Physical Therapist

ABOUT KILBARRACK PHYSIOTHERAPY CLINIC

OUR PHYSIOTHERAPISTS
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Geri Cleary MISCP, MMACP, M.B.Ac.C. Lic. Ac.

 

Geri Cleary qualified in 1976 from TCD and became a member of The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy.

 

Following 2 years working in St. Mary’s Hospital, she traveled to Canada and worked in Halifax then Vancouver specialising in the area of Respiratory medicine/ ICU.

On her return to Dublin, she worked for 13 years as a clinical tutor/lecturer in Manipulation Therapy in TCD, and through further postgraduate courses in Northern Ireland and London gained membership of the Manipulation Association of Chartered Physiotherapists.

Geri was a member of the Medical Team at the Seoul Olympics in 1988 and treated the Boxers prior to the Barcelona Olympics in 1992. She also treated the Dublin Hurling team as well as many of the local GAA and Soccer and athletic clubs.

She established Kilbarrack Physiotherapy & Acupuncture Clinic in 1988 and then also became a TCM Practitioner and is a member of the British Council of Acupuncture.

Over the course of more than 35 years, she has specialised in the following areas; Manual Therapy, Sports Medicine, Acupuncture, Women's Health, Vestibular Rehabilitation and Respiratory Physiotherapy.

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Lynne Bell MISCP, Dip. Physio, Lic. Ac.

 

Lynne studied Physiotherapy at Queens College Glasgow, graduating in 1983 with a Diploma in Physiotherapy with Distinction.

 

From 1983 to 1985 she worked as a Basic Grade Physiotherapist in Glasgow Royal Infirmary, working 3 monthly rotations through Medical, Surgical, Orthopaedics, Out Patients, Burns Unit, Intensive Care Unit, Hydrotherapy, Cardio Thoracic Surgery and Hand Clinic speciality.

 

In 1985 Lynne moved to Gartnavel General Hospital, Glasgow, working as a Senior II Physiotherapy on a 6 monthly rotations through Community, Out Patients, Medical and Orthopaedics. From 1987 to 1990 she worked as a Senior Physiotherapist specialising in Out Patient Physiotherapy and Cardiac Rehabilitation.

Lynne travelled abroad in 1990 and while in Australia she worked in Out Patient Physiotherapy at Townsville General Hospital, North Queensland.

 

On her return to Scotland in 1991 Lynne worked as a Senior Physiotherapist in locum positions in both Gorbals Health Centre in Out Patients and Leverndale Hospital in Out Patients and Patient Psychiatric services.

 

Lynne moved to Ireland in 1992 taking up a position as Clinical Tutor in Trinity College School of Physiotherapy, where she supervised and taught Students within James Hospital, The Adelaide Hospital, The Meath Hospital and the National Rehabilitation Unit.

 

She joined Kilbarrack Physiotherapy Clinic in 1996, where she is a Physiotherapist and also practices Acupuncture. In 1996 Lynne took a two year Licentiate in Acupuncture with the British College of Acupuncture.

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Roisin Crosse MISCP, B.Sc, RPT
 

Róisín is a Chartered and Board Registered Physiotherapist, who graduated from Trinity College Dublin in 1993 with a BSc in Physiotherapy. Her primary area of interest has always been in treatment of the injuries and dysfunctional patterns of the musculoskeletal system, and in using hands-on techniques to assess and treat these problems.  

Róisín first encountered Manual Therapy Techniques and Myofascial Release Techniques while working in Connecticut, USA from 1994-1996, where she started her training with Sharon Weiselfish (Upledger Institute) and Mark Barnes (John Barnes Approach).

Since then Róisín has continued her education in these techniques with by taking courses with Kerry D’Ambrogio, founder of the D’Ambrogio Institute of Manual Therapy Techniques. In 2014 she completed her training to become qualified as a Certified Pilates Matwork Instructor with the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute (APPI), London.

 

In recent years she has been working with children with Dyspraxia and other general co-ordination and sensory delay disorders referred to her by Neurodevelopemental Occupational Therapists.
 

Assessing, treating and understanding the fascial system in the body is cornerstone of Róisín‘s physiotherapy practice, and she likes to keep up to date with the latest research in the anatomy, physiology and pathology of this area. She is member of the Fascia Research Society, which is an international group of scientists, researchers, doctors and therapists dedicated to gaining more knowledge about how the fascial system works, and she attends their International Fascia Research Congress which is held every three years.