Chartered and state registered Physiotherapist
BSc(hons) Sports Rehabilitation
member no.: 15899
member no.: PT 37193
My entry into a career in healthcare and fitness began in 2002 when I studied Physiology and Health Science at IT Carlow. During this four year degree I gained a great interest into the human body, a lifeguard certificate, a National Certificate in Exercise and Fitness as well as internships in the Athletic Therapy department of a Pennsylvanian university and in South Africa’s prestigious High Performance Centre.
I emerged in 2006 with a 2.1 honours degree and my first full time job. Under guidance of an experienced physical therapist I worked in a private practice as a graduate sports rehabilitator for 2 years before setting my sights on further learning and experience.
In 2008 I headed for Australia, which at the time was the leader in musculoskeletal research and sports physiotherapy. Over two years I was fortunate to work alongside some of Australia’s finest physiotherapy graduates improving my hands-on and reasoning skills greatly. This was where much of my clinical pilates training for mat-work as well as reformer, cadillac and wunda chair programming was completed.
Having the desire to increase my knowledge further, I exchanged my life Down Under for the hills of Yorkshire. Through the University of Huddersfield I completed my postgraduate diploma (2012) and subsequent Masters (2016) in Physiotherapy gaining valuable clinical and teaching experience in both the public and private sectors along the way.
I spent much of these postgraduate years improving my understanding of the modern neuroscience of pain, injury and recovery. I’ve also completed additional study in the area of Women’s Health and on injury in our younger adults and look forward to sharing this specialist knowledge with you.
Developing a deeper knowledge of the brain and psychosocial aspect associated with pain as well as other physical symptoms, made me, at times, query some of my traditional physiotherapy practices so I sought once again more formal study. As a result 2018 took me to Ecuador where I completed a 200 hour yoga teacher training qualification, a path which I intend to delve further into as another adjunct to my skills.
After embarking on this professional journey I now finally feel equipped to have my own business and help you with your physiotherapeutic journey.