Marion graduated with a B.Sc. in Occupational Therapy from N.U.I. Galway. With a passion for travel, and to gain OT experience, Marion moved to the UK to work with the NHS in Community Rehabilitation for two years. After gaining invaluable experience in this area she moved to Australia to work in Private Rehabilitation for adults for four years.
Marion’s experience is mainly in adult rehabilitation and she is particularly passionate about working with people with varying neurological diagnoses such as Parkinson’s Disease, MS and Stroke. She also works with adults who have had falls, surgery and who have decreased mobility.
Marion has a special interest in working with people with Parkinson’s Disease (PD) and is certified in the ‘LSVT® BIG’ exercise programme from the US. Marion has also completed the Australian based ‘PD Warrior™’ programme which is a highly effective exercise program aimed to slow down the symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease. Personal Health is the first clinic in Ireland to run this programme. Marion is also a certified ‘Tai Chi for Health and Falls Prevention’ and ‘Tai Chi for Rehabilitation’ instructor. This year Marion is also completing a course in stroke rehabilitation through the ARNI Institute in the UK. She is a current member of the Association of Occupational Therapist’s Ireland (AOTI).