Consultant Profile

Professor Cathy Speed

Name:
Professor Cathy Speed BMed Sci, BM BS, MA, Diploma in Sports Medicine (with distinction), PhD, FRCP
Fellow of the Faculty of Sports & Exercise Medicine (FFSEM) (Ireland) (United Kingdom)
Practising at:
Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital
Specialties:
  • Rheumatology
    • Sports medicine
    • Sports injury
    • Soft tissue rheumatism
    • Rheumatoid arthritis
    • Back pain
  • Sports and Exercise Medicine
    Special clinical interests:
    Musculoskeletal injuries - sporting and non-sporting
    Arthritis
    Chronic pain
    Hypermobility
    Exercise

    Research interests:
    Musculoskeletal injuries
    Diagnostic and interventional ultrasound
    Injection therapies
    Pain
    Exercise prescription
    Current NHS and /or university posts:
    Consultant in Rheumatology, Sports & Exercise Medicine, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge
    Lead Physician to the English Institute of Sport, Eastern Region
    Physician to Middlesex CCC at the Lords Ground, London
    Physician to British Badminton
    Physician to English Ladies Golf Association
    Medical Officer for the Centre of Cricketing Excellence, Cambridge
    Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:
    British Society for Rheumatology
    Royal Society for Medicine
    Regional Physician to the English Institute of Sport
    American College of Sports Medicine
    British Association of Sports Medicine
    British Medical Acupuncture Society
     
    Contact Details 
    Telephone number to make a private appointment:
    01223 200580
     
    Background Information 
    Professional profile:
    Professor Speed plays significant roles in the care of Olympic and other elite athletes across a wide spectrum, as indicated above. She has a special expertise in the management of sporting and non-sporting musculoskeletal injuries and chronic pain syndromes. She also has a specialist interest in arthritis and in exercise medicine. She applies advanced diagnostic techniques and in particular imaging and biomechanical assessments in evaluation of medical complaints. She utilises therapies including various injection therapies, extracorporeal shock wave therapy and forms of exercise and rehabilitation in managing problems. She also has a background in exercise physiology and has an exercise prescription clinic for the development of customised exercise and or training programmes to suit all types of individual, from the sedentary to the fit athlete. She works with a team of people who form a multidisciplinary team that is focussed in delivering the highest standards of care to patients.
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    Professor Cathy Speed

    Progress


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