Dr Catherine Lester

Consultant in Sport, Exercise & Musculoskeletal Medicine


Catherine Lester Sq
Specialist Interests

Back Pain, Musculoskeletal Medicine, Tendon & Ligament, Ultrasound guided injections, Athlete Mental health, Disability Sports, Sport and Exercise Medicine and Rugby Medicine

Sporting Interests

Rugby, Swimming and Hockey

Currently Works At

Consultant in Sport, Exercise and Musculoskeletal Medicine at Pure Sports Medicine, Chancery Lane and Raynes Park since 2018, Team doctor for Northampton Saints RFC, Locum Consultant Cambridge University NHS Trust, Project and dissemination Lead Consultant, Moving Medicine since 2019 and Lecturer and Module Lead at Queen Mary, University of London

Work Experience

England and GB hockey, UK athletics, Bedford Blues RFC, London Olympics and Paralympics and School games and British university championships

Other Experience

Worked in elite sport across multiple disciplines and at multi-sport events for over ten years including; London 2012, Football, Marathon and Track events, GB and England hockey team, Championship and premiership rugby, Emergency Medicine clinical fellow (University College London NHS Trust), The London spinal cord injury centre (Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore), Sport and Exercise Medicine Registrar (Cambridge University and Ipswich NHS trust), Awarded the BASEM Malcolm Read Scholarship – 2017 Mental health in athletes and RCP excellence in patient care award – Moving medicine — 2020, Key Publications include: McCabe T, Lester C, Kemp S. Rugby: Concussion and Mental Health Symptoms. Case Studies in Sports Psychiatry. 2020 Jul 31:98, Carmont MR, Kelberine F, Lester C. Rugby. InInjury and Health Risk Management in Sports 2020 (pp. 479 – 484). Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, Within BJSM Blog: Running a marathon on ACL injured knee — August 2016 Excellent BASEM Education Exercise in Health and Disease Course: From Dialysis to Nordic Walking — July 2014, Angus C, Lester C, Allen S. Physical Activity Needs Assessment. Children. 2017 Jul;5:18yrs, Public Health Suffolk Physical Activity Needs Assessment — Suffolk — July 2017, Functional electrical stimulation for foot drop of central neurological origin, published by Suffolk County Council — February 2017 and Policy document, evidence brief and lay summary

Catherine’s Clinics #

Raynes Park / Wimbledon SW20

Our Raynes Park clinic, close to Wimbledon, is a partnership with David Lloyd Leisure, convenient to Wimbledon, Raynes Park, Kingston and South West London. Offering face-to-face and remote consultations.

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020 3595 1239

Virtual Clinic

Access our expert Sport, Exercise and Musculoskeletal Medicine services from anywhere in the UK.

Book an appointment
020 3595 1237