Dr Sam Botchey is a Consultant in Sport, Exercise and Musculoskeletal Medicine (SEM) with extensive experience managing acute and chronic musculoskeletal problems and sports injuries in people of all ages and backgrounds, working privately, within the NHS and elite sport.
Sam is a Fellow of the Faculty of Sport & Exercise Medicine having completed Higher Specialty training in the prestigious Oxford Deanery at the world-renowned Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre following emergency medicine training at the London Trauma Centre in St Marys Paddington.
He has a master’s degree in Sport, Medicine Exercise and Health from the University College London and received a distinction in a Post Graduate Certificate in Musculoskeletal Ultrasound from the University of East London, which is where his special interest in musculoskeletal ultrasound stems, using it as both as a diagnostic and interventional tool.
Within his working week, Sam works as a civilian Sport, Exercise and Musculoskeletal Consultant in a Ministry of Defence post at the Aldershot Regional Rehabilitation Unit and within the NHS Frimley ICB Advanced Musculoskeletal and Diagnostics Service. He also works at Tottenham Hotspur Football Club, with the England Football Teams development squads and the senior teams on Match Days as part of the Wembley Stadium Pitch Side Team, and is an NFL Teams doctor for the London Games.
Sam is passionate about non-surgical management in musculoskeletal medicine and believes that focussing on a clear diagnosis and management plan allows for the best chance of patients returning to the activities and sports they love.
He has had his fair share of injuries and understands how frustrating they can be.
Sports Injuries, Overuse Injuries, Bone Health, Osteoporosis, Musculoskeletal Medicine, Musculoskeletal ultrasound, Ultrasound guided injections, Bone Stress Injuries, Shoulder Pain, Strength and Conditioning, Gym Related Injuries and Knee Pain
Athletics, Football, Rugby, Powerlifting, NFL and Weightlifting
Consultant in Sport & Exercise Medicine, Aldershot Regional Rehab Unit, Ministry of Defence, Consultant in Sport & Exercise Medicine, Advanced MSK & Diagnostics Clinic, Camberley, NHS Frimley ICB, Match Day Medical Coordinator (Tunnel Doctor), Tottenham Hotspur Football Club, NFL London Games, Visiting Team Liaison Doctor and Pitch Team Leader, Wembley Stadium
Chelsea FC, Arsenal FC, London Irish RFC, Saracens RFC, Southampton FC, UK Sports Institute Bisham, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre (Oxford), England Football Academy Teams, England Rugby U20 & Festivals and England Rugby Sevens
BSc in Sports Science, Trained in Emergency Medicine (MRCEM) in North West London (St Marys & Chelsea), MSc in Sports Medicine at UCL, Specialist Sport, Exercise & Musculoskeletal Medicine Training in Oxford including rotations in Musculoskeletal / Sports Injuries Clinic, Oxford University Rugby Club, Southampton Football Club, UK Sports Institute, Post- Covid 19 Clinics, Adult & Paediatric Rheumatology, Orthopaedic Surgery, Exercise Medicine Clinics: (Cardiology, Respiratory, Rehabilitation, Prosthetics), Emergency Medicine & General Practice leading to CCT 2023, National Sports Medicine Trainee Representative 2021 – 2023, Premiership Rugby Independent Match Day Doctor, Teaching Instructor, FA Advanced Trauma Medical Management in Football (ATMMiF), Teaching Instructor, RFU Pre-hospital Immediate Care in Sport (PHICIS) and Teaching Instructor, Wembley Emergency Care on the Pitch-Side (ECOPS)