John is an accredited Level 3 Sports Physiotherapist and a Specialist Member of the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists in the discipline of Sports Medicine.
Academically John graduated with an honours degree in Physiotherapy from UCD in 1996. He subsequently completed a research MSc in Physiotherapy in UCD, and a Graduate Diploma in Business Studies. From his research on sports injuries associated with Gaelic Sports he is a published lead author in the British Journal of Sports Medicine in 2010 and co-author in 2011.
Clinically Specific Interests include injuries to the shoulder and knee joints, lower back and neck dysfunction, recurrent sports injuries, and the relationship between a managed healthy lifestyle and injury prevention. He currently acts as a consultant physiotherapist to many inter-county senior hurling and Gaelic footballers, and is physiotherapist to some of Ireland’s top boxers and golfers.
John is a member of the GAA Medical Scientific and Player Welfare Committee since its inception in 2006. He is also the current Director of the GAA National Injury Database, established in 2006 in conjunction with UCD School of Physiotherapy and was the head physiotherapist with the Dublin Senior Gaelic Football team from 2004-2008.
He is the co-founder and Clinical Director of Medfit as well as a Senior Partner in Carysfort Physiotherapy Clinic. “Over the past 14 years in private practice I have been involved in the rehabilitation of over 500 ACL injuries, and over 200 post spinal surgery patients. This in combination with the large volume of recurrent musculoskeletal conditions that I treat in my clinic necessitated the development of a facility for the post acute stage of injury. This is the origin of Medfit, a unique facility designed to maximise recovery and optimise physical well being”. Further information on Medfit can be found at www.medfit.ie