Lesley graduated from University of Ulster, Jordanstown with an honours degree. She has worked mainly in private practice treating back, neck and joint injuries. She has also worked with multiple sports clubs 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 Beginner to Advanced. She has also completed post-graduate training in biomechanics, dry needling and is a healthy HIIT instructor. She has a special interest in sports injury prevention, rehabilitation, strength & conditioning and exercise classes for all ages (see our Healthy Bones and Stronger for Longer pages). She also treats people with vertigo using vestibular rehabilitation. Lesley is registered with Irish Life Back-up. Lesley has completed the Pink Ribbon Breast Cancer Rehab course. She treats post-operative and post radiotherapy patients(see Breast Cancer Rehab page).
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 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.
Linda plays hockey and golf and enjoys travel, cryptic crosswords, Killer Sudoku and loves penguins.
MARIOLA STYPULKOWSKA (Masters in Physiotherapy)
Mariola has a masters degree in physiotherapy and has worked in private practice, a rehabilitation hospital, nursing homes and as a lecturer in physiotherapy. Her main interests are women’s health and TMJ (jaw) pain but she also treats all other issues such as back, neck, joint and muscle pain. Along with exercise prescription, she uses Maitland mobilisations, proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF) and dry needling.
Mariola will be working Wednesday evenings for the month of July and will start working full-time in August (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday in Sutton and Monday and Friday in Ashbourne). She can be booked online.
Her own interests are Pilates, yoga, jogging and hiking, as well as travelling and reading.
Ahmad Salma B.Sc (Hons) Physiotherapy MISCP
Senior Musculoskeletal / Sports Physiotherapist
Ahmad is a senior chartered physiotherapist with more than 10 years experience in clinical musculoskeletal physiotherapy. He is in the final stages of a masters degree in Advanced Physiotherapy at University College Dublin where his research is investigating groin injuries in GAA players.
Ahmad works mainly in our Ashbourne Clinic (Monday to Thursday) and he has a special interest in the treatment of back and neck problems, sports injuries, shockwave therapy and post-operative recovery. He is registered with Irish Life Back-Up and you can book to see him online.
He keeps himself active playing regular football and weight training. Since moving to Ireland he has been keenly learning the art of hurling!
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. 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 Female Hockey team as well as providing physiotherapy cover at major running events.
Emma is a keen swimmer and enjoys badminton and kayaking.
Sigita Stankute has worked at the clinic since March 2018. She is kept busy answering the phone, making appointments, organising Pilates classes and doing all our accounts.