Chartered Physiotherapist, MSc Exercise Physiology
Theresa is originally from Wicklow and became a qualified Physiotherapist in 2013. She spent nearly 5 years practicing in New Zealand and Australia, gaining valuable experience in musculoskeletal injuries, post-operative care, and chronic pain management. Returning to Ireland, she worked for 5 years in Galway in private practice treating a range of conditions. She is a certified Pilates and Yoga instructor and enjoys teaching all levels of ability.
Theresa strongly believes in the power of movement and exercise-based rehab as a preventive measure as well an an integral part of the rehab process to return you to what you love doing. To further her knowledge and skills in this area she recently completed a Master’s in Exercise Physiology in Rehabilitation. She is happy to be returning to the east coast and is looking forward to her new role with Personal Health. Outside work, she enjoys the outdoors and quality time with family and friends.
Chartered Physiotherapist MSc Sports and Exercise Medicine
MSc Exercise Physiology
Megan recently graduated with a M.Sc. in Exercise Physiology and its application in therapy from NUIG. She also has a B.Sc. in Medicinal Chemistry from TU Dublin and a M.Sc. in Coaching Science in Sport from U.C.D. She is a certified Personal Trainer as well as an Exercise for health specialist.
She has been working in the fitness industry for just over 7 years. She has experience working with musculoskeletal clients as well as metabolic pathologies.
She is passionate about exercise and is currently a National and European champion powerlifter. She is committed to motivating and supporting clients in adopting and maintaining healthy lifestyles.
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 exercise 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™’ exercise 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. Marion is a current member of the Association of Occupational Therapist’s Ireland (AOTI) and registered with CORU.
Laura is skilled in a number of areas including heart health, weight management, oncology, stroke, nutrition in surgery, irritable bowel syndrome, coeliac disease, malnutrition and underweight. She is dedicated to providing up to date and evidenced based nutritional advice, and helping you reach your nutritional goals.
After completing her training in hospitals in Blackpool and Crewe in the UK, Laura commenced her career in Aintree University hospital in Liverpool, before returning to Ireland to work in St. James’s hospital. She is currently working as a community dietitian in the area of chronic disease.
From Kilkenny, Laura is a current member of the Irish Nutrition and Dietetic institute (I.N.D.I), the national organisation for dietitians in Ireland, and is registered with CORU, the national registration board for health and social care professions.
She is a complete foodie who loves to cook nutritious meals, so a career in dietetics was a no brainer for her. She loves to exercise, where she is a keen runner and cyclist in her spare time.
Andrew’s vision for Personal Health is to become synonymous with the concept of exercise prescription in medical populations.
He founded Personal Health – Medical Exercise ClinicTM in February 2016. 7 years later the clinic has provided personalised exercise prescription for over 6,000 people online or in person, across corporate and medical populations.
Andrew’s background as a professional rugby player for 11 years heightened his awareness around the need for detailed, clinical rehabilitation processes.
This developed into a deep passion for ‘exercise as medicine’ and the physiological benefits of exercise in clinical populations.
He truly believes that exercise prescription should be a key part of all medical treatment plans.
Kate, originally from South Africa, has made Ireland her home for the past 5 years.
She and her husband successfully owned and operated a small business in Johannesburg for 7 years. With her extensive experience in general staff and business management & qualifications as a bookkeeper, she brings a wealth of expertise to the table.
In addition to her professional accomplishments, Kate’s personal journey has led her to become a devoted learner of various physiotherapy and occupational therapy techniques. As a dedicated mother to a child with cerebral palsy, she takes on the role of his own therapist on a daily basis.
Having worked in the NHS for 2 years and 5 further years in Multidisciplinary Exercise Medicine + Rehabilitation in Sydney, Australia, Marion brings a wealth of experience to her management role in Personal Health.
Marion is responsible for driving standards and processes within the clinical team that are aligned to our core purpose: That exercise prescription becomes a key part of the medical treatment plan.
She has managed to combine all of this challenging and important work alongside being a new Mammy to little Eva in the last year.
In her spare time she is a talented fiddle player and loves the occasional Trad session.