About Dr Cath

Dr Cath Spencer-Smith is a Consultant Physician in Sport and Exercise Medicine and Director of Sportdoc London. Cath is passionate about the diagnosis and management of all musculoskeletal conditions, and has expertise in getting to the bottom of persistent problems, such as hip and groin pain. She works with Olympians, through to the occasional exerciser.

The Terrible Teens: a tale of two hip flexors..

2017-06-01T10:56:53+00:00 By |Groin and Hip pain|

It’s a funny thing, growing. Maybe I’m edging towards being long-in-the-tooth, but surely it can’t only be me who thinks that teenagers are getting scarily big these days? The end of the school holidays and a return to uniform has led to a spate of ‘fix him quick please- rugby season’s starting’ appointments. Yesterday, as [...]

9 ways to train happy and healthy this winter

2017-06-01T10:56:53+00:00 By |Training tips|

The dark winter months can test the motivation of the even the most enthusiastic of endurance runners, so if the lack of light is leaving you feel more ‘mole’ than ‘Mo’, and you’re prone to ‘man-flu’, read on: 1) Make a commitment- Going out to exercise in cold, dark weather can challenge even the most [...]

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