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.

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

Greg Gibson B.Sc (Hons) Physiotherapy MISCP

Musculo-skeletal / Sports Physiotherapist

Greg graduated form the Royal College of Surgeons with an honours degree in Physiotherapy.  Previous to that, he studied Athletic Therapy and Training in Dublin City University, graduating in 2013 with an honours degree which gave him a great background in sports rehab.  He worked in the Sports Surgery Clinic after graduating working with pre- and post-op orthopaedic conditions such as shoulder surgery, joint replacements and back surgery, along with  working in their out-patient setting.

Greg works mainly in our Ashbourne Clinic and he has a special interest in rehabilitation of back and neck problems, sports injuries and prevention, strength & conditioning and post-operative recovery.  He is registered with Irish Life Back-Up.

His own interests consist of Gaelic Football (Kerry Minors), golf (handicap of 4) and surfing.

LESLEY LOWE B.Sc (Physio) M.I.S.C.P.

Musculo-skeletal and Sports Physiotherapist

Lesley graduated from University of Ulster, Jordanstown with an honours degree in physiotherapy. She has mainly worked in private practice and with multiple sports teams such as Peamount United Senior Ladies, Leixlip Hurlers and Footballers and several rugby teams.  Her own sports are running, hockey and strength & conditioning.

She has a keen interest in Pilates and is a qualified APPI Pilates instructor for all levels from beginner to advanced.  She has also completed post-graduate training in dry needling, biomechanics, and she is a healthy HIT instructor. Lesley has a special interest in sports injury prevention, rehabilitation, strength & conditioning and vestibular rehabilitation for vertigo.  Lesley is registered with Irish Life Back-Up.  She works mainly in our Sutton Clinic but works in Ashbourne on a Friday.

THARANI (Tara) PITCHAISIVARAM BPT MISCP MPOGP MIAP PG Cert (Women’s Health – UK), PG Cert (Advanced Physiotherapy)

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

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 treating just women’s health since then.

Tara is our women’s health specialist 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, diastesis recti, 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 ANDRASIUS

Administrator

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 loves her motorbike and rock climbing.  She is currently on leave and her sister Sigita Stankute is doing her locum.

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