Somerset Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Clinic

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Our Doctors


Dr Karen Hathway

Dr Karen Hathway is currently clinical lead for North Somerset Musculoskeletal Service and a GP in Clevedon. She qualified from Bristol university in 1997 and following a number of years working in hospitals, she decided to pursue a career in sports medicine and general  practice. She gained her diploma in sports medicine at the University of Wales in Cardiff in 2005. Since then she has worked as team doctor for England Karate and England Netball.
Karen has herself competed for the GB age group triathlon team for a number of years. She is particularly interested in triathlon, running and other endurance sports but also enjoys working with those  who would like to lead a more active or healthy  lifestyle  but have previously been prevented by their size, fitness or  a history of musculoskeletal  problems. As the majority of sports injuries are non-surgical our sports doctor is highly recommended as an initial point of contact for diagnosis. She can provide you with an expert assessment and the knowledge to guide you to the best possible recovery and return to activity. She can advise on and arrange necessary imaging. She performs joint and soft tissue injections as deemed appropriate. She works closely with our physiotherapists, podiatrist and surgeons arranging further consultation or treatment with them as required.









Dr Gavin Stoddart

Dr Gavin Stoddart qualified as doctor in 1977 from St Thomas' Hospital  in London. He trained as a diagnostic radiologist in Bristol from 1980 to 1985, and was appointed as a consultant diagnostic radiologist in 1985 at Weston-super-Mare. He is currently the Head of School of Radiology for Severn Deanery and examiner for the Royal College of Radiologists.
He has extensive experience in musculo-skeletal diagnostic radiology, with a wide experience diagnosing and treating patients with arthritis (including Osteo-Arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, and inflammatory arthritis), sports injuries, and muscle and joint degenerative diseases.  Techniques available for diagnosis at the Waterasside Suite include plain X-Rays, Computed Tomography, Arthrography, and Magnetic Resonance Imaging.  My practice includes theraputic and diagnostic injections into joints and tendons for conditions such as chronic Achilles tendinosis and inflammatory hip arthritis.
Dr Stoddart also has a long interest in Sports. He rowed for Oxford University in the 1974 Boat Race, and for Great Britain in the lightweight coxless four at 1976 World Rowing  Championships.  He has qualified as a club coach for Sports Acrobatics and Tumbling.