Dr Tom Crisp

Consultant Sports Physician

TD, BSc, MB BS, Dip Sports Med, FFSEM

Year qualified:1973


Personal profile

Tom is a full time Specialist in Sport & Exercise Medicine being just the second doctor in UK to be placed on the Specialist Register of General Medical Council as a sports physician.

Tom started work in Sports Medicine in 1982 when he opened a sports injury clinic in Chelmsford in the local physiotherapy clinic and acted as team doctor to Essex Cricket Club. In 1986 he gained a Diploma in Sports Medicine at Royal London Hospital (now Queen Mary College University of London) and travelled to Moscow with the England Hockey team soon after.

In 1990 he left his General Practice base and has worked in Sports Medicine full time ever since. He worked in the Sports Injury Clinic at Royal London from 1987 till 2000 and has set up clinics around East London and Essex.

He has travelled with Great Britain teams to Olympics in USA in 1996 as HQ medical officer, Paralympics in Sydney in 2000 as Chief Medical Officer, and 3 World University Games in 1993,1995 and 1997 as Chief Medical Officer. He is now a member of the International Medical Commission of FISU (International University Sports Federation) supervising World Games and Championships around the world in many different sports. He acted as Team doctor to Tottenham Hotspur for 4 months in 1994, and has worked with Wasps rugby as well as working as Medical Officer to London Division rugby from 1990-2000.

He played rugby for The London Hospital for 20 consecutive seasons and was president of the combined “Barts and The London Rugby Club” for 5 years until 2006. Currently he is carrying out research into new and effective treatments for Achilles tendinopathy at London Independent Hospital.

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