Eric Wolfe MISCP. MAACP.

BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy, Chartered Physiotherapist.

Eric Wolfe is a member of the Irish Chartered Society of Physiotherapy. He graduated from King’s College London in 1999 following a four-year degree course.

On graduating he completed his rotational experience in Greenwich Hospital London, before specialising in musculo-skeletal outpatients in Queen Elizabeth Hospital London. On traveling to New Zealand he continued to gain experience in musculo-skeletal injuries when working there as a Physiotherapist in Private Practice.

Returning to Ireland in 2003 he took up work at The Cork Therapy Centre where he combined this with being the Physiotherapy for Cork City FC for the 2004 Season. Eric now manages the The Cork Therapy Centre.

Eric is a keen sports person and takes part at a competitive level in Adventure racing, Triathlons, Running, Cycling and Mountain biking. This gives Eric a great understanding of the physical and psychological requirements needed to competer in sport. He has a special interest in sports physiotherapy and rehabilitation, having worked for numerous soccer, rugby, and G.A.A. clubs.

Eric practices a hands-on approach to treatment employing a wide variety of manually orientated techniques including dry needling. He maintains an up to date repertoire of skills as a result of completing courses regularly.

Emma Robertson BSc (Hons). MISCP.  CPVP.

BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy, Chartered Physiotherapist & Veterinary Physiotherapist.

Emma graduated Glasgow Caledonian University in 2003. Initially she worked in out-patients in hospital in her native Argyll on the west coast of Scotland as well as undertaking voluntary work with her local soccer team.

In July 2004 she moved to Cork where she worked in a private practice in Ballincollig until May 2006 when she joined Cork Therapy Centre. In February 2006 she took up a position as physiotherapist to Cork City Football Club which she held for two seasons while maintaining part-time work in the clinic. Currently Emma is working 3 days per week in Cork Therapy Centre and still maintains a special interest in sports physiotherapy, treating athletes from amateur to international level in many disciplines including soccer, GAA, martial arts and athletics.  She also offers massage therapy, sports massage and deep tissue massage.

In September 2010 Emma completed post-graduate training in Veterinary Physiotherapy and is working part-time in this field, primarily treating horses and dogs.

Since early 2011 Emma and Mary Gleasure have been treating CIT students who compete in a variety of sports on-site in their medical centre 2 afternoons per week during term time.

She has also completed a number of orthopaedic, spinal and manual therapy oriented physiotherapy courses including dry needling and kinesiotaping.

Claire Griffin MISCP

BSc (Hons) MSc Physiotherapy, Chartered Physiotherapist

Graduating with a Masters in Physiotherapy from the University of Ulster at Jordanstown in 2005, Claire is currently a member of the Irish Society of Physiotherapists and Chartered Physiotherapists in Private Practice. She has a special interest in sports physiotherapy, and has treated athletes at international level.

She initially worked in the Bon Secours Hospital in Cork from 2005 to 2007, before joining the Cork Therapy Centre on a full time basis in 2007.

Claire is a keen sports person, and takes part in regular running and cycling training. She trains and competes with Leevale AC and won her first competition earlier this year, the Munster Novice Road Championships, winning silver for Club and County. Claire was team physiotherapist for Highfield RFC (Juniors) 2009 – 2010.

Claire has completed a number of postgraduate chartered physiotherapy postgraduate musculoskeletal, orthopaedic, spinal, manual therapy and biomechanical courses, and has a particular interest in myofascial pain, employing a highly successful technique called dry needling of myofascial trigger points. She undertakes regular courses to improve her skills.

Claire also lectures FETAC Level 6 and ITEC Anatomy and Physiology for Fitness Instructors, as well as teaching Spinal Anatomy and Back Care as part of Manual Handling Instructors’ Course.

Sean McKenna

Seán McKenna MBA, BComm, BSc Hons (Physiotherapy) MISCP

BSc Hons (Physiotherapy)

Seán graduated from the University of Limerick (UL), where he was a mature student, in June 2014 with a BSc in Physiotherapy (1st Class Honours). In September 2014 he commenced postgraduate research within the Department of Clinical Therapies in UL and is now pursuing a PhD. His research is looking at the effects of exercise in people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA).

Seán has a keen interest in sport, having previously played with Belvedere Rugby Club. He is a qualified Ski-instructor, is a member of the British Association of Snowsport Instructors (BASI) and recently acted as Team Physiotherapist for the Scottish Ski Team. He is a qualified Pilates Instructor so understands the importance of mobility and stability in the rehabilitation of chronic injuries and teaches Pilates classes in the Clinic.

Please follow his link for more information regarding his research:-

http://www.ul.ie/clinicaltherapies/content/seán-mckenna

Deirdre O’ Sullivan MISCP

BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy, Chartered Physiotherapist

Deirdre graduated with a B in Physiotherapy from university College Dublin in 1995. She is a practicing member of the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists.

Deirdre has sixteen years physiotherapy experience specialising in the assessment and management of paediatric conditions in hospitals both in Dublin and Cork. Deirdre has developed a special interest in the area of paediatrics because of its versatility and complexity andshe really enjoys the innovative nature of working with children and their families.

She has a great deal of experience working with children with a wide variety of conditions including: neuro-developmental conditions, congenital conditions, rehabilitation post surgery, musculo-skeletal conditions, rheumatologic conditions, childhood obesity, co-ordination disorders, postural management and many more.

Deirdre is committed to continuing professional development and has furthered her skills as a physiotherapist by completing numerous post-graduate courses including paediatric bobath training, infant massage instruction course and orthotic prescription.