The Team 

Archview Physiotherapy Pain and Sports Injury Clinic has two branches located between Ranelagh and Dundrum. It opened it’s doors in 2008 and has expanded greatly to now offering massage therapy, pilates classes catering also for post pregnancy and personal training. We have just started 0-5km training for those who want to improve their overall cardio-vasular fitness from scratch! We also have neuro-physiotherapists who specialise in the treatment of neurological injury/disease e.g stroke, parkinson, multiple sclerosis. With such patients we can offer treatment in their home, nursing home or at the hydrotherapy pool.

We are open 7 days a week in our Ranelagh clinic where patients can avail of free parking.

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Lynsey McGovern Bsc. (Physio), Chartered Physiotherapist

Lynsey graduated from University College Dublin in 2002. After graduating, Lynsey spent two years working in the National Rehabilitation Hospital in Dun Laoghaire where she gained valuable experience in dealing with acute and chronic neurological and musculoskeletal injuries. In 2004 she ventured into the world of private practice. Here she gained experience in treating a wide range of conditions including back and neck pain, sports injuries, desk-work related injuries and headaches.  Lynsey has furthered her training in various manual therapy courses focusing on the spine such as the McKenzie method, dry needling, orthotic prescription and clinical pilates. From 2004-2006 she worked for Athletics Ireland covering games throughout Europe and Ireland for the Irish Junior and Senior Athletics Team. Lynsey was the Chief Physiotherapist for the Irish Ladies Women’s Tennis Open in 2005. In 2008 she opened Archview Physiotherapy Pain and Sports Injury Clinic in Dublin. Over the last few years the clinic has grown to a team of chartered physiotherapists, physical therapists, massage therapists, clinical Pilates instructors and personal trainers who treat patients with varying levels of sporting, musculoskeletal injuries and neurological complaints. Lynsey has a passion for dealing with complicated myofascial problems which can be associated with most musculoskeletal and neuromuscular injuries. Lynsey wrote an article on myofascial pain (muscle pain) and dry needling which was published in the Chronic Pain Association of Ireland newsletter in 2009. She has a very keen interest in treating headaches and migraines, back and neck pain, shoulder injuries, hip and knee pain, sporting injuries, repetitive strains, arthritic conditions, foot problems and neurological injuries e.g stroke.

Lynsey is committee member for the Chartered Physiotherapists in private practise (CPPP) within the ISCP and is also a member of the Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Sports Partnership committee. She is dedicated as a healthcare professional in helping the protection of the titles ‘Physiotherapy’ and ‘Physical Therapy’ in Ireland. Lynsey divides her time between treating patients, managing Archview Physiotherapy and providing training programmes for junior and student physiotherapists. Lynsey takes clients on Wednesday & Fridays at our branch in Ranelagh. To book and appointment with Lynsey, please call 014913228.

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Carol Hopkins, BSc Physiotherapy, BSc Health Science and Physiology, Chartered Physiotherapist (MISCP, MHCPC)

Carol graduated from the University of Brighton in 2012 with a BSc Physiotherapy. Since graduating she has spent her time specialising in the private sector in both the UK and Ireland. Here she gained extensive experience in the treatment and management of a wide variety of musculoskeletal conditions including neck and back pain, whiplash associated disorder, sports injuries, pre/post-operative rehabilitation and paediatric musculoskeletal injuries.

Carol specialises in manual therapy including, deep soft tissue massage, trigger point/myofascial release and grade 5 manipulations. Carol has also completed post graduate courses in dry needling and pilates. Carol has a keen interest in treating headaches and migraines, sports injuries, chronic pain associated with any muscle of joint problem, back and neck pain and preganancy related back and pelvic pain. Carol also teaches Clinical Pilates at Archview Physiotherapy, Ranelagh. Carol has also started up mum and baby Pilates Classes. If you would like to attend a course please register your interest by calling our clinic on 014913228.

In her spare time, Carol is a keen sports enthusiast, both as a spectator and player, previously representing Leinster hockey at under age level. So she knows how important it is to keep injury free.

Blog entries:

Back pain due to disc issues

Low back pain in pregnancy

Cervical Dystonia

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