Move Kids Physio is an independent physiotherapy service providing education, specialist physiotherapy assessments, treatment and support for children and their families.
I offer clinic appointments from my clinic in Cookstown, Co. Tyrone. This service is designed to offer stand-alone physiotherapy and/or physiotherapy to enhance your child’s current health services provision.
I also can provide written special educational, assessment of needs, and expert witness/medicolegal reports following a thorough assessment on request.
I have worked as a Paediatric Physiotherapist since 2005. I graduated as a Physiotherapist from University College Dublin (UCD) in 2001 after which I worked in Beaumont Hospital Dublin and then in a variety of rehab settings in Australia. In 2004, I volunteered as a Physiotherapist in Nepal with the Muscular Dystrophy Foundation which was when I was first introduced to Paediatric Physiotherapy and fell in love with this area of Physiotherapy! After this I returned home and worked in Paediatrics since 2005. I completed an MSc in Physiotherapy (Paediatrics focus) in 2013 in the University of Limerick with first class honours. I have undertaken and published research in the area of childhood physical disability and physical activity. I have given lectures to undergraduate and postgraduate students in Trinity College Dublin, University of Limerick and Royal College of Surgeons Dublin, Ireland, in the area of childhood physical disability and physical activity. I have completed training in Vestibular Rehabilitation in Paediatrics, Pilates and Athletics/Sports Injuries in children. I have expert knowledge in the area of child development and children's disability. I keep up to date with current research in order to offer the latest evidence-based treatment approaches to suit each individual child.
I have four young children who have given me great practical education in child development and daily routines. I am no stranger to the daily demands of parenting so I offer a very empathetic, understanding and flexible approach to all parents/carers and children that I see. I have excellent interpersonal skills and an open and honest approach when communicating with parents and carers. Each physiotherapy session is tailored to the individual child ensuring it is focused, fun, child-friendly and able to be carried out by the parents/carers as appropriate and that fits in with daily routines.