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Dr Courtney Kipps

Consultant Sports Physician
BMedSci, BMBS, MRCS, MRCGP, MSc (SportsMed), MFSEM

Practising at

Spire St Anthony's Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Courtney Kipps at Spire include:

Sports and exercise medicine

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Professional profile

I was appointed to be my current post as Honorary Consultant in Sport and Exercise Medicine at UCLH in 2011. I have been Medical Director of the London and Blenheim Triathlons and team doctor to Harlequins Rugby Club since 2012. I am also an assistant medical director of the London Marathon. I have worked with Team GB at the European Athletics Championships, Winter Paralympics holding camp, and the World University Games. During the London Olympics and Paralympics I volunteered as a sports doctor working ring-side in taekwondo and at the polyclinic in the Athlete’s Village. I have worked with a variety of other teams and sports including skiing, gymnastics, football, fencing, and martial arts.

I specialise in the assessment, diagnosis and management of sports and musculoskeletal injuries of all kinds, including: Achilles tendon, ankle pain, anterior knee pain, back pain, buttock pain, cricket injuries, elbow pain, foot pain, football injuries, groin pain, elbow pain, hip pain, joint injection, knee pain, leg pain, lower limb in runners, neck pain, overuse injuries, recurrent injuries, repetitive strain, rugby injuries, running injuries, sciatica, shin splints, shoulder pain, slipped disc, soft tissue injections, stress fractures, tendon/Tendonitis/Tendonopathy, tennis elbow, triathlon injuries.

To date I have managed over 1000 different sports and musculoskeletal injuries in both my NHS and private practice.

I am co-lead on the MSc Sports Medicine, Exercise & Health programme at the Institute of Sport, Exercise 7 Health at UCL. I organise 'Marathon Medicine', an annual conference on the medicine and science of endurance running, held in conjunction with the London Marathon.

I am Medical Director of the London and Blenheim Triathlons and I am an assistant medical director of the London Marathon. I am also team doctor to Harlequins Rugby Club.

Clinical Interests

Back pain
Lumbar spine disorders
Osteoarthritis
Paediatric orthopaedics
Soft tissue injury
Sports injury
Sports medicine

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Media Coverage

MSc in Sports Medicine, Exercise and Health, based at the Institute of Sport Exercise and Health (ISEH)

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Qualification and professional memberships

BMBS; MSc (Sports Med) / University of Nottingham; Queen Mary, University of London / 2000
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery; Master of Science in Sports Medicine
BMBS is a degree given to physicians after completion of their undergraduate education. MSc is a higher degree following post-graduate education. MFSEM denotes Membership of the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine.


Professional memberships

Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine


Professional leadership

I am co-lead on the MSc Sports Medicine, Exercise & Health programme at the Institute of Sport, Exercise & Health at UCL

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Current NHS posts

Honorary Consultant Sports Physician at UCLH
Principal Clinical Teaching Fellow at Institute of Sport, Exercise & Health, UCL

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Research and Publication

I have written and contributed to several research studies on injuries and medical complications in endurance sports. I have presented my research at several international sports medicine conferences and I am regularly invited to talk at conferences on these themes. 


Articles

Hamer, M., Aggio, D., Knock, G., Kipps, C., Shankar, A., & Smith, L. (2017). Effect of major school playground reconstruction on physical activity and sedentary behaviour: Camden active spaces.. BMC public health, 17(1), 552. doi:10.1186/ s12889-017-4483-5

Smith, R., Brooke, D., Kipps, C., Skaria, B., & Subramaniam, V. (2016). A case of recurrent swimming-induced pulmonary edema in a triathlete: the need for awareness.. Scandinavian journal of medicine & science in sports.

Smith, R., Jones, N., Martin, D., & Kipps, C. (2016). 'Too much of a coincidence': Identical twins with exertional heatstroke in the same race. BMJ Case Reports, 2016. doi:10.1136/bcr-2015-212592

Smith, L., Kipps, C., Aggio, D., & Hamer, M. (2014). Camden active spaces: Does the construction of active school playgrounds influence children's physical activity levels? A longitudinal quasi-experiment protocol. BMJ Open. doi:10.11136/ bmjopen-2014-005729

Bates, S., & Kipps, C. (2013). An anonymous online survey of the views and attitudes of medical students and junior doctors towards physical activity (pa) teaching and promotion.. Br J Sports Med, 47(10), e3. doi:10.1136/bjsports-2013-092558.50

Williams, J., Tzortziou-Brown, V., Malliaras, P., Perry, M., & Kipps, C. (2012). Hydration Strategies of Runners in the London Marathon. CLINICAL JOURNAL OF SPORT MEDICINE, 22(2), 152-156. doi:10.1097/JSM.0b013e3182364c45

Kipps, C., Sharma, S., & Pedoe, D. T. (2011). The incidence of exercise-associated hyponatraemia in the London marathon. BRITISH JOURNAL OF SPORTS MEDICINE, 45(1), 14-19. doi:10.1136/bjsm.2009.059535

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Personal Profile

I enjoy spending my free time and weekends with my wife and three children, which inevitably involves one or all of us playing or watching sports at school and clubs.

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Private contact details

Telephone Self-pay patients: 020 8335 4646, Insured patients: 020 8355 4678/9
Website www.proactivesportsmedicine.co.uk