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Last updated: 28 Jun 2020
FFSEM MCEM MBChB MSc BSc(hons) PGCert
Dr Thompson is a Sport, Exercise and Musculoskeletal Medicine Consultant. He is the Club Doctor/physician at Brentford Football Club and works as a Sport & Exercise Medicine Consultant in Community NHS musculoskeletal and Chronic Pain Clinics in Surrey Heath and Croydon. He currently holds private practice privileges as a Sports Medicine Consultant at Pure Sports Medicine, St Paul’s (London), KIMS Hospital, Sevenoaks, The Blackberry Orthopaedic Clinics (Croydon & Guildford) and HCA, London Bridge Hospital.
Dr Thompson enjoys treating musculoskeletal and sport-related injuries in both children and adults. He has a keen interest in injuries related to sports, including acute, overuse and chronic injuries. These often involve the soft tissues (i.e. muscles and tendons), bones and joints. He is also passionate about treating those with musculoskeletal problems in the general population; including osteoarthritis.
Dr Thompson graduated from The University of Edinburgh. Whilst at The University of Edinburgh 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.
Dr Thompson 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. Since then he has completed a Post-Graduate Certificate in Diagnostic Ultrasound.
Dr Thompson has worked as a Sports Doctor with many teams and individuals in the elite sport setting. He is currently the Brentford FC Team Physician. 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.
Conditions treated: Back pain, neck pain, buttock pain, groin pain, shoulder pain, elbow pain, wrist pain, hand pain, finger pain, hip pain, groin pain, sacroiliac pain, pelvic pain knee pain, patella tendon, hamstring, anklepain, foot pain, plantar fascia, heel pain, toe pain, headache, coccyx, thoracic pain, osteoarthritis, arthritis, sciatica, slipped disc, spondylosis, tendonitis, ligament tear or injury, sprained ankle, twisted knee, achilles tendonitis, cartilage tear,ACL tear, ACL rupture, bursitis, hip arthritis, stress fracture, overuse injury, whiplash, shin splints, neuralgia, muscle tear, bone injury. Ehlers Danlos syndrome (EDS), fibromyalgia, trigger points, pulled muscle, joint degeneration, joint wear and tear.
Sports injury: rugby, football, cricket, hockey, golf, dance, running, skiing, triathlon, athletics, army training, basketball, tough mudder etc.
Exercise medicine interests: elite sports injury, concussion, bone health, overtraining, disability sports injury, iron deficiency, exercise induced asthma, injury prevention, underperformance, sports nutrition, moving medicine, exercise with medical conditions, fitness consultations.
Areas of interest
Sport and Exercise Medicine; Musculoskeletal 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.
Treatments: Consultation, examination, injury diagnosis, MRI scans and x-rays, diagnostic MSK ultrasound, rehab, exercise advice, shockwave, injection, steroid injection, cortisone injection, Hyaluronic acid injections, joint injections, shoulder injection, hip injection, knee injection, ankle injection, sports injury,
- Bethany Hayman
- Pure Sports medicine One New Change St Paul's London EC4M 9EB
- 020 3595 1237
- Hollie Lenihan
- Sevenoaks Medical Centre Beadle House London Road Sevenoaks TN13 2JD
- 01622 237747
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant in Sport & Exercise Medicine, Community Musculoskeletal Clinic, Surrey Heath CCG
Consultant in Sport & Exercise Medicine, Community Chronic Pain Clinic, Surrey Heath CCG
Consultant in Sport & Exercise Medicine, Community Musculoskeletal Clinic, Croydon CCG
Research relating to Sport & Exercise Medicine in both paediatric and adult patients.
Utilisation and intervention of physical activity for health - Team lead in the PHE Moving Medicine Project.
Tendinopathy diagnosis and management
Management of osteoarthritis related hip and knee pain
BASEM Research Bursary Award
Dr Vivian Lane Scholarship awarded through FSEM for outstanding research.
Sport & Exercise Medicine Annual Conference, London - Poster prize winner for 'Interpretation and assessment of toe touch weight bearing and partial weight bearing status in the rehabilitation setting'
Thompson, S., Phillip, R., Roberts, A., 2018. How do orthopaedic surgeons and rehabilitation professionals interpret and assess 'toe touch' weight bearing and 'partial' weight bearing status in the rehabilitation setting? BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine, 4, e000317
Rose, G., Thompson, S., Robb, J., 2009. Factors affecting the degree of crouch in diplegic cerebral palsy. Gait & Posture, 30S, pp. 100.
Courses offered to GPs
I lecture regularly and provide free seminars for GPs . This includes a variety of SEM and MSK topics to increase education within primary care.
- BSc(hons) Sports Science Medicine University of Edinburgh 2006
- MBChB University of Edinburgh 2009
- MSc in Sport & Exercise Medicine University of Bath 2016
- MCEM Membership to the College of Emergency Medicine 2013
- MFSEM & Diploma in Sport & Exercise Medicine Membership to the Faculty of Sport & Exercise Medicine 2016
- FFSEM Fellowship to the Faculty of Sport & Exercise Medicine 2018
- Postgraduate Certificate in Musculoskeletal Ultrasound AECC University College 2018
Reference number 7041410
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- GMC Registration Reference number 7041410 2010
Details of entry to specialist register
- CCT & entered onto GMC Specialist Register for Sport and Exercise Medicine, 2018
Affiliations / memberships
Fellow to the Faculty of Sport & Exercise Medicine
Member of the British Association for Sport & Exercise Medicine
Membership to College of Emergency Medicine
- Balckberry Clinic
- 08:00 - 12:00
- 020 8664 1720
- KIMS Hospital
- 13:30 - 17:30
- 01732 775800
- Pure Sports Medicine, One New Change, London,...
- 08:00 - 15:00
- 020 3595 1237
- Sevenoaks Medical Centre, Beadle HouseLondon...
- 08:00 - 12:00
- 01732 775800
- SU 35/36 First FloorCheapsideOne New...
- 18:00 - 20:00
- 020 3595 1237
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