MISCP, BSc. Physiotherapy, MSc. Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy
Aoife is a fully licensed and practising Chartered Physiotherapist. She graduated with an honours degree in Physiotherapy, from St George's University of London in 2006. In 2012, Aoife completed her master’s degree in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, in UCD. Her thesis examined current physiotherapy assessment and treatment approaches for the management of tennis elbow.
Aoife now specialises in the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal injuries; concerning bones (joints), the spine, nerve pain, tendons, muscle and ligaments. She enjoys treating a wide range of problems including neck pain, whiplash and chronic low back pain to sports specific injuries such as muscle / ligament tears, anterior knee pain and shoulder dysfunction. She is an active member of two clinical interest groups; chartered physiotherapists in manual therapy and chartered physiotherapists in sports and exercise medicine. Aoife is also currently an active commitee member for Chartered Physiotherapists in Private Practice - as the current education officer she organises clinical courses with international experts, to help support and delveop private practitoners in Ireland.
As an accomplished and dedicated physiotherapist she continues to keep up to date with the ever changing body of scientific evidence, to provide her patients with the most up to date treatment approaches. Aoife has also completed a number of accredited post-graduate courses including dry needling, myofascial trigger point therapy, sacroiliac joint dysfunction, cognitive behavioural therapy, lower limb biomechanics and has all the accreditations necessary to prescribe prescription orthotics. Aoife is also a qualified pilates instructor and teaches weekly classes in the Spencer Health club gym.
Aoife worked closely with the Irish Boxing Team including our three Olympic medallists in 2008; Kenny Egan, Darren Sutherland and Paddy Barnes and John-Joe Nevin, an Olympic silver medallist in 2012. She has also travelled internationally with Katie Taylor, the current European, World and Olympic Champion.She is now based primarily in the IFSC Physiotherapy clinic where she works with a wide range of sports men and women; including rowing, hurling, football, weight lifting, racquet sports, golf, frisbee, swimming, triathletes, marathon runners,ultra-marathon runners and many more. She approaches each sporting injury individually, focusing on the specific strength and biomechanical requirements of each sport to enable a speedy recovery.