Nick qualified as a medical mechanical engineer from Dublin in 2004, which focused on the medical application of biomechanics. He then qualified from the University of Salford with honours in Prosthetics and Orthotics, which involved rotations at Nottingham City Hospital and the Robert Jones and Angus Hunt Hospital. In 2014 attained a Master’s Degree in Clinical Biomechanics from Staffordshire University.
Nick works as the Orthotic Clinical Lead for the Royal Berkshire Hospital. He has built up close ties with the orthopaedic consultants, local GP`s and physiotherapists.
Nick is part of the medical team for the GB rowing and para-rowing teams and is also a qualified medical classifier for Paralympic rowing.
He has been a part of the medical team for London Irish Rugby for the past four years and was the on-call Orthotist for the 2015 Rugby world cup. He provides clinical support to the Reading FC academy, Bath Rugby, Bristol Bears Rugby, Gloucester Rugby and Connacht Rugby in Ireland as-well as many other professional and semi-professional athletes.
Nick has a keen interest in lower limb biomechanics both in the treatment of musculoskeletal and neuromuscular conditions in adults and children. He has a research interest in the identification and conservative management of tibialis posterior tendon dysfunction in primary care. He is a guest lecturer at the University of Salford and is a clinical educator.
Treatments Nick provides include
- Gait Analysis
- Biomechanical assessments
- Conservative management of foot and ankle pathologies
- Orthotic management of stroke and neurologically based conditions
- Orthotic management of polio
- Pediatric orthotics
You can visit Nick's website here.
Nick is originally from the west of Ireland and is married with a young family in Reading. He has a keen interest in sports, including rugby, athletics and gaelic football.
Current NHS position
Royal Berkshire Hospital
Year of first medical qualification
Gait analysis and Biomechanics, Sports injury prevention, orthotic management of stroke, Foot and ankle.
Identification and conservative management of tibialis posterior tendon dysfunction.
- British Association of Prosthetists and Orthotists
- Health Professionals Council