Meet our Chartered Physiotherapists
MISCP, Stott Pilates Instructor, Master of Physiotherapy (University of Queensland)
Lorraine graduated from UCD in 2001 and completed a Masters degree in Manipulative Physiotherapy in Queensland (Australia) in 2003, graduating with first class honours. Her postgraduate research studied the factors influencing recurrent ankle sprains. Lorraine returned to Australia in 2006 to train as a Stott Pilates Instructor, and since then she has also gained additional certification in Prenatal and Postnatal Pilates instruction. Her most recent CPD certification in 2011 includes Kinesiotaping, Dry Needling, and Pelvic Girdle Pain.
Lorraine has worked as team physiotherapist with several rugby clubs over the past nine years – UCC RFC, St. Mary’s RFC, and UCD RFC. She currently works with the Women’s FAI at international level, and travels with underage teams to UEFA qualifiers (Belfast 2010, Macedonia 2011, Oslo 2012). She travelled with the Women’s Senior team to the Algarve Cup in March 2012.
Lorraine was also selected by the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games (LOCOG) to work as a Sports Physiotherapist in the Athlete’s Village at the London 2012 games.
MISCP, Stott Pilates Instructor
Audrey graduated in 1998 with First Class Honours from the University of Pretoria, South Africa. Shortly after graduation she moved to London where she remained for 8 years gaining valuable experience in treating sporting and other injuries. Audrey worked in Stoke Mandeville Hospital, the National Centre of Spinal Cord Injuries in the UK, as a Senior Physiotherapist and completed her time in London managing the Physiotherapy and Hydrotherapy Department at the well-known King Edwards VII Hospital Sister Agnes where the focus was on the speedy rehabilitation of joint replacements and sporting injuries.
Since then Audrey has gained further certification in Pilates training from beginners through to advanced level and prenatal and postnatal instruction. Through undertaking a number of courses in Pilates her teaching style, using small equipment, is innovative and challenging.
Audrey is a keen sportswoman. To-date she has run the Comrades Ultra-Marathon in South Africa, and the Athens, Dublin and Berlin Marathons. More recently, her interest has shifted towards participation in a number of Multisport and Adventure Race Challenges and she is also an active member of Rathgar Tennis Club.
Audrey, a member of the National Osteoporosis Society of the UK, is actively raising awareness of Osteoporosis and is an advocate of the benefits of safe exercise as a preventative measure.
Further registrations are held by Audrey with the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists and its equivalent bodies in the UK and South Africa respectively.
MISCP Mphyt (Sports) MEx Sc (S&C)
Sarah Jane graduated from Trinity College Dublin with a BSc Hons Degree in Physiotherapy in 1998. She subsequently practised physiotherapy in Ireland, New Zealand and Australia before completing her masters in Sports Physiotherapy from the University of Queensland, Australia in 2004.
Sarah Jane was part of medical staff for Team Ireland at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and the 2012 London Olympics. Sarah Jane is currently lead physiotherapist with Rowing Ireland and is travelling extensively with the team for training camps and international regattas. Sarah Jane is resident physiotherapist in the Irish Institute of Sport and Swim Ireland’s High Performance Centre in Dublin. She is also a certified Pilates instructor in both matwork and reformer.
She has recently completed a Masters in Exercise Science in Strength and Conditioning. Sarah Jane’s areas of interest include musculoskeletal disorders, functional rehabilitation of sports injuries with a special interest in rowing and swimming related injuries.