Isokinetic Medical Group London
David Clancy pursued his interest in sports medicine after having represented Ireland under-age in basketball. Upon completion of a Physiology and Health Science certificate in Carlow I.T. and an under-graduate degree in physiotherapy in Keele University, David completed the MSc Sports Medicine in Trinity College Dublin in 2009.
David worked in a variety of private practice physiotherapy clinics, and as the senior physiotherapist for UCD AFC in the League of Ireland in professional football for 4 seasons. He also has extensive experience in professional rugby from his time in Dublin with Old Belvedere RFC.
David moved to London in 2013 where he has worked for Isokinetic Medical Group, FIFA Medical Centre of Excellence as a chartered physiotherapist specialising in sports medicine and rehabilitation. He works in both the rehabilitation gym and the indoor on-field environment, an innovative “Green Room” which focuses on movement, dynamic control and return to performance strategies as an athletic movement specialist. His work involves the treatment and rehabilitation of professional athletes and people at all levels of sport.
He is particularly interested in functional strength, myofascial pain and movement science.
His main areas of interest regarding injury are biomechanical overload syndrome, shoulder instability injuries and the ACL rehabilitation pathway.
The role of neuro-motor exercise training in the return-to-training strategy
Neuro-motor training (NMT) is the crucial, usually under-valued missing link in the rehabilitation pathway. It involves targeting motor skills such as coordination, agility and proprioception. A new direction for NMT to optimise return-to-training strategies involves focusing significantly on reforming correct movement patterning schemas earlier and comprehensively during the rehabilitation process. This new paradigm of training should help reduce the potential for re-injury or secondary injuries upon return-to-play.