Leo Neenan is a qualified Sports Rehabilitator and runs NI Biomechanics from the ormeau Avenue clinic in Belfast. He also heads the Sports Injury and Performance Clinic for Irish Fit in Dublin.
Both clinics are dedicated to enhancing athletic ability and performance even while recovering from injury, by specialising in biomechanical improvement. The clinics see a majority of clients with chronic sports injuries where biomechanics are often at fault.
To use the specialist gait-assessment software in the more mainstream
sports, Leo has been working with Gaelic football teams to identify poor mechanics in individual players and enhance performance through instructing players in sprinting mechanics.
This is a specialist degree which was devised for elite sport to cover the gap between the physiotherapy treatment and full time performance training for recovering athletes. The difference between a Sports Rehabilitator and a physio is that a physio works to repair damaged tissue while a Sports Rehabilitator also works towards performance enhancement.