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Cath qualified in 1995 and trained in Sports Medicine at Bath University. She has worked with an extensive range of different sports people, ranging from Paralympians and Olympians to the occasional exerciser. She was a Sports Physician at the 2012 Olympic Games, the 2002 Commonwealth Games, and has worked with GB rowing, track and field sports, marathon, endurance and outdoor adventure sports men and women. She developed an MSc Programme at Bangor University, and is a keen lecturer.
Cath specialised in the diagnosis and treatment of all musculoskeletal conditions, whether acquired through sport or otherwise. She has expertise in getting to the bottom of persistent problems, such as ankle and shoulder injuries. She has a particular interest in the diagnosis of hip and groin problems, including femoroactetabular impingement, and has guided the recovery of over 2,000 patients undergoing hip arthroscopy.
Cath's approach is biomedically and functionally focused. She is passionate about helping patients to get back to doing what's important to them. She works closely with those involved, to help patients rehabilitate and gain new resilience.
Areas of interest
Sports injuries; Musculoskeletal injuries; Groin and hip pain; Non-surgical management of spinal pain; Shoulder injuries; Knee pain; Ankle problems; Unresolved and overuse injuries; Marathon runners and triathletes; Dance injuries; Rugby injuries
- Joy O'Sullivan (for Hip Patients)
- Sport Doc London Innovation Centre Medway Maidstone Road Chatham ME5 9FD
- 020 8004 7733
Hip and groin pain, including the management of femoracetabular impingement.
Cath is a mere-mortal marathoner and iron-man triathlete.
- MBBS St Bartholomew's Hospital, University of London 1995
- DRCOG Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists 1998
- MRCGP Royal College of General Practitioners 1999
- MSc Sport and Exercise University of Bath 2006
- FFSEM Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine: Royal College of Surgeons 2013
Reference number 4205342
Details of entry to specialist register
- Sport and Exercise Medicine, 2013
Affiliations / memberships
Fellow of the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.