Dr Catherine  Spencer-Smith

Dr Catherine Spencer-Smith

Consultant in Sport and Exercise Medicine


Specialises in

  • Sports and exercise medicine
  • Sport injuries
  • Musculoskeletal pain / injuries
  • Groin and hip pain
  • Non-surgical spinal pain management

I am a Sports Medicine Consultant, and I’ve worked full-time in Sports Medicine for over 20 years, looking after Olympians and athletes, as well as weekend warriors, runners, and men and women in a wide variety of sports. I also help adolescents with sports and overuse injuries. I’ve worked extensively in elite sport, but I love to help people like me, who simply enjoy their sport and want to keep active.

I help people with the non-surgical management of all sports injuries and musculoskeletal pain, whether it’s knee, ankle, shoulder, hip or back pain. I have a particular interest in hip and groin pain, femoroacetabular impingement, hip arthritis, running and triathlon injuries, stress fractures, REDS (relative energy deficiency in sport), problems that aren’t getting better after orthopaedic surgery, and hypermobility in sport.

I have worked in elite sport for 20 years, have worked at a number of Olympic and Commonwealth games, with Team GB sports, rowing, football, golf, gymnastics, rugby, track and field, tennis and cricket.

I have looked after over 5,000 patients who have femoroacetabular impingement, and my work is based on a holistic, multidisciplinary approach, working with physios, osteopaths, podiatrists, strength and conditioning coaches, and when needed, orthopaedic surgeons.

I am a keen educator, and developed an MSc Programme in Exercise Rehabilitation at Bangor University, I have trained other Sports Doctors at Bath University, and have presented several prime-time TV productions.


General Medical Council Number: 4205342

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Catherine Spencer-Smith at Spire include:

Sports and exercise medicine

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Additional information

Sports medicine

Sports injuries, musculoskeletal injuries, groin and hip pain, non-surgical management of spinal pain, shoulder injuries knee pain, ankle problems, unresolved and overuse injuries, marathon runners and triathletes, dance injuries, rugby injuries.

MBBS / St. Bartholomew’s Hospital (London) / 1995
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

DipCOG / Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists / 1998
Diploma in Obstetrician and Gynaecology

MRCGP(Dist) / Royal College of General Practitioners / 1999
Membership of the Royal College of General Practitioners

MSc Sport Ex Med / University of Bath / 2006
Masters in Sport and Exercise Medicine

CESR SEM / UK / 2013
Certificate of Eligibility for Specialist Registration in Sport and Exercise Medicine

FFSEM / Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine / 2013
Fellow of the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine

Professional memberships

Fellow of the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine

Member of British Society of Sport and Exercise Medicine (BASEM)

I’m an marathon runner and Ironman triathlete, and I understand what it’s like to be injured, and wanting to get back to training. I live in Bath with my husband, three Italian greyhounds, and miniature dachshund.

Telephone 020 8004 7733
Email info@sportdoclondon.co.uk
Website http://www.sportdoclondon.co.uk
Private secretary Joy O’Sullivan
Private secretary telephone 020 8004 7733
Private secretary email info@sportdoclondon.co.uk