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Sports & Exercise Medicine
Recommended by 16 specialists
15 years of experience

Dr James Thing is a dedicated consultant in Sport and Exercise medicine with previous experience as a general practitioner. He has previously worked as a Sports Doctor at the Olympics in 2012, he currently works as the British Athletics Event Lead Doctor co-ordinating care for world-class athletic events including British-based Diamond League athletics, the Anniversary Games and is a tournament doctor for the Lawn Tennis Association. He particularly enjoys a role as pitch-side doctor for Harlequins Rugby during premiership season.

His interests include Rugby and Athletics Medicine, Hand, Wrist and Elbow sports/musculoskeletal injuries, adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder), Lower limb tendon disorders including Achilles and Patellar tendinopathy, as well as plantar fasciitis, non-surgical treatment of osteoarthritis (particularly knee, hip and hand/wrist) and diagnostic musculoskeletal ultrasound and ultrasound guided injections.

Dr Thing undertakes a weekly NHS diagnostic musculoskeletal ultrasound list at the Royal London Hospital (Barts Health).

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Dr Shankar Ramaswamy
Pain Management
Recommended by 2 specialists
19 years of experience
Pain Management, Anaesthetics, Neuromodulation + 4 more

Important note with regard to the COVID 19 Pandemic:

We understand how it feels to be locked-in during this difficult and stressful time. To support patients we are offering video consultations to all patients at flexible times at short notice and this is authorised by all insurance providers. Our team also offers physiotherapy via video consultations and we are able to offer interventions quickly for 'low risk' patients at safe premises in London. We will risk assess all patients prior to this.

Dr. Ramaswamy is a consultant in Anaesthesia, Pain Management and Neuromodulation at St Bartholomew’s and Royal London Hospital and is the clinical lead for in-patient pain managent at Royal London Hospital as well as for the Newham MSK collaboration. He is the Undergraduate and Postgraduate education lead at Bart’s Health and Queen Mary University of London. He also holds a honorary visiting senior lecturer position at the University of Edinburgh. He is a course director for the MSc in Pain management at the University of Edinburgh.

He earned his MD in Anaesthesia (Medal scholar) from one of the premier postgraduate medical educational centres, PGIMER, Chandigarh, India.

He received further anaesthetic training from The South East Scotland rotation in the UK after which he earned a certificate of Specialist Training in Anaesthesia and Pain Management in 2014. He also took an Advanced Pain Fellowship in London, at Imperial Healthcare.

During his work, he involves himself with outpatients as well as inpatients alongside clinics, as well as complex pain ward rounds and various interventions. Dr. Ramaswamy, over the years has gained vast experience in managing different acute pain as well as chronic pain conditions such as back pain, neck pain, post-surgical pain, chronic musculoskeletal (such as Fibromyalgia) and neuropathic pain, headache, facial pain, abdomen-pelvic pain, sports injury, whiplash injury and cancer pain.

During the consultation, Dr.Ramaswamy devises a treatment plan centred on the patient's interests and needs. He is a strong advocate of educating the patient about their condition and advices them regarding self-management approaches, which should help patients manage their pain in the longer term. He also offers advice on pain medications and on pain interventions as deemed appropriate. He is part of a larger multidisciplinary team comprising of a wide array of specialists including orthopaedic surgeons and allied specialists such as physiotherapists. He regularly seeks their input to offer the best available expert treatment for his patients.

Through his top-notch intervention skills, he offers simple and complex pain procedures. These include Cervical and Lumbar facet joint/ medial branch injections, Epidural/ root block (all spinal levels including cervical- thoracic and lumbar levels, Radiofrequency treatment to medial branch/ nerve roots (all spinal levels) or peripheral nerves, complex pain interventions such as splanchnic nerve block, Ultrasound-guided interventions (both anaesthetic nerve blocks and complex pain interventions including MSK interventions), Regenerative medicine, Advanced Laser therapies including discectomy and Neuromodulation (including spinal cord stimulation and peripheral neuro-stimulation).

His intervention expertise spans from X-ray guided to ultrasound interventions and for various general as well as an orthopaedic anaesthetic procedures with specific proficiency in ultrasound-guided nerve blocks such as inserting nerve catheters.

Medico-legal expertise:

Dr Ramaswamy has received training in medico-legal report writing and is familiar with Civil procedure protocols including CPR part 35 and PD 35 protocol. He has experience in writing reports and can provide detailed insights into causality, prognosis, assessing capacity to work understanding specific roles, assess ability to function and also comment on prospect of achieving pain relief. He can offer medicolegal appointments at short notice and produce a report with a quick turn around time. He sees patients for personaly injury claims and criminal negligence claims.

He has expertise in preparing reports for a variety of conditions including (but not limited to)-

·       Personal injury

·       Road traffic accidents and injuries

·       Whiplash injury

·       Head, neck and spinal injuries

·       Musculoskeletal disorders

·       Soft tissue and muscular injuries

·       Sports injuries

·       Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

·       Work related and industrial injury

·       Anaesthetic related injury and complications

For medico-legal enquiries and bookings:

Consultation sites: Multiple clinic sites across central and east London and Kent

Secretary: Julie Summers-Frost



Telephone: 01603 418594

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Dr Catherine Spencer-Smith
Sports & Exercise Medicine
Recommended by 5 specialists
26 years of experience
Exercise Medicine, Musculoskeletal Medicine, Sports Injury

Dr. Catherine Spencer-Smith qualified in 1995 from St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London, and trained in Sports Medicine at Bath University. She has worked with an extensive range of different sports people, ranging from Paralympians and Olympians and to the occasional exerciser.

Dr. Spencer-Smith was a Sports Physician at the 2012 Olympic Games, the 2002 Commonwealth Games, and has worked with GB rowing, track and field sports, marathon, endurance and outdoor adventure sports men and women.

Dr. Spencer-Smith is a keen educator and developed an MSc Programme at Bangor University, she’s a keen lecturer, and has presented in several TV productions. She works full time in private sector, and has a happy and successful practice, Sportdoc London Limited, based in London and Surrey.

Dr. Spencer-Smith is a marathon runner and triathlete, and is passionate about helping others to get their practices into great shape; knowing from her own experience the frustration of injury and the importance of getting back to training in the fastest and most healthy way possible.

It is important that HCA is transparent about our relationship with those doctors who provide us with clinical guidance on delivering the best possible care to patients and operating our hospitals safely and efficiently. We set out here some of the ways in which we work together and the amount we pay this doctor for such services.

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Dr George Bownes
Sports & Exercise Medicine
Recommended by 1 specialist
14 years of experience
Exercise Medicine, Musculoskeletal Medicine, Sports Injury

Dr George Bownes is a sports enthusiast and endurance athlete who has completed numerous marathons, ultras, Ironmans and multi-day stage races whose own understanding of injuries can has enriched his work as a Physician. He has worked extensively within Military rehabilitation units around the UK including the Defence Military Rehabilitation Centres in Headley Court and Standford Hall leading a wide ranging multi-disciplinary team in rehabilitating complex musculoskeletal injuries.

Dr Bownes has previously worked with Premiership Football Clubs (Chelsea and Southampton), the English Institute of Sport working with British Olympic Athletes and British Skeleton who won 3 medals including Gold at the 2018 Winter Olympics. He currently works as Lead Doctor at Harlequins Rugby Club and as a Tournament Physician at The All England Lawn Tennis Club, Wimbledon for The Championships.

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Dr Richard Seah
Sports & Exercise Medicine
Recommended by 3 specialists
21 years of experience
Musculoskeletal Medicine, Sports Injury


MBBS, MSc (Hons), MAcadMEd, MFMLM, MRCGP, MFSEM, FFSEM(UK), DCH, DFFP, Dip Football Med, DipSEM(GB&I)

HCA Institute of Sport, Exercise & Health (ISEH), London W1T 7HA

HCA The Wellington Hospital Elstree Waterfront, Elstree, Hertfordshire WD6 3BS


Dr Richard (Rick) Seah is a UK-trained consultant in Musculoskeletal, Sport & Exercise Medicine (MSK & SEM).

He consults at the Institute of Sport, Exercise & Health (ISEH) and is an honorary sports physician at University College London Hospitals (UCLH) NHS Foundation Trust.

He also consults at The Wellington Hospital Elstree Waterfront & Pure Sports Medicine, Canary Wharf, London.

Dr Seah studied medicine at Guy's, King's & St Thomas' Hospitals Medical School, University of London. He qualified in 1999. He subsequently obtained his IABSEM diploma and a Master's degree in SEM with distinction from University College London in 2005.

He trained for 4 years as a London Deanery SEM speciality registrar and spent a further 1 year as a senior registrar, prior to entry onto the GMC specialist register. 

In total, he trained over a period of 12 years in the NHS and is doubly accredited as a specialist and generalist. He is a qualified musculoskeletal sonographer.

He was a sports medicine doctor at both London 2012 Olympic & Paralympic Games. He has previously worked with the English Institute of Sport, British Fencing, British Canoeing and Wheelchair Tennis. 

He was a medical officer for the Abu Dhabi International Triathlon from 2010-2014 and the Wembley National Stadium event medical team from 2007-2009.

He is interested in all aspects of musculoskeletal and sports injury. This ranges from acute traumatic injury to chronic overuse injury to myofascial pain syndromes. 

He oversees all aspects of the management process from prompt diagnosis to rehabilitation and subsequent injury prevention.

Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments
  • Ultrasound-guided corticosteroid injections
  • Medical acupuncture, dry needling and myofascial trigger point (MTrP) release
  • Viscosupplementation injections for osteoarthritis
  • Shockwave therapy (ESWT) for plantar fasciitis, 'tennis elbow' and insertional tendinopathies
  • Prolotherapy/ sclerosant injections for ligamentous & soft tissue laxity
  • Orthobiologics & Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections
  • Medications for acute and chronic pain (Nociceptive and neuropathic pain)
  • Lifestyle and weight management advice
  • 'Frozen shoulder' hydrodistension injections
  • High volume image-guided injections (HVIGI) for Achilles and patellar tendinopathy
  • Exercise prescription
  • Compartment pressure testing (CPT) for suspected chronic exertional compartment syndrome (CECS)
  • Injections (BTX) for pain management & recurrent muscle spasm
  • Joint injection 
  • Prolotherapy 
  • Ultrasound 
  • Musculoskeletal ultrasound
  • Shockwave therapy 
  • Exercise prescription 
  • Soft tissue injection 
  • All musculoskeletal and sports injuries
  • Upper limb injuries (e.g. Tennis elbow, Shoulder impingement)
  • Lower limb injuries (e.g. Achilles & Patellar tendinopathy, Plantar fasciopathy)
  • Neck and back pain
  • Muscle, ligament and tendon injuries
  • Injection therapies
  • Extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) for soft tissue injuries.
  • Tennis injury 
  • Exercise medicine 
  • Joint injury 
  • Running injuries 
  • Dance injury 
  • Ankle sprain 
  • Cartilage injury 
  • Football injury 
  • Ligament injury 
  • Shin splints 
  • Tendinopathy 
  • Back pain 
  • Hip and groin pain 
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Sports & Exercise Medicine
Recommended by 1 specialist
32 years of experience
Sports Injury

Dr Philip Batty is a Consultant Sport and Exercise Physician with more than 25 years of clinical experience. He graduated in Medicine from the University of Liverpool in 1987. Between 1996 and 1999, he was the deputy club doctor for Manchester United and then became the Head of Sports Medicine at Blackburn Rovers Football Club. With his years of experience, he was able to treat and care for many professional and recreational athletes at the English Institute of Sport and adolescent pupils at Sedbergh School.

Dr Batty joined Manchester City Football Club and worked as the Head of Sports Medicine between 2011 and 2012. Between 2012 and 2014, he was appointed Senior Team Doctor for England Rugby. Dr Batty is Team Doctor for Middlesex County Cricket Club and Consultant for the English National Ballet.

He was formerly Training Programme Director in the North West, training young doctors in the speciality. He is a former examiner and current appraiser for the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine, He was Medical Director at the Isokinetic Medical Clinic from 2014-2020. Dr Batty is currently the Educational and Clinical Lead for the Independent Doctors Federation.

His specialist interests include musculoskeletal injury and assessment, musculoskeletal ultrasound and injections, exercise as a therapeutic, diet and health and rehabilitation from injury, especially in the paediatric and adolescent age.

Dr Batty great interest in Sports Medicine and strongly believes in using exercise to treat medical and orthopaedic conditions. Through keeping physically active by doing sports and dancing can help to stay fit and healthy which is strongly encouraged for all people.

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Sports & Exercise Medicine
16 years of experience
Exercise Medicine, Sports Injury

Dr Matthew Stride is a Consultant in Sport and Exercise Medicine at the successful Isokinetic rehabilitation centre in London. Here Dr Stride works with many professional athletes and people suffering from general injuries. He draws on his wide experience to offer patients a prompt and accurate diagnosis and to draw up a bespoke treatment plan for each individual.

Dr Stride specialises in knee injuries such as the repair of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and tendon related problems.

He currently serves as the Club Doctor for Brentford Football Club and an Event Doctor for Sport Relief.

Dr Stride is able to make use of the state of the art facilities at Isokinetic including three rehabilitation gyms, a multi-depth aquatherapy pool and an indoor field. Dr Stride typically follows a five-step process to help his patients recover from injury:

- Reduction of pain and swelling

- Restoration of joint mobility and range of motion

- Recovery of muscle strength and endurance

- Recovery of co-ordination

- Recovery of sport-specific technical movements

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Sports & Exercise Medicine
Recommended by 2 specialists
12 years of experience
Exercise Medicine, Musculoskeletal Medicine, Rheumatology + 1 more

Dr Ajai Seth is a highly experienced Consultant in Sport, Exercise & Rehabilitation Medicine based in London. He specialises in musculoskeletal injury, running mechanics, racket sport injuries, football and rugby injury, chronic fatigue syndrome and groin pain. He is the player doctor for the Annual Wimbledon Tennis Championships and the LTA.

He is highly trained in musculoskeletal ultrasound imaging diagnostics and therapeutic injections including steroid, high volume, PRP and prolotherapy, as well as shock wave therapy.

Dr Seth works closely with a multidisciplinary team to provide compassionate care, tailored to the individual. He believes getting the correct diagnosis from the beginning is vital in providing patients with the best care and physical activity is the best form of rehabilitation.

Dr Seth is President of the Royal Society of Medicine Sports Medicine, an Executive Board Member of BASEM (British Association of Sport and Exercise Medicine) and the Clinical Chairman for Circle Integrated Care, the UK’s largest integrated health provider. He also works as a Consultant in Sport and Exercise Medicine at Headley Court DMRC with the Ministry of Defence.

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Dr Mark Ridgewell
Sports & Exercise Medicine
34 years of experience
Musculoskeletal Medicine

Dr. Mark Ridgewell is a Consultant Sport and Exercise Medicine Physician based in London and Wales, UK.

Dr. Ridgewell's main field is the management of soft tissue and overuse injuries, with specialisation in the prevention and management of these injuries all over the body, as well as rehabilitation.

In 2010, Dr. Ridgewell became the first doctor in Wales to be appointed to the GMC Specialist Register in Sport and Exercise Medicine. He has worked at international level across a wide variety of sports including:

  • professional and international rugby union since 1991
  • international football (Wales chief medical officer and team doctor 2005-2012)
  • Welsh athletics
  • Swim Wales
  • International and county cricket (ECB lead doctor 2000-2003),
  • Welsh hockey
  • Super League and international netball
  • professional cycling (JLT Condor, Team Storey Racing, and Welsh Cycling)
  • Triathlon
  • Welsh Gymnastics

He was the lead Consultant Sports Physician to the High-Performance Unit at Sport Wales from 2003-2020 and acted as Sports Physician to Team Wales at the Commonwealth Games three times between 2006 and 2014.

Annually he works with elite women's tennis as Players' Physician at the Birmingham Classic WTA Premier Tournament.

Over the past 20 years, Dr. Ridgewell has gained vast experience in the management of sports injuries, specialising in the non-surgical treatment of soft tissue injuries affecting muscles, tendons and ligaments, particularly relating to exercise. Importantly, he completely understands the significant effects that injury can have on a normal day to day life and very much encourages physical activity in his treatment plans.

Dr. Ridgewell is married with four daughters and 1 son.

Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments
  • ESWT Shockwave
  • Ultrasound -guided injections
  • Steroid injections
  • PRP injections
  • Prolotherapy with exception of spinal
  • Musculoskeletal ultrasound
  • Shockwave Therapy
  • Joint Injections
  • Physical Fitness Assessment
  • Soft Tissue Injection
  • Ultrasound
  • Excercise Prescription


  • Shockwave therapy
  • Diagnostic ultrasound
  • Ultrasound-guided injections
  • Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy
  • Overuse Injuries
  • Ankle Sprain
  • Cartilage Injury
  • Dance Injury
  • Cricket Injury
  • Football Injury
  • Ligament Injury
  • Shin Splints
  • Tendonitis
  • Musculoskeletal Injury
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Rugby Injury
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Shoulders Tendinopathy
  • Back Pain
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Dr Chris Jones
Sports & Exercise Medicine
21 years of experience

Dr Chris Jones is an expert in sports related medicine based in London, UK. He graduated with his primary medical degree from Newcastle University in 2007, before more recently completing his Sport and Exercise Medicine MSc at University College London. Currently working as Charlton Athletic FC's Club Doctor, he has a wealth of experience managing the evaluation and rehabilitation across sports such as football, rugby, and athletics.

Dr Jones offers extensive fitness testing and movement analysis, as well being an expert in general medical screening and physical evaluations. Some specialist areas of interest include using exercise to conservatively manage cases of osteoarthritis, neuromuscular training, and injury prevention. In addition to this, Dr Jones has conducted research into the tension pneumothorax guidelines and presented his findings at a BASEM conference.

Dr Jones is known for his approachable and friendly nature with his patients. From the first Consultation, Dr Jones will support and encourage his patients on the path to recovery and takes great pleasure in seeing the positive results from their time at Isokinetic. 

Passionate about Physical Activity, Dr Jones has powered the Worldwide 'Walk With A Doc' mission in London. With bi-weekly walks in Regents Park, visit the link for more information.


Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments
  • Exercise Testing (Isokinetic Strength Testing, Threshold Fitness Testing, Movement Analysis Testing)
  • Injury Rehabilitation
  • Exercise medicine
  • Sports injuries
  • Osteoarthritis
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