About Elmwood Physio


Niamh qualified with an Honours Bachelor of Science Degree in Physiotherapy from Trinity College Dublin in 1998 and has worked for the last 18 years as a Chartered Physiotherapist predominantly in musculoskeletal physiotherapy, musculoskeletal rehabilitation, and sports injuries.

About Elmwood PhysioNiamh's clinical experience began in St James Hospital, Dublin and was followed by six years working as a Junior and Senior Physiotherapist in the Bon Secours Hospital Cork, where she gained expertise in the many clinical areas of physiotherapy. For the past 12 years Niamh, has worked in private practice becoming more specialised in musculoskeletal physiotherapy managing a varied clinical workload.

Niamh's interest in musculoskeletal rehabilitation commenced whilst working in the Bon Secours Hospital and her skills as a diagnostic clinician were greatly enhanced after completion of the membership examination in Orthopaedic Medicine and subsequent admittance to the Society of Orthopaedic Medicine in 2002.

Niamh has an interest in biomechanical assessment of the foot and lower limb and has participated in many postgraduate courses in this area leading to an expertise in the prescription of both casted and non-customised orthotic devices. She also has an interest in the rehabilitation of shoulder injuries, both surgical and non-surgical and has undertaken many courses to further develop her skills in this area.

Niamh has qualified as both a Myofascial Trigger Point Dry Needling clinician and as a certified Kinesio Taping Technique practitioner having completed the required training in both specialties. She is also regularly requested to prepare comprehensive medico legal reports to the Courts in relation to personal injury cases.

At present, Niamh is undertaking a Post Graduate Certificate in Clinical Exercise Prescription in Trinity College Dublin. This course aims at providing the clinician with up to date evidence based knowledge on the physical activity guidelines for both young and old and the use of prescribed exercise in both the treatment and prevention of disease.

Diarmuid Horgan

Elmwood Physiotherapy Clinic is located at Elmwood Medical Centre, a modern purpose built facility which brings together a host of medical and allied health professionals available in the local community. The physiotherapy service at the medical centre was founded in 2010 by Aoife Bourke, a native of Glanmire Co. Cork. Aoife spent 5 years working at Elmwood prior to departing for the USA at the end of 2014.

About Elmwood PhysioDiarmuid Horgan, a Clare man, now living locally in Douglas took over the physiotherapy services from the end of 2014. Diarmuid is a member of the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists (MISCP), which requires a university based BSc. Honours Degree and is recognised internationally as a Physical Therapist. He followed this with further research and study with post-graduate qualifications in Musculoskeletal Therapy and a MSc. in Advanced Healthcare Practice (Clinical Therapies). He completed research on manual handling training as part of his masters at the University of Limerick. Diarmuid has also completed post-graduate level training in biomechanical assessment, pain science, strength & conditioning and dry needling.

Diarmuid has worked in several different healthcare settings, from community based in private practice and nursing homes to hospital and on-site occupational health in the work place. This varied experience working in different aspects of healthcare, with persons of all ages, has afforded Diarmuid a great appreciation for holistic and personalised care throughout lifespan. He has particular interest in lifestyle modification strategies and exercise in the treatment of cardiovascular, diabetic and chronic pain patients.

From a sporting perspective, Diarmuid has a keen interest in injury prevention and biomechanics. He has worked with several GAA and rugby clubs as well as individual athletes from various sporting disciplines and ability. He worked as physiotherapist to the Clare Senior Hurling Team from 2010 to 2014. He enjoys running and swimming as well as playing GAA.

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Opening Hours

Day Time
Monday 8.00am – 7.00pm
Tuesday 8.00am – 7.00pm
Wednesday 8.00am – 7.00pm
Thursday 8.00am – 7.00pm
Friday 8.00am – 7.00pm
Saturday 10.00am – 12.00pm

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