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About Theresa McGinn

Theresa McGinn comes from Co. Tyrone. She qualified from University of Ulster with a BSc Honours degree in Physiotherapy in 1986. She has worked in hospitals in Galway, Tyrone, Cork, Kilkenny and Carlow. Whilst working in the public system she also worked in private clinics in Cork and Derry. In Cork Theresa specialised in Neurology and Neurosurgery which gave her an excellent background into movement analysis; and created in her an acute awareness of abnormal movement patterns and how to approach them, this is an excellent basis for treating all sports injuries and musculo-skeletal problems. On arrival in Kilkenny in February 1994 she commenced work in the O'Neill centre but was only in the city 2 months when the Co. GAA approached her to work with the County hurling and Football teams; and hence was born Kilkenny Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Clinic. The clinic grew rapidly and in November 1996 Theresa reluctantly had to leave the O'Neill centre and work full-time in the clinic. Theresa remained as sole physiotherapist in charge of all the Kilkenny County teams until 2000 when family commitments overtook her and she reluctantly gave up the Senior team. She kept on all other teams until 2005. Theresa now looks after all the underage development squads, the Minor Hurling and Football teams, the Intermediate Hurling panels and our football teams. She has undergone intensive post-graduate training in many areas. click here for more information. Theresa loves all areas of physiotherapy but has drifted towards injury prevention through bio-mechanical assessments and analysis of movement, enabling her to accurately determine the root of the problem and treat accordingly. She especially enjoys treating children and teenagers with a view to injury  prevention. Theresa is also a qualified pilates instructor and uses this approach to treatment in a lot of cases, as well as giving classes in the Core Clinic, Clontubrid near Freshford in North Kilkenny.

Pregnancy Pilates

Pregnancy Pilates
What is pilates?
Pilates is a form of exercise that focuses on core stability training, flexibility, improving posture and mental awareness. In Pilates we strengthen your core muscles – deep abdominals (transverse abdominus), deep back muscles (multifidus), muscles at side of abdomen (internal obliques) and the pelvic floor. Your six pack muscles (rectus abdominus) will […]

Pilates in Kilkenny Pre Christmas 2017

Pilates in Kilkenny Christmas Term- Week Beginning 6th November
ALL INSTRUCTORS ARE CHARTERED PHYSIOTHERAPISTS
Kilkenny Classes – 085 7577842 / 056 7752258
Held in Kilkenny Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic Pilates Studio
Directions: 100m from McDonagh Junction / St John’s Church on Dublin rd., next door to AXA Insurance

Beginners 1 & 2 Monday 5.35pm
Sports Pilates Monday 6.45pm 5
Beginners 1 […]

How to Fix Back Pain?

How to fix Back Pain?
Where do I start, Studies have revealed that 1 in 4 people suffer from back pain at some stage in their lives. If you

compare that to other pains, aches or medical conditions it is a very high statistic and yet it is one problem that does not appear to have a […]

Pilates Dates in Kilkenny

Kilkenny Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic
Pilates Class Timetable – Winter 2017
Kilkenny Classes – 085 7577842 / 056 7752258
Held in Kilkenny Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic Pilates Studio
Directions: 100m from McDonagh Junction / St John’s Church on Dublin rd., next door to AXA Insurance

Post Natal Class (bring baby) Monday 11.00am (5 wk blocks)
Beginners Monday 5.35pm (6th […]

Do Pilates work?

My answer to the question “Do Pilates work?” is quite simple – YES, and if you ask me What is Pilates? I’d have to say that to me the answer to that question is simple “Pilates is essential”.
30 years now I am working as a Chartered Physiotherapist and have encountered people with all types of […]

Pilates for Sports Men and Women

Pilates for Sports Men & Women
There is nothing particularly different about Pilates for men or sports people, and contrary to previous beliefs it is not a recreational pastime for lycra clad yummy mummies.

In actual fact pilates was originally developed by  a German physical trainer called Joseph Pilate. He’d had several illnesses as a child and […]