Jonathan Rees

Consultant in Rheumatology, Sport and Exercise Medicine

MB BS, MSc, FRCP, FFSEM, MD and Diploma in Sport and Exercise Medicine, Diploma in Musculoskeletal Ultrasound

Jonathan is a highly experienced Consultant in both Rheumatology and Sport and Exercise Medicine.

Jonathan is recognised as an international expert on treating patients with tendon problems. He is skilled in providing shock wave and injection therapy and guiding rehabilitation. His medical doctorate on tendinopathy from University College London won the British Society of Sport and Exercise Medicine research prize and he has published many influential papers in this field. .

In Sports Medicine he also has a particular interest in running injuries, exercise induced leg pain, groin pain and rehabilitation following injury. He has experience in Professional Football, Rugby Union, Disability Sport and Rehabilitation. He was Physician to the London 2012 Olympic Games and the Great Britain Beijing 2008 Paralympic Team.

In Rheumatology Jonathan has an interest in bone health, osteoporosis, gout, back pain, osteoarthritis and other inflammatory conditions including rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis.

Jonathan has extensive experience in working with within multidisciplinary environments with physiotherapists, coaches, sports therapists and osteopaths and his aim is to help every patient achieve their maximum potential.

Recent and current appointments

  • Consultant in Rheumatology and Sports Medicine, Addenbrookes’ Hospital Cambridge.
  • Honorary Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Medicine, Queen Mary College London
  • Training Programme Director in Sport and Exercise Medicine, East of England
  • Previous Head of Lower Limb, Upper Limb and Spinal Rehabilitation for the Armed Forces at the Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre, Headley Court
  • Honorary Consultant Rheumatologist Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals
  • Advisor to the Organising Committee of the London 2012 Olympic Games
  • Physician for the London 2012 Olympic Games
  • Physician to the Great Britain 2008 Paralympic Games
  • Sports Physician to Millwall Football Club
  • President of the Royal Society of Medicine Sports Medicine Section
  • External Examination Assessor, Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine UK

Publications, lectures and teaching

  • Jonathan has published over 70 peer review papers, book chapters and abstracts and won numerous prizes for his work on tendinopathy.
  • Jonathan regularly lectures nationally and internationally on tendons and has been interviewed on TV by both the BBC and ITN news.

Society memberships

  • Founding Fellow of the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians
  • British Association of Sport and Exercise Medicine
  • British Society for Rheumatology
  • Royal Society of Medicine

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Contact details

For more information, or to arrange an appointment, please contact my secretary Karen White who will be more than happy to help:

DDI: +44 (0) 203 617 6320
Fax: +44 (0) 203 745 8710

I was impressed not only by Dr Rees' attentive and professional care but by his expertise, holistic approach and passion for what he does. I felt that I have been treated with the most up to date treatment available

At Fortius we have expert consultants in sports and exercise medicine who are at the forefront of their fields in providing expert care for athletes.