Consultant Profile

Dr Mark Wotherspoon

Dr Mark Wotherspoon MBBS Dip SEM FFSEM (UK)
Practicing at:
Spire Southampton Hospital
  • Sports and Exercise Medicine
    Special clinical interests:

    Sport, Exercise & Musculoskeletal Medicine

    Chronic groin pain

    Underperformance syndrome

    Tendon injuries

    Current NHS and /or university posts:

    Consultant in Sport, Exercise & Musculoskeletal Medicine at Wimbledon Clinics, Parkside Hospital, Wimbledon

    Consultant in Sport, Exercise & Musculoskeletal Medicine for Bupa Wellness, Reading

    Medical Lead Southampton Football Club

    Medical Officer for England Cricket

    Medical Officer for the Ladies European Golf Tour

    Hon Consultant in SEM at the North Hampshire Hospital, Basingstoke

    Regional Representative (Wessex) for Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine

    Year of first medical qualification:
    Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

    Member of the British Olympic Medical Committee 1993-2010
    Doping Control Officer for UK Sport 1992-1997
    2012 Sport & Exercise Team of the Year – ECB Sports Medicine/Sports Science Team, British Medical Journal Improving Health Award

    Part-time positions in Spire:

    Dr Mark Wotherspoon provides consultancy services to the Hospital for up to 1.5 days . Duties include clinical advisory and development to the Perform Centre together with Mentorship programmes.

    Contact Details 
    Private secretary:
    Kelli Stephens
    Private secretary telephone number:
    023 8091 4503
    Private secretary fax:
    023 8091 4446
    Private secretary email address:
    Background Information 
    Professional profile:

    Dr Wotherspoon is a Consultant in Sport, Exercise & Musculoskeletal Medicine with a specialist interest in chronic groin pain, underperformance syndrome and tendon injuries.

    Dr Wotherspoon qualified from St George’s Hospital in 1985.  Having worked in Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and A&E, he completed his GP vocational training in 1991.  He was a Principal in General Practice till 2010. He completed his diploma in Sport and Exercise Medicine in 1992 and has worked in Sport and Exercise Medicine since then.

    Dr Wotherspoon is a founding fellow of the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine and has extensive Team Doctor experience. He was the club doctor at Fulham FC for eight years from1992 to 2000, at London Irish RFC for two years from 2002 to 2004 and is currently the Lead Medical Officer at Southampton FC.  He was also Chief Medical Officer for England and Great Britain hockey for seven years and attended 2 Commonwealth Games and 1 Olympic game in this role.  He has been a Medical Officer for England Cricket Team since 2007. He worked at the English Institute of Sport, based at Bisham Abbey from its origins till 2013 and in this capacity has attended The World Student Games in 1997, European Cups and World Championships across a wide variety of Olympic Sports including hockey, rowing, canoeing and speed skating.

    Publications, lectures and teaching:

    Article in BJSM (the journal of Sport and Exercise Medicine) April 2013 Volume 47 Issue 6
    Pg 380 Radiofrequency denervation of the inguinal ligament for the treatment of ‘Sportsman’s Hernia’: a pilot study

    Examiner for SEM Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine
    Regular lectures nationally

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    Dr Mark Wotherspoon

    Dr Mark Wotherspoon Sports and Exercise Medicine Consultant, Southampton, Hampshire, private hospital specialist.

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