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Dr Cath Spencer-Smith

Dr Catherine Spencer-Smith

MBBS, DRCOG, MRCGP, MSc, FFSEM

Consultant Physician in Sport and Exercise Medicine

Sub-Specialties
  • Sports medicine
Fixed Price Packages

About

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    Dr Catherine Spencer-Smith trained in Sports Medicine at Bath University. She specialises in the diagnosis and treatment of all musculoskeletal conditions, whether acquired through sport or otherwise. She has expertise in groin, hip, knee and ankle conditions, overuse injuries, and injuries affecting the shoulder and spine. She has a particular interest in helping people recover after surgery, or those who have failed to recover despite previous treatment.

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    Diagnosis and treatment of all musculoskeletal injuries in the upper and lower limb and spine, 'Failed Rehab', running, triathlon, golf and rugby injuries, particular interest in groin and hip pain, including femoracetabular impingement

Practice locations

Consults at

Monday
8AM - 12PM
Tuesday
8AM - 4PM
Thursday
8AM - 12PM
Wednesday
ALL DAY

Consultant blogs

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Top tips for endurance athletes - how to keep your body working effectively

Sport and exercise are an essential part of keeping your body healthy and your mind clear. The benefits of exercise are crucial for maintaining a healthy lifestyle and everyone should ensure that they are active several times a week. Those who enjoy competitive endurance sports such as triathlons and marathons should be taking extra measures to look after their bodies, as repetitive training can tax muscles, soft tissues, joints, and even hormonal systems.

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How to Avoid Overtraining Syndrome and RED-S

Overtraining Syndrome describes what happens to your body if you push through too much exercise and do not get enough rest and RED-S is when you’re under-fuelling for your sport. Many think these conditions only affect elite athletes, but it is actually regularly found in normal people like you and I who have taken up a new exercise regime.

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