Dr. Andy Franklyn-Miller completed his medical training at Imperial College, London in 1998. Before Medical School he started a successful rowing coaching career, in which he has coached Team GB at the World Junior Championship, Coupe de La Jeunesse and successes with Imperial College and the Temple Cup and St Pauls School, London and the Princess Elizabeth Cup at Henley Royal Regatta.
After Medical School, Andy joined the Royal Navy and served with the Royal Marines before starting cardiothoracic surgical training, he transferred to Sports Medicine to take up the post of Team GB Rowing doctor and completed higher specialist training in the UK and Australia as the Royal Navy’s Consultant in Sport and Exercise Medicine.
His final post before leaving the Military was as Head of Research and Director of the Centre for Human Performance, Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation at The Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre, Headley Court.
Dr Franklyn-Miller has worked as Team doctor to British Olympic Rowing, England Rugby, Melbourne Storm Rugby League and the New Zealand Black Ferns alongside work for UK Athletics. He has appeared on the BBC Breakfast sofa, Radio 5 live, and Irelands Newstalk and RTE television and radio. He is a regular media contributor on athlete preparation, injury prevention and biomechanics and a regular contributor to both his own podcast and the BJSM podcast .
In 2007, he started a research clinical Fellowship at the Centre for Health, Exercise and Sports Medicine at the University of Melbourne, this research has led to over 40 research publications on groin pain, fascial injury, injury prevention and sports medicine anatomy. Check the research section to read many of these papers.
Andy is a co author of Clinical Sports Anatomy, the leading Sports Medicine anatomy text and an author of Chapters in both “Sports injury prevention and rehabilitation” and the “IOC Manual of Sports Injuries”.
Andy’s current research is focussed on the use of artificial intelligence and mathematical modelling of 3D biomechanical athlete data on algorithms for rehabilitation optimisation in shoulder reconstruction, low back pain, knee injury, ACL-R, osteoarthritis, athletic groin pain and lower limb overuse injury.
He is Director of Sports Medicine , at Irelands leading Orthopaedic Hospital “The Sports Surgery Clinic” in Dublin and is the creator of SSCLab, a unique testing centre designed to enhance exercise prescription for rehabilitation using VICON motion capture and data analytics. SSC Sports Medicine, is housed in a purpose built 14,000 sqft unit with over 60 staff seeing over 1000 patients a week and is the busiest sports medicine clinic in Europe.
The Sports Surgery Clinic is Ireland’s leading private Orthopaedic hospital with over 40 Orthopaedic surgeons, 100 beds and 7 operating theatres sited 10 minutes form Dublin Airport.
Andy fill’s any spare time as a hobby winemaker at Wootton Vineyard, and shepherd of Balwen Welsh Mountain Sheep.