasn't he!! A knee injury, back issue, shoulder problems, infections. For one of my daughters a stress fracture in her foot.
I would wholeheartedly recommend Kal to both ex sportsmen, businessmen, Strictly Come Dancers and families. He is undoubtedly at the top of the medical profession and brings a wealth of knowledge that prevents you from searching the world for specialising experts.
I’ve known Kal since 2009 as Club Doctor at Leicester Tigers. He’s been fantastic, always making sure the players’ welfare comes first. He has always been extremely clear on the management of injuries, the process and length of injury, he’s monitored progress and made sure I never felt pushed.
Injuries he’s dealt with included 2 shoulder injuries, resulting in operations, 2 knee injuries and some general wear and tear. Kal has always been extremely approachable and clear. I’ve always had confidence in his judgement.
Thanks for the time invested into getting me back on the pitch.
Leicester Tigers, England, British and Irish Lions.
I’ve known Kal for almost 15 years, Sports Medicine Doctors were very new to the United Kingdom back then, so he was one of the first.
I could see early on that he was experienced and did not waste time. He is always quick to arrange to image for diagnosis or to prescribe appropriate treatments, depending on what is needed. He has advised me in relation to a number of tendon/muscle injuries and following a traumatic cycling injury (head, neck and spine) in Lanzarote.
I’d go to Kal for any new/serious musculoskeletal injuries.
Professional Triathlete, Representing GBR and BMC-Vifit Pro Triathlon Team
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 some 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.
Leicester Tigers and England
I met Kal after being referred by a colleague for a knee injury I suffered while running. I hadn’t been a patient of Kal’s prior to the referral but was made to feel very at ease by his professionalism and manor and after initial consultation I agreed to undertake surgery a few days later with one of his surgical colleagues.
I have been a competitive ultra-runner for 10 years and running was my daily life. Up until my injury I had run daily with anything from 60 to 100 miles a week and had completed a number of ultra-distance races including the Marathon Des Sables and the Spine Race. After my injury I was unable to run due to pain and discomfort and felt that I would not be able to run again after the initial diagnosis.
Kal gave me reassurance that while I was undergoing a tricky procedure with no guaranteed outcome, I felt fully confident that at a minimum I would no longer be suffering daily pain and discomfort. The surgery went without a hitch and the aftercare was great and I am happy to say that after a few months of aftercare and physio I am back doing the thing I love and running most days.
Due to the years of abusing my knees and the sad fact I am getting older, I have taken the decision to quit ultra-running but still getting out running, hiking and biking most days and thanks to Kal I will be enjoying my outdoor pursuits for years to come.
It was such a pleasure to work with a professional guy like Kal, always supporting us and the players and still taking care of our health.
What a great team we were…
Former manager, Tottenham Hotspur FC.
I came to see Dr Kal with regards to a hip injury as a result of HIIT training 1.5 years ago. My no. 1 concern was to be able to manage my injury pain whilst maintaining a satisfactory level of exercise.
Dr Kal is very skilled and thoughtful. I was very happy with his examination and management style, his help and recommendations allowed me to recover without external interventions.
Dr Enass Abo-Hamed
CEO, H2GO Power
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, England, British & Irish Lions
I am a difficult patient as I have some knowledge of orthopaedic injuries being a veterinary surgeon but not enough to make a definitive diagnosis and treat my own injuries.
The saying is “a little bit of knowledge is dangerous” certainly applies in my case. I was convinced that I would never walk again let alone exercise after dislocating my right 1st MTP joint and tearing the medial meniscus in my right knee.
Kal has been fantastic with his diagnosis and discussing the various treatment options. I am fortunate that I didn't need surgery and responded well to intra-articular injections of HA, rest and patience. I had given up on the idea of my first love, rugby, because of my age but I am now back to running which is fantastic.
I would fall into a depression if I could not exercise so I feel I have been given a second lease on life. There will be many more visits to Kal in the future as I do have a chronic injury, but I feel confident that I have chosen the best specialist to guide me through this.
Dr Rodney Zasman BVSC MRCVS
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.
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.
Director of Rugby, Leicester Tigers RFC
A former fullback at Leicester Tigers, Ireland and British & Irish Lions
I knew Kal whilst I was at Spurs as a goalkeeping coach. He has been a top doctor whereby he has, on a regular basis looked after my knee so that I could continue my job as a coach.
Kal is not only a top doctor but also a very nice man!
Thank you for everything.
ex-Spurs Goalkeeping Coach
Currently at ADO Den Haag, Holland
I’ve known Dr Parmar since I started my career in the UK in 2006, I have full trust on Dr Parmar, I've never had any other doctor looking after my sport/performance issues. He’s dealt with a shoulder dislocation, back problems, knees problem, bursitis, full Achilles rupture and sciatic nerve issues. I came out on top after every injury, from the simplest to the most complex ones.
Dr Parmar was extremely knowledgeable on each case, he always made me understand what was happening and helped me investigate the causes, also how to prevent them from happening again. Not just curing, but also educating.
He also took the time to see my actual show to understand better how my body was working. Always my go-to Dr.
Model, actor, choreographer and a Contemporary ballet dancer
Biography: BFB- Ballet Folclórico da Bahia, The Lion King, The Cuban Musical El Barrio, Stage of emergency, Ballet Black, BOM- Best Of Musical, Stomp, On-screen, Street Dance 3D the movie, Love Tomorrow, What If, Comercial, Monarchy – Choreographer, Pixie Lott, Those Girls- Choreographer, Delilah
I can’t thank Kal enough because he never gave up on me, despite all the injuries I’ve had over the years! To find someone like Kal has been incredible. I’ve seen so many different sports doctors and surgeons throughout my running career, but he is simply “the best”. Unlike others I’ve seen, he’s listened, he believed in me. His diagnosis has always been accurate and right the first time. His expertise means he can pick up an injury on a scan that no one else can – he’s quite remarkable, confident and just inspires confidence.
He’s very knowledgeable, an expert in the field and introduced me to cutting edge treatments that no-one has ever mentioned. Giving me Ostenil Plus was sheer genius! When I needed surgical treatment, he’s helped me find the best surgeon. When I needed a rheumatologist, he also found me the best. He works together with other doctors which makes everything so simple.
I gave up everything to train to be an Olympic Runner, but after being injured, I never thought I’d get back. Others dismissed me as a hopeless case but Kal never did. He always convinced me “to give it one more try”… he’s always been right, against all odds, I’m running again and it’s like a dream and I’m enjoying every moment of it.
Kal has a gift, he’s the best sports doctor I’ve ever met, and he’s given me my life back. Thank you Kal so very much for your constant help, I’m eternally grateful to you for not giving up on me.
10000m runner, 2008 Beijing Olympics, Team GB.
I was at the end of my career and sustained a knee injury which Kal diagnosed and then helped with treatment options and procedures. Unfortunately, it was an injury on a knee that had 3 reconstructions prior to that. After the rehabilitation program that we put in place did not provide adequate recovery, Kal then subsequently helped to provide all the facts so that I could make a decision to retire from rugby.
The right decision was definitely made because all scenarios were provided and not pushed into a corner to get me back onto the field. I really appreciated the care and attention given to me by Kal, working in conjunction with the medical team, to provide holistic and sensible management of a complex problem.
Jean de Villiers
Former Professional Rugby Player Leicester Tigers RFC and Captain The Springboks, South African Rugby Union Team
I was introduced to Dr Parmar is 2012 while suffering knee problems that were impeding my water skiing. Dr Parmar diagnosed the underlying structural problem and treated it with a variety of methods. I remember his calm manner of being very reassuring, as I stressed that my sporting career was in jeopardy. The treatments were effective and the best part of a decade later my knee is in much better shape than it was.
In that time, I have moved from my then World Ranking of 28th to winning World, European and US Masters Championships. I am very confident that without the help of Dr Parmar this would not have been possible.
I feel lucky that our paths crossed so that I could receive such expert treatment.
Professional Waterskier, European, US and World Champion
Kal’s a very good Doctor and a better bloke.
He was really helpful and honest with me as a sportsman and was lucky to have him looking after me during my time at Leicester Tigers.
I was very happy with his management of me as a player, was frank and honest with his diagnosis and helped me make a good decision regarding my surgery for my back -Microdiscectomy at L4/5 4.
Richard de Carpentier
England 7s player.
Kal gave me very direct advice based on his expertise in osteitis pubis, his experience proved invaluable as he knew the precise next steps necessary for me to heal and allow me to train again.
Overall, I felt very comfortable as he had experienced in the area, I found this to be a niche which not many people knew about, so to feel confident in the advice given was essential in my recovery.
I’ve been very happy with Kal’s management of all my injuries, I’ve always felt he would use his extensive list of connections to get the best possible advice and care.
He’s dealt with some pretty major rugby injuries including a neck C4/C5 fusion, ACL, shoulder repair plus many more.
I would recommend Kal if you want an experienced doctor who can help you get the best possible care
Wallabies Forwards Coach
Ex Leicester Tigers, England, British and Irish Lion
Kal’s been great for me. He has quickly diagnosed the issue and dealt with it with no fuss. He’s always gotten me back on the field quickly and confidently.
I’ve had various injuries including a quadriceps tendon inflammation and inguinal ligament issues. Kal’s a true expert in the industry. I will always seek him out for treatment as I know he will get the job done faster than anyone else I know. He is straight to the point and is very thorough.
Ex Professional Cricketer
I have worked with Kal for over 10 years, every injury was treated with care, attention and to the point.
I was seen by Kal for a range of injuries, injections, fluid draining, ultrasound scans and post-surgery care. I was always pleased with the service and quality of information he provided.
I am currently coaching in rugby and wouldn't hesitate to send players to Kal for his opinion/advice.
Attack and Backs Coach, Coventry Rugby
Former Leicester Tigers and England International Professional Rugby player
I was referred to Kal to treat a long-standing injury to my forearm. He diagnosed the problem quickly and was very honest in his appraisal of my injury, outlining clearly what the issue was and what the possible treatments available were. Following a procedure that Kal performed, I made a full and complete recovery.
Kal is extremely professional & knowledgeable and I would not hesitate in recommending him to others.
Head of Project & Change Management at MUTB
Kal has always been an easy going and reassuring presence and as such fits in really well in a team environment. He is someone I have always felt comfortable going to see knowing that he’d give me honest advice with my best interests at heart.
Kal has dealt with a number of my injuries including fractured eye socket, bone spur in foot, multiple syndesmosis injuries and a cam lesion. All of which I felt were treated expertly.
Professional Rugby Player for Worcester Warriors
Former Leicester Tigers and England player
I’ve known Dr Parmar since 2013, he was the first Sports Doctor I saw. He’s very honest about my issues and gives 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.
Elite 100/200m Sprinter, Team GB
When Doctor Kal started at the Club, I was ill. He came to my house directly for treatment, a quick recovery, advice on what to eat and he also gave me supplements. He used every detail to get me on the pitch, being responsible but also as quickly as possible. He gave me confidence that everything would be ok because I was very ill.
That is Doctor Kal, not only does he know what he is doing but also a great person and gives trust to people.
The other thing what I never forget is that he demonstrated skill to beat me in a one against one drill - it looked like the Brazilian legend Rivelinho, but it was different….!
Former skills coach, Tottenham Hotspur FC
I met Kal in 2009 when he became Club Doctor at Leicester Tigers, at the time I was a player at the Club, and I was experiencing some difficulty with a back injury, so I spent a lot of time in Kal’s office and under his care and guidance.
I found the Doc to be a consummate professional when dealing with the clinical facts and some harsh realities regarding my injury which became a career-ending injury. I appreciated the fact that Kal always delivered the information in an empathetic manner and treated me with absolute care, due to this we were able to work together and I was able to trust his direction in what was one of the most challenging periods of my life when retiring from the game in 2010.
I was fortunate enough to work with Kal again between 2015-2017 when I went back to Tigers as a coach and Kal was then the medical advisor for the club. During this period we worked closely on the health of our players and I witnessed the quality of the Docs work which allowed me to make best-informed decisions on the welfare and care of all those involved with the squad.
Head Coach, Highlanders, New Zealand
Former player Leicester Tigers and All Blacks
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’s dealt with all sort of injuries, from a broken collarbone in France, where I needed surgery, to back problems, nerve blocks, muscle tears, concussions and a 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.
Former Leicester Tigers and Argentinian National Team
Kal’s a superb doctor and I have complete trust in his skills, knowledge and ability to get me back in shape. He’s dealt with various sports-related injuries include knee, shoulder and adductor groin problems.
I would strongly recommend Kal. I really like the way he identifies the cause of a problem and moves on quickly with solutions that get you moving again!
Business Advisor and Adventurer
There were 2 aspects to Kal’s work that I was so impressed by.
Medical knowledge - I suppose should go without saying being a doctor but he always knew what the right process was by ME as an athlete and my long-term health regardless of the pressure to get me back playing as quick as possible.
Which leads me to the most impressive part of Kal’s care; his holistic approach. He was never prepared to let me put my long-term health at risk despite the needs of the team that week. He always had my back and was huge support emotionally for off-field issues when I was having a particularly difficult personal life that was causing some significant health issues.
He was never prepared to put me second for the needs of the club and I always felt he had my best interests at heart. He also saved me from losing a leg with a pretty rare infection picked up from a game so every time I’m walking around, I have Kal to thank for that. (But don’t tell him that!)
Ex Leicester Tigers Rugby Player
Founder, People's Captain Craft Beer
I’ve known Kal since he first started at Leicester Tigers in 2009, I was in my first Academy year.
Kal managed various issues I experienced as a young rugby player. Very approachable in his style, I certainly felt Kal was someone I could trust with any concerns or issues. Most notably Kal identified a potential for a heart condition through initial assessment. Upon referral to a specialist, I was diagnosed with atrial fibrillation and this has now been treated with ablation. This was life-changing in terms of my physical and mental performance. He also managed my return to fitness after several shoulder operations.
The injuries I experienced during my career at Leicester led to me retiring from rugby at 20 years old. Kal made crucial decisions which ultimately protected my future, left me with the confidence I could continue training but needed to avoid contact sports.
I have been able to move on and become a Premiership Rugby Referee thanks to those critical decisions.
Professional Referee, Rugby Football Union
I consulted Dr Kal Parmar a few years ago, and again more recently. He immediately showed an understanding of the distress I was living in, I injured my shoulder/arm, an arm that I use the most, so it’s critical for me in taking care my personal needs and activities.
I expressed my worries to lose my abilities to him. He has been empathetic and ready to facilitate my medical treatment as I am blind, and without hands, caused by an unexploded World War II bomb that I found during a time of peace in 1973.
He performed on my shoulder a related specific medical treatment, he was always very professional, and very caring too.
I would definitely highly recommend him. I was also very happy with the whole service provided by his team, secretaries and nurses.
I first met Kal when I was employed by Leicester Tigers as the assistant Academy Manager and Coach, in 2010. I experienced Kal working with players and management during the next six years. In that time, I observed a very approachable, calm and assured professional doctor in everyone he dealt with. His ability to ask questions and transmit knowledge, which would be of benefit to players just starting out in the academy, or full-blown international stars, was highly commendable.
In my own medical dealings, Kal treated me for knee injuries and his explanations of procedures and the processes of recovery were first class. I always appreciated his honesty in his diagnosis .
England U19 Head Coach and Manager
National Academy Coach
England Saxons Skills Coach 2001/06
Loughborough University Coach and Tutor 2007/10
Leicester Tigers Academy Coach and Assistant manager 2010/16
Genoa Head Coach in Italian Serie A 2016/18
Coach development in Italy 2018-
I saw Kal several times over the space of about a year when he was treating my shoulder. The treatment recommended worked incredibly well, every day I am amazed at how much it has improved.
I had daily pain, with very limited movement, and now it's pretty much back to normal. Kal was also a pretty cool guy. Always very calm and made me feel like everything was going to be just fine.
I had AC joint instability with arthritis and was treated with prolotherapy. He sorted my shoulder out (he's a magician) and was always a pleasure to go and see.
I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him.
Deskbound technology director, and amateur cyclist.
Given the nature of professional rugby and my propensity to get injured our paths crossed on numerous occasions during my 8 years at the club. Alongside being an integral member of the Club’s medical support team, Kal was personally invaluable to me on a number of occasions, diagnosing injuries quickly and ensuring the appropriate care/procedure was delivered.
Former Leicester Tigers and England International Rugby Player
Kal treated me for a recent hip injury I had acquired due to more intense weight-based training and road running.
Alongside his absolute expertise in sports injuries, he thoroughly explains conditions and treatments and is exhaustive in his approach to answering questions and ensuring recovery is swift.
He took time to speak to my Personal Trainer to ensure my aftercare plan was sufficient and suitable.
His care is excellent, and I would not hesitate to recommend him.
Desk-bound Senior Director and gym enthusiast
I first met Dr Kalpesh Parmar in 2009. Since then, he has gone on to treat both myself and many other players alike, during his time with the Leicester Tigers Rugby Club.
In professional rugby where the physical demands have become exceedingly high, Dr Parmar has shown an outstanding level of professionalism and competence, when dealing with a wide range of sports-related injuries.
I thoroughly recommend Dr Parmar as a sports physician and have no hesitation in saying, that he has been both fundamental to my health and well being as a former player.
Former Player and Coach, Leicester Tigers RFC
Kal’s a great doctor, he always seemed to have time to discuss my issues and I felt great confidence in his opinions.
I suffered a career ending concussion, Kal really helped me through what is a very challenging process, providing his own expertise as well as putting me in touch with some of the Country’s top Sports Neurologists.
He’s great doctor and a great man
Former Professional Rugby Player
I tore cartilage in my knee following many years of long-distance running. This led to keyhole surgery to trim some cartilage. Since then I see Kal every 6 months for a Durolane injection and for a general check-up on how my knees are performing. The advice and application of treatment have meant that I can be physically active at a high level.
Straight from the start, I trusted his guidance and advice. He’s straight-talking and is very clear, which is reassuring. I wouldn’t see anyone else.
Kal is fundamentally a really nice guy, I really enjoy his company and his style. It puts me at ease and gives me confidence and reassurance. He is first class.
Real Estate Advisor and Amateur Triathlete
Dr Kal’s passion for Sports Medicine and professionalism are his best traits, especially when you’re looking for a doctor to look after your precious health.
I’m very grateful for his expertise as it’s helped me during a hamstring injury just before my natural bodybuilding competition. I was afraid I wouldn’t be able to compete again and luckily I did and came in 2nd place.
Furthermore, Dr Kal always guided me with professional advice for my clients all around the World. Once you meet a doctor who is such an expert, trustworthy and always willing to help, the distance is worth travelling for.
General Manager, Dynamik Gym, Qatar
Competition Winner, Figure and Bikini Class, British Championships, BNBF
I met Kal in London when I had severe back pain. He was fantastic, saw me immediately, organised an MRI straight away and we were already looking at different options for treatment and management on the same day.
Kal also suggested other additional treatments that would support the on-going physio and rehab and this has made a big difference: he not only treated the immediate problem but looked for ways so that re-injury or related problems in the future would be avoided.
I had a badly prolapsed disc. I had weakness in the ligaments around the disc as well. As a professional classical musician, practising, performing and travelling takes an enormous toll on the body and Kal recognised this straight away. I have always been - and continue to be! very aware of my fitness and with Kal’s guidance.
I was able to avoid surgery and return to performing after a long period of physio. He also suggested additional treatments to support the ligaments in my back, and this has made a huge difference. Before my prolapsed disc, I had always had back pain on and off, and the prolonged period of physio combined with the additional treatment to strengthen my ligaments has made the chronic back pain go away. I am of course still very conscientious with gym work and exercises for my back!
I have had no recurrence of pain or problems with the disc.
I cannot recommend Kal and the team highly enough. If you are serious about taking care of your body, then this is without question the team you should see.
Professional Classical Musician.
Kal treated me for a longstanding issue due to four shoulder dislocations (and a few misdiagnoses).
I had seen multiple Dr's over the years but Kal was easily the most diligent and knowledgeable clinician I was treated by.
Following extensive tests, he provided me with all of the available options, the risks and his recommendation. Shortly after I was in surgery with one of the best surgeons in the UK.
I only wish I had only seen him years before as I now fully recovered. If I make it onto Ninja Warrior, it is his fault!
Deskbound Venture Capitalist, amateur climber, and obstacle course racer.
I have known Kal for over a decade now. Working together throughout my period at Leicester Tigers, helping me through the recovery from too many injuries to count!
Each time, I felt incredibly well cared for and at the forefront of his thoughts, as the recovery process occurred. Injuries can not only be physically but also mentally stressful for a pro athlete.
With the knowledge that you were under his care and advice, it helped release the stress and worries of when and how you would feel when returning to playing.
I worked with Kal for many years at Tigers in my role as Director of Rugby. He was always dependable and to the point with accurate diagnoses and player welfare at heart.
He professionalised the medical set-up to the envy of other clubs and was never afraid to put his foot down when the situation demanded!
Forwards Coach, England Rugby.
Former Director of Rugby, Leicester Tigers RFC
I met Dr Parmar in August 2020 and saw him several times over the course of about 4 months, he was a fantastic doctor to me. I really felt he listened and understood my concerns and my goals. He took me, my injuries and my career seriously which meant a lot to me and I immediately trusted him and his methods - he was the first doctor I’d seen who looked at my body as a whole, rather than each injury separately. I trusted his referral to other medical professionals when it was necessary, and I will always look to him for advice in the future.
I felt he managed my injuries and treatment well and although I am still suffering with the same injuries, I can say I believe we exhausted every possible route together. Above all, he was calming and professional whilst still making me laugh and see the bright side, even when I was struggling at times.
He dealt with my right shoulder, left ankle and right hip, all injuries caused by dancing. Dr Parmar helped me on the road to the surgeries I ended up having which, again although they did not relieve my pain, allowed me to gain the strength and confidence to return to my career as a performer.
Professional Dancer for Carnival Cruise Line
Dr Parmar has been treating me for about 2 years now and his excellent diagnostic skills were able to get to the root of legacy sports injuries I'd suffered for years.
As a specialist sports medicine doctor, he was able to draw on his experience of treating professional athletes and apply it to the non-athlete with legacy injuries that were not treated properly or mis-diagnosed at the time, particularly soft-tissue injuries that even after 30+ years respond to treatment.
I would recommend Dr Parmar to anyone, athlete or not because he will listen to you, diagnose you correctly and draw up a treatment plan that works.