MSc. M.I.S.C.P. / Practice Associate & Founder
Maeve Whelan qualified in 1986 from Trinity College Dublin. She worked abroad, in the general hospital setting and in the Rotunda Maternity Hospital for 3 years before setting up in private practice Milltown Physiotherapy in 1993.
She has a post graduate Diploma in Physiotherapy in Obstetrics & Gynaecology from TCD in 1991 and a Masters of Science from RCSI in 2013. She works with Mens and Women’s Health treating bladder and bowel conditions, pelvic organ prolapse, chronic pelvic pain and sexual dysfunction.
Maeve was awarded the title Specialist Member of the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists in 2008 and again in 2013 in the area of Women’s Health & Continence.
Her special interest is manual therapy of the pelvic floor. Maeve presents at conferences and teaches post graduate Women’s Health physiotherapists, courses are run in Ireland and abroad.
Maeve is mother to two boys, is an enthusiastic golfer representing the club from time to time, loves skiing and keeps up those 5K runs for fitness – if only there was more time …
Maeve WhelanMSc. M.I.S.C.P. / Practice Associate & Founder
BSc. Physio (Hons) M.Phty (Manips) M.I.S.C.P. / Practice Associate
Helen MacDevitt has worked in private practice for 25 years and she is one of the partners at Milltown Physiotherapy Clinic.
Helen qualified with an Honours degree from Trinity College in 1991 and achieved a Masters Degree in Manipulative Therapy in The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia in 1997. Helen spent 6 years working in Australia and has worked in private practice for 15 years.
Her field of specialty is Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy. Helen has a special interest in treating Women’s Health disorders and is skilled in Dry Needling.
Helen is also trained and highly experienced in the use of Real Time Ultrasound as a biofeedback tool in the management of spinal and lumbo-pelvic pain. This advanced technology enables the patient to see their muscles on screen and be specific in their training.
Helen is married with 3 children and has played hockey representing Leinster and Ireland under 16, 21 and Senior level. She is a keen runner and walker and can be regularly found down the West Pier enjoying the sea air or sea swimming at Seapoint.
Helen MacDevittBSc. Physio (Hons) M.Phty (Manips) M.I.S.C.P. / Practice Associate
MSc. Sports and Exercise Medicine, BSc. Physiotherapy, MISCP
Aileen initially started her study of Physiotherapy in the University of Limerick in 2005, graduating in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science. Following her keen interest in Sports and Exercise Medicine, she undertook a Masters programme in this field at Queen Mary University in London in 2013. She graduated with a First Class Honours with Distinction in 2014.
Following this, Aileen undertook a role at Pure Sports Medicine in London, renowned for the management of a large and varied caseload of clients from the elite athlete, recreational amateur and sedentary client. This involved a thorough and detailed assessment of the individual as well as an active approach to the management of their conditions. During this time she was involved in the supervision of Masters students from the University of London. She also participated heavily in teaching and learning opportunities for peers, colleagues as well as other health professionals such as GP’s and Consultants.
Prior to this Aileen spent time in Singapore and Kerry. During this time she worked in both a hospital and private practice setting. In Kerry she worked with a number of club Gaelic football teams and the Kerry Junior football team.
It was in Singapore that she undertook the Stott Pilates instructor course and she developed an interest in the role of Pilates for rehabilitation and for exercise. She has clinical expertise in all aspects of rehabilitation with a particular interest in post surgical rehabilitation of upper and lower limb issues, tendinopathies and low back pain.
One of Aileen’s primary goals is to practise and manage each individual based on best practice as evidenced by research. As a result, she partakes in numerous opportunities to continue to educate herself further so she can provide the optimal treatment for her clients. She attends many conferences and training days annually to ensure that she is as current as possible with her approach to management of her clients.
Aileen O’BrienMSc. Sports and Exercise Medicine, BSc. Physiotherapy, MISCP
MISCP BSc Physio (Hons) MMT (Physio)
Eimear graduated from UCD School of Physiotherapy in 2002. She has worked in St James’s Hospital, Our Lady’s Hospital for Sick Children, Crumlin and in Sydney, Australia where she gained invaluable experience in many areas of physiotherapy. She became a senior physiotherapist in ‘Burns and Plastics’ and ‘Women’s Health and Continence’ in St James’s Hospital before specialising in musculoskeletal physiotherapy. She subsequently completed her Masters in Manual Therapy in University of Western Australia where she obtained a high distinction.
On return from Australia she worked as a musculoskeletal physiotherapist and she expended the services in her clinic to include women’s health and continence. She completed Stott Pilates training and uses dry needling to treat myofascial trigger points.
In addition to women’s health and continence, Eimear has a special interest in the treatment of neck and low back pain.
Eimear runs on a regular basis. She has completed a number of marathons and draws on her own experience as a runner to treat sporting injuries.
Eimear MurphyMISCP BSc Physio (Hons) MMT (Physio)
BSc. MSc. MISCP
Glauber Barduzzi is a fully licensed Chartered Physiotherapist with a current membership of the ISCP (Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists), CORU (Regulating Health & Social Care Professionals), HCPC UK (Health & Care Professions Council) and of Crefito-3 (the Brazilian Physiotherapy Association). He also is a member of the European and International Society of Sexual Medicine. He is Member of the Chartered Physiotherapists Sports And Exercise Medicine (CPSEM), Associate Member of the UK Strenght and Conditioning Association.
He obtained his BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy degree at University Paulista-UNIP, Assis-Brazil and moved to Dublin Ireland in 2011. In September 2015, he completed his Masters in Advanced Physiotherapy Studies with a focus in sports rehabilitation through University College Dublin to further his skills and knowledge in this area.
Since qualifying Glauber has worked in a number of places both in Brazil and Ireland. His main area of interest is in sports and musculoskeletal conditions having gained extensive experience in these areas during his time working in sports injury clinics and with a soccer team in Brazil and Ireland. Glauber has worked as head Physiotherapist of the Bray Wanderers senior soccer team from 2016 until 2018. Glauber has been a Physiotherapist with the Football Association of Ireland since 2017. He worked in the Nations League and European qualifiers under Martin O’Neill and Mick McCarthy management. Glauber is currently Physiotherapist of the Republic of Ireland U21’s National soccer team.
He joined Milltown Physiotherapy as the focal Shockwave in Men’s Health specialist and he also works treating a variety of musculoskeletal conditions.
GB Sports Physio
Glauber is director of GB Sports Physio, to stay up to date about sports physiotherapy and general topics about physiotherapy in Dublin and worldwide.
Glauber BarduzziBSc. MSc. MISCP
BSc.Physio (Hons) M.I.S.C.P.
Laura graduated from Coventry University in 2008 and completed her junior rotations at University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust. Here she gained valuable experience across all of the core areas of physiotherapy, including intensive care, amputee rehabilitation, orthopaedics and musculoskeletal physiotherapy.
Laura also worked as the club physiotherapist for a rugby club for 2 seasons. Laura then went on to work as a locum in the UK in between some time spent travelling. She primarily worked in the area of sports injuries, post op rehabilitation and neck and back pain.
Since moving back to Ireland, she has worked in private practice. Her particular area of interest is women’s health. This includes ante-natal treatment (treatment of pelvic girdle pain, spinal pain in pregnancy and exercise in pregnancy) and post-natal rehabilitation, (pelvic floor treatment, diastasis recti rehabilitation and return to exercise in the post-natal phase). She is also interested in abdominal (C-section and hysterectomy) and perineal scar management, and the treatment of pelvic floor dysfunction associated with peri- menopause and menopause.
Laura also treats other musculoskeletal conditions like neck pain and headaches. Laura uses various treatment techniques including dry needling, acupuncture, manual therapy and exercise therapy.
She also teaches Pilates here at Milltown and has completed many post graduate courses. She is always continuing to develop professionally and regularly takes part in in-service training (both attending and teaching) and is keen to keep up to date with new research.
Outside of work Laura is interested in hiking, swimming and strength training.
Laura FitzpatrickBSc.Physio (Hons) M.I.S.C.P.
BSc Exercise Science MSc Physiotherapy (Hons) M.I.S.C.P.
Lauren was born and raised in San Diego, California and graduated from Point Loma Nazarene University with a degree in Exercise Science in 2014. She then moved to Dublin where she completed a Masters degree in Physiotherapy at UCD and graduated with first class honours. After graduating Lauren worked in a busy private practice clinic in Dublin for over 3 years gaining valuable experience treating a wide range of Musculoskeletal and Women’s Health patients.
Lauren is passionate about continuous professional development and has done extensive post graduate training. She has gone on to become a qualified Pilates Mat Level 1 and 2 Pilates instructor and is also qualified in Dry Needling and Orthotic Prescription. She has further completed courses in Women’s Health in Physiotherapy and Advanced Manual Therapy for the Pelvic Floor under Maeve Whelan.
In addition to Musculoskeletal and Sports Physiotherapy, Lauren has a special intrest in Women’s Health and Continence and Pre and Postnatal conditions.
Lauren plays volleyball for UCD’s Premier Women’s Team and has been nominated and won multiple All Star Awards. She also loves the outdoors and enjoys hiking, running, surfing and walking her rescue dog Max.
Lauren ClarkBSc Exercise Science MSc Physiotherapy (Hons) M.I.S.C.P.
BSc. Physio (Hons) M.I.S.C.P. Lic. Ac
Mary graduated from Trinity College Dublin in 1991 with an Honours Degree in Physiotherapy. She was a competitive athlete through college and started in private practice soon after with a special interest in Sports Injuries. She joined Milltown Physiotherapy in 1994 and and worked as a partner for over 20 years.
She became a Licensed Acupuncturist in 1996 through the British College of Acupuncture. She obtained a Certificate in Spinal Manual Therapy from Australia in 2002.
She has attended a wide range of post graduate courses to develop her skills but has particular interest in Lower Limb Biomechanics, Orthotic Prescription and Pelvic Girdle Pain in Pregnancy.
Mum of three Mary is a competitive offshore sailor and has raced her yacht ” Jedi ” in the Round Ireland and Fastnet races. Mary likes to hill walk and swims in the 40ft all year round.
Mary McGuinnessBSc. Physio (Hons) M.I.S.C.P. Lic. Ac
BSc. Physio (Hons) B.A. (Hons) M.I.S.C.P.
Noreen graduated from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland as a mature student in 2002 having first completed an Honours Degree in Physical Education at the University of Limerick in 1995. After graduating, she worked in Mount Carmel Hospital, Dublin and in St. Vincent’s University Hospital, Dublin.Noreen joined Milltown Physiotherapy Clinic in 2006.
She is a trained Cyriax practitioner giving her skills in treating orthopaedic and sports injuries and she has continued to extend her skills and expand her knowledge by attending numerous postgraduate courses.
Noreen’s areas of special interest are Women’s Health Physiotherapy including Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation, Ante and Post Natal Pelvic Girdle Pain and Dry Needling for treatment of Myofascial Trigger Point pain.
Noreen DockeryBSc. Physio (Hons) B.A. (Hons) M.I.S.C.P.
Robert John Doyle
BSc. MSc. MISCP
Robert Doyle qualified as a physiotherapist in 2009 from Trinity College Dublin with an honours degree in physiotherapy. He completed a Masters in Sports and Exercise Medicine in 2014 from Trinity College Dublin and then completed a Diploma in Football Medicine through FIFA in 2017. Robert’s specialty is dealing with musculoskeletal disorders and sports injuries, which he uses a combination of manual therapy treatment and exercise therapy.
He has worked in private practice both at home and abroad in UK and Australia. Robert has always worked with athletes and has experience in a variety of sporting settings at club and school levels.
Robert spent 5 years as the head physiotherapist to Belvedere College SJ senior cup rugby team. He was lucky to work with two squads who made two SCT finals in a row, with victory in the latter final. Robert is the physiotherapist for Clontarf RFC U20’s in addition to his private practice work.
He also has experience working with Basketball Ireland on tour and has provided season long care to various GAA clubs in Dublin.
Robert is a big soccer fan and grew up with a football at his feet. He still graces to occasional 5-a-side pitch and likes to go to the gym, cycle and run for fitness. He is trying his hand at sea swimming and stand-up-paddle boarding in the summer months.
Robert John DoyleBSc. MSc. MISCP
MSc Physiotherapy, (Hons), BSc Health and Performance Science (Hons), M.I.S.C.P
Sarah qualified from UCD with a first class honours degree in both; MSc Physiotherapy and BSc Health and Performance Science. Since graduating she has worked in a hospital setting and in private practice primarily with Musculoskeletal, Sports and Women’s Health patients.
Sarah has also gained certifications in Pilates, PCES (pregnancy and post-pregnancy corrective exercise specialist), Dry needling and Strength and Conditioning.
She likes to keep up to date with the latest research and has completed post-graduate training in areas such as urinary incontinence, biomechanics/orthotics and manual therapy.
Her special interests include Women’s health and Musculoskeletal physiotherapy in which she assesses and treats the body as a whole kinetic chain. She specifically enjoys treating Pre and Postnatal conditions, spinal and lumbo-pelvic pain.
Sarah has an open and friendly approach and likes to use a combination of exercise and manual therapy in her treatment. She enjoys working together to devise a treatment plan that is specific to each individual and their goals.
She has worked with international horse riders with recent trips to South Africa and Australia for the World Cup.
Outside of work she spends a lot of her time horse riding and has represented Ireland on numerous occasions. She plays Polocrosse which is essentially a combination of Lacrosse and Polo but has also been called Rugby on horses or Quidditch by friends!
Sarah BrandonMSc Physiotherapy, (Hons), BSc Health and Performance Science (Hons), M.I.S.C.P
B.Physio. Lic.Ac. M.I.S.C.P.
Sharon graduated from UCD in 1990 with an Honours Degree in Physiotherapy. She worked in acute hospital settings in the USA and in St. James’s Hospital, Dublin until 1996 when she moved to work in private practice, specializing in musculoskeletal injuries, biomechanics and orthotic fitting. In 1999 she completed her membership of the Society of Orthopaedic Medicine.
In 1998 Sharon completed a postgraduate in Acupuncture, qualifying with a Licentiate in Acupuncture from the British College of Acupuncture. In 2000 she completed a one year nutritional therapy course with the National College of Acupuncture. Sharon joined Milltown Physiotherapy Clinic in 2007.
Sharon’s areas of special interest include treatment of pelvic floor dysfunctions including incontinence, prolapse and bowel disorders, Ante and post natal pelvic girdle pain conditions . Acupuncture, including acupuncture for womens health conditions.
She also specialises in orthotic prescription writing and lower limb biomechanics.
Sharon McNallyB.Physio. Lic.Ac. M.I.S.C.P.
Siobhan O’ Reilly Bracken
MISCP MPA, MSc-Sports, CLT Certified Lymphedema Therapist
Siobhan is the owner and Director of Rehabilitation at The O’ Reilly Centre for Lymphedema, Cancer Rehab and Sports. She graduated from UCD in 1982 with a Diploma in Physiotherapy. She earned her Master’s degrees in Public Administration and Sports Physiotherapy from New York University and University College Dublin respectively.
Siobhan was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1996 and again in 2008. The experience inspired her to dedicate her clinical practice to cancer rehab and lymphedema patients. Siobhan enjoys mentoring colleagues in this area. She is a regular guest lecturer to the undergraduates in UCD and gives courses to colleagues in “Breast Cancer Rehabilitation for Physiotherapists”. See www.theoreillycentre.ie for upcoming course dates.
Siobhan is an advocate for people living with lymphoedema and is a regular blogger on topics that enable patients to have normal lives. Articles posted on Lymphoedema Ireland’s website include, “Cancer Related Fatigue”, “Lymphedema and Nordic Walking”, “The Gold Standard of Care for Lymphoedema”, “Water Based Exercises for Leg Lymphoedema” and “Air Travel and Holiday Tips”.
Milltown Physiotherapy is respected internationally for their expertise in Women’s Health. Siobhan is delighted to be located here so her cancer and lymphedema patients may also have convenient access to these invaluable services.
Siobhan O’ Reilly BrackenMISCP MPA, MSc-Sports, CLT Certified Lymphedema Therapist
BSc. Physio (Hons) M.I.S.C.P.
Stephanie graduated from Manchester University in 1995, with an Hons degree in physiotherapy. She worked in the NHS in England for 4 years and then moved to Sydney, Australia for a year, where she was employed in private practice. Stephanie moved to Dublin to continue working in private practice and started in Milltown physiotherapy in 2004.
Stephanie has a master’s degree from Keele University, England, which was completed in 2008, in Neuromusculoskeletal Healthcare.
She has attended a wide range of post-graduate courses to expand her knowledge and skills and is fully trained in the practice of trigger point dry needling.
Stephanie has a special interest in the treatment of pelvic girdle pain, postnatal rehabilitation of muscle separation post pregnancy and women’s health conditions including pelvic organ prolapse and continence issues.
Stephanie is a qualified APPI Pilates instructor, with further training in the teaching of Ante and postnatal Pilates: she is available for one to one sessions in the clinic.
Stephanie began trampolining at the age of 11, in her local sports centre in Burnley, where she grew up. She went on to compete with The Lancashire Squad and Black Burn College. Stephanie won a Bronze Medal in The National Championship. She finished competing at the age of 21 and coached trampolining for several more years.
Stephanie CrosslandBSc. Physio (Hons) M.I.S.C.P.
B.Sc. Physio (Hons) M.I.S.C.P.
Post Grad Cert Continence and Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation
Post Grad Dr Vodder Manual Lymphatic Drainage & Combined Decongestive Therapy
Tara graduated with honours from UCD in 2007. After graduating, she gained extensive experience travelling and working in New Zealand and Australia for six years. During this time Tara developed her skills as she qualified as a Pilates instructor, trained with GEMT dry needling and completed a Post Graduate Certificate in Continence and Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation from Melbourne University, Australia. Since returning to Ireland in 2014, Tara has continued her professional development by training in Cancer Rehabilitation under the Strong Pink Women Program.
Tara specialises in Women’s Health for all ages and life stages, including physiotherapy for pre- and postnatal musculoskeletal conditions, rehabilitation for pelvic floor muscles and abdominal muscle separation and real-time ultrasound.
Tara is especially passionate about supporting pregnant women in preparation for labour, empowering new mums for the physical demands of motherhood and guiding women to overcome the barriers in achieving their health and wellness goals.
Tara enjoys keeping fit by running, Pilates and going to the gym. She began cross country running at age seven and has represented her county and province in the All-Irelands. She has won All-Ireland medals for long distance races, relays as well as rounders. Although she does not compete now she continues to run and has completed a half marathon.
Tara MurtaghB.Sc. Physio (Hons) M.I.S.C.P. / Post Grad Cert Continence and Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation / Post Grad Dr Vodder Manual Lymphatic Drainage & Combined Decongestive Therapy
BSc Physiotherapy (Hons); MSc Clinical Neuroscience (Dist) M.I.S.C.P.
Una graduated from the University of Brighton in 2003 having had placements in London; Kent; Surrey and Sussex. She returned home to work in a range of Dublin hospitals which included the Royal Hospital Donnybrook, St Vincents University Hospital, Childrens University Hospital Temple Street and National Maternity Hospital Holles Street. Una’s hopes to return to London to specialise further were fulfilled whilst working as a Senior Neurological Physiotherapist in the Wellington Hospital, National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery Queens Square, London Clinic Marylebone and BUPA Cromwell Hospital Kensington as well as other NHS and Neurorehabilitative centres.
Una’s keen interest in Neuroscience; Neuroanatomy; Neuroplasticity and the essential nature of keeping up with advances in clinical and more abstract neuroscientific research led her to undertake a MSc Clinical Neuroscience (Dist) in Kings College London. She gained publication in the Journal of Neurological Sciences with research focused on the Determinants of Mismatch in Acute Stroke with particular draw from Neuroimaging.
Una comes most recently from the National Rehabilitation Hospital Dun Laoghaire working as the Senior Paediatric Physiotherapist treating children 1-18 as well as clinically advising nationally. In the NRH she rehabilitated children with Brain; Spinal; Vestibular; Multi trauma; Limb loss and Disorders of Consciousness well as acting as Senior Vestibular Physiotherapist & Senior Adult Spinal Physiotherapist.
Una has particular interest in Neurorehabilitation of Brain; Spinal; Peripheral Nerve; Neuro-Oncology; Central Vestibular problems (eg. Brain injury & Tumours; Guillain-Barré Syndrome); Neurology (eg Parkinsons; MS) as well as Neurosurgical patients. Una would be delighted to assist patients Paediatric & Adult in whatever way she can on their journey of recovery or maintaining their mobility within the limits of their conditions.
Una represented School and University Team Tennis as well as Fencing in Kings College London which she has enjoyed returning to in Dublin. She also enjoys Pilates (qualified instructor of Australian Institute of Physiotherapy Pilates); Cross skipping and Archery. Una was on the medical team for the Special Olympics World Games and has interest in Paralympics and sports re-enablement.
Una CusackBSc Physiotherapy (Hons); MSc Clinical Neuroscience (Dist) M.I.S.C.P.
ITEC, IFPA, Massage Therapist
Stefania Desini ITEC, IFPA qualified as massage therapist in Dublin in 2008 at the Holistic College Dublin earning several Diplomas. She holds qualifications in Sports massage, Holistic massage, Pregnancy massage, Indian head massage, Cupping therapy and Pilates instructor mat work. In 2010 she worked as massage therapist in a Yoga and massage centre based in Dublin gaining most of her experience.
In 2014 she founded her own business specialising in Sports and deep tissue massage. She continues her training to further develop her skills and knowledge so that she can offer alternative choices of treatments to her clients.
Stefania DesiniITEC, IFPA, Massage Therapist
BSc. Podiatry (HONS) MCPod RGN
Aideen originally embarked on her career as a registered general nurse, qualifying from University College Dublin in 2008 with an honours degree. She graduated from University of Ulster Jordanstown in 2013 with an honours degree in Podiatry. She currently works as a Podiatrist in St. Vincent’s University hospital. She works with patients with diabetes and vascular issues who have developed complications, such as charcot neuropathy or ulceration. She also works in private practice with experience working in HSE hospitals in Dublin since 2015. In 2018 she completed a
Post Graduate Diploma in wound healing and tissue viability in the Royal College of Surgeons Ireland (RCSI).
Aideen is delighted to start her practice in Milltown Physiotherapy with her passion for Podiatry. She still practices as a nurse at St. Vincent’s Private Hospital and is hoping to complete her MSc. at RCSI in 2020.
Aideen O’DonoghueBSc. Podiatry (HONS) MCPod RGN
Michelle Van Valey
Experienced and accessible, Michele draws on 12 years of study in a number of disciplines, delivering Yoga and Pilates classes and private sessions that range from restorative and therapeutic to powerful and energetic depending on the needs of the individuals in attendance.
Michele has studied extensively with master teachers in the Ashtanga, Iyengar and Satyananda traditions in India, Ireland and the U.S including Sri K. Pattabhi Jois (Ashtanga) and Mukunda Styles (Yoga Therapy) among others. The variety in her studies over the years has enhanced her philosophy that yoga is for every body.
Michelle Van ValeyYoga Instructor