Will O Flaherty
Sports Rehabilitation Specialist
Will originally qualified as a Sports Therapist from Coláiste Stiofáin Naofa. From there he moved to Manchester, where he studied a Bachelors degree in Sports Rehabilitation. While in Manchester he worked with the first team at Sale Sharks and St Helen’s Rugby League.
Since moving back to Cork Will has been working as a Crossfit coach, as well as working 1-1 treating and rehabbing sports injuries. He also spent two seasons as first team therapist for League of Ireland club Cobh Ramblers FC and is now part of the medical team with the FAI (football association of Ireland) working with underage international teams. He is a practicing member of BASRAT which is the governing body for Sports Rehabilitators.
Will specialises in both gym and team sports injuries. Will places a huge emphasis on exercise prescription and rehabilitation to not only help athletes recover, but integrating strength and conditioning protocols ensures they return to their sport stronger and fitter than they were prior to injury.
Shannon graduated from Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh in 2019 after completing a Masters in Physiotherapy. Prior to this, she completed a BSc in Sports Rehabilitation and Athletic Therapy from IT Carlow.
Since graduating, Shannon has gained three years experience working for the NHS in a variety of clinical settings including MSK outpatients, orthopaedics, stroke, intensive care and acute ward settings. From this experience she has shown a particular interest in musculoskeletal injuries and orthopaedic rehab.
Whilst living in Edinburgh she also gained extensive sporting experience working for Hearts FC from 2020-2022. During this time she worked for Hearts Academy managing acute and chronic sport related injuries during the season. She later progressed to Hearts Women’s First Team Physiotherapist for the 2021/22 season and has a great interest in the development of women's sports.
Since returning back to Ireland, Shannon has been working as a Physiotherapist in the Mater Private Cork. This has given her great knowledge in the management of pre and post operative orthopaedic surgeries. She is also trained in clinical Pilates through APPI and aims to implement these skills in her daily clinical practice to manage lower back pain, women's health conditions and acute sporting injuries. Shannon is a member of ISCP and is CORU registered.
James qualified in the UK, studying a Bachelors degree in Sports Rehabilitation and a Masters degree in Physiotherapy. Working in both private clinics in London and professional sport, James has worked with a number of sporting clubs across the UK, most recently Milwall Football Club and Preston North End before moving back to his hometown of Cork. James is also as medical lead for London based club Wyvern Harlequins who are involved in the international Rugby 7s circuit and lead physio for local club Cobh Ramblers Fc .
James has gained further qualifications in joint manipulation, dry needling, strength & conditioning and athletic taping. James is CORU and ISCP registered
He has a particular interest in running related injuries as well as chronic back pain.
Matthew, originally from Galway, attained his masters degree in Physiotherapy from University College Cork. Matthew has also completed a BSc in Health Science & Physiology, and a BSc in Public Health & Health Promotion. Matthew is CORU and ISCP registered
Gaining clinical experience in outpatient settings, Matthew has worked with the Irish Defence Forces at both the Galway and Athlone Barracks and also rehabilitated patients following orthopaedic procedures in South Infirmary Victoria University Hospital and post operative patients in the Mercy University Hospital in Cork. Matthew has gained further certifications in strength and conditioning & athletic taping and has completed the SAFE rugby Level 2 course by the IRFU for managing sports trauma accidents and emergencies.
Matthew has a keen interest in rehabilitating shoulder injuries, and a special interest in ankle injury management after having completed a dissertation in Chronic Ankle Instability (CAI). Matthew comes from a strong sporting background having competed in rugby, golf, GAA, soccer and the discus throw in athletics. His most notable sporting achievement is representing the Connacht Rugby Junior squad from 2014 to 2018.
Cal is a chartered physiotherapist, a member of the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists (MISCP) and registered with CORU. Cal qualified with a Bachelor of Science Honours Degree in Physiotherapy from the Trinity College Dublin in 2016 and is currently studying medicine in UCC.
Upon qualifying, Cal completed an internship in the Sport Surgery Clinic, Santry, where he gained invaluable experience treating a wide variety of sports-related injuries and orthopaedic conditions.
Since then, Cal has worked in both the hospital setting and private practices, in Waterford and Dublin. His work has covered many areas of physiotherapy including musculoskeletal injuries, post-surgery rehabilitation, orthopaedics, care of the elderly and neurology. He has a particular interest in working with people with lower back pain.
Cal uses a combination of manual therapy and exercise to treat the patients he sees. Each treatment plan is specifically designed for each individual patients needs and goals. Cal is certified in dry needling and has completed courses in strength and conditioning.
Cal has a strong interest in sports physiotherapy. He has worked with a number of teams in soccer, gaelic football and hurling. Most recently with the Ballygunner senior hurling club in Waterford.