I’m a women’s health physiotherapist, with over 25 years of clinical experience – my passion is teaching clinicians and healthcare professionals how to help women live well. My professional toolbox includes movement therapies, manual treatment strategies to optimise function, nutrition, herbal medicine, mindfulness and a commitment to integrate the biopsychosocial approach
A firm believer in the power of social media to connect, I have a Facebook group exclusively for clinicians (Global Pelvic Physio), and along with Jenny Burrell, I’ve co-founded and co-curate The Power Years Project Community, a group for women who want to focus on living well.
I live in Ireland but I spend most of my time speaking at international conferences and post graduate courses.
I’m on the faculty of:
- Herman & Wallace,
- The Pelvic Rehab Institute,
- the Integrative Women’s Health Institute,
- Medbridge Education
and I’m a former tutor/clinical lead for the Pelvic Obstetric & Gynaecological Physiotherapy Association. I am also proud to be the clinical consultant for Burrell Education
I’ve presented at the following institutions:
- International Continence Society,
- the International Pelvic Pain Society,
- the Pelvic Obstetric & Gynaecological Physiotherapy association,
- the Chartered Physiotherapists in Women’s Health and Continence,
- Women in Women’s Health,
- the British Pelvic Floor Society,
- the Klose Lymphedema Conference,
- the Turkish Pelvic Health Academy,
- the Women’s Health Summit UK,
- the International Herbal Symposium,
- the New England Women’s Herbal Conference and the Wise Woman Weekend
- and of course, my favourite, Woman on Fire!
I think you can’t move forward with health until you get the foundational aspects of self care in place – good nutrition, functional movement and restorative habits – but I’m also committed to Evidence Based Medicine, which is why you won’t see me recommending any particular approach without the research to back it up (#showmethescience! #evidencebasedkitchen)
I don’t know who said it, but I think a good clinician is a combination of physiology. physics and psychology – my job is to show the evidence and empower through education.