Meet Our Therapists

    Mr. John Hennessy

    BSc Physio, M.I.S.C.P.

    Chartered Physiotherapist


    John graduated from the University of Huddersfield in 2009 with an honours degree in physiotherapy. Eager to pursue a career in musculoskeletal physiotherapy, his first post was in a graduate training programme giving him the opportunity to develop an advanced understanding of musculoskeletal conditions in a private clinic. With this knowledge, he went to develop his experience working in private practice and sports settings in New Zealand and Australia.  More recently, a return to the UK allowed him to further experience sports and private practice settings, including a year working with the Chelsea FC Academy.

    John is originally from Kildorrery and is excited by the prospect of working in his local health centre. He hopes to take the knowledge and experience of working abroad to deliver an effective and empathetic service to the local community.

        Mr. Gildas Raphalen –

        BSc Physio, M.I.S.C.P., Dip. Osteo., M.O.C.I
        Chartered Physiotherapist & Registered Osteopath

        Gildas graduated with a BSc. in Physiotherapy in 1997 and spent his first three years post qualification working in France. Since 2000, he is an active member of the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists and has combined work in both the hospital and private practice setting, opening his own Physiotherapy Clinic in Mitchelstown in 2006.
        Since then he has furthered his studies and qualified in 2011 as an Osteopath in Paris. He is now also, a registered member of the Osteopathic Council of Ireland. He specialises in musculoskeletal and sport injuries treatment with an emphasis on manual therapy.
        ​Gildas provides assessment and treatment of musculoskeletal conditions for ​adults, children and babies in both the Physiotherapy and Osteopathy fields.
        ​Osteopathy treatment can be beneficial for patients suffering from ​Musculoskeletal dysfunction or for children and babies suffering from ​colic, re-flux, constipation, sleeping difficulties, plagiocephaly and other ​conditions during their development

            Sinéad McCarthy

            BSc. (Hons) Physio. MISCP CPWHC POGP

            MSc. (Distinction) Continence for Physiotherapists

            Clinical Specialist Women’s & Men’s Health Chartered Physiotherapist

            Sinéad graduated with a BSc. (Hons) in Physiotherapy from Trinity College Dublin in 2006 and worked in the HSE for a number of years post-qualification. She first gained experience in women’s health and continence at the University Maternity Hospital, Limerick. Sinéad then moved to Melbourne, Australia where she worked in private practice before moving back to London in 2013. Here she worked as a Specialist Women’s & Men’s Health Physiotherapist and Team Lead in a leading private practice in Kensington until returning to Ireland in 2017. Whilst in the U.K. Sinéad completed her Masters degree in Continence for Physiotherapists and completed research in pelvic floor muscle training. She has presented her research at the Pelvic Obstetric & Gynaecological Physiotherapists Annual Conference in 2016, and was published in 2017.

            Sinéad specializes in the management of male and female bladder, bowel and sexual dysfunction; pelvic organ prolapse; pelvic pain; pain or musculoskeletal dysfunction in pregnant or postnatal women; and post-pregnancy abdominal separation and pelvic floor muscle rehabilitation. She is qualified to perform vaginal and rectal internal examinations, biofeedback, manual therapy, acupuncture, dry needling and clinical pilates amongst other treatment techniques.

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              Catherine Whelan and Mary Cremins, are here to welcome you, to answer any queries and can provide you with an appointment at a time that is suitable to you.

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              Monday – Friday 8.00am to 5.30pm
              Saturdays, Sundays & Bank Holidays – Closed

              Monday – Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm
              Saturdays, Sundays & Bank Holidays – Closed