Shane is an experienced chartered physiotherapist. He obtained an honours degree from Manchester Metropolitan University in the UK in 2009. He is a current practising member of the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists and is also registered with CORU the health and social care professionals council.
Shane has gained a huge amount of clinical experience working in many different health care settings, areas such as acute and community hospitals, nursing homes, voluntary organisations, corporate industries, private clinics and sports teams. He has spent time working in these settings in the UK, Ireland and Australia learning from each of their different approaches.
Shane is a keen sportsman himself having played soccer, GAA and Tennis for many years. He has represented Cork at many levels and played in the FAI League of Ireland. Shane continues to update his physiotherapy skills regularly by attending continuing professional development courses every year.
Patrick is a specialist musculoskeletal physiotherapist who has 5 years’ experience in the National Health Service and private practice in London and with a number of sports teams.
An undergraduate degree in Sport and Exercise Sciences gave Patrick an excellent foundation in human movement and he developed this knowledge by working in Melbourne, Australia as a strength and conditioning coach and personal trainer. This work increased Patrick’s interest in helping people struggling with injury and confirmed his thoughts on pursuing a physiotherapy career.
This led to completing an MSc in Physiotherapy at the University of Essex and since then Patrick has worked across varied physiotherapy settings, most recently leading a team of senior physiotherapists at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust which is a large teaching hospital.
While in this post Patrick also completed further postgrad MSc modules in Neuromusculoskeletal Triage and acupuncture. Establishing an accurate diagnosis, providing evidence based advice and clearly outlining a treatment plan is central to Patrick’s philosophy. He believes empowering patients and promoting active involvement in the recovery process as soon as possible leads to the best results and usually with fewer appointments needed.
Patrick believes leading a healthy lifestyle improves his practice and this year he competed in the Ballyhoura Mountain Marathon amongst other trail running races and he regularly strength trains to prepare for these events. Patrick has also played hurling, Gaelic football and soccer in Cork and managed a few games of Australian Rules football in Melbourne!