Senior Chartered Physiotherapist
Sarah completed her physiotherapy degree at UCD. During her time working in New Zealand, Sarah gained valuable experience in areas such as sports rehabilitation, ergonomics and repetitive strain injuries. Part of her work involved the management and rehabilitation of persistent back and neck pain through advice, exercise and pain management strategies. She gained a complex understanding of the challenges faced by people returning to work after injury.
Sarah completed Pilates training with Dance Medicine Australia. She continues to use this training in her teaching of Clinical Pilates classes in the clinic, and indeed with many of her patients for rehabilitation of back, neck and pelvic pain.
Sarah has extensive private practice experience. She has developed a special interest in the treatment of sports injuries and back and neck pain. Sarah is an accomplished and fully trained clinician in the use of dry needling and finds this to be clinically useful tool for certain musculoskeletal conditions. Sarah published research in this area in 2014. She has also published research in the area of working during pregnancy in 2007.
Sarah is a keen runner and has a background in sports physiotherapy having worked with St Vincent’s senior football team, Lansdowne Rugby team and Pirongia Rugby in New Zealand. She understands the challenges an athlete faces with injury and combines her experience in manual therapy and rehabilitation to encourage a speedy recovery.
Sarah has completed the Masters programme in UCD, which led to a specialization in Neuromusculoskeletal Physiotherapy. She has therefore developed advanced clinical skills for the treatment of musculoskeletal disorders. Sarah also has a keen interest in the assessment and treatment of the specific vestibular problems which can respond well to vestibular rehabilitation.