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Dr. Duncan Robertson

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Alongside his role at FYSICL, Dr Robertson is the club doctor for Fleetwood Town FC (since 2019). He also performs regular musculoskeletal (msk)/sports injury clinics as part of the "Bupa Msk Service" in Glasgow. Duncan is also one of the medical advisers for the EFL, and was recently appointed as a contracted sports medicine consultant to both British Athletics and The FA/England National Football Squads.

 

Dr Robertson also joined the GB Olympic medical team proving sports medicine services for the Track & Field Athletes at the "Tokyo 2020 Olympics" held in Japan in 2021 .  

 

Dr Robertson is an experienced msk sonographer (2003) and co-founded the AECC ultrasound course in Bournemouth University (where he was an honorary lecturer till 2014). He has written several articles on diagnostic msk ultrasound in sport. He continues to lecture and mentor in skeletal ultrasound. Work began creating FYSICL in spring 2019, and the clinic achieved CQC Registration in June 2020.

Dr Robertson (MBChB MRCGP DCH FFSEM) qualified from Edinburgh University Medical School in 1985. He then served 21 years in two spells as a British Army Medical Officer, retiring Lieutenant-Colonel in 2010. Postings and tours included Germany, St Thomas's Hospital GMC (London), Nepal, Falklands/South Georgia, Iraq Op Telic, Fiji, Cyprus, Canada, Oman, N. Ireland and Afghanistan Op Herrick.

 

Dr Robertson is also a qualified GP (1991), working up until 2014 in practices in the Army, the NHS and in New Zealand and Australia.  He was appointed to the GMC specialist register in Sports & Exercise Medicine in 2011.

 

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Dr Robertson has a wide range of experience treating military personnel injured through sport. He then developed his medical career in sports medicine, including doctoring for the England Cricket Team in 2007, before joining Derby County FC as their club doctor in 2007. This then led to further club doctor roles at Aston Villa, Chelsea and then Blackburn Rovers in 2011. He has held NHS sports medicine consultant roles in Leeds and Blackburn Msk Services through to 2014.

 

More recently, Dr Robertson was recruited as a full-time sports medicine consultant at the internationally respected Aspetar Sports & Orthopaedic Hospital in Doha, Qatar (2014-2019).  He was a Qatar National Football Teams Doctor, including tours to Chile, Argentina, U18 Asia Cups 2014 & 2016 (Winners 2014) and the U20 World Cup in New Zealand in 2015. Then he switched to a combined role as a consultant in the hospital sports medicine department with teaching, and as medical officer to the Aspire Sports Academy Medicine Centre (for junior elite athletes <18). Dr Robertson also performed clinics in the elite athlete screening department in Aspetar Hospital.

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