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Expert in: Sports & Exercise Medicine
Recommended by 9 specialists
14 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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Expert in: Pain Management
Recommended by 1 specialist
18 years of experience
Anaesthetics, Neuromodulation, Pain Management + 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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Expert in: Sports & Exercise Medicine
Recommended by 3 specialists
20 years of experience


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.

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Expert in: Sports & Exercise Medicine
Recommended by 1 specialist
31 years of experience

Dr Philip Batty is a Consultant Sport and Exercise Physician with more than 20 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 Sedbergh School.


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


He is the Training Programme Director for the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine, in which he trains young doctors in Sports and Exercise Medicine. Dr Batty is also the Educational and Clinical Lead for the Independent Doctors Federation and was appointed Medical Director at the Isokinetic Medical Clinic in London.


His specialist interests include musculoskeletal injury and assessment, musculoskeletal ultrasound and injections, exercise as a therapeutic, diet and health and rehabilitation from injury. 

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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Expert in: Sports & Exercise Medicine
Recommended by 4 specialists
24 years of experience

Dr Catherine Spencer-Smith is a Sports & Exercise Medicine doctor who has a number of specialist skills in the management of hip and groin problems, including femoroacetabular impingement. She has guided the recovery of over 3,000 patients undergoing hip arthroscopy and regularly works with GB athletes, professional dancers, PGA Golfers, as well as circus performers and climbers. She initially trained in Sports Medicine at Bath University and has a particular interest in helping people recover after surgery, or those who have failed to recover despite previous treatment.

Dr Spencer-Smith has a particularly functional and biomechanics-focused approach to care. She’s a great problem-solver of pain with complex movement patterns, such as ankle pain in runners, shoulder pain in tennis players, and spinal pain in golfers. In addition to this, she also assists in the care of patients under-going cancer treatment, to enable them to benefit from the treatment-enhancing effects of exercise, and to regain new resilience post-chemotherapy.

She works closely with physios, osteos, orthopaedic surgeons, podiatrists and strength and conditioning coaches, to ensure a very tailored and quickly responsive multidisciplinary approach for her patients. She has a very approachable and enthusiastic manner, and she’s passionate about helping patients to get back to doing what’s important to them, especially if they’ve been struggling to recover.

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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Expert in: Sports & Exercise Medicine
15 years of experience

Dr Matthew Stride is a Consultant in Sport and Exercise Medicine at Isokinetic London, a cutting-edge sports sports rehabilitation centre in London.

At Isokinetic, Dr Stride not only works with professional athletes but also treats people at all levels of sport, whatever their injury. Dr Stride draws on deep experience to provide his patients with a diagnosis and an appropriate physiotherapy and rehabilition plan.

Isokinetic is specialised in dealing with knee injuries such as anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) but is equally effective at attending to patients who present with a wide range of acute and chronic injuries that have often been sustained through sports including football, running, rugby, skiing and many other sports. Dr Stride also attends to patients who have injured themselves in the course of normal everyday activities.

Dr Stride is also the Club Doctor for Brentford Football Club and an Event Doctor for Sport Relief.

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Expert in: Sports & Exercise Medicine
33 years of experience

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.

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Expert in: Sports & Exercise Medicine
20 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.

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Expert in: Sports & Exercise Medicine
37 years of experience

Dr Paul D Jackson is a Consultant specialising in Sports and Exercise Medicine with over 25 years of clinical experience of treating recreational exercisers and high performance athletes.

Dr Jackson first qualified in Medicine in 1982 from the University of London and undertook specialist postgraduate medical training. Following this, he completed a Diploma in Sports Medicine in 1992 and was the first Fellow of the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine (UK) when it was established in 2006.

He works with many international sports teams and GB Olympic teams. Dr Jackson was involved in organising the athlete medical services for the London 2012 Olympic Games and has worked with athletes from more than 20 different sports including working as team doctor for the England Cricket team, the GB Davis Cup Tennis team, the England Rugby 7s team, and the GB Olympic teams for Bobsleigh, Skeleton and Modern Pentathlon. His is the former Head of Sports Medicine at British Tennis (LTA).

Over 25 years he had developed an excellent working relationship with top MSK radiologists, surgeons and physiotherapists to deliver the best treatments and rehabilitation for his patients. Between 2015 and 2018 he was the President of the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine (UK) and currently holds the position of Deputy National Medical Director at the English Institute of Sport (EIS) and is on the International Federation Medical Committees for Bobsleigh and Skeleton and Modern Pentathlon. 


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Expert in: Sports Therapy
Electrotherapy including photobiomodulation therapy (laser), Specialised exercise programmes (Rehabilitation), Sports & Exercise Medicine + 1 more

Nicola Jackson is the owner and founder of Sports Injuries London.

Nicola Jackson qualified in 1986 with a Masters Degree in Advanced Sports Therapy.  She has over 30 years of experience in treating sports injuries.  Senior Associate member of the Royal Society of Medicine and British Association of Sports & Exercise Medicine

Nicola Jackson specialises in Advanced Electrotherapy Treatments for Sports Injuries and pain conditions, and is qualified to use Photobiomodulation Therapy, (Laser therapy), Ultrasound, Inferential and EMS.  She has also had further imaging training which enables her to interpret MRI scans and XR's.

Nicola Jackson is qualified to prescribe tailor made specialised exercise programmes to return patients to full fitness and beyond.

Nicola Jackson specialises in sports injuries, spinal rehabilitation and returning patients to full fitness following major surgical intervention.

Jackson has a long term professional relationships with Hospitals such as Wellington Hospital Spinal Unit, Queens Square Neurological Hospital, St John’s and St Elizabeth’s Hospital.

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