“Just thought I would let you know that I had a very successful weeks skiing in Verbier and got back last weekend. Weather fantastic and knee held up very well. Many, many thanks.”

“I couldn't ask for a better surgeon than Neil, he has honestly changed my life in 1 year and I can't thank him enough.”

“I would sincerely like to thank you and your team for the work you did on my knee after the x-ray revealed a 'nasty' break. Your expertise has given me back the use of this leg and I can now walk unaided for half a mile or more. The previous knee operation has also been a complete success.”

“The process from start to finish was smooth and efficient. I always knew where I was in the process, what to expect and when. A thoroughly professional service with a smile.”

“Pre-op information first class. Post-op conditions also first class. Very successful operation.”

“I am now in week 6 after the operation on my knee and I feel I must express my admiration for your skill and delight at the result. I am walking well and striding confidently into a bright new future. Many thanks.”

“Recovery from my knee operation was much quicker than expected. By 10 months I hardly knew I'd had problems with my knee. Able to walk properly again without any thought.”

“Care very good. Mr Bradbury was faultless. Would have liked to see specialist physiotherapist, Genevieve, all through my recovery as she was very helpful. Saw her at 6 months after my knee operation.”

Dr Julian Widdowson

Dr Julian Widdowson

MBBS BSc LMSSA MRCGP DCH DRCOG MSc Sports & Exercise Medicine, MFSEM

Julian qualified from University College London and then obtained an MSc in Sports and Exercise Medicine from the University of Bath.

He is trained as a General Practitioner, working in musculo-skeletal medicine and has been working in sport medicine since 1994. He joined Bath Rugby in 2004 as Team Doctor, becoming Head of Sports Medicine in 2007.

Julian is the South West lead for the National Institute of Dance Medicine and Science and Consultant in Sport & Exercise Medicine for BANES (NHS)

Julian has also been team doctor for the England Saxons team; he has worked at the Sports Medicine Clinic at the Royal United Hospital in Bath and is also a Tutor and Examiner for the MSc Sports and Exercise Medicine course at Bath University. He is now a Teaching Fellow at the University of Bath in Sport & Exercise Medicine and have also just been appointed by the GMC as Specialist Application assessor for SEM.

Other positions Julian has held include being the lead team doctor for the England 16 Group from 1999-2008 and the team doctor for the Wales Rugby League side from 2006-2008.

Julian also provides a private sports injury clinic at CircleBath hospital.

Personal profile

With his busy professional career Dr Widdowson is glad to have such a supportive family. Married to his wife, Celia, he has four beautiful children. Away from work Dr Widdowson is a keen sportsman and enjoys cricket, golf, skiing and playing tennis with his family.

Year of first medical qualification

1985

Special clinical interests

  • Acute and chronic sports injuries
  • Focus on maximising rehabilitation to ensure early return to sport
  • Injection therapy including corticosteroid injections and platelet rich plasma injections
  • Dance injuries and prevention

Research interests

  • Musculoskeletal Ultrasound for diagnosis and for accurate injection therapy, Sports Science Physiology to improve Sports Performance and Hypoxic treatment for acute injuries.
  • Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies
  • Fellow of the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine
  • Member of the Royal College General Practitioners
  • Member of British Association of Sports and Exercise Medicine

MSc Sports & Exercise Medicine

Reviews

 
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I thought you might like this news from a former patient to whom you gave a complete right knee replacement on 22nd June 2015 when I was 83. Your knee gave me no trouble at all and there was no pain or discomfort; I just did not notice it. It was a really memorable holiday and the weather was consistently fine. Thank you very much for making it possible for me to continue to enjoy the mountains.

Roger Birnstingl says |

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Excellent diagnosis and plan to extend the life of my knee, and consequently my skiing activities. Explanation of before, during and post op were spot on. My leg now better than I anticipated. Neil is very direct, which cuts through any waffle, and ensures you completely understand what to expect. Would thoroughly recommend.

John Cox says |

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My wife came under the care of Mr Bradbury after sustaining a severe knee injury earlier this year. From the outset Neil and his team have provided prompt attention with excellent care thoughout; both technically in terms of her injury but he has also demonstrated a very caring attitude so thank you.

Kevin says |

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It is exactly 7 months since my operation. This last week I skied every day and find that I ski better than last year with the sore knee. Thank you for making this possible. Your very grateful patient.

Roger says |

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