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Cathy Speed

Dip Sports Med, FFSEM, PhD, FRCP

Special Interests

Soft Tissue Injuries, Osteoarthritis, Rheumatology, Sports Injuries, Exercise Prescriptions.




Professor Cathy Speed plays a significant role in the care of Olympic and other elite athletes. She has a special expertise in the management of sporting and non-sporting musculoskeletal injuries and chronic pain syndromes plus a specialist interest in arthritis and in exercise medicine. She has a special interest in tendon and other soft tissue injuries and in diagnostic ultrasound. She applies advanced diagnostic techniques, in particular imaging and biomechanical assessments, in the evaluation of medical complaints. She is widely published and is the author of textbooks on soft tissue and sports injuries.

Professor Speed also utilises therapies including various injection therapies, extracorporeal shock wave therapy and forms of exercise and rehabilitation in managing problems. She also has a background in exercise physiology and has an Exercise Prescription Clinic for the development of customised exercise and or training programmes to suit all types of individual, from the sedentary to the fit athlete.

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