LINDA FITZGERALD B.Sc. (Physio), M.I.S.C.P. M.C.S.P. PG Cert in Women's Health
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 continence (male and female) and pain in pregnancy. Linda also loves treating feet and she has twenty-three years experience in orthotic prescription. Her interest (some might say addiction) in golf along with her post-graduate training in the treatment of golf-related injuries means that she gets to treat plenty of golfers.
Linda is a member of the Chartered Physiotherapists in Private Practice, has served on its Committee and was its representative on the governing body, the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists for over 6 years. She has represented Irish private practitioners on the international body, the International Private Physical Therapy Association (IPPTA). Linda is registered with Aviva Back-Up.
Linda plays hockey and golf and enjoys travel, cryptic crosswords, Killer Sudoku and loves penguins.
ENDA GAVIN B.Sc (Physio) MISCP
Enda qualified from Glasgow Caledonian University in 2009 following a 2 year Masters degree in Physiotherapy (M.Sc Rehabilitation Science). He has worked across a variety of clinical areas in Scotland, Northern Ireland and locally in both public and private settings. His passion is musculoskeletal therapy and he is currently undertaking a Masters in Neuromusculoskeletal programme in U.C.D.
From Cavan, he has played GAA for Ballinagh GFC and has also competed in triathlons and long-distance cycling events.
Enda has post-graduate qualifications in Pilates (A.P.P.I.) and dry needling and has a special interest in treating foot pain and orthotic prescription. He also takes Healthy Bones and Stronger For Longer classes at the clinic. He works Monday to Thursday.
RUTH MCMENAMIN B.Sc (Physio) M.I.S.C.P.
Ruth graduated as a Chartered Physiotherapist from Manchester Metropolitan University, U.K.with honours in 2010. Prior to that she had completed Higher Certificates in Physiology and Health Science and Exercise in Carlow I.T. She worked in a large teaching hospital and private practice in the U.K. treating a wide variety of clients and she has a strong manual therapy and sports therapy background.
Ruth enjoys travel and keeping fit. She is a keen runner and has completed several marathons so has a special interest in treating runners.
THARANI (Tara) PITCHAISIVARAM BPT MISCP MPOGP MIAP PG Cert (Women's Health - UK), PG Cert (Advanced Physiotherapy)
Tara graduated as a physiotherapist for Dr. M. G. R. University, India with a Degree in Bachelor of Physiotherapy (BPT) in 2006. She went on to do a post-graduate Certificate in Advanced Physiotherapy from the University of Ulster in 2014 and post-graduate certificate in Women's Health from the University of Bradford in 2016. She has worked in private practice and in a nursing home since then.
Tara has a special interest in treating women's health clients and has advanced training in pelvic girdle pain in pregnancy, pelvic floor manual therapy and female incontinence so treats pregnancy-related back and pelvic girdle pain, urinary and bowel incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, sacro-iliac and coccygeal pain and constipation.
When not at work, Tara enjoys swimming and cycling and playing with her Bishon Frise called Pearl.
Ruta graduated with a Sales Consultant Diploma from Panevezeys Trade and Sales Business College in Lithuania in 2005 and she worked as an accounts/sales assistant while studying. The same year, she moved to Ireland and worked as a hotel receptionist prior to starting in Ashbourne Physiotherapy Clinic in early 2009. Ruta (who also answers to Ruth) is our office administator. Ruta has started an accountancy course and has completed her payroll training since joining us.
Ruta loves her motorbike and rock climbing.