With our treatment we aim to alleviate pain and guide you through a specifically designed rehabilitation programme to restore you to full health. We work using an evidence based practice and use manual therapy techniques including: soft tissue massage, joint manipulation, mobilisation and dry needling to regain loss of function.
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday, evening appointments Monday to Thursday.
Fee: €55 per Physiotherapy session. Women’s Health Assessment €110. Women’s Health Follow Up €55. We are registered with all health insurance companies.
Pilates Classes Oct 2021. Monday 10am Beginner/Improver, Monday 7pm & 8pm, Wednesday 10am Intermediate/Experienced, Wednesday 7pm Beginner/Improver, Wednesday 8pm & Friday 7pm. €90 for 6 week term.
Zoom Pilates class pre-recorded weekly are €40/50 per month (4/5weeks).
Meet the Team:
AVRIL BARRETT MSc (Musculoskeletal Physio), BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy, MISCP
Avril graduated from UCD with an Honours Degree in Physiotherapy in 2002. She went on to work in hospitals and clinics in Ireland, the UK and Australia, increasing her clinical experience.
In 2005 she moved to London to work in the outpatients clinic at the Hammersmith NHS hospital. During Avril’s time in London she completed a Masters in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy in University College London, being awarded the highest clinical results in her year. She also worked in private clinics in Clapham, Kensington and Twickenham. Avril worked with the Fulham Irish GAA football team, who compete in the County London League, during her time in London.
Avril returned to Ireland in 2008 and took up a position managing Physio Dynamics clinic in Dundrum, Dublin. During this time she worked with the Lansdowne Rugby club, being part of the backroom team that brought the club back up to Level 1 division rugby. Lansdowne RFC went on to win the Division 1A league in 2013.
In 2010 Avril established East Coast Physio Clinic in Ashford, Wicklow with a colleague. During her time at East Coast Physio, the clinic expanded to employ staff members and became part of the local community. She had a regular slot on the East Coast FM morning radio show with Declan Meehan, giving advice to the public over the airwaves.
Avril also worked with the Irish Ladies Hockey team, (2011 – 2012), supporting them in their campaign towards the London 2012 Olympics.
Avril was awarded her ISCP accredited Level 3 (highest level) sports physiotherapist in recognition of her high level of postgraduate education and sports physiotherapy experience.
DEIRDRE RODDY BSc (Hons) Physio, MISCP
Deirdre Roddy qualified from the University of Brighton in 2005 with a BSc. (Hons) Degree in Physiotherapy. She completed her junior rotations in the Bons Secour Hospital Cork. Her love for travel then brought her to New Zealand and Australia where she worked in private practices for a further 8 years. It was here that she continued to improve her knowledge, skills, professional development and experience. She was also involved in treating high level athletes from various backgrounds with an array of injuries –and has become accustomed to the treatment, diagnosis and management of acute injuries, for e.g knee and shoulder injuries.
She also enjoys the rehabilitation involved with all postoperative surgery. She has recognised the need for more women’s health physiotherapists in Ireland and is now specialised in thetreatment of bladder and bowel dysfunctions for e.g stress/ fecal urine incontinence, urgency and frequency issues (pelvic floor dysfunction), pelvic organ prolapse, pelvic pain, ante andpost natal issues. Buttressing her Physiotherapy Treatment, she is also qualified in dry needling, and the use of kinesio taping.
Deirdre has several years experience teaching pilates classes with her underlying training in DMA Pilates.
AMIE WELD BSc (Hons) Physio, MISCP
Amie qualified with BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy from Teesside University in 2009. She worked in a variety of environments in hospitals across the north of England for two years and then moved into musculoskeletal physiotherapy in occupational health. For six years Amie worked in occupational health where she was involved in setting up work site clinics treating back pain, shoulder/neck pain and all musculoskeletal conditions with the workers on site. She also gained qualifications in manual handling training and physical capability assessment. She has completed post graduate courses with the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Occupational Health and Ergonomics and Ergoscience in the UK.
In the clinical setting Amie has a particular interest in persistent back pain and has previously run spinal rehabilitation courses. Amie uses acupuncture as part of her treatment sessions. She has completed APPI pilates training course and teaching pilates classes at her current physio clinic in Rathcoole. She also performs horse rider assessments on and off the horse and has worked with experts in the field in the UK to develop this skill.
In her spare time Amie enjoys horse riding and just for fun completed an MSc in Veterinary Physiotherapy in 2014. She also loves hiking with her dogs and cooking for friends and family.
UNA BURKE BSc (Hons) Physio, MISCP
Una is a Chartered Physiotherapist with special interest in Musculo-Skeletal and Sports Injuries. She graduated from UCD in 2001 with an Honours Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy. Upon completion of her degree she spent four years working in St Joseph’s Hospital, Raheny, gaining valuable experience in the core areas of neurology, respiratory, rheumatology, and orthopaedics. In 2006 she moved to New York, and spent over six years working in a private physio setting. She returned to Ireland in 2012, and joined a physio clinic in Lucan. Here she also worked in an Occupational Health setting, and through this role gained valuable experience in ergonomics, manual handling, and patient education.
Una’s approach combines manual therapy, exercise prescription and patient-focused education to enable and empower people lead fully inclusive lives. Throughout her career, Una has made clinical education a priority. She has completed numerous postgraduate courses including orthotic prescription, dry needling, and courses focused on assessing, treating and restoring normal biomechanics.
Outside of work Una likes to maintain an active lifestyle through running and hiking. Since retiring from playing Gaelic Football and Camogie, she continues to keep her links with GAA strong by working with her local GAA club, Blackhall Gaels.
CARRIE CURLEY Pilates Instructor and Personal Trainer
Carrie is a graduate of Athlone Institute of Technology; she holds a degree in Toxicology. While she enjoyed studying the sciences, she soon learned that a career in science was not for her.
Being naturally good with people she was drawn to the hospitality sector. Her talents were rapidly recognised and rewarded with roles of responsibility. The flexibility of this industry has enabled her to pursue a variety of courses and qualifications over the years. Most recently she trained in University College Dublin, Sport & Fitness where she qualified as a Pilates Teacher and a Personal Trainer.
Her passion for Pilates was fuelled out of necessity. She suffered frequent injuries as a result of her running and attended the local Physiotherapist to aid her recovery. It was her Physiotherapist who suggested that Carrie attend her Pilates classes. The more she practised Pilates under the nurturing eye of her instructor, the more it captivated her interest. She realised that she wanted to share this enthusiasm and passion with others and a new career was formed. She is patient in her approach to teaching Pilates and gets the best from her students; she insists they start slowly and work at their own pace. She promotes “Pilates is a Lifestyle choice”, not merely a weekly fitness class to attend. She is looking forward to encouraging the best in you. Carrie teaches several classes in Naas, Staplestown and 1:1 sessions in Prosperous, Co Kildare.