Our team of Chartered Physiotherapists have travelled the world to train with experts in our field. We continue to complete post graduate education programmes on a regular basis, which means our approach is influenced by all the most recent evidence. Our team are true specialists who are passionate about the benefits of great physiotherapy care. We have no junior staff. Our mission is to help our patients return to their activities in the quickest time possible.

Senior Chartered Physiotherapist

  • Clinical Specialist in Musculoskeletal
  • Physiotherapy
  • Clinic Director

Sinead is originally a graduate of Trinity College School of Physiotherapy in Dublin. She has worked in the Adelaide Hospital, Tallaght Hospital and within the NHS system in the UK. When specialising, she completed the Masters programme in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy at the University of Queensland in Brisbane , Australia . This University is world renowned for the research it has produced in the field of physiotherapy.

Following a variety of posts in hospital and private practice settings, she established Collins Avenue Physiotherapy Clinic in 2004. She has been an invited lecturer and clinical tutor at UCD for the Masters programme in Neuromusculoskeletal Physiotherapy. She has also presented at professional conferences and has provided continuing professional development courses for chartered physiotherapists nationwide. Sinead has been Chairperson of the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists subgroup representing physiotherapists in private practice for 3 years. Clinically, she has worked with a wide range of clients including the Irish Boxing Team, the Dublin Senior Football and Hurling Team. Her special interests are in the management of chronic spinal pain, whiplash associated disorders, sports injuries and osteoporosis .

Senior Chartered Physiotherapist

Sarah completed her physiotherapy degree at University College Dublin. Upon graduation, Sarah moved to New Zealand where she worked in areas such as sports rehabilitation, ergonomics and managing repetitive strain injuries. While in New Zealand, 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 all of her patients for rehabilitation of back, neck and pelvic pain.

Since returning to Ireland, Sarah has worked in private practice. 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. She has also completed published research in this area. Sarah has a background in sports physiotherapy and has worked with St Vincent’s senior football team, Lansdowne Rugby team and Pirongia Rugby in New Zealand.

Sarah has completed the Masters programme in Neuromusculoskeletal Physiotherapy from UCD. During this programme she developed advanced clinical skills for the treatment of acute and chronic 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.

Senior Chartered Physiotherapist

  • Clinical Specialist in Musculoskeletal
  • Physiotherapy
  • Previously NHS Extended Scope Practitioner

Mary qualified as a chartered physiotherapist from UCD and worked initially at the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Dublin. She then moved to London where she completed a Masters in Advanced Neuromusculoskeletal Rehabilitation in University College London and went on to hold a senior role at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London.

Later she underwent a specialist training programme to become an Extended Scope Physiotherapist. This role involved the management of complex musculoskeletal conditions while working alongside an orthopaedic consultant. Here she developed her specialist expertise in managing knee, hip and spinal conditions. She has a keen interest in managing knee and hip replacements, and soft tissue knee injuries including ACL and cartilage injuries.

For some time Mary combined her clinical work with a Senior Lecturer post at the University of Hertfordshire, where she was involved in teaching on the Masters of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy programme. She also ran the
clinical placement module at Hertfordshire, guiding qualified physiotherapists through their specialisation process.

Since Mary has joined our team here at Collins Avenue Physiotherapy, she has become a key part of our team not least because of her strong interest in sport and her past experience working with the London Senior hurling and football teams and a number of GAA clubs in London.

Senior Chartered Physiotherapist

  • Clinical Specialist in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy
  • Clinical Pilates Instructor

Mary is a graduate of UCD School Of Physiotherapy. She has worked in many of the major Dublin hospitals, gaining expertise in areas such as Neurology, Orthopaedics, Rheumatology, Respiratory care and Burns and Plastics.

Mary has held a senior physiotherapist post at the Rheumatological Rehab Unit in Harolds Cross for many years, managing complex adult and paediatric rheumatological and chronic pain conditions. This has involved mentoring undergraduate students and junior staff in this field. She has also contributed to the development of related CPD modules for professional colleagues through the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapy.

Mary completed her specialised musculoskeletal training through the Masters of Manual Therapy programme at the University of Western Australia, in Perth. This specialisation has led to a keen interest in the evidence based management of spinal dysfunction, ie neck and back pain.

Mary combines her considerable clinical experience, her commitment to best evidence based practice, her training as a Pilates instructor and her personal interest in Strength and Conditioning, to provide patients with management programmes which can include education, hands-on treatment and specific instruction in therapeutic exercise.

Senior Chartered Physiotherapist

  • Clinical Specialist in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy
  • Strength & Conditioning Instructor
  • Clinical Pilates Instructor

David is a graduate of the physiotherapy Masters programme at the University of Essex. Prior to completion of this programme, he completed a degree in Sports and Health Science at DCU.

David has worked within the NHS system for a number of years, with various roles leading to a senior musculoskeletal position at the University Hospital Lewisham. It was here that David developed a keen interest in the evidence based management of low back and neck pain. In this role he also worked as a clinical educator with physiotherapy students.

Since returning home to Ireland he has been working in private practice and is currently completing a second Masters, this time the Neuromusculoskeletal Physiotherapy Programme at UCD. His diverse university qualifications and clinical experience means that he enjoys treating a broad caseload of patient groups including acute sports injuries, chronic conditions and post-operative rehabilitation patient groups. He is committed, where appropriate, to the use of manual therapy, therapeutic exercise and patient education for the management of complex pain presentations. He uses his training as an APPI Pilates instructor to assist him with these goals.

Gráinne Kerr, MISCP, BScPhysio

  • Chartered Physiotherapist
  • Clinical Pilates Instructor
  • Certified Athletic Trainer

Philip Phelan, MISCP, BScPhysio, MSc Physio

  • Senior Chartered Physiotherapist,
  • Clinical Pilates Instructor
  • Strength and Conditioning Instructor

Orna Fennelly, MISCP, BScPhysio, MScPhysio

  • Chartered Physiotherapist and PhD Candidate,
  • Clinical Pilates Instructor