Dr Roger Wolman
MD FRCP FFSEM
I trained in Rheumatology and Sport and Exercise Medicine in London. I helped to set up and develop the Olympic Medical Institute at Northwick Park between 1987 and 1991. During this time I wrote my MD thesis on Exercise and Osteoporosis. I subsequently wrote papers on Exercise following Brain injury and Exercise and Arthritis. In 1994 I was appointed as Consultant Rheumatologist at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital. I was also appointed to the RNOH as Consultant in Sport and Exercise Medicine, the first NHS appointment in this specialty. In 1994 Dr Wolman was awarded a prestigious Winston Churchill Travelling Fellowship and went to North America to develop his expertise in Sports Medicine.
At the RNOH I set up the Gait Analysis Lab, Compartment Pressure Measurement service, the weekly Dance Medicine clinic and the Athletes Bone clinic. I have worked for several Professional Dance Companies and Football teams. I practice holistic medicine and have a strong belief in the health benefits of exercise. In the NHS I run an Exercise Prescription clinic with the aim of replacing medication with Exercise as the most effective way of managing many chronic diseases. My practice at Spire Bushey incorporates these areas into his general Rheumatology and Sports Medicine clinics.
As a strong believer in the health benefits of exercise, Dr Wolman jogs and attends his local gym several times per week. He is a keen spectator of football, cricket and dance. His other interests include Modern History, Travel and Single Malts.