Job Title: Practice Therapist
I have a post grad. Dip in Musculoskeletal therapy (Manipulative therapy) 1995 from La Trobe University Melbourne. I have an extensive background in musculoskeletal outpatients, neurology and rehabilitation. I find these areas complement each other very well when dealing with a daily case load of cervical (neck) and lumbar (back) problems in my practice. Prior to commencing my own private practice in the 1990's I was employed as a senior physiotherapist in outpatients and was sole in charge at a rehabilitation unit that specialized in treating car accidents, workplace traumas and head injuries. The physiotherapist’s role was to optimize the patient’s abilities to gain the maximum outcome possible – ideally a return to work and independent living. I have been in private practice since 1993 both in Ireland and in Australia were I was involved in providing the physiotherapy for workers compensation insurance schemes. I have always had a special interest in spinal problems especially neck and lumbar pain and this is clearly evident in my CPD Portfolio.