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.
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.
Jennifer graduated with a BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy degree from Salford University in the UK in 2016. She went onto a full time position in the NHS focusing on the area of musculoskeletal disorders. She specialised in orthopaedic rehabilitation providing individual treatment as well as running group classes for varying joint disorders.
She additionally worked part time as a physiotherapist for the semi- professional Sale FC Rugby Club providing sports injury management and rehabilitation with focus on: exercise therapy to return to sport, spinal mobilisations, soft tissue release and taping.
She previously spent several years working as a Sports Massage Therapist in a private clinic setting, as well as providing Sports Massage for Sale Sharks Rugby club first team for several years. Additionally working at Redbull downhill mountain biking and Trans Savoie Alpine Enduro mountain biking events and providing treatment for Uruguayan World Cup Rugby team 2015 whilst based in Manchester.
Jennifer keeps her own mind and body healthy by regularly carrying out yoga, strength and conditioning exercises and running and has started to learn to surf since her move to Cork.
Cormac Bonar MICSP
Cormac graduated with a BSc. (Hons) in Physiotherapy in 2013 from the University of East London in 2013. He then worked in the NHS for three years where he specialised in musculoskeletal disorders.
Cormac entered into private practice in 2016 when he went to work for a large specialist physiotherapy provider in Dublin where he gained further experience in a wide variety of complex presentations. Over this time, Cormac developed expertise in pathologies of the foot and the prescription of custom orthotics.
He has undertaken training in dry needling and has used this extensively. He also has a special interest in chronic low back pain, manual therapy and spinal manipulation. Professionally, he is registered with the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists (ISCP), The Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC). He is an active member of the association of Foot & Ankle Physiotherapists (AFAP) and is qualified with the Chartered Physiotherapist in Musculoskeletal Therapy (CMPT).
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
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.
Deep Tissue Massage Therapist
Lindsay completed her Holistic Massage qualification in 2009 and went on to receive a Sports Massage qualification in 2016 along with other holistic qualifications. She has extensive deep tissue massage experience from treating a range of people with different issues, from sports injuries and occupational injuries to chronic illness and stress, both in private practice and with voluntary organisations too. She is passionate about health and wellness and helping clients to feel engaged and empowered about their health.
Lindsay also offers reflexology from our clinics. Reflexology is a great holistic tool to use for helping the body to heal from many ailments.
Reflexogy works on specific pressure points on the feet to help unblock any stagnant energy in the body allowing the body to come into better balance and optimise healing of various imbalances such as inflammatory conditions and injury. It is also soothing for the mind and emotions as it works on the nervous system.