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Tom Gallagher

Chartered Physiotherapist

Having graduated as a Physiotherapist from the University of Birmingham, Tom worked in private practice before commencing an internship with Worcester Warriors RFC. Following a successful year with the Warriors this role then developed into a full time position.

Whilst working full time with the Warriors, Tom completed an MSc in Sports Medicine from the University College London. He recently attended the 5th International Concussion Conference in Berlin were he presented his thesis to world leading experts in the field.

Following two years with Worcester, Tom moved to London to take up a position working with the London Irish First Team where he currently works when he is not at Octopus Clinic. Tom’s time at London Irish is spent managing the players back to health from small knocks or rehabilitating the players after a variety of surgical interventions. He carries out extensive screening and utilises the latest assessment and treatment tools to maximise performance, prevent and treat injury. Tom works with nationwide sports medicine specialists, medical teams, coaches and trainers to achieve optimal outcomes. This job has also involved extensive travel throughout Europe and most recently to New York for the inaugural state side Premiership Rugby game against Saracens.

Tom has a particular interest in sports injuries and the management of patients with long standing musculo-skeletal issues. He has a very much hands on approach with patients and wants to get people functional again as soon as possible. He is also qualified in acupuncture and likes to use dry needling techniques.

Whenever Tom isn’t working he is usually attending a sporting event or any kind of concert. He is secretly a massive fan of the theatre and his favourite musical is Les Misérables.

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