Sunderland 0191 418 8687 Newcastle 0191 233 0500

About Sports Medicine North East

Professional sport experience since 2001 and regular non sporting musculoskeletal clinics since 2007, Ex-Sunderland AFC Head of Medical Dept 2008- 2013

We offer sports medicine consultations, diagnosis and treatment plans with a highly experienced and qualified medicine and sports medicine trained doctor. Alongside professional athletes we also work with amateur and non-athletic patients, across the North East of England. Our patients aims vary from returning to professional international level sport, wanting to be able enjoy an odd game of golf to the need to regain mobility for life’s everyday jobs and tasks!
glen-rae-profileDr Glen Rae (Director)

Consultant Sports and Exercise Medicine

Since Dr Rae qualified as a medical doctor at the University of Leeds he has worked within professional football since 2001. He was appointed by Roy Keane, as the first full time Sports Medicine Doctor and Head of the Medical Department at Sunderland AFC in 2008, resigning at the end of the 2012/ 2013 season to pursue his long term aim of setting up a sports medicine and musculoskeletal clinic in his native North East of England. He has recently returned to work with Sunderland AFC senior squad following completing his work over the last 4 years with the FIFA World Cup winning England U20 football team. He also works within a range of professional sports including as Medical Officer for Durham County Cricket Club and looking after jockeys within professional horse racing as well as a number of other amateur sports.

Let us help you

Allow us to help you! We have experience and expertise in treating all forms of muscular, joint and soft tissue injuries and conditions in all ages.

Qualifications and Memberships.

  • MBChB  Medical degree Leeds University
  • Member of the Royal College of General Practice qualified GP
  • Diploma Sports and Exercise Medicine (Distinction) University of Bath
  • MSc Sports and Exercise Medicine (Merit)  University of Bath
  • Member of the Faculty Sports and Exercise Medicine (UK)
  • PGCert Musculoskeletal Ultrasound – Teesside University
Registered member of the following:
What our clients say…
“Dr Glen Rae was my club doctor during my first 2 years at Sunderland AFC. During that time he was always very professional but also friendly when working me and my team mates. He was comfortable dealing with any new injuries as well as any persisting niggling problems. I was always confident seeing him with any football injuries or other medical problems I may have had or my family suffered.” John O'Shea

Ex Manchester Utd, Captain of Sunderland AFC and Republic of Ireland

“Consulting Dr Rae at Sports Medicine NE was one of the best decisions I’ve made. When my knee pain threatened to stop me doing the things I enjoy I knew it was time to find a solution. A thorough examination and in-depth discussion of treatment options really made me feel that a solution was possible. I had the treatment (Ostenil plus) and have been delighted with the results and I know that Dr Rae will provide continuing support should I need it.” Anne Howe


“ I was recommended by a friend to visit Glen at Sports Medicine NE after sustaining an injury to my knee playing golf and getting nowhere with my GP and the
NHS system. I was told to rest my leg and It could take up to six months to heal. Glen examined my knee joint and recommended I have an injection there and then and I would be up and running after a couple of weeks. I must admit I was a bit sceptical but this boy knows his stuff and I was golfing two weeks later. Not only that but I then some months later I had a shoulder problem which Glen also fixed with a single visit. I have recommended Sports Medicine NE to some of my friends and would suggest that anyone with this kind of problem pays a visit to Glen. It’s money well spent with great results. “DONT SUFFER ANY LONGER!” Paul Johnson

Car dealership owner and Keen golfer

“Doc Rae was the doctor at Sunderland AFC during my time with the reserves and the first team. He has helped me get back to playing quickly many times after ive picked up injuries and illnesses and I guess the fact I ask him to treat my family confirms the confidence I have in his work.” Jack Colback

Newcastle United FC

Professional sports organisations worked for:
Call: Sunderland 0191 418 8687
Call: Newcastle 0191 233 0500