Specialised Women’s Health Physiotherapist based in Co. Clare
I am a chartered physiotherapist specialised in Women’s Health and Pelvic Floor issues based in Cratloe, Co. Clare. With experience in treating a wide range of musculo-skeletal injuries as well as women’s health and pelvic floor issues, I am confident in assessment and management of problems such as incontinence, Pelvic Organ Prolapse, Pelvic Girdle Pain, tailbone pain, dyspareunia and many others. I understand how difficult it can be to make the decision to come to a women’s health physiotherapists. Over the years I have never met anyone who has regretted making the decision to tackle their worries with the support of a specialist.
My clinical background includes:
Working in all specialties in Acute and non-acute hospitals and clinic including: Care of the Eldery, Respiratory, Neurology, Orthopaedics, Rheumatology, Musculo-Skeletal, paediatrics and paediatric Cystic Fibrosis.
Seven years as Senior Physiotherapist in the Limerick Regional Hospital (now known as Limerick University Maternity Hospital) where over 5000 babies are born annually. Within this role I treated or advised thousands of women ante-natally and post-natally for a wide variety of pregnancy- related issues.
Over eight years working in Private Practice treating simple and complicated pelvic floor and pregnancy-related issues as well as general muscular and joint pain and sports injuries.
Working as an APPI Pilates Instructor teaching to general groups as well as ante-natal, post-natal and older adults.
Attendance at a large number of Courses to expand and develop professionally including:
APPI instructor training between 2002 and 2004
Certificate in Spinal Manipulation with Curtin University in Oxford in 2005
Study and Completion of Masters in Western Medical Acupuncture with the University of Hertfordshire in 2014.
Literature reviews in the areas of Pelvic Girdle Dysfunction and Diastasis Recti Abdominis as part of Masters study.
Treatments last approx 45 minutes depending on your injury, and it will include a specific home exercise program to facilitate recovery at home and to target any contributory muscle imbalance.
Women's and Men's Health issues:
- Pregnancy-Related Pelvic Girdle Dysfunction and Low Back Pain
- Pelvic Pain ( Pudendal Neuralgia, Dyspareunia, Vaginismus)
- Pelvic Floor/Postnatal Check ups
- Coccyx Pain ( Coccydinia)
- Pelvic floor Dysfunction including Urinary and Faecal Incontinence
- Pelvic Organ Prolapse
- Pelvic Floor education before and after Prostatectomy
- Diastasis Recti Abdominis
- Neck pain
- Low Back Pain
- shoulder pain
- Repetitive strain injury at the elbow and wrist
- low back or pelvic pain
- ilio-tibial band syndrome
- knee pain
- plantar fasciitis
- running injuries in the lower leg and feet
- Sacro-iliac joint dysfunction
- cervicogenic headache
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Mon - Fri — 8:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday and Sunday— Closed