Who we are

DBSM Centre of Excellence opened in January 2015 to provide both the general public and elite athletes with access to Ulster’s new premier sports performance and injury rehabilitation centre.

The centre boasts a wide range of high-quality recovery and rehabilitation equipment that you are unlikely to find in any other facility. DBSM truly is a one-stop shop for anyone who wants to improve their fitness and health, rehab injuries or maximise sports performance.

The true beauty of DBSM is that you don’t have to be an elite athlete or someone with a sporting background to avail of our services.

In fact, a large proportion of our clients are from the general public. Here at DBSM we have clients with little or no sporting background who want to lose weight, get fitter, rehab injuries and learn how to live a healthy, balanced lifestyle.

The centre has a professional team of coaches, physiotherapists, nutritionists, psychologists and mentors who are always on hand to provide support.

With our onsite physiotherapists, who bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to their practice, and access to state-of-the-art equipment, DBSM is recognised as the go-to place for injury rehabilitation. Our AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill allows clients to rehabilitate with less pain while reducing the risk of further injury, therefore healing faster.

On any given day, we at DBSM would have a large variety of people utilising our services.

On one side of the gym, you may see a 14-year-old boxer who has aspirations of representing Ireland at the Olympics. He would be working closely with our DBSM strength and conditioning coach on developing his strength, speed and power with the ultimate aim of reaching his personal sporting goals.

On another side of the gym, one of our physios could be taking an elderly man with Parkinson’s disease through some activation and balancing exercises before doing 25 minutes of aerobic exercise on the AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill.

In a private setting upstairs, another coach may be working with a middle-aged lady whose ultimate goal is weight loss and living a healthy lifestyle.

On the Wattbike, an inter-county footballer might be powering through an interval session along with Altitude Training, which is ideal for boosting endurance fitness levels before an upcoming championship match.

The recovery process will start straight away for this player as he goes into our Cyro bath, which enables faster recovery times by reducing fatigue and minimising the risk of injury.

Nutrition plays a significant role in our clients reaching their goals, whether it is living a healthy lifestyle or in a sports performance setting. Our nutritionists monitor and educate our clients, enabling them to have a sustainable diet tailored towards their personal needs.

Year-round Pilates and Sports Yoga classes, which are delivered in a relaxed and friendly environment, are also popular. Our DBSM athletic therapist can also be very busy doing sports massage for those preparing for or recovering from an event.

More recently, DBSM became the high-performance training centre for Team Ireland, which is a national programme of support and development for talented drivers in the sports of rallying, racing and karting. The drivers are constantly striving for an edge as they are guided and supported by our professional team. A significant side to this is sports psychology, with the drivers regularly meeting our DBSM sports psychologist.

Throughout the year, we also work with a range of sports teams, which will generally involve screening/testing players and then delivering an athletic development programme to help them to maximise performance on the field of play.

There are no limitations to what can be done for any individual or group with regards to their health, fitness, performance and rehabilitation at DBSM.

Visit DBSM to see our facilities in Castleshane Co Monaghan for yourself and meet our professional team. Our genuine passion is educating and coaching clients on their journey to reaching their goals.

James Bellew

DBSM Athlete Development Coach