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Eimear Hoare – Specialist MSK and Sports Physiotherapist

Chartered Physiotherapist (MISCP/ MCPPP) BSc Anatomy, BSc Physio, MSc Sport and Exercise Physiotherapy

Eimear, a native of Maynooth, is a fully qualified and licenced Chartered Physiotherapist. She obtained her degree from Kings College London in 2006. Previous to this Eimear received First Class Honours BSc Anatomy from NUI

Galway in 2003. In 2014 Eimear received the prestigious Mary Costello Gold Medal for outstanding student in MSc Sport and Exercise Physiotherapy.

Post qualification Eimear has worked as a junior physiotherapist in Guys and St Tomas NHS Trust in London and since 2009 has worked in private practice both in London and Ireland. Eimear has covered various rotations in orthopaedic (elective and trauma), musculoskeletal, hydrotherapy, back stability, acute neurology, respiratory and intensive care. Her main interest is sports and rehabilitation. Eimear has over 16 years’ experience with various sporting teams and disciplines including:

  • Since 2015 Eimear has been the lead physiotherapist with Maynooth GAA – covering pitch side at matches and treating all and any injuries in the clinic 
  • In 2017 Eimear worked with the Irish Olympic Council and attended the European Youth Olympic Festival in Goyr  Hungary. Eimear was 1 of 3 physiotherapists working with 40 junior athletes at the Olympic Games.
  • In 2016 Eimear worked with Swim Ireland and attended the European Junior Swimming Championships in Hungary
  • 2 seasons with Kildare Camogie Team 2015/2016
  • 2 seasons with the Laois County Senior Hurling Team 2014/2015.
  • 5 years at Punchestown Races Festival working with the jockeys and turf club 2010-2015.
  • 3 seasons with the Kildare County Senior and U21 Football Team from 2011/2012/2013.
  • Worked at both the London Olympic Games and Paralympic Games in 2012, working alongside Katie Taylor and the rest of the Irish Team in the boxing venue for the Olympics.
  • 3 seasons with Crystal Palace Academy Football Team 2006/2007/2008
  • 2 seasons with London Exiles Rugby Club, London Division 3 and 1 season with Blackheath Rugby Club, London Division 1
  • 3 seasons with various Gaelic hurling, camogie and football teams in London and over 5 seasons with various GAA clubs in Ireland
  • other sports have also been encountered – National level gymnastics, national and club level triathletes, club level basketball, club level hockey, club level swimmers, short and long distance runners, club level cyclists and many more

Eimear is also qualified in acupuncture, vestibular rehabilitation and vertigo, biomechanical assessment, running gait biomechanics, women’s health, level 1 strength and conditioning and has Level 2 Sports Physiotherapy Accreditation.

Outside of the clinic Eimear has a keen interest in cycling, running and triathlons. Whilst living in London Eimear was involved with Croydon Camogie Club and to this day still has strong links with the club. In 2014 Eimear completed the inaugural Console Cycle from Celbridge to Galway (200km cycle) and since then has also completed the 2015 and 2016 cycles. In August 2015 Eimear debuted in and crossed the finish line of the inaugural 70.3 Dublin Half Ironman. Since then she has completed a further 4 half ironman races and  in 2018 Eimear completed her first full distance Ironman in Barcelona, before returning again in 2019 to cross the finish line. In early 2017 Eimear summited the top of Mount Kilimanjaro and has been bitten by the hiking bug.

Watch out for more adventures from Eimear…..

Elaine Douglas- Musculoskeletal and Sports Physiotherapist 

Chartered Physiotherapist (MISCP)  BSc Physio, CORU registered 

Elaine completed her undergraduate degree with honours at the Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen and made her way straight to New Zealand where she has worked in private practice as a musculoskeletal physiotherapist. Originally from Maynooth, Elaine recently returned from overseas with her kiwi husband and their ray-of-sunshine 1-year old daughter.

Prior to returning to Ireland Elaine worked at a Sports Medicine clinic in Wellington as part of a multidisciplinary team, alongside sports physicians, podiatrists, massage therapists, orthopaedic surgeons and strength and conditioning specialists. Elaine is currently working towards my PG Masters in Sports Physiotherapy through the University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Elaine is passionate about health, fitness and wellbeing and after becoming a mum for the first-time last year is now acutely aware of the importance of having a healthy work-life balance. A keen mountain biker, trail runner, cricket and hockey player. She has dipped her toes into various challenges including half-Ironman’s, night running, mountain biking by headlight and also dabbles in snowboarding when gets the chance.

Elaine has a special interest in shoulder injuries and conditions as well as knee rehabilitation but can treat a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions having worked in 3 very busy private practices over the past 9 years. She incorporates evidence-based research, hands on manual therapy including dry needling and exercise prescription into treatment sessions to deliver best practice and strive for optimal recovery from pain and injury.

Elaines’ sporting experience includes:

  • NZ U21 AFL men and womens team physio 2017
  • Senior Womens Capital provincial hockey team physio 2017
  • MAC premier rugby team physio 2014
  • College sport Wellington tournament physio- netball, basketball, athletics and volleyball 2016, 2017 and 2018

Elaine has Sports Physio New Zealand level 1 promotion and prescription of physical activity and exercise, and is experienced with running biomechanical assessment and load management of professional and
amateur athletes.

Tadhg Forde- Musculoskeletal and Sports Physiotherapist 

Chartered Physiotherapist (MISCP)  BSc Physio, CORU registered 

Tadhg, a native of Maynooth, graduated from University College Dublin with a First-Class Honours degree in 2019. As part of his undergraduate elective placement in 2018, Tadhg got the opportunity to work with Bath Rugby in the UK. This experience reinforced the idea that sports and exercise medicine was a career path that he would love to pursue. He is currently completing the MSc in Sports and Exercise Medicine in Trinity College Dublin, partaking in concussion research as part of his Thesis.

Tadhg has had the pleasure of working with various sporting teams and elite school boy rugby programmes including:

  • 1 season with Terenure College Junior Cup Team
  • 1 season with St. Michael’s College Junior and Senior Cup Team
  • 2 seasons with a variety of GAA teams in Kildare and Dublin – Gaelic Football, Hurling and Camogie

Tadhg is a keen sportsman and plays hurling for the Maynooth Senior Hurling team. He has represented Kildare at all age-grades and has been a member of the Kildare Senior Hurling Panel for the past 4 seasons, winning an All-Ireland Christy Ring in 2018.

A combination of these sporting and work commitments has provided Tadhg with experience in the diagnosis and rehabilitation of sporting and musculoskeletal injuries. He would like to share these experiences to aid in the treatment of those ranging from elite sportspeople to the normal population, helping to promote exercise as medicine.

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