Chris Simpson
Chris SimpsonBSc (Hons)
Chris is a member of the British Association of Sports & Exercise Scientists, and an Associate Member of British Association of Sports & Exercise Medicine.

He holds an honours degree in Sports & Exercise Science from Leeds University and is also a Registered Operating Department Practitioner.

Chris has over 20 years experience conducting cardiopulmonary exercise testing with athletes ranging from novice to elite level, in addition to the clinical exercise testing which he has had the opportunity to study in the UK & USA.

Chris has been an active endurance athlete for more than 30 years, having completed numerous Ironman’s, half Ironman, marathons & Etape de Tour. Chris is a Certified Ironman coach and has coached and mentored many athletes over the years ranging from complete novices to experience elite athletes.

Chris regularly gives lectures and presentations to various clubs and societies, including the faculty of Sports & Exercise Medicine at the Royal Collage of Physicians of Ireland.

Deirdre Woods
Deirdre WoodsCORU Registered Physiotherapist/Physicaltherapist
Deirdre Woods is a qualified CORU Registered Physiotherapist/Physicaltherapist working in the field for the last 16 years, prior to this she trained as an Operating Department Practitioner working in the anaesthetic and surgical field in the UK. She has extensive knowledge of the body from working in Orthopaedics, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Plastic Surgery plus many more specialised areas.

Deirdre holds a BSc degree in Applied Science and Physical Therapy. She also gained the clinical excellence award in 2019. She has completed level 1 Neurokinetic Course.

She is frequently asked to speak to delegates at medical conferences in Ireland and Europe.

She also trained as a Sidas Poidatech technician and is the resident Biomechanical Specialist at the Leinster Sports Clinic. She has the qualification and experience of manufacturing orthotics on site, so the patient gets them at the same appointment to take home. This is quite unique in Ireland.

Deirdre is an Associate member of British Association of Sports & Exercise Medicine and is a full member of the IAPT.

She has worked with Premiership football teams, Super League Rugby teams, elite and non-elite endurance athletes’ professional golfers, Inter County GAA teams etc.

Deirdre is a keen athlete herself representing Ireland at the World Triathlon Championships in Lausanne in Switzerland and has completed many triathlons, marathons and cycle sportifs.

As a result of her background knowledge working with the world’s leading Orthopaedic specialist’s she has the advantage of this experience when treating her own patients.

British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences
Ironman Certified Coach
British Association of Sport and Exercise Medicine
CORU - Regulating Health & Social Care Professionals
Irish Association of Physical Therapists (IAPT)