Dr James Thing

Dr James Thing

MBBS, BSc, MRCGP, FFSEM

Sports & Exercise Medicine

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Overall Rating

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5
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4.9
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5

Top feedback

“Dr Thing was extremely thorough and knowledgeable, I received a detailed diagnosis and treatment plan. “
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Languages spoken

  • French
  • English
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Registered with

General Medical Council: 6129909

Consultation fees

New appointment: £250

Follow-up appointment: £200

Practices worked at

Highgate Private Hospital

17-19 View Road, London, United Kingdom, N6 4DJ
133 reviews

Pure Sports Medicine - Canary Wharf

Cabot Place West, Level 2, London, United Kingdom, E14 4QS
5 reviews

Hospital of St John & St Elizabeth

60 Grove End Road, London, United Kingdom, London
0 reviews

About

Dr James Thing is a Consultant in Sport and Exercise medicine with previous experience as a general practitioner.  He 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 and the Anniversary Games.

He is a pitchside doctor in the premiership for Harlequins Rugby. 

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

James enjoys working with all sports people, whether amateur


enthusiasts or international athletes.



His interests include:


1) Diagnostic musculoskeletal ultrasound and ultrasound guided injections. He has a weekly NHS ultrasound/radiology list at Barts Health.



2) Lower limb tendon disorders including Achilles and Patellar tendinopathy, as well as plantar fasciitis.



3) Non-surgical treatment of osteoarthritis, particularly knee, hip and hand/wrist.



4) Hand, Wrist and Elbow sports/musculoskeletal injuries



5) Adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder)



6) Rugby and Athletics Medicine



 

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Medical procedures

  • Joint Injection 
  • Diagnostic Musculoskeletal Ultrasound 
  • Shockwave Therapy 
  • Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections
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Special interests

  • Ultrasound Scanning
  • Ultrasound-guided injection therapy
  • Musculoskeletal Medicine
  • Sports Medicine
  • Shockwave Therapy
  • Frozen Shoulder (adhesive capsulitis)
  • Tennis/Golfer's elbow
  • Hand & Wrist - De Quervain's tenosynovitis/Trigger Finger/Carpal Tunnel Syndrome/Arthritis
  • Tendinopathy - Achilles/Patellar
  • Non-surgical management of arthritis
  • Trochanteric bursitis/Gluteal tendinopathy (GTPS)
  • Plantar Fasciitis
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Education

Education:

  • MBBS. BSc Imperial College School of Medicine 2005
  • BASEM
  • FFSEM
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Reviews

Overall
5
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5
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5

Dr Thing was extremely thorough and knowledgeable, I received a detailed diagnosis and treatment plan.

Patient seen for:
Leg Pain
04-03-2020
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5
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5

Dr explains very well and in detail what is happening, and has a very good bedside manner. I felt comfortable talking to him about my pain and he treated my pain perfectly and helped a lot.

25-02-2020
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5
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5

I have been seeing Dr Thing for about four months now to help with an injury. He has been consistently kind, patient and keen to make sure I fully understand the treatment and possible outcomes at every appointment we have had. He has also taken an interest in my life away from the injury and adjusted the treatments to best fit into my life which I have greatly appreciated. Dr Thing has treated me as a person rather than just a patient and his excellent care has made a big difference for which I am very grateful.

Patient seen for:
Toe & Foot Injury
21-02-2020
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5
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5

I have been to see Dr Thing twice now and have found him to be so kind and patient with explaining everything to me about my condition and the subsequent investigations and management of this. He went through my scan results with me and provided so much reassurance during what was an anxiety provoking visit, as well as answering any questions I had. I felt very listened to and also felt I was given a choice with how I wanted to proceed with treatment options which I really appreciated. I would wholeheartedly recommend Dr Thing.

Patient seen for:
Knee Pain
20-02-2020
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5
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5

I was recommended to Dr Thing by my physio with regard to a torn tendon in my rotator cuff. He was extremely courteous from the first meeting and very respectful on examination. Then he explained my condition and treatment in a way that was easy to understand. The outcome was completely successful and I had a follow up appointment with Dr Thing when he asked if I had improved. Fingers crossed all is well.

13-02-2020
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5
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5

Dr Thing provided me with confidence throughout all of my sessions with him. He displayed a solid base of knowledge and expertise and was able to guide me through my treatment with not only professionalism but also a caring manner at all times. He was fast to respond to emails and was always willing and able to provide advice where needed. Overall I was very happy with my treatment from Dr Thing and would return to see him should the need arise.

Patient seen for:
Plantar Fasciitis
01-02-2020
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5
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5

Dr Thing scanned ,xrayed and diagnosed in one appt. He listens and makes one feel secure.

Patient seen for:
Knee Pain
14-01-2020
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5
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5
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4

Dr Thing was very thorough and respectful in his exploration of my condition. He explained his thinking each step of the way and was receptive to my thoughts and questions. Importantly for me, he was prepared to collaborate with my GP so that I was not hived off from my routine provider of medical care. I will certainly consult with Dr Thing again if the need arises.

16-12-2019
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5
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5

Dr James Thing is an excellent practitioner. He was very nice to deal with, clearly very knowledgeable and interested in his specialty and thorough. Dr Thing was also very conscientious with his aftercare.

Patient seen for:
Achilles Tendon Problems
06-12-2019
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5
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5

Dr Thing was a most helpful consultant. At all times he was kind, understanding, informative and clear about diagnosis, treatment and outcomes. He answered all my questions fully and was able to suggest how the problem could be resolved. In the event he was able to diagnose and treat my knee within a few days which was extremely helpful as I was leaving for an active hiking holiday which would have been fully compromised without treatment. I would have no hesitation in recommending Dr Thing to anyone who has a Musculoskeletal problem and have indeed done so already.

02-10-2019
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5
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5

Excellent consultation with Dr Thing, incredibly likeable, swift to diagnose and explain all treatment options, immaculate follow up, highly recommended!

Patient seen for:
thumb/ wrist
20-09-2019
Overall
5
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5
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5

Extremely professional and able to provide the needed confidence in the procedure being performed

Patient seen for:
Tennis Elbow (Lateral epicondylitis)
30-07-2019
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5
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5
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5

Really helpful - would highly recommend!

Patient seen for:
Shin Splints
26-07-2019
Overall
5
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5
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5

Yes would definitely see Dr James Thing again if the need arises. Passionate about his work, with a modern approach.

Patient seen for:
Rotator Cuff Injury
17-07-2019
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5
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5
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5

James’s care was exceptionally professional, diligent and thorough, whilst also being very friendly and empathetic. James ensured that everything was fully understood, not only explaining the detail but also talking to me in plain English so that I could understand. He took the time to fully explore the extent of pain / damage and different routes of treatment. I fully recommend James.

Patient seen for:
Shoulder Pain
10-07-2019
Overall
5
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5

Dr James Thing is very professional and reassuring. The whole experience has been very positive along with the outcome. Many Thanks

10-07-2019
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5
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5

Dr Thing is friendly, approachable and very professional. He was able to diagnose my problem extremely quickly and provided further steps and options to me so that I could undergo treatment. His advice was very helpful and i would recommend him to anyone if they had a similar problem to mine.

27-06-2019
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5
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5

Professional with a good manner. Discussed treatment plan and risks and ensured the treatment was right for me.

07-06-2019
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5
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5
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5

On my first appointment with Dr Thing, after I explained my symptoms he knew exactly what was wrong, he started the treatment with no time wasted, he explained in detail what I needed to do and my options for future treatment in a clear and understanding way. My follow up appointments were treated as my first and I could not fault this doctor. Communication was excellent.

Patient seen for:
Hip and groin pain
30-05-2019
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5
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5
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5

I've found James to be an excellent sport and exercise medicine doctor. During our consultations, he's really taken the time to consider my sport injury fully and he's tailored his recommendations for my recovery in the wider context of my long-term goal of returning to Triathlon. Many thanks!

24-05-2019
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5
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5

A 1st class experience and a 1st class medical practitioner who is quite clearly at the top of his field and who manages to combine the ability to not only be incredibly reassuring and patient but at the same time practical and efficient. A real pleasure to have interacted with

Patient seen for:
Knee Pain
23-05-2019
Overall
5
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5
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5

A 1st class experience and a 1st class medical practitioner who is quite clearly at the top of his field and who manages to combine the ability to not only be incredibly reassuring and patient but at the same time practical and efficient. A real pleasure to have interacted with

Patient seen for:
Knee Pain
23-05-2019
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5
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5
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5

I went to see Dr Thing with pain in my arm, the minute i walked through the door i was made to feel at ease, Dr thing was great and took his time listening to me .After a thorough examination he explained very clearly what he thought was wrong with my arm,he gave me options for treatments, in the end i had to have a hydrodiletation steroid injection which Dr Thing administered him self, i did not feel a thing and i am now pain free.Dr Thing is very caring and an excellent doctor.

20-05-2019
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5
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5

I went to see Dr Thing with suspected frozen shoulders (two at once!). He diagnosed them instantly and at the next appointment administered steroid injections which worked brilliantly. I’m now back to almost a full range of movement. Dr Thing has a calm and friendly style, and I felt in safe hands. I was also able to email him with a query between appointments. It was easy to get appointments with him - the clinic is open late in the evenings.

Patient seen for:
Frozen Shoulder
14-05-2019
Overall
5
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5
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5

We found Dr Thing sympathetic and competent. He explained things very well and gave good advice. We would not hesitate to go back and see him in the future.

05-05-2019
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5
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5
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5

Excellent care and help

25-04-2019
Overall
5
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5
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5

I have seen Dr Thing for numerous issues. He is an exceptional physician and diagnostician, he explains all issues in finite detail and I can thoroughly recommended him.

03-04-2019
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5
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5
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5

First class service! Would highly recommend! Thanks again James for you help.

02-04-2019
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5
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5
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5

Very friendly, professional and knowledgeable sports doctor. He was recommended to me by a friend, and I feel grateful that he was! I fully endorse seeing Dr James Thing for any injuries you have.

30-03-2019
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5
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5
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5

Very professional, fixed my problem in only two sessions. Highly recommended

30-03-2019
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5
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5
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5

This was the second time I've seen Dr. Thing for a leg injury and in both cases I received excellent care with easy to understand diagnoses. He took the time to answer my questions and make sure I walked out of his office with a clear understanding on how to care for my injury.

26-03-2019
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5
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5
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5

I would highly recommend James - he has been very thorough, attentive and kind with my care.

21-03-2019
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5
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5
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5

A very personable and professional Doctor. Absolute pleasure to deal with. Clear and concise advice. Cannot recommended him enough

15-03-2019
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5
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5
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5

Dr Thing was very patient and reassuring, explaining the procedure to me and what the pitfalls could be. He is very approachable and easy to talk to.

14-03-2019
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5
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5
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5

I have seen Dr Thing on two occasions regarding back pain and the consultations have been excellent - well conducted, informative, and totally professional.

14-03-2019
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5
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5
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5

My visit to Dr Thing was as good an experience as you can have when you visit a doctor! I felt the examination was thorough at no point did I feel the examination was rushed the follow-up appointment was precise and accurate and the treatment given was perfect

14-03-2019
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5
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5
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5

Professional, polite, understanding and kind. I found James to be very pleasant and helpful. He acted with integrity throughout and left no stone unturned to diagnose & treat my symptoms and continued to monitor me to resolution.

19-02-2019
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5
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5
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5

Not only kind and compassionate, but also very professional, competent and confident in his field. Can't recommend James enough!

16-02-2019
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5
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5
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5

Dr Thing was thorough, professional and moved quickly to organise necessary investigations and treatment of my back pains. Always accessible and prompt to respond; Very good bed-side manner; Would definitively recommend him and the Clinic at Canary Wharf.

31-01-2019
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5
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5
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5

Excellent experience with Dr James Thing. I visited James with a shoulder issue sustained whilst playing rugby, his advice, treatment and referrals have been extremely beneficial to me and have got me back playing rugby sooner than expected.

31-01-2019
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5
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5
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5

James is an excellent doctor who helped me fully understand my medical problem and then laid out a straightforward rehabilitation plan. Each time I visited James I came away more informed and confident in our course of action. I would not hesitate to go back to James and recommend him to others.

31-01-2019
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5
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5
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5

As a keen fitness enthusiast I tend to develop injuries and niggles quite frequently. Dr James has been able to remedy my condition each and every time with a great degree of professionalism, compassion and care.

31-01-2019
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5
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5
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5

James has been very through, professional and helpful when dealing with my wrist injury. I would highly recommend him to anyone seeking medical advice or treatment in the sporting realm.

30-01-2019
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5
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5
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5

Total professional and a fantastic Doctor, he has treated me twice for separate issues with complete success. Dr Jame’s advice is spot on and he has a lovely manner. Couldn’t recommend this physician any higher.

29-01-2019
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5
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5
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5

thorough and professional, listened attentively to concerns and addressed each individually. listened to the information that I most required and suggested a slanted treatment plan which worked well. a lot of valued added as a health professional, one that I would definitely visit again if required.

29-01-2019
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5
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5
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5

I have seen Dr Thing a number of time snow regarding my hamstring and knee. I found Dr Thing extremely clear in his explanation. He xplained clearly what the problem was and the course of treatment. He gave me time and answered all my questions in a way that put me at my ease and was reassuring. All appointments were kept and on time and each appointment was followed up with a letter of explanation. I can thoroughly recommend Dr Thing and was totally impressed with all aspects of his work.

29-01-2019
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5
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5

I was dealt with in a professional manner from diagnostics to a remedial programme. Very impressed that the initial discussion we’re based on physion and programming rather than being surgical led. Highly recommneds

28-01-2019
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5
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5

Dr. Thing is very professional. He helped me a lot

28-01-2019
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5
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5

I valued the calm manner of Dr Thing. He was very thorough in his investigation of my presenting problem. He explained each result as they came in, allowing me to take on board at my pace the consequences of them. I trusted his advice, although felt I had the space to make my own choice about what to do I also felt very safe quickly with him I recommend Dr Thing and his calm efficient manner and thorough way of working with a patient

28-01-2019
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5
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5
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5

Dr Thing is fantastic. As a keen sports person the sudden onset of a bout of acute knee pain was most concerning, however following our consultation I felt immediately comforted that I was looking at something far less sinister than I had imagined. Confirmation of this through an MRI with solid advice on how to resolve and prevent recurrence of the issue all came as part of the package, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Dr Thing to friends, family and colleagues.

28-01-2019

Peer recommendations

Recommended by 1 doctor for:
1

Sports & Exercise Medicine

Mr Reece Noble
Mr Reece Noble

10-06-2019

I have worked with a number of clients with Dr Thing, particularly those with shoulder issues.

For specialty: Sports & Exercise Medicine
For conditions: Tendinopathy (tendonitis), Musculoskeletal Injury, Ligament Injury, Joint Injury
For procedures: Joint Injection
Connection: I have looked after their patients

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