Joyce Wolfe MISCP
Graduated with a BSc (Physiotherapy) Hons in 1999 from Kings College London. Joyce then worked in the NHS in London for two years after which she moved to the Bons Secours Hospital in Cork. Joyce has also gained experience in the New Zealand hospital system before returning to Ireland.
Joyce commenced working in private practice in 2002 and opened up her own clinic in 2005 which has now expanded to include five other chartered physiotherapists, two deep tissue massage therapists and two receptionists. She has extensive clinical experience with post graduate experience in sports injuries, orthotic prescription, acupuncture, neck and back injuries and pilates rehabilitation. Joyce has worked with all level of athletes from recreational to elite athlete in an ever growing spectrum of sports.
Joyce has a special interest in sport injuries related to triathlon, running, cycling and swimming due to her own personal involvement in these sports. Joyce is a former Irish Ironman record holder and was voted triathlete of the year in 2011. Her participation in sport at an elite level has complemented her work as a physiotherapist by giving her a deeper understanding of training, injuries and rehabilitation.
Niamh O’Sullivan MISCP
Niamh gained her BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy Degree from St. George’s University of London. Since then, she has gained over 7 years of experience in the public and private sectors, both in the UK and Ireland in the areas of musculoskeletal disorders, stroke rehabilitation, orthopaedics and care of the elderly. Her particular area of expertise is in the area of sports injuries management and rehabilitation.
She has also completed the Pilates Instructors Matt Levels 1 and 2 courses and incorporates this approach in her management of spinal musculoskeletal disorders. She gained certification in trigger point dry needling, dynamic taping and the prescription of orthotic devices. Niamh was the Team Physiotherapist for the Cork Minor football and UCC Rugby clubs and several other club teams.
She also is a qualified Antenatal Pilates Instructor. She has a keen interest in adventure races, running, horse riding and basketball.
Denise Breslin MISCP
Denise graduated with a BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy from The Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, Scotland in 2008. She then went onto work in the NHS in Scotland for 2 years before going overseas.
Denise worked for 5 years in private practice in New Zealand and Australia, where she gained a vast amount of experience in musculoskeletal, sports, occupational and spinal disorders. She commenced her training in Pilates while in NZ and worked teaching mat and equipment classes. Slowly making her way back towards Ireland she then worked in private practice in London for 2 years as a rehabilitation physiotherapist – mainly working in a gym setting with athletes rehabilitating post injury while continuing with her Pilates teaching.
Denise has gained certification in dry needling and spinal manual therapy.
Catherine Cashman MISCP
Catherine graduated with a BSc in Physiotherapy from Northumbria University in Newcastle in 2010. Since then Catherine has accumulated a wealth of knowledge and skills as a physiotherapist working in Private Practice, with International Sports Teams and specialising in Musculoskeletal injuries and rehabilitation.
Catherine completed an MSc in Sports Physiotherapy in University College Dublin graduating in 2015, her topic of research being low back pain and hip range of movement in amateur golfers. Catherine has extensive clinical experience in sports injuries, womens health, back and neck injuries and care of the elderly. She is a qualified Pilates Instructor trained with A.P.P.I (The Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute) and has a keen interest in a holistic approach to health and wellbeing.
Catherine has a passion for living a healthy and balanced lifestyle and loves helping others to live their best life. She enjoys cycling, pilates, mindfulness, and healthy eating. Her greatest achievements to date are completing the Cork and Belfast Marathons, winning All Ireland Medals for Volleyball, representing Cork and Munster at Soccer and being a mum to a happy baby boy.
Darren Rodgers MISCP
Darren graduated with a BSc (Physiotherapy) Hons in 2004 from Trinity College Dublin. He has a broad area of clinical experience in rheumatological care and general musculoskeletal injuries (including sports and occupational related injuries, orthopaedic injury and spinal injury).
He has extensive experience with GAA, rugby and athletics, working with Gaelic football, hurling and rugby teams involving match-day physiotherapy and in-season physiotherapy cover. He completed a MSc in Sports Physiotherapy in 2010 awarded by University College Dublin, specialising in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of sport related injuries. His topic of research was on hamstring injuries in inter-county level Gaelic football, investigating causes and prevention of hamstring injuries.
He has clinical expertise through certification with the British Association of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation (BACPR) in exercise assessment and prescription in clinical populations, specifically cardiac rehabilitation including cardiac disease, peripheral vascular disease, hypertension, diabetes and obesity.
Ian O’Callaghan MISCP
Ian graduated with a BSc (Hons) Sports Rehabilitation and Athletic Therapy with first class honours in 2009, from Ireland. This 4 year degree provided Ian with an excellent platform of knowledge in the treatment of neuromusculoskeletal injuries.
Following this 4 year degree Ian continued his study at Robert Gordon University where he studied and completed his MSc in physiotherapy. Since qualifying Ian has worked in a diverse number of physiotherapy areas as well as gaining experience in a number of countries. Ian gained vast experience in the prehabilitation, treatment and rehabilitation within the private setting during his time spent in Australia. Whilst working in Australia Ian became a qualified Pilate’s instructor in both Matt and Reformer Pilates. In addition he furthered his skill set completing an array of continuing education courses and is a:
- Certified in combined movement theory. Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
- Certified Acupuncture and Dry Needling
Ian continues to stay up to date with the latest research and treatment techniques through an online mentorship program (ProSports academy). He uses a wide variety of techniques – spinal and joint mobilizations, fascial release, deep tissue massage, trigger point release and taping. Ian has a special interest in:
- Sports injuries
- Injury prevention and rehabilitation
- Postural correction
- Functional Movement Assessment and Correction
Sports Massage Therapist
Stephen completed his Sports Injuries and Massage Therapy qualification in 2016. He has built up a significant number of clients in a number of sports including GAA, Soccer, Triathlon, Cycling amongst others. He works with Dry Needling, Sports Taping and Massage to provide a wide range of treatments to sports clients. He has worked with Cork City Youth Soccer team, Cobh Ramblers Youths, UCC Soccer and Cork Minors. His experience in training u-21 teams in Carrigaline and Bantry add to his understanding of the mechanism of sports injuries.
Stephen works out of both our clinics on an appointment basis.
Deep Tissue Massage Therapist
Keith started out as a masseur in 1995, giving him 20 years experience. Keith has been working at Joyce Wolfe Physiotherapy since 2009. He has extensive experience treating people from all back grounds including a range of athletes, office workers to mums and dads from holistic to deep tissue/sports massage.
Keith’s sports injury experience includes working with Drogheda United and Cork City in the League of Ireland.