MSc. BSc. MISCP Chartered Physiotherapist.
Clinic Manager at Sandycove Physiotherapy
I graduated from the University of Limerick in 2011 with an honours degree in Physiotherapy. The following year I completed a Masters of Science entitled “Intrinsic Risk Factors for Groin and Hip Injuries among Academy Level Rugby Union Players: A systematic review and Prospective Cohort Study”. The systematic review and abstract of this thesis are published in The British Journal of Sports Medicine. I have presented findings from this project at numerous National and International conferences, including the International Olympic Committee (IOC) conference in Injury and Illness in Sport in Monaco in 2014.
I began working with Dr. Johnson McEvoy with the Irish High Performance Boxing Unit in November 2011. My role included; completing weekly clinics with all elite teams, preparing them for and providing independent physiotherapy support at all major International competitions, including the First Inaugural European Games in Baku 2015, European and World Championships and The Olympic Games in Rio 2016.
In the summer of 2017 I switched my interest to the Irish senior men’s hockey squad and am part of the current physiotherapy team for their upcoming World Cup Competition, including providing cover at training camps and warm up competitions.
My previous experience includes: Young Munster’s R.F.C., Galway youth hurling teams, Salthill Devon F.C., and previous Physiotherapy Clinics in Limerick and Galway, where I have developed my clinical skills and gained invaluable experience.
Since qualifying I have completed numerous professional courses including; Myofascial trigger point therapy, Dry Needling, Functional Movement Screening, Donatelli’s shoulder, and Sports traumatology to name a few. I have a keen interest in injury prevention and screening. Additionally I have specialised in the area of Vestibular Rehabilitation, a unique service we provide here at Sandycove Physiotherapy.
I am a keen sports woman with a background including swimming, soccer, kickboxing and sky diving. Currently my interests include Bikram yoga, swimming and tag rugby! I believe in educating a person regarding their injury/ cause of pain and using a multi modal approach in their rehabilitation.