MISCP, B.Sc. (Hons) Physiotherapy , MH Prac (Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy), Clinical Specialist MSK

Photo Martina Regan.

Clíodhna is a Chartered Physiotherapist who graduated from UCD in 2006. She has spent the bulk of her career to date working in musculoskeletal and sports physiotherapy. Clíodhna is a recognised Clinical Specialist in Musculoskeletal Therapy. She owns and manages the clinic with Beatrice McGinley and Sharon Morris.

After graduating from UCD, she spent six years working in New Zealand where she completed a Master of Health Practice in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy with distinction. She worked extensively within Rugby Union while there, gaining valuable experience in a professional sports setting. During this time, she taught on Dry Needling post-grad courses, in both Australia and NZ as well as in Ireland. She also qualified as a Pilates Instructor through the APPI and began teaching Pilates classes and individual rehabilitation sessions.

Clíodhna joined the team at Galway City Physiotherapy shortly after her return to Ireland in 2013. She took a break from the clinic in 2014 to work exclusively with the IRFU as Head Physiotherapist with the Women’s Sevens Rugby team in the preparation and run up to their World Series campaign. She returned to the clinic in early 2016 and continued with her work in elite sport with the role of Head Physiotherapist with the Irish Women’s Hockey team for their World Cup and Olympic campaigns, as well as with the Galway U-21 hurlers. She has worked as Lead Physiotherapist with the Galway Camogie teams at Minor, Intermediate and Senior level since 2016, and has travelled and worked with Athletics Ireland junior squads, Swim Ireland junior squads and the Connacht High Performance Swim team.

Clíodhna continues to teach Pilates through the clinic and has a passion for returning athletes to sport after long-term and complex injuries. A musician herself, she enjoys the challenge of tackling injuries and strains that musicians encounter regularly.