Our Team

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Our Team

Jo Chapple
Jo qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist in the UK in 2000. She has worked extensively in the NHS as a Senior Physiotherapist in both the hospital and community setting, as well as working within the private sector in a specialist Sports Injury clinic.

Since her time in the NHS Jo has had a particular interest in back and pelvic pain and how best Chartered Physiotherapy can assess, manage and treat these common conditions. Over the years Jo’s area of specialist interest has extended to include the pregnant and post-natal population. Jo is a fully accredited Pilates Instructor and her interest in Clinical Pilates facilitates her Physiotherapy work with back and pelvic pain patients.

In 2007 Jo relocated to Cork and in 2009 established the ‘Pilates Physiotherapy Cork’ clinic. Jo is a member of the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists.

Seana Ryle
Seana Ryle is a Pelvic Health Physiotherapist specialising in both women’s and men’s health, treating conditions such as pregnancy related pelvic girdle pain, urinary incontinence and other related pelvic organ dysfunctions. She graduated from UCD with an honours Bachelor of Physiotherapy Degree in 1997.

She began working in Cork University Hospital in 1998, becoming Senior Physiotherapist in Women’s Health for St. Finbarr’s Maternity Hospital in 2001 and continuing with the role on the opening of Cork University Maternity Hospital and her own Women’s Health private practice.

She has completed extensive post graduate courses in women’s and men’s health and is a member of the Chartered Physiotherapists in Women’s Health and Continence group.

Ciara Walsh
Ciara graduated from the Northumbria University in 2010 with a BSc (Hons) degree in Physiotherapy. She is a registered member of the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists.

In 2011, Ciara began working in the NHS in Manchester. For over 3 years she worked in a variety of settings, completing rotations in areas such as Neurology/Gerontology, Respiratory/ICU, Orthopaedics and Musculoskeletal/ Outpatients. During this time, she acquired experience in diagnosing, treating and managing a variety of conditions such as sports injuries, whiplash, arthritis, post-operative rehabilitation, stroke rehabilitation, neurological disorders, and chronic pain. During this time she became a fully qualified APPI instructor, teaching pilates privately and as part of her work day. She continued this when she worked in New Zealand for over a year.

Since her return to Ireland in 2016, Ciara has worked within the HSE with adults with a variety of long term conditions. She has helped set up and run falls prevention classes. She has recently started a part time Masters in Older Persons Rehabilitation in UCC.
Ciara herself has a strong sporting interest, where she continues to play ladies football with her local club. She has previously won five All Irelands with Cork Ladies Football.

Karina Teahan
Karina graduated with a BSc (Physiotherapy) Hons in 2002 from UCD. She spent 2 years working at the National Rehabilitation Hospital in Dublin before moving to the UK to work in the NHS (Manchester) for 3 years. Karina gained further experience working for a year in New Zealand in orthopaedics before moving back to Ireland. Since then she has worked both in private practice and Primary Care. She completed her Masters in Manual therapy at the University of Western Australia in 2010.

Karina has a keen interest in sport due to her own involvement in running, swimming & cycling and so greatly appreciates the importance of injury prevention & rehab. She has completed her APPI Pilates training and is a strong advocate of it to her patients, family & sporting friends. Karina is a member of the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists

Sinead Curran
Sinead qualified in Trinity College Dublin (TCD) in 1995 with a BSc Hons in Physiotherapy. She spent 6 years gaining experience across the board in acute teaching hospitals and in private practice. During this time she also gained experience in elderly care in the US. In 2001 Sinead specialised in orthopaedic and musculoskeletal care, developing this interest in the public teaching hospital system until 2007.

After moving to Cork she has been working as an independent practitioner, based at Pilates Physiotherapy Cork since 2011. Sinead has further developed her interest in musculoskeletal physiotherapy adding Pilates certification, dry needling, orthotic prescription and a TCD post grad Cert in Clinical exercise to her ongoing professional development portfolio.

Sinead is, in particular, interested in the health and wellbeing of older people. She provides a comprehensive musculoskeletal review of people who feel, regardless of their age, that their years or medical history may be catching up with them and slowing them down. The advice given based on this review can help reverse or mitigate some of the changes that ageing or illness may bring. As a follow up option she offers a clinical exercise class to help these individuals regain, maintain or improve their strength, balance, posture.

All assessment and advice or interventions are based on up to date research and ultimately aim to foster or maintain physical activity and function through life.

Michaela Sheehan
Michaela Sheehan qualified from Withington Hospital School of Physiotherapy (Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, United Kingdom) in 1991 with a graduate Diploma in Physiotherapy. Michaela moved to Cork after qualifying and has worked in hospitals in the city and county and as a result, has a broad knowledge of medical, surgical and neurological conditions. Michaela moved into private practice in 2000 and has a broad experience of musculoskeletal conditions. However, Michaela has always been interested in the treatment of incontinence and pelvic disorders since her college days. She has attended many courses and seminars on women’s and men’s health, the latest courses in September and December 2012 given by lecturers from the post graduate certificate course in incontinence at the Bradford University. Michaela’s interest has been maintained in this field not least by the fact that she has 6 children.
Sinead Considine
Sinéad Considine qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist in 2007 in the University of Limerick. She is a member of the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists (ISCP) and is registered with the New Zealand Register of Physiotherapists.

Sinéad has gained a wealth of experience working with the Otago District Health Board (ODHB) in New Zealand covering the Emergency Department (ED), High Dependancy Unit (HDU), Intensive Care Unit (ICU), Orthopaedics, Out – patient clinics, vascular, cardio-thoracic, respiratory and neurology. Sinéad continued this experience with Health Service Executive (HSE) in Ireland in Co. Limerick, Co. Kerry and Co. Cork. She further specialised in Neurology and Gerontology obtaining a Masters (MSc) in this area in 2014. Sinéad is currently working as a Senior Physiotherapist in the HSE in the area of Neurology and Gerontology. She has also completed further post graduate courses in Ante Natal/Post Natal, Beginners, Beginners/Intermediate and Children/Young adults Pilates.

Sinéad believes in combining her expertise and knowledge in conjunction with her Clinical Pilates training in facilitating her patients to obtain and maintain their best functional outcome.