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 KilIlkenny 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.