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Mr Matthew Collison

Specialist MSK and Sports Podiatrist

BSc(Hons), MRes, MCPod, MFPM RCPS(Glasg)

Practices at: BMI The Blackheath Hospital

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Mr Collison specialises in Musculoskeletal (MSK) and Sports Podiatry.  He qualified in 2014 at the University of Southampton, graduating with first class honours. Following this he completed an Arthritis Research UK (Versus Arthritis) internship in Triathlon Injury at the University of Leeds and completed Masters in Clinical and Health Research as part of the NIHR Clinical Academic Training scheme focused on footwear.  He currently holds a Specialist NHS post in MSK for Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust in Greenwich.  He has previously worked in Orthopaedics at the Royal Free NHS Foundation Trust and led the rheumatology podiatry service at King’s College Hospital.

As a podiatrist, Mr Collison is qualified to assess and manage problems of the foot and ankle.  He has a strong interest in sporting injury, particularly in endurance athletes such as runners and triathletes and has worked with elite athletes as part of the London Marathon medical team and with ultra-marathon runners and walkers at the Action Challenge ultra-marathon events both in the UK and abroad. He has worked with premiership footballers, elite runners and professional ballet dancers as well as many amateur and recreational athletes.

Mr Collison gained membership of the Faculty of Podiatric Medicine, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow by examination in 2018, and was elected as a member of the faculty executive board in 2019 and has since been appointed as the Director of Communications for the Faculty.  He is a member of the College of Podiatry and is HCPC registered. 

He has taught undergraduate podiatry students at the University of Southampton and has presented on foot problems in rheumatoid arthritis; health behaviour change; footwear; MRI; and ankle-foot orthoses at national conferences.  He co-chairs an annual conference on the multidisciplinary management of rheumatic diseases at King’s College London. He has volunteered with the homeless at Crisis at Christmas in London.

Clinical Interests

  • Foot and ankle injury
  • Gait analysis
  • Sports injuries
  • Orthoses/orthotics
  • Ingrown toenails

Professional Memberships

  • Faculty of Podiatric Medicine, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow
  • British Association of Sports and Exercise Medicine
  • British Society for Rheumatology
  • College of Podiatry

Current NHS and /or University Posts

  • Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust

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