Dr Catherine Spencer Smith
Sports Doctor in London & Bath
Dr Cather qualified in 1995 from St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London, and went on to gain my Masters Degree in Sports and Exercise Medicine at Bath University.
She has also developed a MSc Programme in Exercise Rehabilitation at Bangor University, and has been a lecturer at Bangor and Bath Universities, as well as teaching UCL Sports Doctors in training.
She continues to work with Olympians and Paralympians and have been a Sports Doctor at several Olympic and Commonwealth Games. She has extensively worked with GB rowing, track and field sports, elite golfers, marathoners, triathletes and adventure sports. She has also worked with the British Military treating tri-services men and women, as well as professional dancers and performers.
Catherine is a trusted resource and I will often refer my clients to her when my patients require more specialist investigations and care.
Catherine is very knowledgeable, kind with her time and very approachable. I have been fortunate enough to see and treat her patients. I have also attended her clinic and oversees her in action with her patients.
For anyone that’s looking for s sports doc I would highly recommend Catherine, you can find her here: https://www.sportdoclondon.co.uk/
Felix works alongside me at The Vault Personal Training Studio as a personal trainer. He is knowledgeable, kind and tough. Felix also offers a holistic approach to improving fitness and wellbeing, whilst teaching you how to have a healthy work life balance.
You can connect with Felix here: https://www.flexiblestrength.co.uk/
I have been thankful to know Sioned since 2012, were we used to work together at Reebok in Canary Wharf now known as Third Space.
Sioned has become more than just a work colleague, she is a dear friend, my gym buddy. But mostly she is one of the people I have turned to for a relaxing or deep tissue massage. Because let’s face it who doesn’t love massage! And despite
I would highly recommend her services to my friends, family and patients.
Sioned holds a ITEC level 4 certification in sports massage, which gives her he ability to understand and treat those who require sports rehab and performance optimisation
She has also studied Complementary Therapy in the University of Wales Institute Cardiff and holds a qualifications in advanced massage, pregnancy massage and reflexology making her a well rounded therapist.
Her current special interests are treating women during pregnancy. The treatments she provides allow mothers to feel supported when they are going through physiological changes which can often involve aches and pains.
Mr Aria Ghassemi
Foot & Ankle Surgeon
North London Physiotherapist
I (sevda) have been working with Matt since I started in 2016 in a very busy NHS MKS Outpatients Clinic in North London. I was drawn to his positive energy and kindness. Although the department we work for is like no other that I have come across. It is extremely busy, challenging and full of chronic complex pain with multiple other commodities. However worked closely with Matt learning from his knowledge, experience (5 years in this department) I knew I had a great colleague to bounce off and learn. We immediately became good friends and gym buddies too. Thankfully our connection and working relationship has allowed me to share some of my experience and knowledge. I could sense that Matt had great potential with some nurturing and some encouragement I convinced him to start his own private business along side his NHS work. Since I begun mentoring Matt and our chat he has created his own website and service called: https://www.physioatthedoor.co.uk/
You can connect with him through his webiste.
Fast forward to 2019 his practice is now a thriving business. Keep watching this space with Physio at your door. If you would like to know more please feel free to check Matthew's health professionals registration at http://www.hpc-uk.org/check/
I had the pleasure of meeting Dr Huntley during one of he cpd events I had attended with the London Sports Orthopaedics team last year October 2018.
The topics were “pop gods the Knee” patella instability and knee pain. The second event was buttock pain and how this it could be managed in the pain clinic.
Ben covered an array of topics looking at how the primary driver for pain can be found and treated.
On both three occasions I learned to appreciate what a pain consultant would need to know in order to consider injecting or providing forms of pain treatment.
Because of Bens approachable nature, and his kind manner I had the opportunity to attend his clinic (December 2018) at London Sports Orthopaedics (LSO) and spend the morning watching him in action with his patients.
I have not forgotten what he has shared with me and continue to use his advice to this day.
He continues to work in the NHS but he no longer practices privately.
I (sevda) had the pleasure of meeting this beautiful individual on one of the great CPD events held by London sport Orthopaedics .
Prior to speaking with Nell I was immediately drawn to her by her energy. Low and behold she was the clinical director of Victory Health and Performance based in the city. I had already heard about Nell’s great work at Victory before I had even met her. How do you ask because I had wanted to do one of my clinical placements under her. Which at the time unfortunately never materlised, as she was not taking on students at the time. However the universe tends to work in mysterious ways. 8 years later here I am at the CPD event having an awesome chat about Brene Brown and Diane Lee and much more. We also spoke about how as a student physio I wanted to watch and learn from her. Nell kindly offered the opportunity to attend her clinic and watch her in action.
Her manner, approachability, care, knowledge with her patients is a breathe of fresh air. I had the opportunity to also receive some training in assessing and treatment which profoundly resonated with me and reaffirmed that I am on the right track with my patients. During my short time I also learned that she is the only physiotherapist in the world to have completed full training in both the Integrated Systems Model (developed by Diane Lee and LJ Lee in Canada) and the Sarah Key Method (developed by Sarah Key, physiotherapist to the Queen).
The Integrated Systems Model is a new way of thinking which allows you to organise your thinking and what tools to utilize from your toolbox. Seeing this method in action, talking with he patients and Nell has inspired me to attend next years Diane Lee’s Integrated Systems Model Training in London (If I am able to secure a spot).
It is clear that Nell has a reputation for being the therapist to see when no-one else can help.
You can find her at: https://nellmead.com/
Sall is someone I have known and worked with since 2012., over the years working alongside him during my personal training career Sall has shown he has tremendous knowledge and skill set. Sall holds a N.A.S.M (National Academy of Sports Medicine) corrective exercise specialist certification. Which means he is able to provide a functional tailor made periodised program to an array of clients (thin, obese, sedentary, athletic and so on). He uses metabolic testing to measure/ establish a persons levels, basal metabolic rate (known as your BMR calories you burn at rest) Vo2 max and lactate threshold. This test gives you an indication of your bodies maximum ability to consume oxygen, and physical fitness. If you ever get the chance to get your Vo2 Max test done this number will not only estimate your lactate threshold which is the point at which muscle fatigue sets in, forcing you to slow down. But is also gives you personalized heart rate training zones, which are specific to you. During these zone you will be able to see how many calories you burn and including whether you burn carbs or fat within those zones. Determining your resting metabolic rate will give you an idea of many calories you need to eat every day to lose, maintain, or gain weight.
When it comes to all things mental, health and fitness related of course being a geek I decided to let Sall convince me into doing this (bare in mind the last time I did any kind of sub max and or maximal training looking at lactate thresholds with a Douglas bag was when I was doing my first degree at Brunel University, those were the good old days). The whole experience was brilliant and I would highly recommend this to anyone. I got the chance to compare my old stats with my new ones and see what needed work.