Dr Stephen Thompson

Sports & Exercise Medicine (consultant)


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About me

Medical qualifications:

Stephen is a Consultant in Sport, Exercise and Musculoskeletal Medicine. He currently holds private practice privileges at Pure Sports Medicine, St Paul’s (London) and The Blackberry Orthopaedic Clinics, Croydon. He is the Club Doctor/physician at Brentford Football Club and works as a Consultant in Community NHS musculoskeletal and Chronic Pain Clinics in Surrey Heath and Croydon.

Stephen enjoys treating musculoskeletal and sport-related injuries in both children and adults. He has a keen interest in injuries related to most sports, including football, rugby, racket sports, golf, running and cycling. However, he is also passionate about treating those with musculoskeletal problems in the general population; including osteoarthritis.

Stephen graduated from Edinburgh University. Whilst at Edinburgh University he also completed a Bachelor of Science Degree in Sport & Exercise Sciences. He then trained as an Emergency Medicine Registrar in Manchester, during which time he gained Membership to the College of Emergency Medicine and also completed a Masters Degree in Sport and Exercise Medicine at the University of Bath. Stephen then moved on to complete his training in Sport & Exercise Medicine in the East Midlands. In the process he has gained membership into the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine and recognition onto the Specialist Register for Sport & Exercise Medicine.

Stephen has worked as a Sports Doctor with many teams and individuals in the elite sport setting. He was the Chief Medical Officer at the World Gymnastics Championships in Glasgow, 2015; Field of Play Team Leader in the London Olympics in 2012 and 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow; GB Short Track Speed Skating team physician; British gymnastics age group team and event physician; England Football Association development squad team physician; Nottingham Forest Football Club first team match day and academy doctor; Tournament doctor for the Lawn Tennis Association; Aston Villa Ladies FC team doctor; Chelsea FC Academy medical officer; England U20 RFU medical officer; Medical officer for UK School Games.

Areas of interest

Sport and Exercise Medicine; Musculoskeletal Injury Diagnosis, Management and Rehabilitation; Sport Injuries; Sport Injury Diagnosis; Sport Injury Rehabilitation; Paediatric sports medicine and musculoskeletal injuries in children; Exercise Medicine; Musculoskeletal Diagnostic Ultrasound; Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Guided Injection Intervention.

Procedures I provide and am authorised by Bupa to charge for include:
US014 Ultrasound of soft tissue / tendon;
US019 Ultrasound of small parts;
US020 Ultrasound of limb or joint;
AA663 Injection of viscosupplementation into joint with ostenil plus;
W9030 Injection (s), +/- aspiration, into joint(s), cyst, bursa or soft tissue, under imaging control
T7250 Extracorporeal shockwave therapy for Achilles tendonitis;
T7480 Extracorporeal shockwave therapy for Calcific tendonitis of the shoulder;
T5780 Extracorporeal shockwave therapy for Plantar fascitis;
T8052 Extracorporeal shockwave therapy of lateral epicondylitis

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Procedures completed

  • A5293

    Transforaminal epidural (lumbar) - (1-5)

  • W9030

    Injection(s) +/- aspiration, into joint, cyst, bursa with image guidance - (1-5)

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