Ciara is a proud Donegal woman, who comes from the beautiful village of Ardara. Ciara graduated from the University of Limerick with a first class honours degree in Sport and Exercise Science and then continued her studies in the UK at the University of East Anglia, where she achieved a distinction and graduated top of her class in her Master’s degree in Physiotherapy. Ciara spent the next two years building her knowledge and experience working in the National Health Service in England where her skills earned her a senior musculoskeletal position in a physiotherapy practice in Portsmouth. During this time she continued to study and earned a further qualification in Trigger Point Dry Needling.
Although Ciara enjoys treating all joints, during her time in England she became particularly interested in the spine and helping patients with back pain. She was part of the spinal team in the Portsmouth clinic and ran the spinal stability class, which focused in the management of patients with neck and back pain. In addition to this Ciara also has an interest in the treatment of joint arthritis and was responsible for developing a specialist course for patients suffering from hip and knee arthritis in the South of England.
In Sep 2016, Ciara undertook further study to complete her training in Womens Health. This allows Ciara to assess and treat a range of Womens Health conditions including:
- Bladder Dysfunction
- Pelvic Organ Prolapse
- Pre and Post Natal Care of Mothers.
Ciara also has comprehensive experience in the treatment of acute sports injuries. Physio Éireann also works with the local GAA clubs providing care to their players from underage to senior level.