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.
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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.
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.
Pure Running, one of NI and Ireland’s leading running and walking specialists, recently celebrated their 10th birthday. Many of the team have been working in the running industry since 2005 offering a wealth of knowledge and experience to help customers both in-store, online, on social media, at expos and at running events across Ireland.
This was the first EVER business with trained run staff to offer digital gait analysis in a retail environment in NI & Ireland. As the team will emphasise, technology is great to highlight certain things. However, the key is knowledgable and expert running staff who understand running, walking and are able to match the correct shoes to your running gait. Fitting is also key as over 50% of the people who first come to Pure Running are wearing the wrong size shoes (note: many run brands fit differently than one another).
The ‘Pure team’ passionately help all abilities from beginners through Couch 2 5k, park runners, those going further to half and full marathons and yes, ultra marathoners. There is also a big focus on helping people find the most suitable and comfortable shoes to walk in – be it, daily walking or something more specialised to help with an injury or prevention of.
Pure Running was the first business to stock and sell HOKA in NI & Ireland – and is now a HOKA Premier Retail partner with a special HOKA shop in shop at 64 Wellington Place Belfast. They are also an ‘ASICS REC account’ with the biggest range of Asics run shoes in NI.
Also stocked are: Mizuno, Altra, Saucony, On Running, VJ, Topo, New Balance and 361.
‘Pure Running community’ are collectively 200 plus walkers and runners who all love getting outdoors, moving every day and testing product – in order to give customers feedback on tired and tested shoes and kit. The more we know, the better our service
One particular member of this run community is seven times World Snooker champion, Ronnie O Sullivan, who has been calling by since 2012.
Michael Jenkins, MD, also developed the ladies running event, Runher, in 2007.
To date, Runher has had over 30,000 females walk, jog or run round Titanic Quarter, Stormont, CIYMS and Crawfordsburn Coastal 10k. Runher was established to provide a safe, friendly environment for females to get fit/fitter and take part in something totally different from other races and runs.
Many people make mistakes with sizing or choosing the correct running or walking shoes. With carefully chosen brand selection, Pure Running will help take the guesswork out of it for you and put you into an ultra comfortable and well fitted new shoe. That’s the key!
Our motto is ‘Move Every Day’. Making time to get outdoors helps fitness, mood and overall wellbeing. This is our passion. We are here to help and serve our local running and walking community. We are the health equivalent of the pub – pop and chat to us anytime.
Martin is a specialist Musculoskeletal and sports physiotherapist with over 20 years experience working across the NHS, private and elite sporting environments. He is owner and Clinical lead at Fusion Physio Stranmillis established in 2011.
He has worked with a number of the country’s top elite athletes across multiple sports disciplines during his tenurewith the prestigious Sports Institute of Northern Ireland. He was delighted to be physio with Team NI for the Commonwealth Games at Gold Coast 2018 and Birmingham 2022.
He has been travelled internation
Martin holds a Masters in Musculoskeletal physiotherapy. He focuses on delivering an evidence based approach and is a regular guest lecturer at University of Ulster.
He specialises in the management of lower limb injuries and prides himself in having an innovative and patient centred attitude to rehabilitation.