Dr Catherine Spencer-Smith, Consultant in Sports and Exercise Medicine, works in several private practices in London including the Wellington Hospital, HCA at the Shard, and The Platinum Medical Centre. She has her own practice as well - Sportdoc London Limited. She is highly specialised in the treatment of sports injury, with a special focus on hip and groin conditions (such as FAI), and undiagnosed problems.
Dr Spencer-Smith graduated from St Bartholomew’s Hospital in 1995 and went on to train in sports medicine from the University Of Bath. Her experience has earned her an excellent reputation and allowed her to work alongside Paralympians and Olympians, as well as the ordinary sportsperson. She was appointed a ports Physician at the 2012 Olympic Games and the 2002 Commonwealth Games. She has worked with the athletes for the GB rowing, track and field sports, marathon, endurance, and outdoor adventure.
Dr Spencer-Smith is an active teacher, having developed an MSc at Bangor University. She often lectures and presents at conferences and on the TV. She is also a marathon runner and triathlete and uses her own experience to empathise with the frustrations of injury in sport.
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.
- Exercise Testing
- Injury Rehabilitation
- Joint Injection
- Musculoskeletal Ultrasound
- Physical Fitness Assessment
- Shockwave Therapy
- Video Consultation
- Hip and Groin Pain
- Back Pain
- Running Injuries
- Sports Injuries
- Sports Injuries
- Bursitis (Shoulder)
- Joint Injury
- ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) Injury
- Ankle Sprain
- Bursitis (Hip)
- Cartilage Injury
- Cricket Injury
- Dance Injury
- Endurance Sports Injuries
- Football Injury
- Ligament Injury
- Musculoskeletal Injury
- Shin Splints
- Shoulder Pain
- Sports Medicine
- Tendinopathy (Tendonitis)
- Tennis Injury
MBBS St Bartholomew's Hospital, University of London 1995
DRCOG Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists 1998
MRCGP Royal College of General Practitioners 1999
MSc Sport and Exercise University of Bath 2006
FFSEM Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine: Royal College of Surgeons 2013
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"Dr Spencer-Smith is an exceptional sports physician specialising in musculoskeletal treatment. I've worked with Cath as a recipient of her referrals for Dietetics for several years now; and all patients who have received her care have only had positive feedback. Her care and attention to 'tricky' musculoskeletal issues, chronic under-training or other sports performance issues is incredible. She comes highly recommended from one clinician to another, don't look any further!"
"Cath is a very knowledgable and experienced Sports Doctor. She is an excellent communicator and helps clients understand their condition and takes the time to carefully explain to clients what is wrong and what the best options are for a full recovery. I refer regularly to Cath and would trust her with my nearest and dearest. One of the best!"
"Cathy Spencer-Smith is my Sports Medicine specialist of choice. She is an excellent clinician and diagnostician, as well as having the bedside manner to match!"
"I can highly recommend Cath as a Sports & Exercise Medicine doctor. She has a wealth of knowledge and experience, which she combines with a friendly and straightforward approach to solving your injury. She is second to none when it comes to fixing hips!"