Mariola has a masters degree in physiotherapy and has worked in private practice and as a lecturer in physiotherapy. Her main interests are the treatment of spinal and joint issues, women’s health (all pelvic floor, bowel, bladder and pre- and post-natal issues). She has a special interest in the treatment of jaw pain (T.M.J.). She is a qualified A.P.P.I. Pilates instructor.
Mariola works on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday in Sutton and Monday and Friday in Ashbourne. You can book a session with Mariola on our online booking system.
Her own interests are Pilates, yoga, jogging and hiking, as well as travelling and reading.
LESLEY LOWE B.Sc. (Physio) M.I.S.C.P.
Lesley graduated from University of Ulster, Jordanstown with an honours degree and has worked mainly in private practice treating sports injuries, spinal and joint issues, vertigo (vestibular rehabilitation) and she is our breast cancer rehabilitation physiotherapist having special training as a Pink Ribbon Breast Cancer physiotherapist.
Lesley has worked with multiple sports clubs including football, hurling and hockey and is a healthy HIIT instructor. She has also completed post-graduate training in biomechanics and dry needling. She has a keen interest in Pilates and is a qualified APPI Pilates instructor for all levels from beginner to advanced. She has a special interest in strength & conditioning and exercise classes for all ages (see our Healthy Bones and Stronger for Longer pages). Lesley is registered with Irish Life Back-up.
Her main sports are running, hockey and strength & conditioning. Lesley also enjoys travelling to exotic places.
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 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 and 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.
Linda plays hockey and golf and enjoys travel, cryptic crosswords, Killer Sudoku and loves penguins.
GERMAINE MALLIN M.Sc. Physiotherapy M.I.S.C.P.
Senior Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist/Sports Physiotherapy/A.P.P.I. Pilates Instructor
Germaine graduated from University College Dublin and initially worked in hospitals in Ireland and the U.K. She has over 20 years experience in treating musculoskeletal and sports injuries.
IN 2009 she completed an M.Sc. in musculoskeletal Physiotherapy in U.C.D. Her M.Sc. research project investigated the effectiveness of Pilates for the management of neck pain. The findings were published in the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies.
Her areas of expertise include all aspects of spinal pain, shoulder pain, sports injuries and orthotic prescription. She has also trained in acupuncture with the British Medical Acupuncture Society.
Germaine is especially interested in rehabilitation through exercise and has over 14 years; experience in teaching clinical/rehabilitative Pilates having trained with the internationally recognised Australian Physiotherapy Pilates Institute (A.P.P.I.).
Germaine works in our Sutton Clinic on a Wednesday morning and you can book to see her online.
Her interests include tennis, gym, yoga and walking.
EMMA POFF B.Sc (Physio) M.I.S.C.P.
Emma graduated from the Royal College of Surgeons in Dublin with an honours degree in physiotherapy. She currently works full-time in a teaching hospital and works in Sutton Cross Physiotherapy on Monday evenings. She is also trained and very interested in vestibular rehabilitation for treatment of vertigo, dry needling and the treatment of stress incontinence, overactive bladder and prolapse (not pelvic pain issues). Emma teaches Australian Physiotherapy Pilates Institute (A.P.P.I.) Pilates classes up to advanced level. Emma has worked with the Irish women’s hockey team as well as providing physiotherapy cover at major running events.
Emma is a keen swimmer and enjoys badminton and kayaking.
Claire Finnegan joined our team in 2019 and runs all aspects of the office. She qualified as a dental nurse from Dublin Dental University Hospital, Trinity College and previously worked in a large multi-disciplinary private practice as both a dental nurse and in management.
Claire loves music and is a self-confessed massive Beatles fan! When not a work, she loves to travel.