OUR TEAM

KIERA BROWN

B.Sc. Physiotherapy, Higher Diploma Acupuncture, JEMS® Certified Clinical Rehabilitation Practitioner, MISCP

MANUAL PHYSIO, REHAB PHYSIO, PILATES PHYSIO, ACUPUNCTURE PHYSIO

Kiera Brown is a passionate Chartered Physiotherapist with a focus on facilitating clients to discover their own movement potential so as to improve their performance – whether that is in everyday life or at elite sports level. 

Having graduated in 1998, with a BSc(Hons) in Physiotherapy at the University of Ulster, Kiera spent a few years in a hospital setting before moving into Private Practice in 2000. Kiera has an interest in Chronic Pain, Wellness, promotion of Physical Activity for all. 

Kiera has had the privilege of training in Acupuncture, under the direction of Mary Pender and graduated from UCD 2002 and then further training with world-renowned experts Dr Tan’s (Balancing method) and John Tindall in London.

She has always loved watching and teaching beautiful, graceful, powerful movements. Initially, she trained in London in 2004, with Body Control Pilates. In 2019, Kiera trained with Joanne Elphinston with the JEMS movement and the results are amazing. She enjoys working with clients to uncover their own dysfunctional movement patterns, understand how those patterns fuel their pain/ recurrent injuries and then holding the space for clients to discover their own solutions. 

Kiera volunteers with her local GAA club – Kilmacud Crokes. She is the Healthy Club Officer and sits on the Executive Board. She is responsible for Diversity & Inclusion and Promotion of Health and Wellbeing for the Club. She is the club representative to the Sport Forum and the Sports Forum Representative to the Board of DLR Sports Partnership. 

During her time off, Kiera is now focusing on cycling. Having had the privilege of running the New York and Dublin Marathon, she now prefers 10 km leaving the longer distances for the bike! Her personal goal for 2022 is to complete Mizen to Malin in June 2022 with KC Wheelers to fundraise for Kilmacud Crokes & Breast Cancer Ireland.

Kiera is a member of the ISCP

SEAN CLARKE

BSc. Physiotherapy, MISCP Chartered Physiotherapist, Pilates Instructor

MANUAL PHYSIO, REHAB PHYSIO, PILATES PHYSIO, GOLF PHYSIO

Sean graduated from UCD with a BSc in Physiotherapy and is a fully registered chartered physiotherapist. Sean is currently completing his Masters (MSc) in Advanced Physiotherapy Studies.

Sean has gained valuable knowledge from working in the UK and Australia, as well as Ireland.

Sean is passionate about musculoskeletal physiotherapy and the rehabilitation of sports injuries. He has a special interest in adolescent knee pain, having presented literature reviews on adolescent knee pain at conferences in Liverpool and Geneva. He also has a particular interest in CrossFit & weightlifting injuries, as he is a regular participant in these exercise disciplines.

Sean has developed his treatment approaches by undertaking numerous courses; including dry needling, orthotic prescription, myofascial techniques, and strength and conditioning, among others. He has also established and delivered bone strengthening and pilates classes. Sean is particularly interested in working with clients to help them discover the cause of the symptoms, as well as treating the painful area.

Sean has a real passion for physiotherapy and commits to giving the best to his clients, either to the sedentary individual or to the elite athlete, providing them with the most effective rehabilitation program to get them back to their highest level of functional and physical fitness. Sean is a big believer in providing hands-on treatment and manual therapy to facilitate the patient’s recovery, along with giving the client a specific and personalised home exercise programme to maintain the benefits of manual therapy.

LORRAINE BYRNE

BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy, MISCP Member of specialist interest group Chartered Physiotherapists in Paediatrics (CPP)

CHILDREN’S PHYSIO, REHAB PHYSIO

Lorraine qualified from UCD in 1996 and  has extensive Paediatric (Children) experience at home, in the UK and Australia. As well as treating children with sports injuries and pain, Lorraine’s specialist area is treating children with delayed development, neurological problems and genetic disorders.

Initially, Lorraine worked in the larger teaching hospitals such as Aintree NHS Trust, Alder Hey Childrens’ Hospital and Birmingham Childrens’ Hospital, in Child Health in the Adelaide & Meath incorporating the National Childrens’ Hospital, Tallaght.

For the last 10 years Lorraine has been working in the area of Community Paediatrics as well as being a member of an Early Intervention team.  Within the area of Paediatrics I have many years of experience in treating conditions such as torticollis, plagiocephaly, positional talipes, flat feet, intoeing/outtoeing, developmental delay as well as sports injuries and joint/muscle pain in children.

I also have experience of treating children with dyspraxia and autism. I have a specialised interest in joint hypermobility.

During her spare time she enjoys Zumba and Yoga Barre.

JUNE O'BRIEN

BSc. Physiotherapy, MISCP Chartered Physiotherapist, Pilates Instructor

MANUAL PHYSIO, REHAB PHYSIO, PILATES PHYSIO, ORTHOTIC’S PHYSIO

June is a Chartered Physiotherapist who graduated from UCD with a BSc . in Physiotherapy in 1994. She completed her Masters (MSc) in Advanced Physiotherapy Studies in August 2021.

June has worked both in the hospital and Private sector for numerous years and in her time gained invaluable experience and expertise in treating clients.

Having trained as a Pilates instructor and medical acupuncturist she understands the importance of the holistic approach to treating all injuries.
She has a special interest in foot biomechanics and the associated kinetics involved in movement .

As a keen golfer she has a special interest in the movements involved in the complex technicalities of the golf swing.

Having completed 3 marathons in the past and numerous cycling events June enjoys the slower pace of play on the golf course! now!

Jenny Foley

B.Sc. Physiotherapy, MISCP Yoga & Pilates Instructor

MANUAL PHYSIO, REHAB PHYSIO, YOGA & PILATES PHYSIO, WOMEN’S HEALTH PHYSIO

Jenny is a Chartered Physiotherapist, with a special interest in musculoskeletal physiotherapy and women’s health. Jenny’s areas of expertise include acute and chronic back and neck pain, sports injuries, post-surgical patients, overuse injuries, occupational health and women’s health & incontinence.

Jenny is a graduate of University College Dublin, gaining a BSc. Honours Degree in Physiotherapy. She is a member of the ISCP and Coru registered. Jenny is a Yoga and Pilates Instructor.

As a qualified Pilates and Yoga instructor Jenny adopts an holistic approach, treating the source of the problem rather than just the presenting symptoms.

Treatment techniques commonly employed include dry needling, manual therapy techniques and progressive exercise programmes, women’s health physiotherapy and antenatal & postnatal rehabilitation.

Jenny has competed both Nationally and Internationally with the UCD Women’s Lacrosse team. She continues to compete at Lacrosse, is a keen runner alongside Yoga and Pilates.

AISLING TULLY

Practice Manager

Physio Extra Clinic is open from 8am – 8pm Monday – Thursday, 8am-5pm Friday, 10am-2pm Saturday.

Our reception hours are 9.30am to 12.30pm, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday.

Aisling is our practice manager. She organises us all, looks after accounts, billing, payments and receipts.

If you have any queries, please email Aisling on info@physioextra.ie and she will follow up with you by email or in person as appropriate.

If you would like to book or reschedule an appointment, you can email info@physioextra, call 012000555 (peave a voicemail if we do not answer) or go online and book or change it yourself.

For more information on Pilates classes, please email info@physioextra.ie.