Meet Your Physio:
M.Sc Physiotherapy: University of Scotland
Working with individuals to help them achieve their goals
Qualifications & Education
Christina is a Chartered Physiotherapist and has been a member of the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists (ISCP) since 2011. She is also a member of the Musculoskeletal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (MACP) since 2016, recognised by the International Federation of Orthopaedic Manipulative Physical Therapists (IFOMPT) for achieving a standard of excellence in Neuromusculoskeletal Physiotherapy.
Prior to qualifying as a Physiotherapist, Christina completed a H.Cert. in Physiology and Health Science at Carlow I.T. and a Cert. in Exercise and Health Fitness through the University of Limerick, leading to qualification as a Fitness Instructor through the National Council for Exercise and Health Fitness (NCEF).
She then travelled to Scotland and completed her B.Sc. in Physiotherapy and M.Sc. Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, receiving the MACP Student Research Award in 2016. She recently commenced a Ph.D. in 2018 and was awarded the University of Limerick Clinical Therapies Scholarship in support of her research in the area of Shoulder Pain. Christina has successfully published her research within internationally peer-reviewed research journals and hopes to continue her research within the field of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy.
In addition to her Physiotherapy qualifications, Christina is a fully qualified Pilates Instructor (2012) through the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute (APPI) and also holds qualifications in Acupuncture through the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (AACP).
Experience & Interests
Christina has worked within both the public (NHS and HSE) and private sectors across the UK and Ireland. She has over 8 years experience successfully treating a variety of musculoskeletal injuries. She has a specialist interest in treating spinal pathologies, orthopaedic conditions, neuropathic pain, sports-related injuries and complex chronic pain conditions. Her approach to treatment is individualised, with a strong emphasis on empowering individuals to take an active role in their healthcare, providing the knowledge and tools to prevent re-injury and successfully manage musculoskeletal conditions.
Christina is a Galway girl and was happy to return home in 2014. When not at work, Christina tries to practise what she preaches and keeps active by going for walks or runs with her husband and two pooches, going to the gym, gardening, cycling and running the occasional marathon (this happened once...never again!). Her other (less active) interests include art classes, eating brunch (favourite meal of the day!), and traveling to other countries to visit friends and family whenever she can.