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Qualifications

 

I graduated from the University College of Limerick in 2013 with an MSc in Physiotherapy (Paediatrics focus) with first class honours (1:1 hons).

I graduated from University College Dublin in 2001 with a BSc Degree in Physiotherapy with 2nd class honours (2:1 hons).

 

I have most recently undertaken training in Vestibular Rehabilitation in Paediatrics in Alder Hey Hospital in Liverpool and also I have since completed a Vestibular Rehabilitation Certification Course with Medbridge. I attended a 2 day course in Vestibular assessment and rehabilitation of the school aged child with Ingrid Brueckner, an experienced physical therapist and expert in paediatric vestibular assessment and rehabilitation.

 

I have undertaken and completed Pilates Matwork Level 1 and Pilates for Kids and Teens with the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute.

 

I have undertaken training in Expert Witness and Medicolegal Report writing with Fieldfisher Law Firm in London, United Kingdom. 

 

am a Bobath/NDT certified physiotherapist and highly specialised in the assessment and management of children with neurodevelopmental conditions such as Cerebral Palsy.

 

I am qualified in the assessment and diagnosis of a variety of walking/gait patterns in children having worked and participated in research in the only clinical gait analysis laboratory (CRC Gait Laboratory) in Ireland.

 

I have undertaken, presented and published research in the areas of childhood disability, physical activity and participation.

 

I have attended various courses on infant and child development. I have a special interest in gross motor development in babies and children, fundamental movement skills, physical activity and fitness in children.

 

I am a mother of four young children which has given me along with my continuing education, research and clinical experience, a valuable insight into childhood play, development, daily routines and the unique demands of parenting.

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