About Me

Nina Tappin, formally known as Nina Leonfellner, has been treating sports injuries since she graduated as a physiotherapist from McGill University in Montreal, Canada in 1999.  She has a wealth of experience in treating rock climbers, university athletes and general orthopaedic cases.

Nina is a member of the U.K. ACPSEM (Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Sport & Exercise Medicine) and has her Silver level of accreditation. She has been mentored by some of the top physiotherapists in sport in the U.K..

Nina has been a dedicated rock climber since 2000, and has been treating rock climbing related injuries ever since.  She has treated some of Britain’s elite rock climbers, such as, Hazel Findlay, Ben West, Neil Gresham, Tim Emmett, and Charlie Woodburn.  Nina has also treated members of the GB lead climbing, and bouldering junior and senior teams.  She treats novice and intermediate level climbers on a regular basis.

Nina writes articles in Rock & Ice, CLIMB magazine and on UKC website.  She also teaches “Common Climbing Injuries & Injury Prevention” Modules to climbers and instructors at various climbing walls, and on Neil Gresham’s Masterclass Academy Coaching Course.

Nina has a special interest in injury prevention amongst children and females in sport.  She is also interested in advising women who are pregnant, and/or recovering from birth on how to exercise, and climb safely.