LINDA FITZGERALD B.Sc. (Physio), M.I.S.C.P. M.C.S.P. PG Cert in Women’s Health

Foot & Ankle Specialist, Continence Physiotherapist

Linda qualified from Trinity College, Dublin and has gained extensive experience in major teaching hospitals in Dublin and in Australia. Linda opened Ashbourne Physiotherapy Clinic in 1992 and Sutton Cross Physiotherapy in 2012. She completed a 15-month post-graduate certificate in women’s health in 2002 and has a special interest in bladder and bowel continence (male and female) and pain in pregnancy. Linda also loves treating feet and she has twenty-five years experience in orthotic prescription.  She specialises in lower limb issues.

Linda plays hockey and golf and enjoys travel, cryptic crosswords, Killer Sudoku and loves penguins.

Ahmad Salma M.Sc. Advanced Physiotherapy MISCP

Senior Musculoskeletal / Sports Physiotherapist

Ahmad is a senior chartered physiotherapist with more than 10 years experience in clinical musculoskeletal physiotherapy.  He has a masters degree in Advanced Physiotherapy at University College Dublin where his research is investigating groin injuries in GAA players.

Ahmad works full-time in our Ashbourne Clinic and he has a special interest in the treatment of shoulders.  He also sees and treats back and neck problems, groin pain, sports injuries, vertigo (vestibular rehabilitation), foot and ankle pain (including prescription orthotics when required) and chronic tendon problems (using shockwave when required).  He is registered with Irish Life Back-Up and you can book to see him online.

Ahmad also is a qualified Pilates instructor and runs our Healthy Bones and Stronger for Longer classes in Ashbourne.

He keeps himself active playing regular football and weight training.  Since moving to Ireland he has been keenly learning the art of hurling!

Senior Women’s Health Specialist, Pelvic, Obstetric & Gynaecological


Mariola qualified in 2010 and has a masters degree in physiotherapy.  She has worked in private practice, a rehabilitation hospital, nursing home and was also a physiotherapy lecturer.  Her main interests are women’s health and T.M.J/jaw pain but she also treats all others issues such as back, neck, muscle and joint pain.  Along with exercise prescription, she uses Maitland mobilisations, proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation and dry needling.

Mariola is our women’s health specialist and she has advanced training in pelvic girdle pain in pregnancy, pelvic floor manual therapy and female incontinence so she treats pregnancy-related back and pelvic girdle pain, pelvic organ prolapse, urinary and bowel incontinence, constipation, diastasis recti (DRAM/split tummy muscles), sacro-iliac and coccyx pain.  She usually works on Mondays and Fridays in Ashbourne (and Tuesday, Wednesday Thursday in Sutton) and can be booked online.

When not at work, Mariola’s interests are Pilates, yoga, jogging and hiking.  She also enjoys travel and reading.

LESLEY LOWE B.Sc. (Physio)

Musculo-skeletal and Sports Physiotherapist

Lesley graduated form University of Ulster, Jordanstown with an honours degree in physiotherapy.  She has worked mainly in private practice and with multiple sports teams.  Her own sports are running, hockey and strength & conditioning.

Lesley’s treats all musculo-skeletal issues and her main interests are treating people with vertigo (vestibular rehabilitation) and breast cancer rehabilitation.  She has a keen interest in Pilates and is a qualified APPI Pilates Instructor for all levels from Beginner to Advanced (including pregnancy Pilates).

Lesley is registered with Irish Life Back-up but appointments must be booked via the Ashbourne Clinic.

Lesley works mainly in our Sutton Clinic and can be booked online.


Practice Administrator

Claire joined the team earlier this year and is already a valuable member of our staff.  She is a dental nurse, having qualified from the Dublin Dental University Hospital, Trinity College and has previously worked in a large multi-disciplinary private practice as both a dental nurse and in management.

Claire loves music and is a self-confessed, massive Beatles fan!  When not at work, she takes every opportunity to explore the world.