About Us

The IFSC Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic established in 2007, is located in the heart of The IFSC Dublin 1, in The Custom House Square Medical Centre, providing easy access to people working and living around the IFSC and Dublin city centre. We previously operated our clinic in The Clarion Hotel IFSC.

Our team of Physiotherapists specialise in the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal pain and injuries including ligaments, muscles, tendons, bones, joints and nerves.

We offer direct contact with our Physiotherapists and our patients are rest assured that they can receive treatment from the same therapist at every visit.

Aoife and Simon are both Chartered Physiotherapists and CORU registered, the state regulator of health and social care professionals in Ireland. State registered Physiotherapists have to meet very high professional standards including continued professional development, commitment to data protection of patient information and ethical obligations.

In addition to completing Degree and Masters level education, we attend many practical courses each year to enhance our skills to ensure effective evidence-based treatment for our patients.

Unfortunately many of our patients are suffering from pain in more then one area of their body or pain that has been present for many months or years.  We strongly recommend you book a 60 minute appointment for you initial consultation to enable us to complete a thorough assessment, so we can get to the root cause of your problem and provide effective treatment at your first visit.  Standard 30 minute consultations are usually adequate for subsequent visits.  

Aoife Harvey MISCP

BSc. Physiotherapy
MSc. Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy

Aoife is the practice owner of IFSC Physiotherapy & Sports Injury clinic. She 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.

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 completed a number of accredited post-graduate courses including dry needling, myofascial trigger point therapy, sacroiliac joint dysfunction, cognitive behavioral therapy, lower limb biomechanics, integrated systems approach, vestibular rehabilitation, Ultrasound imaging, Women’s health and has the accreditation necessary to prescribe orthotics.

Aoife is also a qualified pilates instructor and can provide 1:1 Pilates instruction for patients needing to improve core strength.

Aoife worked closely with the Irish Boxing Team including Olympic medalists; Kenny Egan, Darren Sutherland and Paddy Barnes and John-Joe Nevin. She has also travelled internationally with Katie Taylor; European, World and Olympic Champion. In the clinic she works with a wide range of sports men and women; including rowing, hurling, football, weight lifting, racket 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.

She is a member of 3 clinical interest groups; chartered physiotherapists in manual therapy, chartered physiotherapists in sports and exercise medicine and chartered physiotherapists in women’s health. Aoife is also an active committee member for Chartered Physiotherapists in Private Practice – as the current education officer she organises clinical courses with international experts, to help support and develop private practitioners in Ireland.

Richard Dodd MISCP

BSc. Physiotherapy

Richard qualified from Northumbria University in 2015 with a first class honours degree in Physiotherapy. Since then Richard has worked in the NHS completing his junior and senior rotations within the Northumberland trust. He has covered area such as Paediatrics, Acute Orthopaedics, Musculoskeletal , Stroke and Neuromuscular rehab………….

Richard has also worked in private practice in the UK and Ireland, specialising in sports injuries and sport rehabilitation. He has recently worked in the Sports surgery clinic working alongside the top medical professionals in Ireland. Richard also works as a physiotherapist for AIL rugby teams such as Wanderers RFC and Barnhall RFC.

Richard has worked alongside elite level athletes working for Newcastle Falcons rugby club and other professional rugby clubs in the area. He has also worked with elite level athletes in sports such as GB Rowing, Soccer and elite crossfit athletes.

Richard Has completed courses in:

  • Strength and conditioning
  • Accupuncture
  • Dry needling
  • Barbell Rehabilitation
  • Pain management
  • Lower limb Rehabilitation and Return to sport
  • The sporting shoulder   

Richard specialises in lower limb rehabilitation and return to sport. Having recovered from multiple injuries to his knees and ankles throughout his sporting career, he has a keen interest and understanding of the patients’ needs and understands what it takes to succeed in this area of rehabilitation.

Richard is a keen sportsman; he has represented his country in badminton and has played county level in rugby and cricket. At present he plays rugby and has an avid interest in strength and conditioning and overall general fitness.