Mr. Maurice O’Flaherty MSc (Sports Med) FRCSEd (Tr & Ortho)Orthopaedic Consultant
Mr. Maurice O’Flaherty is a Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon, specialising in Trauma surgery, Sports injuries and the surgical treatment of all foot and ankle conditions.
He obtained his Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh (Trauma & Orthopaedics) in 2012 and went on to take up a place on the prestigious Surrey Foot and Ankle Fellowship in London for a period of one year. Having graduated in Medicine from Queens University Belfast in 2002, he went on to follow a surgical career path, gaining a place on the Northern Ireland Orthopaedic Higher Surgical Training scheme in 2007.
Belfast Foot and Ankle Surgeon, Mr. Maurice O’Flaherty, obtained his Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh (Trauma & Orthopaedics) in 2012 and went on to take up a place on the prestigious Surrey Foot and Ankle Fellowship in London for a period of one year. It was here that he spent time furthering his skills in foot and ankle surgery under the guidance of Mr. Anthony Sakellariou (Immediate Past President of the British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society) and Mr. Matthew Solan.
Mr. O’Flaherty also graduated from the University of Bath in England, gaining a Masters of Science degree in Sports & Exercise Medicine. He spent time training with doctors and allied health professionals from all aspects of sport and exercise medicine, including Premier League Football and Rugby Union. As a result, he has a wide understanding of the injuries sustained by professional and recreational athletes alike, and their treatment.
He is a Consultant in the Royal Victoria Hospital and Musgrave Park Hospital Belfast. He is a member of the on-call Trauma team in the Royal Victoria Hospital.
He has a specialist interest in all aspects of foot and ankle problems including complex deformity correction, ankle instability and stabilisation, ankle arthroscopy, sports injuries including fractures, bunion (hallux valgus) deformity and its correction, Achilles tendon injuries and surgery, heel pain and arthritis of the foot and ankle.
He regularly teaches undergraduate and postgraduate medical students on all aspects of trauma and orthopaedic surgery.
Mr. O’Flaherty is a member of the British Orthopaedic Association, the British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society, Irish Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society and the British Medical Association. He has published several papers in orthopaedic journals and presented both locally, nationally and internationally on a variety of topics including foot and ankle trauma.
Dr. Barry James MBBCh BAO, FRCRConsultant Radiologist
Dr. James is a Consultant Radiologist currently employed within the Southern Health and Social Care Trust.
Dr. James completed his undergraduate training at Queens University Belfast, obtaining two distinctions, before going on to complete his postgraduate Foundation Programme with the Northern Ireland Medical and Dental Training Agency.
Dr. James completed his Radiology training in Northern Ireland. During his training he won the prestigious Gold Medal for the FRCR 2B examination in 2012. He undertook one year of specialist training in Musculoskeletal Imaging at Musgrave Park Hospital. Dr. James became a Fellow of the Royal College of Radiologists in August 2014 and is an active member of both the British and European Societies of Skeletal Radiology.
Dr. James is a specialist Musculoskeletal Radiologist and has expertise in the assessment of musculoskeletal disorders by Ultrasound, MRI, CT and radiographic studies. He also specialises in image-guided diagnostic and therapeutic musculoskeletal interventions.
Simon Harland MScPhysiotherapist
Simon Harland is one of Ireland’s most respected and highly regarded sports Physiotherapy specialists.
His work with Arsenal FC, the Ireland and Ulster Rugby Teams, Irish Athletics, Sailing and Cricket, as well as his role at the Sports Institute of Northern Ireland, tells its own story of a practitioner at the very top of his game. He has travelled the world with teams and has wide ranging experience in all facets of integrated delivery to performance athletes.
Simon has been privileged to work with some of the world’s most respected sports medicine practitioners and allied sports professionals. This has helped broaden not only his Physiotherapy knowledge and repertoire in assessment, treatment, rehabilitation and prehabilitation, but also his overall understanding of comprehensive athlete care. He considers himself a manual clinician and is as comfortable in the clinic as he is in the gym, observing and correcting movement dysfunction, or on the pitch returning athletes to fitness.
Simon is also a frequent guest speaker, lecturer and contributor, as his commitment to continuous professional development means he is always at the forefront of current thinking and future developments within the field.
Simon has a genuine commitment and passion for Sports Medicine. He works with private individuals and teams, is a respected researcher and is a consultant specialist for many leading sports brands including Nike.
Dr Alastair Campbell MB BCh BaO, MRCS, FRCRConsultant Radiologist
Alastair Campbell is a specialist consultant musculoskeletal radiologist whose NHS practice is based at Musgrave Park Hospital, Belfast.
Dr Campbell obtained his medical degree from Queen’s University Belfast in 2001 and continued his postgraduate work and training throughout Northern Ireland and also in Australia.
He undertook his radiology training in Northern Ireland and gained additional specialist expertise working in Oxford at Nuffield Orthopaedic Hospital. He became a Fellow of the Royal College of Radiologists in 2010.
Dr Campbell is a member of both the British and European Societies of Skeletal Radiologists. He is involved in the teaching of radiology at Queen’s University Belfast and enjoys lecturing undergraduates on musculoskeletal imaging.
Dr Campbell offers his expertise in the interpretation of all musculoskeletal/orthopaedic radiographic, CT, MRI, and Ultrasound studies. He has developed a particular interest in the diagnosis of sports related injuries and image guided therapeutic intervention. He provides imaging and intervention at both the Ulster Independent Clinic and Kingsbridge Private Hospital.