Colin Griffin

Colin Griffin

Strength and Conditioning Coach, Lower-limb Rehabilitation Specialist

Sports Surgery Clinic, Dublin


I am a strength and conditioning coach based the Sports Surgery Clinic (SSC) in Dublin, where I am Clinical Lead for Foot and Ankle Rehabilitation. My role involves managing a clinical team and treating complex lower limb injuries. Combined with my clinical role, I am currently undertaking a PhD at the University of Côte d’Azur in France investigating Achilles tendinopathy rehabilitation and lower limb biomechanics.

I have been working at the SSC since 2014. Prior to that I enjoyed a long career in elite sport as an Irish international athlete who competed at the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games in the 50km Walk. Some of my career highlights included finishing 10th at the 2010 European Championships and 12th at the 2012 World Cup, as well as previously holding the Irish record for the 50km walk. Since retiring from my race walking career in 2013, I have been a regular participant in domestic road races with a marathon PB of 2.23.00 and half marathon 68.51. I also provides strength and conditioning support to some leading Irish athletes and coaches a number of distance runners.

I come from Ballinamore in county Leitrim but live in Dublin with my wife and daughter.


  • Lower-limb injury rehabilitation
  • Sports Performancs and coaching
  • Conference presentations and public speaking
  • Educational workshops


  • PhD in Achilles tendinopathy rehabilitation and lower-limb biomechanics, 2017-present

    University Cote d'Azur

  • MSc in Coaching and Exercise Science, 2016

    University College Dublin

  • BA in Strength and Conditioning, 2015

    Setanta College



Clinical Lead Foot and Ankle Rehabilitation

Sports Surgery Clinic

Jan 2021 – Present Dublin

Responsibilities include:

  • Managing a clinical team for service development
  • Specialist rehabilitation of lower limb injuries
  • Delivery of performance testing services

Guest lecturer

Setanta College

Feb 2019 – Present Thurles
Tutor for the Endurance Module.

Strength and Conditioning Coach

Sports Surgery Clinic

Feb 2014 – Present Dublin
Exercise prescription for rehabilitationa nd performance.

Company director

The Altitude Centre Ireland

Nov 2011 – Present Dublin
Distributer of patented simulated altitude training technology.


Accredited Strength and Conditioning Coach (ASCC)

Professional Panel Member High Performance Sport Strength and Conditioning

Level IV Endurance Coach

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