Our Team2019-09-12T11:40:19+01:00

Chartered Physiotherapists

Specialists in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy

Our Team

David O’Connell
David O’ConnellMISCP, MSc Physiotherapy, Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist
Graduated from Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh. Has worked in several private practice clinics in both Ireland and the U.K. Has a wide range of experience working with a number of sports and governing bodies at elite level including the FAI, Tennis Ireland, Federation Cup, Dublin Hurling, Killester Basketball and Division 1 Scottish Rugby. He is currently Head Physiotherapist for the Dublin Institute of Technology Elite Sports Scholarship Athlete Program. Additional post-graduate training includes Dry Needling Techniques, Spinal Manipulation, Functional Movement Screening, Kinesio Taping and Advanced Emergency On Field Care. David played professional tennis, representing Ireland in the Davis Cup. One of his main areas of clinical interest is exercise rehabilitation and he is a member of both the National Strength and Conditioning Association and the Chartered Physiotherapists in Sport and Exercise Medicine.
Donnchadh Walsh
Donnchadh WalshMISCP, BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy: Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland
Donnchadh graduated from RCSI in 2014. Since graduating he has been worked in both private practice and public settings with the HSE covering in-patient and out-patient services in both acute and community settings. Donnchadh is a former Kerry senior footballer (2007-2018); winner of three All Ireland medals and was decorated with an All-Star in 2015. Through his professional and sporting career, Donnchadh has always been a keen advocate for exercise and fitness, and the positive impact these have on general health. Through his involvement for over a decade with Kerry, he has been exposed to and educated himself on the huge impact of exercise rehabilitation and prehabilitation for athletes and he uses this experience when treating his clients. Donnchadh’s passion is in encouraging and facilitating return to, or commencement of, physical activity to all demographics, and particularly in those groups who encounter more barriers to exercising.
Derek Ryan
Derek RyanMISCP, MSc Physiotherapy, Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist
Derek qualified from Salford University in 2006. He has interests in Sports Specific Rehabilitation, Movement Dysfunction, Pre and Post-surgery Rehabilitation in addition to being a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist. Derek is a former Professional Squash Player, having competed on the PSA World Tour for 12 years where he reached a high of No.7 in the World Rankings. Derek is the Lead Physiotherapist and Medical Co-ordinator for the Professional Squash Association. He has previously worked as Physiotherapist for the Dublin Senior Camogie Team and currently works with a variety of athletes from Golf, Tennis, Squash, Triathlon and GAA.
Aifric Morrissey
Aifric MorrisseyMISCP, BSc (Physio), Dip Safety and Welfare at Work (Physio)
Graduated from Trinity College Dublin in 1989 and has been in private practice since 1992. Has worked with the Athletics Association of Ireland since 1993 travelling with squads to senior and junior major international championships and was an Olympic Council physiotherapist at the Sydney Olympic Games in 2000. Is keenly involved with the development of the profession and was Chairperson of the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists from 2000-2002. Has completed the two year Diploma in Safety Health and Welfare at Work in 1995 and has since kept an involvement in occupational injuries and rehabilitation.
Andreea Cristina
Andreea CristinaHedes – Sports Massage Therapist & Pilates Instructor
Andreea Cristina Hedes is a professional sports massage therapist and a Pilates instructor. She trained in Dublin, successfully achieving Level 3 and Level 4 ITEC sports massage therapy certificates and Level 1 and 2 Pilates mat instructor certificates with Bodyfirm Pilates, Dublin. She works with a wide variety of clients, ranging from the elite level athlete to the everyday office worker and has gained extensive experience working in a number of gyms throughout Dublin.
Sinead Cloherty
Sinead ClohertySinead Cloherty – Nutritionist & Health Coach
Sinead graduated from the College of Naturopathic Medicine in 2016 with a Diploma in Nutritional Therapy. She specialises in weight loss for busy professional women. Having worked in the corporate world previously she knows how difficult it can be to keep your health in check. Her approach is realistic, sustainable and enjoyable and delivered through personalised meal plans and one to one coaching both in clinic and online.

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