Dave O'Sullivan is a Chartered Physiotherapist and holds a masters degree in Strength and Conditioning. Dave qualified from the University of Huddersfield in 2008 and went on to go straight in the professional sport setting as a rehabilitation specialist with Leeds Carnegie and Leeds Rhinos.
Dave went on to specialise with the Leeds Rhinos and in 2010 was promoted as the Lead Physiotherapist at the club. Dave enjoyed two grand final wins at Old Trafford, two World Club Challenges at Elland Road and two Challenge Cup finals at Wembley while with the Leeds Rhinos.
At the end of 2011, Dave moved back to his home provence of Munster Rugby Union in Ireland and led the physiotherapy department at the University of Limerick base. It was here where Dave worked intensely with the Strength and Conditioning team to plan and implement a successful movement preparation and injury prevention system for the province.
In 2013, Dave was head hunted by the Huddersfield Giants and joined the club as the Head of Medical for the club. Dave inherited a post season surgery list of 12 and quickly brought about changing the culture and behaviour of the squad with regards injury prevention and implemented phase 1 of a strategic progressive program over the next three months before the season started.
The Huddersfield Giants enjoyed unprecedented success in 2013 and won the League Leaders Shield and been recognised as the most consistent team in the Super League. This was the clubs first silverware in 81 years and the Giants were recognised as having the best injury prevention rates in Super League for the three years Dave was heading up the medical team with only 1 post season surgery in 2015.
In 2016, Dave stepped out of the full time Professional sport setting for the first time in 8 years as his two daughters Ava May and Ruby Rae began to get older. Dave continues to consult and coach professional sport healthcare professionals in numerous clubs around the world as well as private practice and national healthcare service clinicians. Dave teaches these healthcare professionals how to implement the systems he put in place in the professional sporting setting and make applicable to the individual clinicians working environment.
Dave also treats both professional athletes from all walks of sports and non-sporting athletes at his private practice, ProSport Physiotherapy and is now focusing on growing his clinic and accomplishing his mission of making it one of the best Sports Injury Clinics in the world.
Dave has enjoyed many great sporting moments and memories while 'working' and is now looking forwards to helping other healthcare clinicians experience their own moments and memories.