Michael Bowler joined the staff in 2018. He, as many good physiotherapists now do, took the long route to becoming a Chartered Physiotherapist..
He began his studies in Dublin City University where he graduated with a degree in athletic therapy and then moved on to the prestigious Loughborough University where he completed a Masters in Musculoskeletal Science and Health. He then progressed on to complete another Masters, this time in Physiotherapy in the University of Birmingham,
Michael’s work history to date includes working at Stanford University Sports Medicine Department as well as MedEx Wellness Clinic and the student lead clinic in DCU.
He has worked with many GAA sporting bodies including Wicklow GAA, DCU sigerson football team and Duffrey Rovers GAA club in Wexford,
Besides all his physiotherapy and athletic therapy work Michael is passionate about athletics and works as an Athletics coach at Enniscorthy Athletics club.
Michael is hugely passionate about the power of movement. This passion was consolidated following work experience at MedEx, working with elderly patients with chronic diseases and at St Andrews Mental health facility in the UK, where he worked with children and adults with the most severe mental health illnesses seeing at first hand the positive effects of exercise on both body and mind.
Michael’s sporting achievements add a dimension to Kilkenny Physiotherapy Clinic that we never had before. His athletic prowess and the extensive training and coaching he has obtained through his university sports scholarships have added so much to our approach to treatment in the clinic.
Michael’s sporting achievements include:
• British University Championships decathlon champion 2018
• Silver medal in the UK senior decathlon championships
• National pole vault champion 2018
• BUCS pole vault bronze medallist 2018
• 3 senior international caps at the European team championships
• No.1 ranked Irish decathlete 2011-….
• 3 High-jump underage national titles 2007-2010
• IUAA indoor and outdoor record holder – combined events
• Wexford county football U23 Leinster championship winners medal .
All of this athletic experience makes Michael an asset to our clinic as he has developed Speed Classes, Upper and lower limb Rehab classes, Children’s Agility and core classes.
Michael is currently updating his cardiac rehab skills and it is our hope to start up our Cardiac Rehab Classes again soon.
Michael will also be involved in setting up elderly classes for nusring home residents.
Michael is a Wexford man, but he claims Kilkenny influences as well, so hopefully there wont be too much competition in the clinic when it comes to hurling season.