Dr Leon Creaney

Consultant Sports Physician


Personal profile

Dr Creaney trained in the London Deanery at various hospitals including The Royal London, The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in Stanmore, The Olympic Medical Institute, Pure Sports Medicine and DMRC Headley Court which is a military rehabilitation hospital.

Upon becoming a Consultant in 2009 Dr Creaney worked in Sheffield before taking a substantive consultant post at University Hospital Birmingham. This NHS hospital also serves as the main Royal Centre for Defence Medicine (RCDM) where injured soldiers are treated. Dr Creaney has worked as a doctor in elite sport with rugby teams and as a medical officer at the Commonwealth Games in Manchester (2002), World Student Games in Bangkok (2007), UK Schools Games (2008) and the London Olympics (2012).

Since 2005, Leon has served as a team and event doctor with UK Athletics and has travelled with teams to Jordan, Czech, Moscow, Lithuania and Rieti, Italy.

Professional Membership

  • British Association of Sport & Exercise Medicine (BASEM)

  • International Spinal Intervention Society (ISIS)

  • Faculty of Sport & Exercise Medicine (FSEM)

  • British Medical Association (BMA)

  • Royal College of Physicians (RCP London)

  • Medical Protection Society (MPS)

Clinical Interests

  • Sports injuries

  • Sports medicine

  • Exercise medicine

  • Orthopaedic medicine

  • Musculoskeletal medicine

  • Knee pain

  • Back pain

  • Shoulder pain

  • Ankle pain

  • Hamstring strains

  • Achilles

  • Patellofemoral pain

  • Patella tendinopathy

  • Football, rugby and athletics injures

  • Shockwave therapy

  • ESWT

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