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John Phelan, Chartered Physiotherapist

John Phelan

Qualifications & Education

John is a fully licensed, Chartered Physiotherapist with current membership of the ISCP (Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists). John, from Co. Waterford, completed his MSc in Physiotherapy at Leeds Beckett University in January 2009. He is very familiar with the Cork area after spending four years at UCC completing his BSc (Hons) in Nutritional Science, and another two years qualifying and working as a fitness instructor. He now brings all these skills together in his physiotherapy practice.


One of John’s main passions lies in helping people with persistent back or neck pain, i.e. pain that continues for longer than three months. He has completed several training courses on this topic, along with treating many patients with persistent pain through the years. 

John has experience of working in the NHS, private setting and with rugby teams in Scotland. Over the past seven years, he has assessed and treated a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions. He has always believed that improving his patients’ understanding of their condition is the foundation of every treatment. This, combined with targeted manual therapy and evidence-based patient exercises, is the most effective way to achieve full recovery.

John has completed training courses and is proficient in dry needling, soft-tissue massage, shoulder rehab, kinesio-taping and the science of cycling. He is a member of the musculoskeletal and occupational health special interest groups under the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapy. 


John gets excited about most outdoor pursuits, especially activities that raise adrenaline levels like mountain-biking and surfing. Golf, yoga and home-brewing act as a counterbalance to return adrenaline levels to normal. Now that he has returned home from Scotland, he will be in the stands to cheer on his county hurlers in their quest for All-Ireland glory.


  • Musculoskeletal
  • Rehabilitation
  • Sports Injuries
  • Chronic Back & Neck Pain
  • Dry Needling