Dr Nat Padhiar

Consultant Podiatric Surgeon & Honorary Reader


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Dr Nat Padhiar’s clinical interests include foot surgery, foot & ankle problems in sport, exercise induced leg pain in sport, image guided lower limb injections, sports medicine & injury of the lower limb, assessing mechanism and biomechanics of lower limb sports injury, dynamic intra-compartment pressure investigation for chronic exertional compartment syndrome.

Dr Padhiar held a post of a Consultant Podiatric Surgeon at The Royal London Hospital between 1991 and 2011. He has a private practice at The London Independent Hospital. He is also an Honorary Reader, Internal Examiner and Module Leader in the Centre for Sports & Exercise Medicine (CSEM), St Bartholomew’s and the Royal London School of the Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary, London University. In the last 2 decades he has

supervised over 150 research projects submitted by MSc and iBSc students in SEM.

Nat holds membership of various surgical and SEM institutions. He is also on the Editorial Board of the Sports Medicine section of Grand Rounds, the online medical journal and is also on the review panel for SEM and Foot Surgery journals.

Nat Padhiar is a keen sportsman continuing to play cricket, tennis and taking part in endurance sport (34 marathons). He has represented Uganda School boys at cricket.

In his professional capacity he has been part of the medical team and has attended World Student Games (1991), Commonwealth Games (2002), Island Games (2003), Everest Marathon (1993,1995), Mongolian Sunrise to Sunset Marathon (2001-2003), Daily Telegraph/British Brain & Spine Foundation London Marathon Team (1999-2007), London Triathlon (2005) and London 2012 Olympic & Paralympic Games (2012). Nat Padhiar was the Clinical Lead and Team Leader for Podiatry at The London 2012 Games and was based in the Polyclinic, Olympic Village in Stratford for the entire period of Olympic & Paralympic Games 2012. Many clubs refer their sportsmen to Dr Padhiar at his private clinic at BMI London Independent Hospital.

Professional Membership

  • Member of the British Association of Sport and Exercise
  • Member of British Association of Day Surgery
  • Member of the Society of Podiatrists
  • Fellow of the Surgical Faculty, College of Podiatry
  • Honorary Member of the European College of Sports & Exercise Physicians

Clinical Interests

  • Sports Medicine & Injury of the Lower Limb
  • Special interest in mechanism and biomechanics of injury
  • Day Care Foot Surgery
  • Dynamic intra-compartment pressure investigation for chronic compartment syndrome

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