13 December 2019
Dr Kim Gregory is currently Chief Medical Officer for Derbyshire County Cricket Club and one of the team doctors for the England Disability Football team. She is also a National Medical Classifier for British Para-athletics and travelled to the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Paralympics to support Paralympics GB athletes.
Her clinical focus is on the non-operative management of musculoskeletal/sports injuries and illness with special interests in injuries arising from adolescent sports, parasport and dance.
She explained: “An important aim is to enable people with a variety of health problems to increase physical activity and exercise both effectively and safely.
“Not all injuries require surgery but, without guidance, many people may be forced to cut back on their particular sport or even stop it all together. My aim is to support them get back to doing what they love.”
Accepting patients from 10 years and upwards Dr Gregory is keen to promote the benefits of seeking early advice.
She said that the growing popularity of all styles of dance highlights the need for those working in musculoskeletal and sports medicine to understand the demands and requirements of dance training rehearsal and performance, which parallels the demands of sports.
After qualifying from Warwick Medical School Dr Gregory completed specialist training in Sport and Exercise Medicine in the West Midlands and has a MSc from the University of Bath.
Dr Gregory’s works in the NHS as Clinical Lead of the Sport and Exercise Medicine Service (SEMS) at University Hospitals of Birmingham. At the Queen Elizabeth Hospital she has a NHS Dance Medicine clinic in partnership with the National Institute of Dance Medicine and Science.
She is also a Consultant in Sport and Exercise Medicine at University Hospitals of Leicester with a Paediatric and Adolescent Sport and Exercise Medicine clinic.
A Fellow of the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine (FSEM) and Member of the Royal College of Physicians UK, Dr Gregory is also Training Programme Director for Sport and Exercise Medicine in the West Midlands and a member of the Specialist Advisory Committee for Sport and Exercise Medicine.
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