LESLEY LOWE B.Sc (Physio) M.I.S.C.P.
Lesley graduated from University of Ulster Jordanstown with an honours degree in physiotherapy. She has mainly worked in private practice and with multiple sports teams such as Peamount United Senior Ladies, Leixlip Hurlers and Footballers and several rugby teams.
She has a keen interest in Pilates and is a qualified APPI Pilates instructor for all levels from beginners to advanced. She has also completed post-graduate training in dry needling and biomechanics and is a healthy HIT instructor. She has a special interest in sports injury prevention, rehabilitation, strength and conditioning, Pilates and vestibular rehabilitation.
Her main sports are running, hockey and strength & conditioning.
Lesley works on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Online booking is available.
LINDA FITZGERALD B.Sc. (Physio), M.I.S.C.P. M.C.S.P. PG Cert (Women's Health)
Linda qualified from Trinity College, Dublin and has gained extensive experience in major teaching hospitals in Dublin and in Australia. Linda opened Ashbourne Physiotherapy Clinic in 1992 and Sutton Cross Physiotherapy in 2012. She completed a 15-month post-graduate certificate in women’s health in 2002 and has a special interest in continence (male and female/bowel and bladder). Linda also loves treating feet and she has over twenty years experience in orthotic prescription. She also has a special interest in lower limb tendon problems. As Linda specialises in the above areas, she usually has a waiting list of about three weeks so doesn't deal with the more acute problems.
Linda usually works on Monday afternoons and all day Friday in the Sutton Clinic. To make an appointment with Linda, call Ruta on 018063030 (online booking not available for Linda).
Linda plays hockey and golf and enjoys travel, cryptic crosswords, Killer Sudoku and loves penguins.
THARANI (Tara) PITCHAISIVARAM BPT MISCP MPOGP MIAP PG Cert (WOMEN'S HEALTH - UK) PG Cert (Advanced Physiotherapy)
Tara graduated as a physiotherapist with a degree in Bachelor of Physiotherapy (BPT) in 2006. She went on to complete a post-graduate Certificate in Advanced Physiotherapy from the University of Ulster and then a further post-graduate Certificate in Women's Health from the University of Bradford. She has worked in private practice treating mainly women's health and has worked as a senior physiotherapist in a nursing home.
Tara has a special interest in treating women's health clients. She has advanced training in pelvic girdle pain during pregnancy, pelvic floor manual therapy and female incontinence and treats pregnancy-related back and pelvic pain, urinary and bowel incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, pre-natal perineal massage, sacro-iliac & coccyx pain and constipation. She also works on shoulder rehabilitation post-breast cancer surgery. You can book online to see Tara.
Tara enjoys swimming and cycling and playing with her dog - a Bichon Frise called Pearl.
EMMA POFF B.Sc (Physio) M.I.S.C.P.
Emma graduated from the Royal College of Surgeons in Dublin with an honours degree. She currently works full-time in a teaching hospital and works in Sutton Cross Physiotherapy on Monday evenings. Emma teaches Australian Physiotherapy Pilates Institute (A.P.P.I.) Pilates classes at both Beginner and Advanced levels. She is also trained and very interested in the use of dry needling treatment and vestibular rehabilitation for treatment of vertigo. Emma has worked with the Irish Female Hockey team as well as providing physiotherapy cover at major running events. Emma's appointments are on our online booking system.
Emma is a keen swimmer and enjoys badminton and kayaking.
Ruta graduated with a Sales Consultant Diploma from Panevezeys Trade and Sales Business College in Lithuania in 2005 and she worked as an accounts/sales assistant while studying. The same year, she moved to Ireland and worked as a hotel receptionist prior to starting in Ashbourne Physiotherapy Clinic in early 2009. Ruta is our indispensable office administator and keeps us all on our toes. Ruta loves meeting people and has a flare for numbers. She has completed her payroll training since joining us and is a qualified CPR First Responder. She is currently doing a beginner level sports nutrition course.
Ruta loves motorbikes, rock climbing, camping, fitness and anything outdoors.