RECOVER ONCE AND FOR ALL

RECOVER ONCE AND FOR ALL

SPORTS DOCTOR LONDON

SPORTS INJURY AND MSK CARE

Sports Doctors are experts in musculoskeletal care, and 80% of patients can be helped without surgery.

  • Do you have an injury that’s not straightforward, or not getting better?

  • Maybe you’ve found yourself unable to run because of pain, and you’re just not getting better despite having physiotherapy or osteopathy?

  • Are you struggling to get a proper diagnosis, or have been told to give up sport? I can help.

SPORTS MEDICINE

I’m Dr Cath Spencer-Smith, a Consultant Sports Physician based in London. I offer expert diagnostic and non-surgical treatment for runners & sportspeople in London, but I can also treat you virtually if you’re elsewhere in the UK.

You don’t have to be an athlete! I treat all musculoskeletal conditions, regardless of whether you’re sporty or not.

I particularly love helping patients with hip and groin problems (such as FAI and hip arthritis), and I’m based at the HCA Outpatient and Diagnostics Centre at The Shard (part of London Bridge Hospital), and the Platinum Medical Centre (Wellington Hospital, St Johns Wood).

FOOT & ANKLE

HIP & GROIN

SHOULDER

SPINE

KNEE

Foot & Ankle
Hip and Groin
Shoulder
SPINE
Knee

FED UP OF BEING IN PAIN?

THINKING OF ‘GOING PRIVATE’?

The NHS is now under enormous pressure to see and treat patients with sports injuries or musculoskeletal problems.

If you’re in pain, need help fast, or are fed up with not being able to run, you might be considering self-funding your care.  You don’t have to have private health insurance and I can help with a swift diagnosis and getting the care that you need.

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STRUGGLING TO GET BACK TO SPORT?

WHY SEE A SPORTS DOCTOR?

As a Sports Doctor, I treat the whole person. As a patient, it can be difficult to know if your pain is coming from your hip or your back, or somewhere else. If you see a surgeon, they’ll tend to specialise in just one or two body areas, and their skill set is very much surgical.

As a Sports Medicine Physician, I have specialist training in physical activity and the demands that sport places on the body.

I work with elite-level athletes and so I really understand great movement, recovery, and how to prevent future injuries. As well as fixing the problem, I’ll help make you more robust too. So regardless of whether you’re a runner, a triathlete, or you just want to be active with your grandchildren, I can help.

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NOT SURE IF YOU NEED SURGERY?

LOOKING FOR A SECOND OPINION?

If you’re struggling to understand what’s causing your pain or problem, of if you’ve been told you need surgery, but you want to explore all the options, I can help.

Many patients come to see me because they’ve been given conflicting information, they don’t really have a diagnosis or have been told to simply stop playing sport.

If you’re feeling a bit lost, and in need of a second opinion, I can give you an unbiased assessment, and help you to get clarity on which treatment approach is best for you.

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WHAT THEY SAY…

My diagnostic and treatment-planning consultations with Dr Spencer-Smith for injuries sustained through running have been the epitome of the doctor-patient experience. She is warm, charming, totally thorough, highly expert, intelligent, subtle and careful.
She is also able to clearly and succinctly explain and demystify her diagnoses which immediately lessens all anxieties and makes the experience an active collaboration towards wellness rather than a confusing and cold experience. In addition to these aspects, Dr Spencer-Smith’s clinic runs with gratifying punctuality and efficiency and with the benefit of highly responsive and helpful administrative staff. All in all a really excellent experience.

SPORT DOC LONDON

I’m a Sport Doctor in London. I work in a multidisciplinary way, which means I work closely with expert physios, osteos and podiatrists (and when occasionally needed, surgeons too).

Being an aging marathoner and a triathlete (with a dicky hip), I totally understand how important sport and being active is to you.

LOCATIONS IN LONDON

HCA Outpatients & Diagnostics Centre,
The Shard,
St Thomas Street,
London, SE1 9BS

The Wellington Hospital,
Platinum Medical Centre,
15-17 Lodge Road, St Johns Wood,
London, NW8 7JA