Richard studied physical therapy for over 4 years and graduated with a B.Sc degree in Applied Health Science and physical therapy, from The Institute of Physical Therapy and Applied Science, and is a member of the Irish Association of Physical Therapists. He also holds a Masters degree in Sports Medicine (M.Sc SportsMed) and a Post Graduate Diploma in Sports Medicine with the University of South Wales.

Richard treats all types of soft tissue injuries, including post operative injuries such as Knee ACL and shoulder dislocation, and is also a fully qualified in Dry Needling practitioner and holds qualifications in Neuromuscular physical therapy as well as intergrated myofascial therapy. Richard is also particularly interested in keeping people active, by educating people through rehabilitation to ensure that injury does not re-occur, or education in pre-habilitation exercises, as a pre-emptive measure against injury occurrence.

Richard is constantly continuing his professional development by attending various, courses, seminars and lectures to keep up to date with the latest evidence based treatment techniques and best practices.

What Richard has to say about Physical Therapy...

'In this field of work you never stop learning, the day you think you know it all, is the day you get left behind. There are so many professionals in this field that are coming up with new ideas and techniques every day that you have to stay ahead of the curve. At the end of the day its a win win situation, by constantly learning you become a first class practitioner and your patients benefit from that massively as a result. That's why I got into this line of work, because the therapist I will be in 20 years will be a lot different to the therapist I am now. It's never boring and that's why I love it.'

Richard

Richard's current work...

A keen sportsman, Richard has experience of many sports injuries as well as day to day injuries both acute and chronic. He is currently looking after the St. Mary’s College RFC 2nd XV rugby team in Templeogue Dublin 6w, and Terenure RFC senior 1st XV squad and Terenure College schools senior cup team in Dublin 6. Also works DIT GAA and covers Ballyboden GAA from time to time and has worked with the Kildare Senior hurling team.

Richard is also certified in Strength and Conditioning and Functional Movement Screening (FMS) from Setanta College where he gained his Level 1 in Olympic Weightlifting, and is a certified level 1 Crossfit Coach (CF-L1) and coaches in Crossfit Navitas in Kimmage.

Richard also works in Harbour Clinic in Dun Laoghaire. A multi disciplinary clinic where he is the head physical therapist and owner of the clinic. www.harbourclinic.com.