ABOUT TRALEE PHYSIOTHERAPY CLINIC.
Tara established Tralee Physiotherapy Clinic in 2004 after working in hospitals and private practices in Ireland and Australia. Tara has worked with athletes from international to local level. She was physiotherapist to the Irish Amateur Boxing Team 2004-2009 and Kerry Senior Football 2007 & 2008. She specialises in musculoskeletal pain, vestibular disorders and pelvic floor dysfunction. She has a keen focus on rehabilitation, setting up one of the first physiotherapist led Pilates studios in the country. As an Ergonomics Consultant, she has been involved in the provision of ergonomic consultancy services to a broad range of industry sectors. Her focus is on the prevention of injury through biomechanical and ergonomic risk management and education. Tara is a mother of two and enjoys hiking, sailing, swimming, golf, gardening and beekeeping.
Aisling graduated with honors from UCD and was awarded the Mater Misercordiae University Hospital Commerative Medal for Excellence in Clinical Practice in 2013. Aisling worked extensively with sports injuries with Limerick inter-county teams and local GAA teams. She worked in Alberta, Canada for two years providing rehabilitation to people recovering from road traffic accidents, work related injuries and sports injuries. She also has extensive experience with occupational injuries and testing Functional Capacity for return to work. Upon her return to Ireland Aisling joined the Tralee Physiotherapy team in January 2016. She places a strong emphasis on rehabilitation in acute and chronic musculoskeletal injuries. Aisling also has experience in care of the elderly providing a physiotherapy service to local Nursing Homes. She is a trained Pilates instructor and enjoys using Pilates as part of rehabilitation. Aisling enjoys spending time outdoors hill walking and has a keen interest in weightlifting.
Dana works primarily in our Castleisland Physiotherapy Clinic. She has attended a wide range of post-graduate physiotherapy courses including dry needling, biomechanics, core stability / Pilates, and many others. Dana has worked in private hospitals and clinics in Tralee. She has experience with professional, elite and local sports athletes providing education and rehabilitation to assist recovery and prevent further injuries. Dana also provides physiotherapy services to the Nursing Home environment, giving tailored exercise and rehabilitation programmes to suit the residents need. Dana has trained with APPI (Australian Physiotherapy & Pilates Institute) and has developed advanced skills in this area. Dana is physically active and enjoys hiking, water sports, and travelling.
Pilates instructor at Tralee Physiotherapy Clinic. Physiotherapist to the Kerry Senior Football Team for 2009-2010.
Sandra is a qualified physiotherapist receiving First class honours and the Dame Agnes Hunt research prize from Keele University, Staffordshire in 2012.
Since qualifying, Sandra has worked in both private practice and hospitals throughout London as well as within the NHS community where she is regarded as an Advanced Physiotherapist. This has afforded her with extended diagnostic skills outside of the traditional physiotherapy role. Her most recent role working at Crystal Palace sports and rehabilitation centre has given her widespread experience dealing of dealing with athletes as well as those weekend warriors. Sandra’s experience extends to those suffering with acute and chronic spinal pain, overuse injuries and those who require post-operative rehabilitation. She has a particular interest in movement analysis and is known for her strong communication skills, ability to connect and educate her clients about their condition.
Additionally Sandra is a qualified Pilates teacher and personal trainer. Sandra is particularly interested in research and enjoys sharing her learning experiences through blogs, team meetings and videos. For time out she enjoys travelling, keeping active either in the great outdoors on her mountain biking or by foot or at the gym.
Deirdre our clinic administrator joined the clinic in 2013 and since then has been responsible for the administrative aspects creating an efficient, friendly and welcoming environment. Deirdre enjoys reading, music, swimming and socializing.
Petr is a qualified soft tissue therapist, specialising in sports, deep tissue massage and lymphatic drainage massage.
In addition, Petr relies upon a variety of techniques such as Trigger point Therapy, Myofascial release, Soft Tissue Release, Muscle Energy Techniques and controlled stretching to encourage healing of his client’s tissues. Petr is also available for K-Taping. Petr has spent the last 9 years working as Sports Massage Therapist in various clinics in London and has worked closely with rugby teams and a professional football club. In addition, Petr has also experience dealing with triathletes and weekend warriors as well as with those aches and pains related to posture/stress. It is paramount for Petr that he works closely with his clients to help them achieve their goals and are less susceptible to injury. Having spent half his life playing semi-professional football in the Czech Republic he is well accustomed to injury and has a great understanding of how debilitating an injury can be. Petr’s love for nature, hiking and having an Irish girlfriend encouraged him to relocate to the beautiful Kingdom. Apart from hiking Petr is a keen cyclist and enjoys anything sporty.