The Physio Rooms Cork Team
Hollie, a University of Limerick Physiotherapy graduate, brings a wealth of experience from diverse NHS settings in London. Specializing in pediatric musculoskeletal care, she excels in addressing injuries in children aged 4-16 and ensures a safe return to sports post-surgery. With a background in Gaelic football and soccer for Cork, Hollie uniquely understands athletic demands. Passionate about knee rehab and adolescent injuries, she is also a skilled Pilates instructor. A member of ISCP and CORU registered, Hollie is the ideal fit for Carrigaline's dynamic community.
Cal, a chartered physiotherapist and MISCP member, holds a Physiotherapy Honours Degree from Trinity College Dublin (2016) and is currently pursuing medicine at UCC. After interning at the Sport Surgery Clinic, Santry, he gained diverse experience in sports-related injuries and orthopaedics. Cal has worked in hospitals and private practices, specializing in musculoskeletal injuries, post-surgery rehab, orthopaedics, elderly care, and neurology. With a focus on lower back pain, he employs manual therapy and exercise tailored to individual needs. Certified in dry needling and versed in strength and conditioning, Cal's sports physiotherapy experience includes working with soccer, gaelic football, and hurling teams, notably Ballygunner senior hurling club in Waterford.
Shannon, a 2019 Queen Margaret University Physiotherapy Masters graduate, previously earned a BSc in Sports Rehabilitation and Athletic Therapy from IT Carlow. With three years of NHS experience, she excels in MSK, orthopaedics, stroke, and intensive care settings, showing a keen interest in musculoskeletal injuries and orthopaedic rehab.
In Edinburgh, worked Hearts FC from 2020-2022, managing acute and chronic sport-related injuries for Hearts Academy and later serving as the Women’s First Team Physiotherapist. Passionate about women's sports development, she brought valuable insights to the team. Currently at The Bons Secours, Shannon focuses on pre and post-operative orthopaedic surgeries, leveraging her clinical Pilates training through APPI. Her expertise extends to managing lower back pain, women's health conditions, and acute sporting injuries. A member of ISCP and CORU registered.
Daniel qualified in Ireland, studying a bachelor’s degree in athletic and Rehabilitation Therapy from TUS. During his studies Daniel gained experience working nationally and internationally in both clinical and sports-based settings. Daniel worked with Offaly GAA (Senior Men Football) during their 2022 campaign. The following year he worked on an internship for Physical Therapy practise Franciacorta Med in Gussago, Italy. During his clinic-based internship Daniel also gained experience working with Serie A basketball team Germani Brescia. Daniel has big interest in treating lower back pain using both manual therapy and specifically structured exercises to support the patients during to recovery.
Fionn O Connor
Fionn is an athletic therapist and current first team therapist at Cobh Ramblers FC.
Darren O Donovan
Darren graduated with a Sports Rehabilitation degree from the University of Salford in 2020. Since returning to Ireland, he has contributed to high-performance teams, including Cork GAA and Cobh Ramblers, designing treatment and rehab programs for injured athletes. Darren specialises in Strength and Conditioning, with a focus on ACL and hamstring rehab, as well as assisting those dealing with chronic pain. Darren is currently pursuing a Master’s in Physiotherapy at University College Cork.
James holds a Bachelors degree in Sports Rehabilitation and a Masters degree in Physiotherapy. 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 under contract with British athletics 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