I am a medical doctor with 30 years extensive clinical and research experience in Exercise Endocrinology. This is an important area of Medicine. To make an appointment click on contact me.

My aim is to support your health and fitness by using my expertise to consider the vital role of the Endocrine system and provide advice and practical suggestions. I have full registration GMC with licence to practice. I am an active member of the British Menopause Society and the British Association of Sport and Exercise Medicine. I am listed on the One Dance healthcare professional listing and International Association of Dance Medicine. I was nominated top healthcare professional for dancers by National Institute of Dance Medicine and Science August 2018

Endocrine Advisory Appointments

Are you struggling to reach your full potential in terms of physical and mental performance? These issues can affect men and women, due to disturbances in your hormones. Once identified, there are practical steps you can take to improve your quality of life.

I offer an advisory service on Endocrine issues for all levels and ages of exercisers, dancers and athletes. This includes women who are peri menopausal and menopausal. The cost for an initial advisory appointment is £150. The appointment includes in depth discussion (up to 40 minutes) and summary letter with plan. Follow up appointment £70 (up to 20 minutes discussion). All appointments are virtual face-to-face. I can suggest comprehensive blood tests at discount.  Terms and Conditions

IMG_0788 copy

Female hormone advisory appointment

Are you having regular periods and uncertain how your hormones are impacting your wellbeing? Are you trying to understand why you are experiencing changes in your menstrual cycles that are affecting your quality of life? Wondering if you are entering perimenopause? Are you an exerciser, athlete or dancer wondering if you have an optimal balance of nutrition, training and recovery? Could you be in low energy availability impacting your hormones? Are you recovering from RED-S (relative energy deficiency from sport) and periods are returning? What to check your female hormone networks are fully restored? Do you want to know how your hormones are restoring after being on hormonal contraception, or postnatal?

I offer a face-to-face virtual appointment to discuss in depth your female hormones. We will also go into further detail regarding your personalised advice and next steps. This appointment comprises of up to 30 minutes discussion. Terms and Conditions

I am also available for appointments at the EN:SPIRE clinic where I work alongside Renee McGregor, Performance and Eating Disorder Specialist Dietitian

I produced the Health4Performance educational website to optimise health and performance for athletes and dancers for BASEM. I chaired BASEM annual spring conference which was awarded CPD from FSEM, RCP, BASES, REP-S and endorsed for international education by BJSM and NIDMS.

The Endocrine system produces an array of hormones which have effects on a vast range of tissue types, organs and therefore regulate the full range metabolic and physiological processes occurring in systems throughout the body. Complex dynamics are involved in the both the control systems and interactive network effects of the Endocrine system. Endocrine response to exercise mediates adaptive changes to improve athletic performance. Conversely impaired Endocrine response can result in underperformance and recurrent injury.

Doctor Nicola Keay BA, MA, MB, BChir (Cantab), MRCP

British Journal of Sport Medicine: Sport Endocrinology