Dr Aisling Coy is a Consultant in Rheumatology and Rehabilitation Medicine, and is available to see patients privately at her clinics based at Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust or the White Horse Centre in Westbury.
Dr Coy has been a Consultant in Rheumatology and Rehabilitation Medicine in Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust since September 2006. She graduated from the University of Birmingham Medical School in 1993, and on completion of her registration year, she spent 18 months working in Australia. On return to the UK, she started her journey towards becoming a specialist within the field of Musculoskeletal Medicine. Dr Coy was involved in high level sport, as a competitive gymnast, both prior to and during her medical training, and was very keen to combine her interest in exercise with her chosen medical career. Following a rare opportunity to work at the military Rehabilitation Unit, at Headley Court, she went on to complete her higher specialist training in the South West.
Having being involved with many international multi-sports events, including working with the Great Britain Paralympic Team, Dr Coy now concentrates her time on diagnosing and treating the huge variety of rheumatological and musculoskeletal complaints that she sees, using her expertise in rehabilitation to optimise management and outcomes. She is an advocate for multidisciplinary team working, and shares an excellent working relationship with other allied healthcare professionals.
In addition, she was appointed as the Clinical Services Lead for the Duke of Cornwall Spinal Injuries Treatment Centre, based at Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust, in December 2018, and continues to work with, and support, all the disciplines involved, to strive to improve the service provided for, and outcomes achieved by, individuals who have sustained a spinal cord injury.
Dr Coy sees a huge variety of patients with many different rheumatological and musculoskeletal complaints, including inflammatory arthritis, such as rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis, spondyloarthritis, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, connective tissue diseases, gout, fibromyalgia, and other more common musculoskeletal complaints such as painful shoulders, backs, necks and knees. She has a particular clinical interest in axial spondyloarthritis and currently sits on the executive committee of BRITSpA (British Society for Spondyloarthritis). Dr Coy is also a Director for the British Society of Lifestyle Medicine and is passionate about promoting changes in lifestyle to both treat and prevent chronic illness.
Qualifications and Memberships
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB) – University of Birmingham Medical School, 1993
Membership of the Royal College of Physicians (MRCP), London – 2000
Post-graduate Diploma in Sports and Exercise Medicine – University of Bath, 2004
Master’s Degree in Sports and Exercise Medicine – University of Bath, 2005
Certificate of Completion (CCT) of specialist training in Rehabilitation Medicine - 2005
Certificate of Completion (CCT) of specialist training in Rheumatology – 2006
Member of the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine (FSEM) - 2007
Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (FRCP), London -2012
Member of BRITSpA executive committee - 2019