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Ruth Magee MPhty, BA (HONS), BSc, MISCP

Ruth is a Chartered Physiotherapist in Sports and Exercise Medicine with a masters in manipulative physiotherapy from The University of Queensland, Australia. She has over 20 years experience and works with a number of top consultants in Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine and Chronic Pain. She has a particular interest in resolving chronic, complex pain conditions. She has worked with two of Ireland’s National teams and has toured with Riverdance.

She works with Wexford Senior County Hurling Team and junior and senior athletes at County, National and International level. She founded the Enniskerry Physiotherapy Clinic in 2001.

In 2014 she was appointed by the Minister for Health to sit on the Physiotherapists Registration Board of Ireland.

Qualifications

1989 – BA (HONS) Sports Studies – University of Ulster
1993 – BSc Physiotherapy – Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh
1996 – Masters Manipulative Physiotherapy / Musculoskeletal Medicine – University of Queensland, Australia
Pilates Clinician – Dance Medicine Australia / New York Power Pilate


Experience

Senior Physiotherapist in the Chronic Pain Clinic and Rheumatology Department (including the Juvenile Arthritis and Early Arthritis Clinics), St. Vincent’s University Hospital, Dublin
Managed the specialist Spinal Unit Clinic, St Vincent’s University Hospital, Dublin
Worked in a specialised TMJ, Headache / Facial Pain Clinic and a Back Specialist Clinic in the USA
Physiotherapist to the Irish International Men’s Basketball Team (European Tour)
Physiotherapist to the Irish International Rowers team Junior & Senior
Physiotherapist to the Riverdance troupe (1998 – 2001), for both the European and Asian tours. Resident physiotherapist on Broadway, New York. Specialist in the treatment of dance related injuries ( Ballet, Irish Dancing and Flamenco) and overuse injuries in musicians
Has worked with athletes at National, International and Professional levels in golf, triathlon, rugby, GAA, football and dance in both her Enniskerry clinic and in the Fitness Assessment and Sports Injuries Clinic in Edinburgh
Clinical tutor to University College Dublin and Trinity College Dublin students
Physiotherapist in Kirkcaldy Hospital, Scotland ( 1993 – 1995)
Student Erasmus placement in Karolinska Hospital, Stockholm and Valencia Spain


Recognition

Current guest lecturer on the Sports Medicine Masters, Trinity College Dublin and the Masters in Musculoskeletal Medicine University College Dublin
Guest lecturer Nanyang Singapore 2012 in conjunction with Trinity College Dublin
Physiotherapist contributor to a HSE dvd on pregnancy and health 2011
Chapters in Exercise Therapy in the Management of Musculoskeletal Disorders in association with Trinity College Dublin (2011)
Chapter on physical preparation of the rider , DK Complete Horse Riding Manual by William Micklem (2003/2013)
Paper on Cervicogenic Headache in Medical Journal Cephalalgia 1999
Developed and produced the Irish Dance Fitness Plan DVD
Served as an executive on the board of the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists
Guest physiotherapist on the Marian Finucane Show, RTE’s training show ‘No experience needed’ and TV3’s Ireland AM
Lectures internationally on sports injury management, injury prevention and musculoskeletal medicine


Personal Sporting Profile

Represented Ireland on the International Tetrathlon team
On winning team of All Ireland Hockey Intervarsity
Completed Marathon
Enjoys Pilates, yoga, hill walking, skiing and horse riding