Senior Chartered Physiotherapist and Pilates Instructor
Amy is our PINC certified cancer rehabilitation Physiotherapist and is teaming up with Max Physio to provide cancer rehab services in West Cork. Amy completed her training with PINC and STEEL international, a world renowned Cancer rehabilitation program that helps people with cancer restore their physical and emotional wellbeing. Programs are run from initial diagnosis, through treatment and onto survivorship. Studies have shown that individualised exercise prescription helps you manage the “symptom burden” of surgery and treatment including fatigue, restricted movement, balance, bone health and effects of hormone treatments.
Prior to this Amy graduated with a BSc in Biological and Chemical sciences from UCC before graduating with a BSc in Physiotherapy from the University of East Anglia in Norwich. Amy took up a rotational post in North Tyneside general Hospital in Newcastle on Tyne, progressing to a Senior Physiotherapy post in Medicine, Surgery and ITU. Amy returned to Ireland in 2002 to work as a Senior Community Physiotherapist in West Cork.Amy worked with the HSE in Bantry, Skibbereen and Clonakilty. Amys main area of work has been in the area of falls prevention and exercise prescription for rehabilitation and the elderly. Amy developed a falls service which included training of staff, carers, families and community education. Falls prevention classes were run in the community and hospital, all culminating in the building of an outdoor exercise garden.
Amy has undertaken a wide range of postgraduate training in falls prevention, bone health, exercise prescription and elderly rehabilitation.
Amy is a STOTT trained mat and reformer instructor. Amy has additional training in Special Populations: antenatal/postnatal, fibromyalgia, back pain and sports rehabilitation.