Our History

Chartered Physiotherapists Jo Chapple and Susan McDonnell established ‘Pilates Physiotherapy Ireland’ in 2007. Together they had a vision to develop a new style of physiotherapy service, focused on Clinical Pilates and rehabilitation for targeted client groups and populations.

Jo has always had a keen interest in back pain and spinal pain and how best Chartered Physiotherapy can assess, manage and treat these common conditions. In April 2009 Jo opened the ‘Pilates Physiotherapy Cork’ clinic. Here she was able to combine her areas of specialist interests in physiotherapy with Clinical Pilates.

Over the years as the clinic reputation grew so too did our services. In addition to our back and persistent pain service, we also expanded our Women’s and Pelvic Health, Ante-Natal and Post-Natal physiotherapy caseload, services and classes. In recent years our work has further evolved to healthy ageing and bone health physiotherapy services too.

Our expert team of Chartered Physiotherapists has expanded considerably over time and our professional clinical admin team are invaluable in helping us achieve the high standard of care and client service we strive to deliver.

In October of 2017 we faced one of our most exciting challenges to date by relocating our clinic to the South Ring Business Park, Kinsale Road. We are confident this move will facilitate us further as we continue to develop, expand and improve our services to benefit the most important people in our business, our clients.