Dr Leon Creaney

Consultant in Sports and Exercise Medicine


Specialises in

  • Sport and exercise medicine
  • Musculoskeletal medicine
  • Sports injuries
  • Performance medicine
  • Low back pain

I currently work for the NHS in Manchester and Birmingham and I am the lead physician advisor for the Spire Perform network.

My NHS training included rotations in orthopaedics, rheumatology, medicine, intensive care, A&E, paediatrics and general practice. I completed a dedicated rotation in London for a further three years on the first NHS Sport and Exercise Medicine scheme. I worked at the Royal London Hospital, Olympic Medical Institute, DMRC Headley Court (Army) and the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in Stanmore. Following this period of additional training I spent six months working as a Consultant in Sports Exercise Medicine in Sheffield.

In the NHS I worked in musculoskeletal medicine and I continue to work in Elite Sports Medicine with UK Athletics, English Institute of Sport and several football and rugby teams.

I worked in London as a consultant since August 2009, before joining Spire Manchester in 2011 and most recently joining Spire Liverpool in 2015.


General Medical Council Number: C6027261

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Leon Creaney at Spire include:

Sports and exercise medicine

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Additional information

Clinical interests

Sports medicine

Special Clinical Interests: Comprehensive medical care of musculoskeletal problems stemming from sport, work or life in general; Medical problems in sports-persons such as exercise induced asthma, anaemia, tiredness, underperformance and bone health; Exercise testing and analysis for performance; Exercise prescription for management of chronic disease.

Qualification and professional memberships

Current NHS posts

Consultant, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust 

Consultant, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust 

Personal profile

I am an enthusiastic veteran 200m and 400m athlete, and a previous World Medical Games Champion in 2005.

Contact information

Website http://www.sportandexercisemedicine.co.uk
Private secretary Karen Pollitt
Private secretary telephone 01204 774 142
Private secretary email support@medhilllimited.co.uk