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
  • 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 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.

Senior Chartered Physiotherapist

  • Clinical Specialist in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy
  • 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 Physiotherapists.

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.

Lee graduated from UCD in 2007 with an Honours degree in Physiotherapy. Since graduating, she has worked in a number of private practices in New Zealand and Ireland treating a wide variety of musculoskeletal conditions and sports injuries. In 2014, she completed her Master’s degree in Neuromusculoskeletal Physiotherapy in UCD which further developed her assessment and treatment skills for all musculoskeletal presentations.

Lee is also trained in the area of vestibular rehabilitation. This is a specialised aspect of physiotherapy that involves treating patients with dizziness, vertigo and balance disorders.

 Lee has been teaching Pilates classes for over nine years, having trained with Dance Medicine Australia and the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute. She uses this mix of training to help design rehabilitation programmes for neck and back pain.

Lee has worked with a number of different sports teams including St Vincent’s Senior football team, Pirongia’s Senior rugby team, the Waikato U18s rugby team and the Irish Australian Rules football team. She has recently taken up a role with Erin’s Isle GAA club. 

Lee is a keen long distance runner and is a member of Donore Harriers Athletic Club. Her interest in running inspired her postgraduate research in UCD on strategies used to increase running speed in recreational and elite athletes.

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
  • PhD Candidate
  • Clinical Pilates Instructor