Katie is from Crossmolina in County Mayo, the only girl in a house of four, she has three brothers keeping an eye on her. She completed her Bachelors of Science in Physiotherapy in Glasgow Caledonian University. Whilst in Glasgow Katie had the opportunity to build her experience within the National Health Service in Scotland.
During this time she worked within the hospital in both orthopaedics and rheumatology. Here she was responsible for treating patients after their orthopaedic surgeries, such as total hip and knee replacements, and while in rheumatology helped patients with a variety of conditions including rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. Not only did she provide treatment to help their presenting symptoms but worked with the patients to develop long term management strategies. Outside of the hospital Katie has experience in multiple outpatient departments, where she treated patients presenting with a variety of muscle, bone and joint injuries including post surgical rehabilitation.
Before moving home she spent time in a private clinic that specalised in the treatment of sports injuries, where she gained an invaluable insight into the management of the most common sports injuries encountered by players and athletes. This encouraged her to complete further training in Sports Taping, Kinesiology Taping and Pitchside First Aid. She has since worked alongside the Glasgow Caledonian University Ladies Gaelic Football team and Lahardane McHales GAA team. She is an avid supporter of the green and red army of Mayo and has endured many a heartache over the years following her home county.
Katie moved back to Ireland this year and before taking up her post with Physio Éireann was working in a Nursing Home in Mayo. To date she has gained skills in key areas relevant to our patients. From orthopaedics to sports injuries and managing declining mobility in the elderly, we are excited we have Katie in the team to help Physio Éireann clients with what ever their needs may be.