Our Story

Validus Sports Injury Clinic is the brainchild of Daine McKibben Rice. The Irish native began turning heads in London “literally” in 2018 with his innovative approach to health and wellbeing. From a young age his passion for helping others, and fascination with how the body functioned propelled him to pursue a career in the health and wellbeing industry. He built up a wealth of experience working alongside world leading doctors, therapists and coaches in both the United States and UK before completing his MSc in Sports Therapy, and from here Validus Sports Injury Clinic was born.

His client portfolio includes some of the biggest names in Hollywood, professional sport and everyone in between. His years of experience and passion for helping others improve their health and wellbeing is what makes Validus Sports Injury Clinic the ever evolving, leading health and wellbeing brand it is today.

I am Strong

I am powerful

I am worth

Who we are

At Validus Sports Injury Clinic we specialise in pain management, injury prevention and rehabilitation. We combine hands-on manual and holistic therapies with corrective exercises to ensure your body is in optimal condition for both sport and everyday life. We want people to invest in their future self! We aim to correct bad behaviours, helping people to live a healthier happier life. Our focus is longevity!

What we do 

At Validus, we use a combination of treatment modalities and corrective exercises, to ensure your body is in optimal condition in both your sport and everyday life, helping you to live a healthier and happier life. We believe in investing in your future self. Our focus is longevity!

We will first conduct a full body assessment, checking your alignment, movement patterns and identify any imbalances, dysfunction or areas of tension. We will then diagnose any condition or dysfunction you have and address this with a combination of manual and holistic therapies, treating it from the source and restoring pain free range of motion.

When we have restored pain free range of motion, we then use our bespoke corrective and restorative exercises ensuring your issues do not reoccur and your body is in optimal condition long term.

What sets us apart

Our team of experts have years of clinical and theoretical experience across a wide variety of disciplines, allowing us to provide our patients with the highest level of care, through evidence based hands on practice and bespoke corrective and restorative exercises. Our approach focuses on longevity. You don’t have to be injured or in pain to come see us. We focus on replacing bad habits with good ones, making small but effective lifestyle changes that ensure you live a happier healthier lifestyle.


What Our Clients Think

Cormac Coyne


“I had been suffering from pain in my knee as a result of my high intensity training that I am required to do. Daine not only correctly diagnosed and helped treat my knee, he also shared loads of valuable exercises I should do to recover and also continue my training program to strengthen the right muscles to prevent any further injuries. Polite, professional and always very friendly. Highly recommended”​


Reeve Whitson


“Started working with Daine and it has been brilliant, thoroughly enjoyable and his knowledge is second to none. He has helped me massively to perform at my best.”

Ryan Hand


“My name is Ryan Hand and I am a TV presenter and comedian. I’ve been coming to Validus Sports Injury Clinic now for over 12 months for various problems, and I have nothing but good things to say! Daine is so professional and knowledgeable, and I would highly recommend him and the clinic to anyone”

Adam McMullen


“Thanks to Daine I’ve been able to keep my body in optimal shape during winter training and fine tuning it for the competition period. With his help I’ve been able to successfully defend my Irish long jump title, qualify for the commonwealth games and compete for Ireland across Europe during the 2017 season. I would highly recommend this service for any athletes looking to further themselves as a competitive or professional sports person” 

Patrick Madigan


“Looking after your employees is something we place a huge emphasis on. If you look after them they will look after the rest, but they need to be 100 percent, both mentally and physically in order to be at their best. Through the exceptional work from the specialists at Validus Sports Injury Clinic that is now a reality! Their strategic, innovative and friendly approach to health and wellbeing is fantastic and I would highly recommend them to any business”

Sam Clark


“My name is Sam Clark and I am a competitive CrossFit Athlete. I have worked alongside Daine for over 12 months now. He has kept my body injury free which in return has allowed me to perform at my best in competition. His knowledge and skills are the best in the business. Not only do I feel great after each session but I have an overall better understanding of how my body works and what I need to do in order to improve as an athlete”

Rory Kelly


“Working with Daine over the past two seasons has allowed me to address and sufficiently recover from old injuries and aches. Rather than just treating my symptoms, Daine would instead look at what was causing them and then provide a treatment plan that has then allowed me to continue training, playing and improving all aspects of my overall performance without worrying about being sore for days afterwards. Would highly recommend.

Rather than just treating my symptoms he would look at what was causing them…allowing me to improve all aspects of my performance.. Would highly recommend”

Morgan Beirne


“I would highly recommend Daine as a physiotherapist. I found him diligent, professional and pleasant to deal with. He gives practical and effective treatment for the symptoms/injury presented whilst simultaneously seeking to identify and treat the cause of the problem”

Frequently Asked Questions

How long will my appointments last?

Initial consultations will last 45 minutes, where you will be assessed by one of our specialists in order to determine the appropriate treatment and course of action.

Every follow up appointment will last 30 minutes. Our specialists will send you a comprehensive report and rehabilitation plan via email.

How many appointments will I need?

You can discuss this with your specialist, as each case is very different however you should be given guidance on this following your initial assessment.

Your specialist will constantly monitor your progress and revaluate after each session to determine the appropriate course of action going forward.

What do we treat?
  • Neck Pain
  • Back Pain
  • Upper limb Pain
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Runners Knee
  • Hamstring Tear
  • Sciatica
  • Gilmores Groin
  • Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (Shin Splints)
  • Postural Problems
  • Arthritis / Osteoarthritis
  • Muscle tension
  • Tendinopathies
  • Pre-habilitation before surgery
  • Post- Op
  • Spinal rehabilitation
  • Shoulder rehabilitation
  • Knee rehabilitation
  • Wrist and Hand rehabilitation
  • Hip rehabilitation
  • Foot and Ankle rehabilitation
What information do you need when attending an appointment?

Before your appointment, we will need to take a few details from you in order to keep your GP or Specialist informed if required.

We will also need you to consent to the examination and let us know if there are any medical conditions that we need to be aware of. Our registration form will be sent out to you upon booking an appointment.

What should I wear to my appointment?

We advise you to bring shorts and a t-shirt or loose clothing. But don’t worry, we can provide shorts and towels if you forget.