POST GRADUATE TRAINING – Theresa McGinn

  • 2 Weekend courses on ultrasonic imaging for the purposes of biofeedback, with main emphasis on the recruitmant of the Core stability muscles – transversus abdominus and multividi – the main support system for the body.
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Dry Needling – studied through the David G Simons Academy of Switzerland. Course given by Christian Grobli and Jan Dommerholt
  • Deep Dry needling annual study day to keep abreast with developments in this area.
  • Practical Biomechanics – Advanced courses in the assessment of the biomechanical function of the body in relation to the provision of corrective orthotic devices and exercises. Courses given by Gillian Walker, Langer orthotic company, and several by Podiatry Products
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Release using manual techniques – course by Johnson McEvoy
  • Cyriax Orthopaedic medicine courses and examinations allowing membership of the Society of Orthopaedic Medicine
  • McKenzie A and B – Mechanical diagnosis and therapy for Cervical, Thoracic and Lumbar Spine using the well reknown theories and techniques of R. McKenzie
  • Core Stability for trunk and Pelvis – several courses by David Fitzgerald
  • Shoulder Rehabilitation courses, both for the sporting shoulder and adult hemiplegic shoulder
  • Bobath Courses in the treatment of neurological patients, both introductory and advanced courses in adult hemiplegia management and paediatric neurological rehabilitation.
  • Sensory integration dysfunction courses in the theory, assessment, diagnosis and treatment of sensory integration difficulties
  • International, multi-disciplinary, conference on acquired brian injury (England)
  • CPR and first aid courses including the use of AED
  • Gross Motor Function assessment techniques
  • McConnell taping and knee rehabilitation courses
  • Study weekend into advances in Anterior cruciate repair and rehabilitation
  • Muscle Energy techniques in the treatment of hip, pelvis and lumbar dysfunction
  • Repetitive Strain Injury in relation to the upper limb
  • Adverse neural tension in respect of the lower and upper limbs
  • Several electrotherapy courses including laser, ultrasound and interferential therapy courses
  • Intermuscular stimulation course
  • Weekend course in incomplete spinal injury management
  • Proprioeptive neurological facilitation weekend course
  • Several study days on sports injuries, treatment of burns, relaxation techniques, practical splinting
  • Several courses and conferences on cystic fibrosis including  an international conference in this area.

LECTURES AND COURSES GIVEN                                                      

  • Guest speaker at 2 national conferences on Cystic Fibrosis
  • Lecture on the management of the Hemiplegic foot at national Chiropodists and podiatrists conference
  • Annual Lectures on Flexibility, stretching and core stability to GAA coaches in Leinster – Carlow, Laois and Kilkenny
  • Speaker on Stretching and Core Stability at the National GAA conference in Kildare in 2007
  • Talk on Biomechanics and orthotics to the GP group in Kilkenny
  • Talk on  Pitch side Physiotherapy to the South Eastern branch of the ISCP in Waterford at annual study day.
  • Several talks to the Headway Ireland group in Cork after being 1 of the founders of the same group.
  • Talk on basic handling and physiotherapy approach to children with disabilities, given to mature students doing a child care course.
  • Regular lectures, to transition year students in several schools, on back care, flexibility and core stability
  • Talks to National schools on looking after your back
  • Several talks to GAA clubs on flexility and correct stretching techniques
  • Annual talk at DJ Carey School of Hurling on correct stretching techniques

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