Specialised Women’s Health Physiotherapist based in Co. Clare
I have finished up in private practice to start a new role as a Clinical Specialist in the HSE. I decided to leave my website here for educational purposes so I hope you can find some helpful information on issues you may be experiencing. Prior to working for 10 years in private practice I worked in the HSE providing women’s health physio in the Maternity Hospital; I feel lucky to be part of the expanding public services that will be available to women in the Mid-West and hope that women will be able to access public and private services equally. In my experience in private practice people will often tell me that they came for private physiotherapy because of waiting lists or referral limitations; this is nearly always related to reduced staff in the HSE. Please remember to ask you GP or Gynaecologist for physiotherapy referrals so that you can benefit from these available services. Attending private physiotherapy is always a great option if you can afford to and if you need quicker or more specific appointments and there are some fantastic private physiotherapists around. To have fantastic HSE physiotherapists and fantastic private physiotherapists will be the perfect balance!
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