Siofra Fogarty, Chartered Physiotherapist
Síofra graduated from Trinity College Dublin with an Honours degree in Physiotherapy. After graduating Síofra worked in a musculoskeletal based private practice in Co. Dublin where she gained experience treating athletes, pediatrics, rheumatology in care of the elderly, neurological disorders and work-related injuries. Her main area of focus is musculoskeletal, treating athletes of all levels, in sports such as Rugby, Soccer, Judo, Horse-riding, Gaelic, Hurling, Basketball,
Trampolining, Track and Field, boxing, Golf, Rowing and Mixed Martial Arts. She is currently the team physiotherapist for the Dublin University Ladies Rugby Football Club (DULFC).
While working in private practice Síofra became involved in research in Trinity College Dublin in spinal cord injuries. She is now one of 8 people in Ireland that is trained to independently use an exoskeleton, which is a device that stands and walks people with paralysis and other neuromsuscular disorders.
Currently Síofra is furthering her studies by undertaking a post graduate certificate in Clinical Exercise in Trinity College Dublin, with the aim to help people with various chronic conditions to exercise in a safe environment.
She is a practicing member of the Irish Chartered Society of Physiotherapists (ISCP), is a member of the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine (FSEM) and the Chartered Physiotherapists in Private Practice (CPPP).
Síofra is certified in Dry needling and uses various treatment techniques such as deep soft tissue massage, trigger point release, myofascial release, joint mobilisations, manipulations, electrotherapy and taping. She specialises in lower back pain, high level sport injuries and pre- and post- natal physiotherapy.
Síofra has been involved in sports her whole life, participating in various sports throughout the years such as Gaelic, Hurling, Athletics, Soccer, Rugby and Rowing. In rugby she represented Donegal and Ulster in U19 women’s rugby. At University played for Trinity Ladies Rugby Team as outside centre and was proud to be part of the team that won the Kay Bowen Cup and the Colours Match. In rowing, during University, she represented Trinity College Dublin at both national championship and intervarsity level. In athletics, more recently, she ran the Dublin Marathon.
Síofra understands that athletes mindset and individualises exercises to each patient.
Síofra takes clients on Monday to Fridays at our branch in Ranelagh. To book and appointment with Síofra, please call 014913228.