TESTIMONIALS  

Sports and Exercise Medicine testimonials

“Mark Wotherspoon has worked with the England cricket team since 2007 and his care for both the players and management has always been highly professional, thorough and sympathetic. He understands both the needs and pressures of the individuals and the Team and always manages to balance the two. He is happy to go the extra mile and has certainly helped me manage my injuries and continue to perform to the best of my ability.”

Kevin Pietersen MBE
England Cricket, 7 March 2014

“Both of us are international standard gymnasts working specifically in tumbling gymnastics. We have been seeing Dr Mark Wotherspoon and he has been the reason for our fast recovery.

Allana was having big problems with her back and ankle only weeks before the World Championships late last year. Dr Wotherspoon got her to a competitive state and she was able to compete in this high level international championship and finished in overall 6th position in the world. Without his high level of knowledge and reassurance she would never have been able to compete the way she did.”

David-Roy Wood and Allana Penny
International Tumblers

“Dr Mike Rossiter was team doctor for London Irish Rugby Club for the 5 seasons I played there. I always felt safe approaching Dr Rossiter with any problem that arose and was confident of fast results which was essential in getting back on the field.”

Clarke Dermody
Waikato Chiefs, London Irish and New Zealand All Blacks International

“I have come across many Sports Doctors throughout my career and Mike is definitely one of the best. His professionalism and compassion when dealing with athletes helped me get over many injuries and back on to the field sooner rather than later.”

Seilala Mapasua
London Irish, Kobe Steel and Manu Samoa International

“Mike Rossiter was my club doctor for nearly a decade at London Irish and was excellent to deal with. In my 13 years as a pro rugby player, I am yet to come across a better doctor who really cares about his patients.”

Nick Kennedy
London Irish, Toulon (Heineken Cup Winner 2013), Harlequins and England International

“Dr Rossiter has been a part of the GB hockey team for the full duration of my international career, 10 years. Throughout which time I have had the misfortune of numerous trauma injuries all of which have been approached with calmness and professionalism. Dr Rossiter utilizes his experience from a number of sports to adapt to any environment, and his input on the pitch has been vital to the team's success.”

Crista Cullen
GB Women's Hockey Player

“In 2010 I suffered declining performances in my athletics and was struggling to achieve my potential. I had planned to qualify for the 2010 Delhi Common Wealth Games and in the hope that I could keep my dream alive, I visited Dr Wotherspoon. Together we set about a plan that helped me to recover from what could be described as overtraining fatigue, by addressing my diet and life style management.

Subsequently I went onto qualifying for the CWG as the number one British Decathlete. Without the support and advice from Dr Wotherspoon, my season would have ended by watching the CWG on TV, instead I was there competing for a medal.”

Ben Hazell
GB Decathlete

“From my time working with Mike as my sports doctor I was always confident that he would diagnose exactly what was going on with me and find the best way to treat it, enabling me to get back on to the hockey pitch quicker. Having that trust in someone when you are injured and knowing that they are going to make the right decisions under pressure is critical, and Mike did that for me.”

“Kate was the club doctor for Oxford University Blues Rugby team while I was involved there. She was a thoughtful, knowledgeable and sympathetic doctor who reacted with a calm and decisive manner. She maintained a highly professional attitude in her role, while exuding a very personable warmth and honest integrity that promoted an essential trust for the relationship. She is an excellent doctor and a very kind person who I would highly recommend.”

John Carter
Oxford University Captain, Sale Sharks

“In 2011 I was unfortunate to discover I had a serious injury that questioned whether I would make it to the Olympic Games. In this time I was managed by Dr Kate Hutchings. She was there from the very start and helped me to rehabilate as quickly as possible giving me a huge amount of support medically and emotionally throughout. Without her high level of expertise I wouldn't have been able to achieve my dream of competing at the London 2012 Olympic Games.”

Victoria Lucass
GB Synchronized Swimming

“Nick has been a tremendous asset since joining the London Irish medical team as a consulting Orthotist.

He has undertaken baseline pre season assessments on all our squad which allows us to try and reduce the risk of injury. Throughout the season he works alongside the medical team to ensure the players receive first class advice and treatment in order to reduce the risk of injury and return promptly from injury. He is extremely professional, knowledgeable and a leading expert in his field.”

Mr Brian O Leary
Head of Medical Services, London Irish, 23 February 2015