Power Physiotherapy was founded with a simple mission;
“to show the people in the locality what a chartered physiotherapist can offer. To give science and evidence based professional treatments to best serve the patient and allow them a safe return to full function efficiently, without causing unnecessary discomfort.
William is a native of Carlow and comes from a sporting background, with Gaelic football being his first love. He played with Carlow from a young age right up to senior level. In 2005 he broke his leg against Offaly in the senior championship and it was this that led him to become a physiotherapist.
William has undertaken a number of post graduate courses to further his knowledge, keeping up to date with all the latest literature, allowing him to make the correct and best clinical decisions for the benefit of the patient.
Kathleen is a Chartered Physiotherapist who graduated from the UK with a First Class Honours in Bsc Physiotherapy. Prior to this, she studied for 2 years at IT Carlow.
While in the UK, Kathleen worked for the NHS in a regional Neurological centre for Rehabilitation, and also with the elderly on a community basis. She has had extensive experience in acute hospital physiotherapy involvement, but has also been involved with musculoskeletal elite athletes programmes, while also working in private physiotherapy clinics in the UK.
Throughout her studying career, Kathleen spent her holidays gaining experience and exposure within a busy private physiotherapy clinic in Kilkenny, where she gained insightful knowledge in Pilates and Orthotics. Here she developed, organised and was the main physiotherapist at youth strength and core development classes, which consisted of 6 classes weekly for 6 weeks of the summer holidays.
She has also volunteered as a physiotherapist on a work placement in India with disadvantaged and disabled children.
Kathleen has extensive knowledge in neurological conditions has had attended a Bobath workshop while working in the UK. She also has extensive research in cognitive function and dysfunction, and the affects simple exercise can have on maintaining and prolonging a healthy brain, body and overall physical condition.
Kathleen has post graduate courses in the pipe-line , which will benefit each client as they come to visit her for assessment and treatment in our clinic.
I would describe myself as being mainly a manual therapist. I like to use exercise prescription and hands on manual techniques to manage the various musculoskeletal conditions that we see in the clinic. I have garnered almost 6 years of private practice experience and have been lucky enough to work in busy clinics in Dublin, Sydney and Kilkenny.
As part of my role here in Power Physiotherapy I also provide weekly physiotherapy treatment to the residents of Signature Care Nursing Home in Killerig.
I enjoy working with clients towards achieving their individual goals using evidenced based treatments. I have a passion for the promotion of a healthy lifestyle and active ageing, helping clients to maintain independence and to enjoy a good quality of life. I also have a keen interest in sports rehabilitation and injury prevention.
I have over 25 years of experience working as a Chartered Physiotherapist both in a hospital setting and in private practise.
I completed post graduate education in Women’s health, Acupuncture, Neurology and Healthcare Management.
I have extensive experience of working with patients in rehabilitation settings following orthopaedic surgery and neurovascular incidents like stroke and head injury.