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Dr Simon Petrides - Milton Keynes

MB BS DM-S Med Dip Sports Med DO FFSEM (UK&I)

Musculoskeletal & Sports Physician

portrait-simon-petridesDr Petrides qualified in medicine at Guy's Hospital and then obtained postgraduate qualifications in Musculoskeletal Medicine, Sports Medicine and Osteopathy. He is the founding Medical Director of the Blackberry Clinic group with 5 centres in the south east. Simon works from the  Milton Keynes Clinic. The Clinic specialises in providing Musculoskeletal, Sports Medicine and Interventional Pain services to the NHS and the private sector.

Simon was for many years Vice President of the British Institute of Musculoskeletal Medicine (BIMM), and was one of the lead tutors on the Musculoskeletal 'Roadshow' programme run by BIMM, educating GPs nationally. He was involved in a BIMM,  project to 'credential' doctors working in the musculoskeletal field nationally.

He taught on the modular Diploma course in Musculoskeletal Medicine and was an Examiner on the Diploma examination held annually at St George's Hospital. Other posts held by Simon include Honorary Clinical Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Medicine at Queen Mary University of London, Institute of Health Sciences, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry. He is also a Vice Patron of the British School of Osteopathy.


Simon specialises in diagnosis and treatment of all types of back, neck, muscle and limb joint pain. The pains he treats can be from 'arthritis', gardening, any sport or just sitting at a computer. He has a particular interest in sports injuries, arthritis and interventional treatment of back pain, treating patients from all walks of life, including elite athletes. He regularly assesses and treats Olympic level international rowers and internationally capped Premiership footballers who have failed to progress with conventional injury treatment. He specialises in the use of X-ray guided spinal injections to diagnose and treat back and neck pain. He also uses an ultrasound scanner in the diagnosis of many injuries to tendons, ligaments and soft tissue.Simon has become renowned for his use of dextrose prolotherapy/sclerosant injections in the treatment of troublesome back pain that has become resistant to all other treatments. A video of his latest lecture on sacroiliac joint injections and prolotherapy can be seen on .  He also uses dextrose prolotherapy injections to treat arthritis of the knee which has been shown in placebo controlled studies to be of significant help. Dextrose prolotherapy can also be used in treatment of unstable ankles, hips and shoulders. He also specialises in the use of radiofrequency neurolysis to treat arthritic and painful facet joints in the spine along with the sacroiliac joint.

Simon is the author of two chapters in the second edition of the Oxford Textbook of Musculoskeletal Medicine published by Oxford University Press. One chapter is titled 'Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction' and the other is titled 'Prolotherapy in the UK'.

Simon has a particular interest in Pelvic Girdle Pain (PGP) otherwise known as Post Partum Pelvic Pain (PPPP) or Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction (SPD) for which he uses prolotherapy injections to strengthen the supporting ligaments to help in pelvic/pubic pain after pregnancy. He presented a lecture on this subject to the  British Association of Sport and Exercise Medicine (BASEM) conference in Bath in 2017 focussing on sacroiliac joint and pubic symphysis injections and procedures.

Simon was the inventor of the Posturite sloping magnetic writing board and was a founding Director of Posturite UK Ltd. He has three children and loves to play tennis, squash and golf.