Dr. Neil Welch

Neil is Head of Lab services and research at SSC where he has worked clinically delivering rehab and testing for 10 years. He has a PhD in the role of strength and power in rehabilitation and performance alongside his MSc in Strength and conditioning and BSc in Sports Science and physiology. 

He is accredited through the UK Strength and Conditioning Association and has a vast array of experience coaching across multiple field and court sports.

Dr. Colin Griffin

Dr. Colin Griffin is a rehabilitation specialist and a PhD-level expert in foot and ankle rehabilitation. He is keenly interested in calf and Achilles tendon injuries and lower-limb running injuries.Colin initially obtained a BA degree at the University of Limerick and a degree in Strength and Conditioning with Setanta College before achieving an MSc in Coaching and Exercise Science at University College Dublin. Colin recently completed his PhD in Achilles tendon injury rehabilitation and lower limb biomechanics at the University of Côte d’Azur in France under the supervision of Prof. JB Morin, who is renowned in the field of running biomechanics.

He is an accredited strength and conditioning coach with the UK Strength and Conditioning Association (UKSCA) and Sport Ireland Institute. He is also a certified Level 3 Endurance Coach with Athletics Ireland.Before joining the Sports Surgery Clinic in 2014, Colin enjoyed a 15-year career in elite sport as an international athlete representing Ireland at all levels, including the European and World Championships and the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games in the 50km walk.

Since retiring from elite sport, Colin enjoys running, where he remains competitive at national level in senior and masters grades and has a marathon best time of 2.23.00.Colin combines his rich experiences as an athlete, his clinical experience gained over the last 9 years, and his research work to maximise his delivery of rehabilitation to patients. He also provides strength and conditioning support to some of Ireland’s leading athletes.