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.
1-to-1 Climber Physiotherapy
When it comes to the treatment of climbers, Nina Tappin (formerly Leonfellner) is one of the most accomplished Physiotherapists in the UK. She has helped me to recover from several career-threatening injuries and has worked with some of Britain’s best climbers, including members of the British team. Nina is the consultant Physiotherapist for the Masterclass Coaching Academy, which is an elite organisation that specialises in delivering the most up-to-date information on training and injury prevention. Many of the top climbing coaches in the UK are utilising her methods in their warm-up and injury-prevention routines. Nina has given presentations at national seminars and had numerous articles published in the British climbing press, and on the subject of injury prevention. Her experience ranges right across the spectrum from older climbers, to juniors, and from beginners to elites. In addition to her expertise, Nina is also a great motivator, who has prompted me to achieve my best on many occasions. I trust her implicitly and couldn’t possibly recommend her services more highly.
I’ve had a variety of injuries over the years and Nina has been my first port of call for all of them. Nina has been great at diagnosing the problems, and then telling me what to do to get better, even if that included rest!
Nina spends time loosening up certain areas and then always gives me lots of exercises to do! She always explains clearly whats wrong and why I have to do the exercises, and that makes it easier to motivate myself to do them.
Without Nina, I wouldn’t have been able to send my project: Muy Caliente! in Pembroke. She was quick to diagnose a small fracture in my ankle. I would have just continued climbing and walking on it if I didn’t have her diagnosis and confirmation from X-ray. With the right rehab and training I was still able to complete my route that season. Nina has saved me a few times now!