Dr Stephen Thompson

Consultant in Sport, Exercise & Musculoskeletal Medicine


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Specialist Interests

Back Pain, Overuse Injuries, Osteoarthritis, Paediatric Medicine, Musculoskeletal Medicine, Chronic Pain, Acute Injuries and Sport and Exercise Medicine

Sporting Interests

Football, Golf, Running, Cycling, Tennis, Racquet Sports, Swimming and Triathlon

Currently Works At

Consultant in Sport, Exercise and Musculoskeletal Medicine, Pure Sports Medicine, St Paul’s Clinic, since 2018, Consultant in SEM at KIMS Hospital, Sevenoaks and The Blackberry Orthopaedic Clinics, Brentford FC Team Physician and NHS Sport & Exercise Medicine Consultant for Surrey Heath Community Musculoskeletal & Chronic Pain Clinics

Work Experience

Dr Thompson has worked as a Sports Doctor with many teams and individuals in the elite sport setting including: Nottingham Forest FC First Team & Academy Doctor, Tournament Doctor for the Lawn Tennis Association, England Football Association Development Squad Team Physician, GB Short Track Speed Skating team physician, Chief Medical Officer World Gymnastics Championships 2015, British Gymnastics Age Group Team and Event Physician, England U20 RFU Medical Officer, Chelsea FC Academy Medical Officer, Sale Sharks RFU Academy, Aston Villa FC ladies team doctor, Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, London 2012 Olympics field of play Team Leader, Derby County FC Academy Match Day Doctor, Medical officer for UK School Games and Dr Thompson has a keen interest in Paediatric and Adolescent Sport & Exercise Medicine. He has worked with children throughout his medical career. This has included working on a General Paediatric Ward, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and within the Paediatric Emergency Department at Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital. As a Sport & Exercise Medicine registrar/​doctor he worked regularly in Paediatric Sport & Exercise Medicine Clinics, reviewing children and adolescents. During these roles he has gained an understanding of both acute and chronic paediatric issues and injuries. He now commonly treats children and adolescents in his SEM Clinics.

Other Experience

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. 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 also has the following experience: Consultant for Queens Club and Wimbledon Tennis Championships, Huddersfield Giants RLFC, Specialist registrar in Sport & Exercise Medicine working at Nottingham University Hospitals, University Hospitals of Leicester, Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre and the English Institute of Sport, Specialist registrar in Emergency Medicine working at the University Hospitals of South Manchester and Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital, Cadaveric Ultrasound Guided Injection Course Completion, UKAD Accredited Advisor, FA Safeguarding, Advanced Life Support Instructor, Level 3 Clinical Safeguarding, World Medical Football Championships Winner with the British Medics Football Team, Key Publications include: BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine 2018Thompson, 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 and Gait & Posture Publication 2009Rose, G., Thompson, S., Robb, J., 2009. Factors affecting the degree of crouch in diplegic cerebral palsy. Gait & Posture, 30S, pp. 100

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Common Sports Injuries and How to Manage Them

Sports Doctor Stephen Thompson provides advice and guidance on Sports Injuries, the common types, who to see and how to prevent them.