All Physiotherapists at Blackpool Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic are Chartered and members of the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists.
Ann Marie Lucey
Qualifications: B.Sc. Physio MISCP
Post Graduate Certificate Orthopaedic Manual Therapy.
Post Graduate Certificate in Sports Physiotherapy.
Special Interests: Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy. Chronic Pain Management.
I graduated from University College Dublin in 2005 with a B. Sc Physiotherapy (Hons) degree. Once I completed my degree I returned to Cork and worked as a Junior Physiotherapist at the Bons Secours hospital Cork for two years enjoying rotations through respiratory, neurology, the ICU, orthopaedics and outpatients. I truly enjoyed working in musculoskeletal care. I decided to up sticks and set my sites on New Zealand and Australia, where sport and physiotherapy are central to people’s health and well-being. I worked in several practices in the few years I spent between the two countries. The experience abroad was extremely rewarding and enriching. I worked alongside titled Musculoskeletal Physiotherapists, who provided me mentorship and challenged my thinking. I worked in a clinic which ran controlled trials from the local University of Queensland, which was fascinating to measure the effectiveness and impact of Physiotherapy on various conditions. I returned to Cork with this experience and have enjoyed managing Blackpool Physiotherapy Clinic since 2013. I have completed post graduate Certificates in Sports Physiotherapy (University of Bath) and Orthopaedic Manual Therapy (Perth, Australia). I am a practicing member of the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists and I am committed to continuing my professional development.
Qualifications: I spent four years studying in University College Dublin, where I graduated in 2015 with an honours BSc degree in Physiotherapy and am an active member of the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists (ISCP) and Chartered Physiotherapists in Sports & Exercise Medicine (CPSEM). Following this I went onto Cardiff Metropolitan University where I completed a Masters in Sports & Exercise Medicine, carrying out research in the area of concussion.
Special Interests: Musculoskeletal and Sports Injuries
With a particular interest in musculoskeletal and sports injuries, I love working with people of all levels of fitness. I have worked closely with a wide variety of patients ranging from elite athletes through my work with Cork GAA and Cork City FC to patients suffering with both acute and chronic pain such a low back pain. Having carried out a wide variety of clinical placements ranging from rheumatology to neurology patients, I have developed a wide variety of treatment techniques for all manner of physiotherapy problems. Through continuous professional development, I strive to keep up to date with the latest research in the progressive area that is Physiotherapy.
In addition, I am a fully trained STOTT Pilates instructor in both mat and reformer, having also completed courses in both pre and post-natal Pilates. I believe that clinical Pilates can be of huge benefit to people of all activity levels.
Away from the clinic, I am a keen runner having completed two marathons and enjoy weekly reformer pilates classes which I believe has greatly complimented my running.
Qualifications: MSc (Hons) Physiotherapy, BSc Sports & Exerise Sciences, ISCP & CORU registered
Special Interests: Sports injuries. Aging population & falls prevention in the Elderly. Pilates & reformer pilates
I originally qualified from the University of Limerick with a BSc in Sport and Exercise Sciences in 2018. Whilst studying my undergraduate degree i got an opportunity to work at Bond University on the Gold Coast in Australia. I worked as a Biomechanist with the Australian Olympic Swimming Team, AFL and Rugby 7’s players.
I then progressed on to work in the Sports Surgery Clinic in Santry, where I worked with both professional and amateur athletes as a biomechanics, carrying out testing and research on patients after ACL reconstructions, groin surgeries and shoulder surgeries. I have also worked as a Strength and Conditioning coach with the Munster Rugby Developmental set up in Cork and Limerick.
I completed my MSc in Physiotherapy at University College Cork in 2021. In addition to my interest in the sporting population i have a keen interest in the aging population and falls prevention in the elderly.
I have a huge interest in Pilates and Reformer Pilates.
Clodagh is ISCP and CORU registered, qualified in Dry needling and has completed the SAFE RUGBY Level 2 course
Qualifications: I worked in a busy London hospital for 7 years before returning to Ireland. Whilst there, I completed rotations in surgical/respiratory care, Orthopaedics, women’s health, and neurological rehabilitation before specialising in musculoskeletal outpatients in 2005. During this time I also worked part-time in a holistic center and trained in perinatal yoga and acupuncture..
Special Interests: Chronic pain
Having moved to Cork in 2009, I began working in private practice. With ten years’ experience as a clinical Pilates instructor, I teach both mat based and reformer classes, and perinatal Pilates/yoga classes. I completed full teacher training courses with APPI, DMA Clinical Pilates and Balanced Body.
I have a significant and diverse range of experience, including hypermobility, paediatric musculoskeletal and women’s health conditions. I have substantial experience in treating a range of chronic and complex musculoskeletal conditions, having worked with all levels from high performance athletes to creating programs for those with chronic pain conditions.
Qualifications: MSc Physiotherapy , BSc Sport and Exercise Science, Certificate in Gunn intramuscular Stimulation (Dry Needling) Member of the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists
Special Interests: Musculoskeletal injuries
Hugh graduated with a Master of Science degree in Physiotherapy from Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, in 2006. He also has a degree in Sport and Exercise Science from the University of Limerick, Ireland, and is a Certified Gunn IMS therapist. Hugh is a member of the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists.
Hugh has worked in a variety of areas such as orthopaedic inpatients and outpatients (particularly with patients following hip and knee replacements) and occupational rehabilitation (rehabilitation following injury at work). He has also worked with the Inverness Caledonian Thistle professional soccer academy in Scotland.
His particular interests are in musculoskeletal injury such as sports injuries, injuries resulting from car accidents, and work-related injuries. Hugh likes to focus on manual therapy (hands-on treatment), injury specific exercise prescription and intramuscular stimulation (IMS) to help people recover from their injuries, using research evidence to guide histreatment. Hugh regularly attends post graduate courses to maintain and update his skills.
Hugh has been actively involved in soccer all his life and had a scholarship to play at university level. He has also competed in marathons and sprint triathlons. He has recently returned to Ireland after living abroad in Canada and Ireland.
By seeing our Chartered Physiotherapists, you are guaranteed:
- we have a University Degree qualification
- we are governed by a professional body (ISCP)
- we hold professional liability insurance
- we are obliged to keep up to date with new research and treatment techniques
- You are eligible to recover your costs through your health insurance
I have been attending Blackpool Physio for many years. Ann is an excellent physio and does not keep bringing you back unnecessarily. After a few hands on treatments and dry needling it always works.
I attended Blackpool Physio in January 2019 with acute back pain. I got an appointment very quickly and the physio treatment was superb. After a number of sessions and rehabilitation exercise programme, I ran my first half marathon in September 2019.
I attended Blackpool Physio for the first time after knee surgery. The Physio staff were very friendly and put me at ease right away. Huge success after my treatments and I am back walking at ease again.
Super Efficient staff and the “Lisas” at reception always fit me in.
I always get a sports massage here after races. A real treat.
I attended Blackpool Physio during my pregnancy with lower back pain. I found the sessions really brilliant and got super relief from them.
I suffer hugely with arthritis in my knees and Jesse is the only one that can give me relief. After years of going to different Physio therapists elsewhere, I struck gold when I found Jesse. Excellent Clinic also and always very accommodating.
I find Sarah fabulous at what she does and she is such a nice and warm person. I look forward to my sessions with her and feel so much better after our sessions.