Dr Leon Creaney

Dr Leon Creaney

MBChB BMedSci MRCP FFSEM

Sports & Exercise Medicine

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4 specialists

18 years of experience

Overall Rating

Overall

5

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4.92

Explanation

5

Top feedback

“Great experience, better to visit a specialist straight away to diagnose your problem! “
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 6027261
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £200

    Follow-up appointment: £140

    Practices worked at

    HCA UK at The Wilmslow Hospital

    52 Alderley Road, Wilmslow, United Kingdom, SK9 1NY
    982 reviews

    Specialist's working hours

    Mon
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    Wed
    13:00 - 19:00
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    About

    Dr Leon Creaney is a Sports & Exercise Medicine doctor (physician) based in the North West England region (Manchester, Cheshire & Liverpool). He graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2001, before going on to complete medical placements in Rheumatology, Orthopaedics, Paediatrics, A&E, Intensive Care and General Practice.

    After this he spent three years training specifically in Sports and Exercise Medicine in London and began working at the Royal London Hospital.

    He focused primarily on musculoskeletal medicine in the NHS and continued to dedicate time to working in Sport and Exercise Medicine, working with several rugby and football teams, British Athletics, and the English Institute of Sport. He has a specialist interest in musculoskeletal problems, bone health, and conditions induced by exercise such as asthma, fatigue and anaemia.

    In his spare time he is a keen athlete, having ran 200m and 400m competitively.


    Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments
    • Epidural injections 
    • Facet Joint injections 
    • Sacroiliac Joint injections 
    • Biomechanics And Gait Analysis
    • Cardio-Pulmonary Exercise Testing
    • Exercise Prescription
    • Exercise Testing
    • Joint Injection
    • Musculoskeletal Ultrasound
    • Physical Fitness Assessment
    • Shockwave Therapy
    • Soft Tissue Injection
    • Ultrasound
    • Septoplasty
    • Stopping Nose Bleeds (Nasal Cautery)
    • Tonsillectomy
    • Vocal Fold/Laryngoscopy
    • Adenoidectomy
    • Overtraining Syndrome / Unexplained Underperformance / Tiredness & Fatigue in Sport
    • Track & Field / Athletics
    • Spinal injections for Low Back Pain
    • ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) Injury
    • Ankle Sprain
    • Back Pain
    • Cartilage Injury
    • Cricket Injury
    • Dance Injury
    • Endurance Sports Injuries
    • Football Injury
    • Hip And Groin Pain
    • Joint Injury
    • Ligament Injury
    • Musculoskeletal Injury
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Osteoporosis
    • Rugby Injury
    • Running Injuries
    • Shin Splints
    • Shoulder Pain
    • Shoulder Tendinopathy (Pitcher’s Shoulder)
    • Sports Injuries
    • Sports Medicine
    • Tendinopathy (Tendonitis)
    • Tennis Injury
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    Medical procedures

    • Biomechanics and Gait Analysis
    • Cardio-Pulmonary Exercise Testing
    • Exercise Prescription
    • Exercise Testing
    • Injury Rehabilitation
    • Joint Injection
    • Musculoskeletal Ultrasound
    • Physical Fitness Assessment
    • Prolotherapy
    • Shockwave Therapy
    • Soft Tissue Injection
    • Ultrasound
    • Video Consultation
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    Special interests

    • Musculoskeletal Injury
    • Back Pain
    • Football Injury
    • Tendinopathy (Tendonitis)
    • ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) Injury
    • Ankle Sprain
    • Cartilage Injury
    • Cricket Injury
    • Dance Injury
    • Endurance Sports Injuries
    • Hip and Groin Pain
    • Joint Injury
    • Ligament Injury
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Osteoporosis
    • Rugby Injury
    • Running Injuries
    • Shin Splints
    • Shoulder Pain
    • Shoulder Tendinopathy (Pitcher’s Shoulder)
    • Sports Injuries
    • Sports Injuries
    • Sports Medicine
    • Tennis Injury
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    Education

    • BMedSci (2000)
    • MBChB University of Sheffield (2001)
    • MRCP (2005)
    • MRCGP (2009)
    • FFSEM (2009)
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    Reviews

    4.97 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    Explanation
    Bedside Manner
    Musculoskeletal Injury
    4/13
    Back Pain
    2/13
    Football Injury
    1/13
    Tendinopathy (Tendonitis)
    1/13
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    Sort by:
    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Musculoskeletal Injury
    Great experience, better to visit a specialist straight away to diagnose your problem!
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Back Pain Musculoskeletal Injury
    Excellent
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Tendinopathy (Tendonitis)
    Professional, knowledgeable and friendly
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (4/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Musculoskeletal Injury Football Injury
    He was quick but not too quick. He asked all the relevant questions. Explained his initial view but booked me in for the scans to confirm his views. He ensured that I booked in for the follow up sessions promptly too.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Musculoskeletal Injury
    Excellent, expressed interest in both the ailment and the individual.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Back Pain
    Dr Creaney was very friendly and took the time to listen to me explaining my problem, he answered any questions I had and gave a full explanation. A thorough examination was performed and I felt at no time that I was being rushed, very refreshing compared to experiences with my GP where they want to get you in and out again as fast as possible. I am confident that he will be able to provide information and treatment that will help to improve my quality of life.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    I consulted Dr Lean Creaney at the Wilmslow Hospital regarding a shoulder injury. I could not have wished for a better consultant. Dr Creaney was punctual, courteous and thoroughly professional in very way. I would highly recommend Dr Creaney.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    I was referred to Dr Leon Creaney through my private health insurance. I have had shoulder pain and discomfort for a number of years which was increasing in intensity as time went on. My first consultation was a long one to ascertain my medical problem. I was professionally examined in a comprehensive and systematic manner firstly by putting my shoulder through a barrage of movements and then with the aid of ultra sound. It was soon apparent on what my issue was and I was referred for X-rays and MRI scans to confirm a diagnosis of calcific supraspinatus tendinopathy. I was subsequently referred through his professional contacts for treatment. Having some medical knowledge myself, I was initially apprehensive with possible diagnosis’s and how protracted recovery could take. Dr Creaney, soon put my mind at rest on this matter and explained everything every step of the way. Follow up consultations have been very detailed and Dr Creaney has not left any stone unturned. On one occasion I required further Ultrasound scans, X-rays, MRI scans and further treatment after receiving the results. All this was done in one day and Dr Creaney personally ensured that I was treated swiftly, as I had a flight to catch later in the day. He kept me informed all the time both verbally in person and over the phone and also with written reports and results. I could not recommend Dr Creaney and his services enough, as I have been very impressed by his truly professional manner and conduct throughout my treatment regimen.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    I just want to say a big thank you to Dr Creaney for looking after me, he is one of the best I have ever seen, he explains everything every step of the way in a language I can understand. Dr Creaney's team is fantastic and very efficient and professional. I was truly looked after from start to finish and I would have no hesitation in recommending Dr Creaney to anyone. Many thanks Paul
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    I was referred to Dr Creaney for the treatment of my achilles heel, injured through playing tennis. Dr Creaney's initial consultation was thorough and highly informative. He performed an ultrasound scan on my heel, explaining to me throughout what the test revealed and he then administered the shockwave therapy which has proved highly successful. Dr Creaney also discussed current research findings which have assisted with the physiotherapy and helped me to modify my exercises in order to advance my recovery and avoid further pain. Upon discussion of suspect tennis elbow, Dr Creaney immediately confirmed the diagnosis with an ultrasound scan and gave me further up to date advice on treatment and exercises which will speed my recovery. I can thoroughly recommend Dr Creaney, whose detailed knowledge and friendly expert advice have been invaluable.
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    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 4 doctors for:
    4

    Sports & Exercise Medicine

    Professor Jarrod Homer
    Professor Jarrod Homer
    Ear Nose & Throat Surgery

    26-01-2021

    Hi Leon, I have just joined Doctify and would be grateful if you wouldn't mind adding a peer review - I would of course return the favour. Thanks Jarrod

    For specialty: Sports & Exercise Medicine
    For conditions: Dance Injury, Tendinopathy (Tendonitis), Sports Medicine, Sports Injuries, Sports Injuries, Hip and Groin Pain, Tennis Injury, Running Injuries, Rugby Injury, Back Pain, Cricket Injury, Football Injury, Endurance Sports Injuries, ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) Injury, Ankle Sprain, Shoulder Tendinopathy (Pitcher’s Shoulder), Shoulder Pain, Osteoporosis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Osteoarthritis, Cartilage Injury, Shin Splints, Musculoskeletal Injury, Ligament Injury, Joint Injury
    For procedures: Video Consultation, Injury Rehabilitation, Vibration Therapy, Ultrasound, Prolotherapy, Exercise Testing, Shockwave Therapy, Exercise Prescription, Joint Injection, Musculoskeletal Ultrasound, Physical Fitness Assessment, Cardio-Pulmonary Exercise Testing, Biomechanics and Gait Analysis, Soft Tissue Injection
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Professor Max Fehily
    Professor Max Fehily
    Orthopaedic Surgery

    22-05-2018

    Leon is an excellent sports doctor. He is very experienced at managing patients at all levels of sporting activity with a sensible approach to care. I would have no hesitation in recommending him

    For specialty: Sports & Exercise Medicine
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Mr Gareth Stables
    Mr Gareth Stables
    Orthopaedic Surgery

    06-03-2018

    Dr. Creaney is an experienced Sports Medicine Specialist, I have worked alongside Dr. Creaney and he is very professional and offers his patients a great service

    For specialty: Sports & Exercise Medicine
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Dr Ilan Lieberman
    Dr Ilan Lieberman
    Pain Management

    21-12-2017

    Dr Creaney is a dependable colleague, he is an excellent Sports Medicine Physician and a very sensible opinion.

    For specialty: Sports & Exercise Medicine
    Connection: Is a colleague

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