The Team  

Archview Physiotherapy Pain and Sports Injury Clinic has two branches located between Ranelagh and Dundrum. There is a team of orthopaedic, sports and neurological physiotherapists along with massage and exercise therapists. We can provide home physiotherapy and call out services to nursing homes for the convenience of some of our patients. We also provide ergonomic assessments and manual handling teaching.

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Amanda Olsen, Chartered Physiotherapist

MSc in Physiotherapy, BSc in Athletic Training

Amanda graduated with a Masters degree in Physiotherapy from University College Dublin in 2016. Here she gained an eclectic range of clinical experience such as sub-acute stroke rehabilitation, women’s health, cardiorespiratory care, and oncology care. In addition to this, she further excelled in musculoskeletal rehab, an area she is very passionate about, which began when she received her Bachelors degree in Athletic Training from the University of Pittsburgh in 2014. Working with both high level athletes and the common population, she has a firm belief that physiotherapy is not just manual therapy nor just exercise, but rather a healthy combination of both. It requires re-educating the body proper movement patterns so that activity can remain pain-free.

A big area of interest for Amanda is with regards to pelvic alignment, and how some malalignment can cause pain and dysfunction to other parts of the body, especially the low back. She is happy to treat anyone with acute, subacute, or chronic pain, especially those that have just been in road traffic accidents. Techniques she uses consist of deep soft tissue massage, trigger point release, myofascial release, joint mobilisations, and manual traction to the neck and low back. She is also a certified Dry Needling Practitioner as well as a Pilates instructor.

In her off time, she thoroughly enjoys reading, working out, and practicing yoga several times a week.

Blog Entries:

Pelvic Malignment

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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.

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