Dr Deane Halfpenny

MBBCh FRCA FFPMRCA

Dr Deane Halfpenny is a Consultant in Musculoskeletal Pain Medicine with a special interest in spinal pain and injury. His areas of expertise include low back pain, whiplash injury, neuropathic pain and complex regional pain disorder.

Career to Date

I graduated from the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa in 1990 (MBBCh) and completed my early medical training in the UK. I then went on to specialise over a six year period in anaesthesia, with 2 years research as a lecturer at St Bartholomew’s Hospital. Subsequently I went on to complete an additional year of training in advanced pain medicine leading to accreditation with the faculty of pain medicine obtaining the FFPMRCA.

I became a consultant in 2001 at St Bartholomew’s and the Homerton Hospital in London. I was a clinical lead in the establishment of the City and Hackney Back Pain Service, where I have continued to provide clinical input into the management of back and neck pain. I work closely with exercise therapists running joint clinics allowing me to have unique understanding of pain and movement. I have set up interventional services in the management of pain for the NHS as well as the private sector and have gained invaluable experience in the field. I have published as well as lectured at international meetings and seminar in the field of pain medicine.

My areas of special interest include the following

  • Acute back, neck and shoulder pain.
  • Chronic spinal pain.
  • Myofascial pain syndromes
  • Neuropathic pain
  • Whiplash injury
  • Complex regional pain syndrome
  • Repetitive strain injury

Having been a keen gymnast competing at a national level in South Africa and lately a club cyclist I have a special interest in the management of pain in the sporting arena.

I have regular outpatient clinics at TLOC as well as intervention lists at the Princess Grace Hospital.

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Blog posts

  • Cyclists from The London Orthopaedic Clinic cycle 500 KM to raise awareness for Help for Heroes

    Last week, Westminster-based The London Orthopaedic Clinic (TLOC), set their wheels in motion as they kick-started their fundraising activity by cycling from Crystal Palace to Paris in aid of Help for Heroes. The cycling team, led by Dr Deane Halfpenny, pedalled nearly 500 kilometres with the aim of raising awareness of the important work Help for […]

  • Top tips on how to avoid a running injury

    With running season upon us, thousands of runners will be reaching the peak of their training over the summer. Mr Curry, TLOC’s lower limb orthopaedic surgeon, shares his advice for those keen runners. Most runners will be reaching the pinnacle of their training over summer months as they prepare for half and full marathons. Runners […]

  • Justin Coulter’s current thoughts on Plantar Fasciopathy

    Justin Coulter is a leading musculoskeletal podiatrist in London and in this article he discusses his current thoughts on Plantar Fasciopathy including symptoms and treatment options.