MSc (Sports Med), BSC (Physio), MPNZ, MISCP
Musculoskeletal, Vestibular/Concussion Rehabilitation and Oncology/Cancer Rehabilitation Physiotherapist
Ian is a chartered physiotherapist he is trained in manual therapy and dry needling and prefers to blend his chosen techniques to the individual to provide a tailored programme that best suits the individual. He specialises in exercise therapy and rehabilitation. Since graduating in 2011 he has worked in private practice working in sport, cancer rehabilitation, concussion management and vestibular rehabilitation. He completed his MSc in Sports and Exercise Medicine in 2015 during which he won the Carroll Russell memorial prize for best in clinical exams.
Ian has worked both at home in Ireland and overseas in New Zealand. After qualifying as a physiotherapist Ian worked in private practice as well as with sports teams including the Leinster U19s rugby programme, FAI emerging talent teams and Irish hockey underage teams. He has spent a year teaching anatomy to all health/medical students in Trinity College.
In 2015 after completing his MSc Ian moved to New Zealand where he worked in a musculoskeletal practice which catered particularly to sports injuries, individuals post surgery and cancer/oncology related issues to help people return to work, sport and generally optimise their quality of life. While working there Ian trained as a cancer rehabilitation specialist with a particular focus on Men’s, adolescents and young adults cancers which is work he finds particularly rewarding. He has worked with NZ national champion powerlifters, international hockey players, triathletes, ultra runners, NPC rugby players, and the New Zealand football development programme.
Through his sporting background Ian is quite interested in concussion. While in New Zealand he trained in concussion management and rehabilitation which he has worked in for the past 3 years, helping people return to work, sport, exercise and family life. His work in concussion led him to train in vestibular physiotherapy enabling him to treat conditions causing dizziness such as BPPV / vertigo and balance problems. With his concussion work he found many people with breathing pattern disorders exacerbating and mimicking concussion symptoms such as fatigue, poor concentration, reduced ability to exercise, episodes of dizziness, this led Ian to training in the treatment of breathing pattern disorders. Breathing pattern disorders are quite common and can cause fatigue, pain, nerve disorders, dizziness, reduced concentration and impact stress/anxiety.
|2020 – Bradcliff Breathing Rehabilitation Certification|
|2018 – Vestibular Rehabilitation Certification|
|2017 – Concussion Work Rehabilitation Course|
|2017 – Olympic Weight Lifting Instructor – AWF / OWNZ|
|2016 – APPI Pilates level 1|
|2015 – Masters in Sports and Exercise Medicine – Trinity College Dublin
Winner Carol Russell memorial prize
|2014 – Dry Needling Certification|
|2011 – BSc Physiotherapy – Trinity College Dublin|
|Senior Physiotherapist Active Plus, Auckland.|
|Physiotherapist, East Coast Physiotherapy, Wicklow|
|Physiotherapist The Meridian Clinic, Dublin|
|2018-2019 Head Physiotherapist at Marist University North Harbour Rugby Club, Auckland|
|2016-2018 Physiotherapist for New Zealand Football U14, U15 and U16 teams|
|2015-2017 Physiotherapist for Auckland GAA|
|2013 Leinster U19s Physiotherapist|
|2012-2014 Physiotherapist Irish Hockey U16 and U18 Boys and Girls teams|
Personal Sporting Profile
|Completed Auckland Harbour Traverse|
|Since finishing playing club rugby Ian has taken up running and enjoys weight lifting|