A highly experienced Physiotherapist and Strength & Conditioning Specialist, with interests in sports performance, sport specific rehabilitation, movement dysfunction and pre and post-surgery rehabilitation, Derek is currently the Lead Physiotherapist and Medical Co-ordinator for the Professional Squash Association (PSA) World Tour. He is also the in-house Physiotherapist and a Strength & Conditioning Coach at the prestigious Fitzwilliam Lawn Tennis Club in Dublin.
Himself a former Professional Squash Player, having competed on the PSA World Tour for 12 years and reaching a high of No.7 in the world rankings, Derek is currently a Strength & Conditioning Coach and Advisor to a number of the world’s top ranked squash players including former World Champion and World No.1, Ali Farag. Derek also works with a number of leading PSA players on the Men and Women’s World Tour.
He has also worked with a number of squash clubs on a consultancy basis, providing assessments and strength and conditioning programmes for junior players.
Derek has worked with a number of Irish elite, Olympic and amateur athletes from Sailing, Golf, Tennis, Squash and Triathlon.
“We did it together. I feel stronger, fitter and healthier this season, and a huge part of it is thanks to you. I can’t tell you how many matches I’ve come through this week and this season by just being confident in my physical abilities. But most importantly, it takes a clear head to be able to perform at my best and feeling healthy and less prone to injury makes me think nothing but squash really. I am forever GRATEFUL to you and I cannot wait to continue this journey together.”
“Derek, thanks a million. Brilliant to be part of that. Phenomenal workout and that’s a huge win. Should run every week when there isn’t a tournament on.”
“I count myself extremely fortunate to have met Derek Ryan as he helped me recover from two major back injuries as well as post-op rehab on my knee. He has exhibited a wealth of knowledge and experience and his advice has always been beneficial to me. He has taught me the importance of ongoing S&C and I regularly attend his training sessions.”
“I met Derek when I required rehab for a broken ankle. I have always found Derek to be very thorough & professional. He provides excellent advice and gives specific exercises to assist in recovery. Over the years when I needed assistance, I always found Derek to be very accommodating and would highly recommend him.”
Suitable for Clubs or Junior Squads wanting to develop a strength & conditioning pathway for players.