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Dr Catherine Lester

Sports & Exercise Medicine (consultant)

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About me

Dr Catherine Lester completed her medical degree and a postgraduate diploma in mental health in Johannesburg, South Africa.
In 2008, Catherine was appointed as a clinical fellow in the emergency department at UCLH NHS trust. She completed a Master’s in Sports and Exercise Medicine (SEM) in 2011 at Queen Mary University London. She completed her MRCP and went on to complete her specialist training in Cambridge and Ipswich in the East of England.

Catherine worked as a sports doctor during the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics. She has worked across several sports including multi-sports events, athletics, hockey and rugby.
She is developing an interest in the benefits of physical activity on mental health and the mental health of athletes.

She currently works at Pure Sports Medicine, Chancery Lane and in a community musculoskeletal NHS clinic. She is the team doctor for Northampton Saints Rugby Club.

Areas of interest

Musculoskeletal medicine; team medicine; sports injury; sports medicine;
Joint pain; knee pain; shoulder pain; hip pain; spinal pain
Overuse injuries; tendon problems; stress fractures;
Shoulder; elbow; hand and wrist injuries
Hip; knee; foot and ankle injuries;
Concussion, female athlete; exercise and illness; pain management; musculoskeletal diagnostic ultrasound; injection therapy; shockwave therapy;
Rugby; running; hockey

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