I am an Irish physiotherapist who has worked in Edinburgh for over 5 years, in both the public and private sector. I love helping people understand and overcome pain and injury, and see education and exercise prescription as the most fundamental aspects of recovery. My passion for physiotherapy came from my own sporting background and a fascination with how the human body works, and I feel incredibly lucky to be able to do what I do for a living! I am excited to work with the Blue Morpho therapy clinic and hope we can successfully make Edinburgh healthier and happier together!
More info http://www.mkphysiotherapy.com
The NHS was the source of my continued education once leaving university, with rotations through orthopaedic rehabilitation. ICU & vascular surgery, respiratory medicine, acute orthopaedics and finally musculoskeletal physiotherapy. I then began specialising in musculoskeletal treatment, with additional training in hand therapy and rheumatology.
In January 2019 I transitioned to private physiotherapy, with an ongoing interest in sports injuries as well as knee, shoulder and spinal conditions.
MSc Physiotherapy – Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh 2013 – 2015
In QMU I chose to research topics such as the efficacy of manual therapy treatments, gender differences in cardiopulmonary rehabilitation, and the impact of core stability training on balance in athletes.
Bachelors of Applied Psychology – University College Cork 2010 – 2013
My studies in this degree included research on the placebo effect, sporting performance under mental fatigue, decision making, and the impact of sleep and stress on function.
I personally have trained and competed in multiple sports over the years such as Rowing, Rugby and Weightlifting and as such possess a practical understanding of sports related injuries. Paired with my BAP I believe that aligning the physical and mental aspects of injury and rehabilitation are crucial to recovery and injury prevention.