About Me

Meadbh O'Leary

My name is Meadbh O'Leary (I.I.P.T. (Phys.)) and I am a fully trained and registered Physical Therapist, Manipulative Therapist and Sports Injury Therapist. I also have a number of other qualifications that enhance my means of treatment. Also, I am continuing to study to increase my knowledge and diversify the way in which I can treat particular problems.

Additional qualifications include dry needling/biomedical acupuncture, spinal manipulation, muscle energy techniques, peripheral manipulation, spinal reflex release technique, Stott Pilates, first aid and sports strapping and taping. Using a very hands-on approach, I identify and treat, not only the symptoms but in many cases, the underlying factors that may be causing the problem. Each treatment is specifically designed to suit you and your individual problem.

Since qualifying as a physical therapist in 2010, I have worked and gained invaluable experience in some of the busiest physical therapy and osteopathic clinics in the country. I have worked with numerous sports teams and independent athletes during that time. I have also worked at several marathons and triathlons around the county and just love the buzz and atmosphere that surrounds these events. Currently, I am heavily involved with the Clonakilty Waterfront Marathon and Waterfront Ultra Marathon.

My own history of sport has led to a number of injuries over the years. This, I believe, helps me to empathise with my clients; it also allows me to share my rehabilitation experiences with them. Over the years, I have successfully learned how to manage these injuries and in doing so, ensure that I can maintain the active lifestyle that I want.

My qualifications are from the following institutes:

  • Irish Institute of Physical Therapy - Registered Member: as a result, I am fully insured and all treatments are covered by VHI, Laya, Aviva Healthcare if the person has the appropriate plan.
  • American Dry Needling Institute - Dry Needling / Biomedical Acupuncture
  • Northern Institute of Massage, Manchester - Manipulative Therapy
  • Northern Institute of Massage - Electrotherapy Qualification
  • Superspine Inc. - Primal Reflex Release Technique
  • Irish Red Cross - First Aid
  • Irish Institute of Physical Therapy - Cranial Therapy (Sept. 2013)