Dr Catherine Spencer-Smith, Consultant in Sport & Exercise Medicine

Dr Catherine Spencer-Smith MBBS DRCOG MRCGP MSc Sport and Exercise Medicine FFSEM(UK)

Consultant in Sport & Exercise Medicine

MBBS DRCOG MRCGP MSc Sport and Exercise Medicine FFSEM(UK)
HCA-Healthcare-UK
DrCatherine Spencer-Smith,Sport & Exercise Medicine Specialist

I've got a groin strain: what should i do?

I've got a groin strain: what should i do?

Is it safe to exercise during chemotherapy?

Is it safe to exercise during chemotherapy?

How do i know if i've got a stress fracture?

How do i know if i've got a stress fracture?

I've sprained my ankle: when should i be worried?

I've sprained my ankle: when should i be worried?

What are shin splints?

What are shin splints?

Can physio help my arthritis?

Can physio help my arthritis?

Areas of expertise

  • Sports injuries
  • Musculoskeletal injuries
  • Groin and hip pain
  • Non-surgical management of spinal pain
  • Shoulder injuries
HCA-Healthcare-UK

Recommendations for Dr Spencer-Smith

These recommendations are for information purposes only. Doctors providing recommendations do so in good faith and are not responsible for clinical outcomes.

Recommended by:

  • byMr Giles Stafford, Orthopaedic Hip Surgeon

    I work very closely with Dr Catherine Spencer-Smith as a sports and exercise doctor. We've been working in a symbiotic way for quite some time. She will go through all the conservative options and make sure that everything is done before she will refer them to me for any surgical intervention. She works tirelessly with patients. She liases with physiotherapists and the patients' physios to make sure that everyone knows what they are doing. She answers all the questions and is a machine actually.

  • byMr Nick Ferran, Shoulder Surgeon

    Cath is dynamic, full of energy and very committed to her job and specialty. She has an interest in treating runners and I would recommend her.

  • byMr Bahram Fakouri, Consultant Spinal Surgeon

    Dr Cathy Spencer-Smith is an excellent and caring clinician and I usually refer patients to her. I would highly recommend her.

  • byMr Glyn Evans, Knee Surgeon

    Lovely lady dealing with general sport injuries. She treats lots of runners.

  • byMr Ben Saldivar, Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist

    I work very closely with Dr Catherine Spencer-Smith as a sports and exercise doctor. We've been working in a symbiotic way for quite some time. She will go through all the conservative options and make sure that everything is done before she will refer them to me for any surgical intervention. She works tirelessly with patients. She liases with physiotherapists and the patients' physios to make sure that everyone knows what they are doing. She answers all the questions and is a machine actually.

  • byMs Jennifer Touzel, Physiotherapist

    Dr Catherine Spencer-Smith is very good in terms of non-surgical options for hips. She's a hip guru. I would recommend her for hip and groin issues.

  • byMr Giles Stafford, Orthopaedic Hip Surgeon

    I work very closely with Dr Catherine Spencer-Smith as a sports and exercise doctor. We've been working in a symbiotic way for quite some time. She will go through all the conservative options and make sure that everything is done before she will refer them to me for any surgical intervention. She works tirelessly with patients. She liases with physiotherapists and the patients' physios to make sure that everyone knows what they are doing. She answers all the questions and is a machine actually.

  • byMr Nick Ferran, Shoulder Surgeon

    Cath is dynamic, full of energy and very committed to her job and specialty. She has an interest in treating runners and I would recommend her.

  • byMr Bahram Fakouri, Consultant Spinal Surgeon

    Dr Cathy Spencer-Smith is an excellent and caring clinician and I usually refer patients to her. I would highly recommend her.

  • byMr Glyn Evans, Knee Surgeon

    Lovely lady dealing with general sport injuries. She treats lots of runners.

  • byMr Ben Saldivar, Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist

    I work very closely with Dr Catherine Spencer-Smith as a sports and exercise doctor. We've been working in a symbiotic way for quite some time. She will go through all the conservative options and make sure that everything is done before she will refer them to me for any surgical intervention. She works tirelessly with patients. She liases with physiotherapists and the patients' physios to make sure that everyone knows what they are doing. She answers all the questions and is a machine actually.

  • byMs Jennifer Touzel, Physiotherapist

    Dr Catherine Spencer-Smith is very good in terms of non-surgical options for hips. She's a hip guru. I would recommend her for hip and groin issues.

  • Address

    • Platinum Medical Centre

      15-17 Lodge Road, London, NW8 7JA

    • The Wellington Hospital

      St Johns Wood, London, NW8 7JA

    • HCA UK at The Shard

      St Thomas Street, London, SE1 9BS

    • London Bridge Hospital

      27 Tooley Street, London, SE1 2PR

    • The Wellington: The Platinum Medical Centre

      15-17 Lodge Road, St Johns Wood, London, NW8 7JA

    About Dr Catherine Spencer-Smith

    GMC number: 4205342

    Year qualified: 1995

    Place of primary qualification: University of London

    Areas of expertise

    • Sport exercise medicine
    • Diagnosis
    • Musculoskeletal injuries
    • Upper lower limb spine
    • Triathlon
    • Golf rugby injuries
    • Hip pain
    • Femoracetabular impingement

    Professional memberships

    Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists (RCOG)
    Royal College of General Practitioners
    Royal College of Surgeons
    General Medical Council
    Faculty of Sports & Exercise Medicine

    Other specialists recommended by Dr Spencer-Smith

  • Mr Giles Stafford, Orthopaedic Hip Surgeon

    He’s the only surgeon that I recommend to treat my hip patients. I work with elite level athletes and I know that in Giles’ hands they’ll get the very best of care and the very best surgical outcomes. He’s warm, approachable and really puts patients at ease. Having looked after over 4,000 patients with FAI, I know that Giles is the UK’s best hip surgeon.

  • Mr Bahram Fakouri, Consultant Spinal Surgeon

    Bahram is a wonderful spinal neurosurgeon. We’ve shared many patients through our MDT meetings, and I can highly recommend him. He’s very thorough, logical, great at minimally invasive techniques, and he has a really kind and calm bedside manner.