Dr Christopher Jones
Consultant in Musculoskeletal, Sport & Exercise Medicine
MBBS, MRCGP, Msc SEM, Dip SEM PGCert (MSK US), FFSEM (UK)
"Spire Hartswood has a patient centred approach with great facilities and relaxed yet professional atmosphere."
I am a Consultant in Sport and Exercise Medicine who has worked at FIFA Medical Centre of Excellence, Isokinetic London, since 2015. This is a Sports medicine, orthopaedic and rehabilitation facility for the management of musculoskeletal injury in central London. Alongside this I have worked as Club doctor in professional football with Charlton Athletic Football Club and Leyton Orient Football Club.
I have a wealth of experience in managing sports injuries, in both elite and non-elite athletes and specialise in non-surgical management of musculoskeletal conditions. I am passionate about using exercise as a treatment to recover from musculoskeletal injury and medical conditions. I am qualified in the use of musculoskeletal ultrasound and have also undergone further training in biomechanics and kinetic assessment.
Supporting patients through being active is a method I promote in their recovery. I have worked on the 'Moving Medicine' resource to create a paediatric obesity and physical activity module. This is an educational programme led by Sport England and Public Health England to raise awareness of the benefits of being active.
I graduated in Medicine in 2007 from the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne and underwent training in General Practice. I moved to London in 2013 and was awarded a Master’s degree in Sports Medicine, Exercise and Health from University College London in 2015. Subsequently I have been awarded a Certificate of Eligibility for Specialist Registration (CESR) in Sport and Exercise Medicine and am fellow of the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Christopher Jones at Spire include:
Sports and exercise medicine
My masters research, on ultrasound measurement of chest wall thickness in elite rugby players, led to changes in acute pitch side emergency care and won an award from the British Association of Sport and exercise medicine.
I have also worked with football medical colleagues to promote the concept of an 'exit health examination' for retiring football players.
Dr Jones moved away from professional football to allow him to spend more time with his wife and twins. They enjoy being active on their bikes, playing in the woods and swimming.