Curtis RobbOrthopaedic Knee Surgeon
Mr Curtis Robb is a Consultant Orthopaedic Knee Surgeon, specialising in all aspects of knee surgery. Graduating from Sheffield University in 1997, Curtis combined his medical studies with a career as an Olympic Athlete – competing in the 800m at two Olympic Games, three World Championships and a Commonwealth Games. His orthopaedic training appointments have included The Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, The Royal Centre for Defence Medicine and The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital Birmingham (where he doubled as Honorary Clinical Lecturer). He has also embarked on three Knee Surgery and Sports Injury Fellowships at Bristol, Coventry and Sydney, Australia. In 2015, Curtis was awarded the European Knee Society for Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy (ESSKA) Alwin Jager Senior Fellowship in Munich. He has presented on knee surgery worldwide, publishing several papers in peer-reviewed literature. As a specialist, Curtis offers both non-surgical and surgical management options for all knee conditions. Surgical techniques encompass knee joint preservation and replacement surgery including; meniscus repair and transplant, ACL and multi-ligament knee reconstruction, cartilage regeneration, knee osteotomy, patella realignment surgery, and partial/total knee replacement. Non-surgical techniques include tailoring a programme of physiotherapy and strength & conditioning for each individual patient.
Dr Bruce NearyConsultant Anaesthetist
Dr Bruce Neary is a Consultant Anaesthetist at Alder Hey Children's Hospital and Warrington and Halton Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. He has a significant clinical commitment to anaesthesia for lower limb surgery, including regional techniques and anaesthesia for enhanced recovery knee surgery. Graduating from The University of Liverpool Medical School in 1997, Dr Neary sub-specialised in paediatric anaesthesia and completed a fellowship at The Royal Manchester Children's Hospital in 2009. He has also been a Fellow of the Royal College Of Anaesthetists since 2006. A college tutor at Warrington and Halton NHS Trust, Dr Neary is dedicated to training up junior colleagues when he is not working with patients. He is also a keen sportsman, captaining The University of Liverpool 1st XI Cricket Team and competing for The University of Liverpool Hockey Team. He currently competes at league level tennis as well as being a keen skier and open water swimmer.
Dr Akash GangulyRadiologist
Dr Akash Ganguly qualified from Calcutta University, India in 2000. He was appointed as a Consultant Radiologist at Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in 2011. His primary subspecialty is musculoskeletal and sports imaging, with particular interest in all forms of musculoskeletal ultrasound, MRI , CT & MRI arthrogram of large and small joints and US/CT guided musculoskeletal intervention. This includes procedures like joint injections, tendon sheath injection, barbotage, nerve blocks, lumbar spinal injection, soft tissue and bone biopsies. Dr Ganguly also takes an active role in trainee teaching, working as an Honorary Lecturer of Clinical Radiology at the Mersey School of Radiology and The University of Liverpool.
Dr Mark CaplanRadiologist
Dr Mark Caplan is a Consultant Radiologist with a subspecialty interest in orthopaedic and sports medicine. He obtained his qualification in medicine from The University of Liverpool in 1984 and has since become an expert clinician in the assessment of musculoskeletal conditions using MRI, CT and ultrasound imaging. A Consultant Radiologist at Warrington & Halton NHS Trust for 21 years, Dr Caplan has a wealth of experience. He is an enthusiastic educator and researcher and has been appointed as a Visiting Professor to the University of Chester. In his spare time, he enjoys competing in Jiu-Jitsu and equestrian events.
Dr Gary WilliamsConsultant Radiologist
Dr Gary Williams is a Consultant Radiologist appointed t0 Warrington and Halton NHS Foundation Trust and Spire Cheshire Hospital since 1999. He has a specialist interest in musculoskeletal and sports imaging, including x-ray, CT, MRI, ultrasound and therapeutic injections. Despite losing his right arm to a rare form of bone cancer aged just 14, Dr Williams overcame the challenges placed in front of him – graduating from The University of Liverpool in 1991. Dr Williams is also an enthusiastic sportsman, having won three British Cycling Championships and representing Great Britain in the Athens Paralympic Games. Now retired from competitive sport, he continues to cycle, run and snowboard for fun in his spare time.
Emma O’ReillySports injury therapist
A specialist Masseuse and Sports Injury Therapist, Emma worked alongside the Irish national cycling team after qualifying in 1991. After three years, she moved to the USA and played her part in helping one American team to become the best in the world. Following several years in the States, Emma set up her own business “The Body Clinic”, assembling a team of physiotherapists with the desire and capability to deliver a first-class service. She also currently teaches Body Massage and Sports Therapy at South Trafford College.