Our Consultants

At the National Sports Injury Clinic, we are proud to work with some of the best clinicians in sports medicine in Northern Ireland. Our team of Doctors, Physiotherapists, Radiographers and Consultants are the best in their field.

Who is the National Sports Injury Clinic?

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Dr Neil Heron - Sports Medicine Specialist

Dr. Neil Heron specialises in Sports and Exercise Medicine and is a GP at the National Sports Injury Clinic. As a Fellow of the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine (FSEM, UK) and Member of the Royal College of General Practitioners (MRCGP), Dr. Heron received his medical degree from the University of Glasgow and has been Team Physician to various high-level sport teams, including the professional cycling team Team Sky, Crusaders FC, Linfield FC and Northern Ireland international football teams. He has experience of working at multi-sport games and worked as a medical officer for the World Police and Fire Games 2013, as well as the Giro Italia cycling road race and attended the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow as a medical officer.

Recent publications have included:
December, 2012 Heron, N; Malliaropoulos, NG. International differences in sport medicine access and clinical management. Muscles, Ligaments and Tendons journal. 2013 Jan 21,2(4248-52. Print
2012 Oct.

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Shea McAleer - Specialist Musculoskeletal and Sports Physiotherapist

Shea McAleer is a highly experienced sports physiotherapy specialist with 9 years postgraduate experience as a sports and musculoskeletal physiotherapist. He spent 5 years working at the highest professional sporting level, three years as senior physiotherapist at Exeter Chefs Rugby Football Club and two years as head physiotherapist at Munster Rugby (IRFU). His work with Munster Rugby, Exeter Chefs, Sports Institute of Northern Ireland and Irish Football Association placed him in a privileged position to work with some of the world’s most respected sports medicine practitioners, elite athletes and allied sports professionals. He has experience treating a wide range of professional and semi-professional athletes from athletics, rowing, sailing golf and triathlon. He has worked as physiotherapist to the Deny AAA senior footballers, Monaghan AAA U21 football, Monaghan GM senior hurlers, Sigerson Cup squad 2009 & 2017 and recently was head physiotherapist with the Northern Ireland Senior Women’s squad in the Istria cup, Croatia.

He completed a National Certificate in Applied Physiology and Health Science from IT Carlow in 2003 prior to completing an honours degree in physiotherapy from the University of Ulster at Jordanstown. He is due to commence a Masters (MSc.) in Advanced Manipulative Physiotherapy from the Sheffield Hallam University in September 2017 and a strength and conditioning qualification via the United Kingdom Strength and Conditioning Association (UKSCA).

He gained significant experience working in the NHS completing rotations in orthopaedics, musculoskeletal outpatient, plastics (hand injury rehabilitation), intensive care unit (ICU), neurological rehabilitation and general medicine wards. He has also practiced extensively in musculoskeletal, spinal and sports medicine private practices both in the UK and Ireland treating patients of all ages both young and old from the professional, semi-professional and amateur background. His special interests include lower limb biomechanics, chronic lumbar spine (lower back) dysfunction and athletic groin pathology. He is currently involved in research into the management of Osteitis pubis/pubic bone stress in professional soccer players using a non-operative rehabilitation protocol.

He was previously a keen sportsman and played intercounty Gaelic football with Monaghan at minor, U21, senior level and won a Sigerson cup with UUJ in 2008. He also played soccer with Monaghan United and Stella Maris (Dublin League). When not treating clients, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two young girls, trail running and watching all sports.

Specialist Consultants

Knee
  • Mr Pooler Archbold - Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

    Special interests include: Hip surgery including hip replacement. Knee surgery including meniscal debridement and repair, ACL reconstruction, multiligament knee reconstruction, patellar instability, total and partial knee replacement and high tibial osteotomy.

  • Mr Graham Bailie - Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

    Special interests include: Hip and knee surgery

  • Mr Roger Wilson - Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

    Special interests include: Knee surgery and sports knee injuries, arthroscopic knee surgery, meniscal trimming and repair, ACL and multi-ligament reconstruction, total and partial knee replacement and revision, high tibial osteotomy, patellar realignment surgery, adolescent knee problems and primary total hip replacement.

  • Mr Dennis Molloy - Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

    Special interests include: Hip surgery including hip replacement Knee surgery including meniscal debridement and repair, ACL reconstruction, rnultiligament knee reconstruction, patellar instability, total and partial knee replacement and high tibial osteotomy.

  • Mr Andrew Johnston - Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

    His main areas of interests are knee surgery, fracture surgery and hip surgery.

  • Mr Shanmugasundram Rajkymar - Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

    Special interests include: Hip surgery including hip replacement Knee surgery including meniscal debridement and repair, ACL reconstruction, rnultiligament knee reconstruction, patellar instability, total and partial knee replacement and high tibial osteotomy.

Shoulder and upper limb
  • Mr Jim McConway - Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

    His main special interests are shoulder and elbow surgery, acromioclavicular joint disorder, hip replacement and medicolegal services.

  • Mr Tim Doyle - Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

    Mr Doyle is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon specialising in conditions of the upper limb.

    He went on to undertake a research fellowship in Perth, Western Australia, under the guidance of Professor Allan Wang, renowned hand, elbow and shoulder surgeon.

    His private practice is devoted to Shoulder, Elbow and Hand surgery.


    His private practice is devoted to Shoulder, Elbow and Hand surgery.

  • Ms Lynn Wilson - Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

    Special interests include: Hand and wrist surgery.

Spine
Foot and ankle
  • Mr Gary Colleary - Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

    Special interests include: Complex foot and ankle conditions including soft tissue procedures for ankle instability and tendon problems, correction of deformities such as hallux valgus (bunions) and pes planus (flat feet). Treatment of foot and ankle arthritis, arthroscopic (key hole) surgery, foot and ankle sports injuries and diabetic foot and ankle problems.

  • Mr Michael McMullan - Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

    Mr McMullan’s main specialist interests include complex fractures and injuries, adult and pediatric deformities and all aspects of foot and ankle surgery.

  • Mr Maurice O'Flaherty - Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

    Special interests include: Trauma surgery, Sports injuries and the surgical treatment of all foot and ankle conditions.

Hip
Hip scopes
Neurology
  • Mr Philip Weir - Consultant Neurosurgeon

    Mr Weir has subspecialist interests in pituitary tumour and skull base neurosurgery. He has completed fellowships in Melbourne (General and skull base neurosurgery) and Oxford (Endoscopic pituitary and skull base surgery).

  • Mr Nikolay Peev - Consultant Neurosurgeon

    Mr Peev specialises in minimal invasive neurosurgery, spinal surgery, spinal trauma, brain injuries, brain and spinal tumors and surgery