Clinic Director, Chartered Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist (MISCP) and Clinical Pilates Instructor
Louise has worked in both the public and private sectors since qualifying from the Royal College of Surgeons Ireland in 2004. After spending 4 years completing her rotations in Beaumont Hospital Dublin, Louise moved to Brisbane Australia to complete her Masters. In 2008 Louise received a Masters in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy in The University of Queensland. Here she gained specialised assessment and advanced treatment skills for spinal, shoulder, hip and knee conditions. In the University of Queensland she also obtained a certificate in Dry Needling.
After completing her Masters Louise worked in a private practice where she treated a wide range of Musculoskeletal conditions and taught varying levels of Clinical Pilates. During this time Louise was also involved in tutoring on the Neuro-musculoskeletal Masters course in UCD.
In 2012 Louise returned back to Australia to further develop her training, specifically in Clinical Pilates using equipment such as the Reformer and Combi-chair. She also completed a Clinical Pilates for Pregnancy course.
She is passionate about delivering high quality evidence-based care to her clients. She appreciates the need for short term pain relief and, more importantly, for long term prevention.
- BSc Physiotherapy (hons)
- MSc Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy
- APPI clinical Pilates (mat work)
- DMA clinical Pilates (equipment)
- Dry needling cert
- Irish Society of Physiotherapists (ISCP)
- Chairperson of Chartered Physiotherapy of Manipulative Therapy group (2009 – 2011)
- North American Spine Society (NASS)
Chartered Physiotherapist (MISCP), Women’s Health Physiotherapist (CPWHC), Certified Polestar Pilates Instructor (Studio/Rehabilitation)
Cliodhna graduated with Honours from the Physiotherapy programme at the Hogeschool van Amsterdam in the Netherlands, subsequently spending two and a half years working at St. James’s Hospital, in Dublin, where she gained invaluable experience in all core areas of physio-therapy.
With an additional background as a professional contemporary dancer, Cliodhna learned the benefits of Pilates complimenting physiotherapy. Consequently, she went on to train with the world-leading Polestar Pilates group in both mat work and specialised equipment for rehabilita-tion. She has furthered her Clinical Pilates qualifications with the completion of pre & post-natal Pilates, Women’s Health Pilates and Pilates for neurological conditions.
In recent years, Cliodhna developed a special interest in the field of women’s health. She has completed certificates in both the UK and Ireland which has enabled her to specialise in the assessment and treatment of urinary incontinence, pelvic floor dysfunctions, prolapse, pelvic girdle pain, ante natal and post-natal care including Diastasis Recti rehabilitation.
Cliodhna is a currently a committee board member of the Chartered Physiotherapists in Wom-en’s Health & Incontinence (CPWHC) helping to promote Women’s Health in Ireland.
She is a highly motivated physiotherapist who has a strong personal interest in encouraging and facilitating people return to their optimum physical health.
- BSc Physiotherapy (hons)
- POGP Certificate in assessment & management of female urinary incontinence
- Diane Lee Certificate: New perspectives from the Integrated Systems Model for Treating Women with Pelvic Girdle Pain, Pelvic Organ Prolapse, Stress Urinary Incontinence and / or Diastasis Rectus Abdominis”.
- Polestar Pilates: Certified Practitioner of Pilates for Rehabilitation (Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, ladder barrel)
Sinead Langford - Currently On Maternity Leave
Chartered Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist (MISCP) and Clinical Pilates Instructor
Sinead qualified as a physiotherapist from Trinity College with a first-class honours degree in 2006. She began her career in St James’s Hospital before specialising in musculoskeletal physiotherapy. She has considerable experience in Private Practice in both Ireland and New Zealand as a Physiotherapist and Clinical Pilates Instructor.
In 2015, Sinead completed a Master of Manual Therapy at the University of Western Australia, graduating with distinction and the award for best clinical practice. She has a special interest in sports injuries, in particular, shoulder pathologies, tendinopathies and injury prevention. She has worked previously with the Irish Defence Forces, Riverdance, AIL Rugby and Munster Rugby underage squads.
Sinead has extensive experience in managing spinal, sporting and occupational injuries. Central to Sinead’s approach is accurate diagnosis, patient education and the facilitation of self-management. This is achieved using evidence-based exercise-therapy augmented by manual therapy, dry needling and other modalities as required.
- BSc Physiotherapy (hons)
- MSc Manual Therapy (MMT)
- APPI Level 3 Mat Pilates
- Reformer Pilates Instructor
- Dry Needling Certificate
Aoife is a highly trained Women’s Health chartered physiotherapist. Aoife initially discovered her passion for Women’s Health while working with antenatal and postnatal women at the National Maternity Hospital, Holles Street. She moved to New Zealand in 2017 and continued to progress her skills working with a variety of clinical populations. There, she undertook Women’s Health training courses and worked in New Zealand’s leading maternity center prior to returning home to Ireland last year.
Aoife currently works both in Physio64 and at the National Maternity Hospital. The focus of her practice is pregnancy rehabilitation, postnatal recovery and pelvic floor dysfunction. She has specialized training in the management of urinary incontinence and prolapse, as well as, pelvic girdle pain and back pain in pregnancy and diastasis rectus.
Aoife sees the importance of exercise in rehabilitation. She loves to incorporate this into her treatment and is trained as a mat Pilates instructor. She believes the combination of her pilates and physiotherapy skills are invaluable tools in empowering women to achieve their goals and maintain their health and fitness during pregnancy and beyond.
Aoife loves being outdoors, she regularly practices yoga and Pilates in her spare time.
- Bachelor of Physiotherapy- University College Dublin, Ireland
- WHTA Advanced training for female urinary Incontinence and Pelvic Organ Prolapse
- STOTT Pilates trained - Intensive Mat Plus and Advanced Mat
Amanda Drumond Martins
Amanda is a Chartered Women’s Health Physiotherapist specialising in Pelvic Floor Dysfunction. She graduated from a Brazilian University (Centro Universitario de Belo Horizonte) in 2012 with BSc honours in Physiotherapy. Amanda also works as a Senior Women`s Health Physiotherapist in the Coombe Women & Infants University Hospital.
As a physiotherapist, Amanda uses a range of manual techniques, dry needling, taping techniques complementing this with a clear program of progressive training towards an individual's goal. As well as treating patients with a variety of often complex, multifactorial issues with the bladder or bowel, including painful conditions and sexual issues. Amanda also enjoys her role in health promotion, meeting women in the year of pregnancy and postnatally giving advice on prevention and early management of pelvic floor problems.
She is currently on the committee of the Chartered Physiotherapists in Women’s Health and Continence clinical interest group of the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists. Amanda is continually attending courses to expand her knowledge and skills to provide holistic care for her patients.