Brian Roche, BSc, PICP (MIAPT)
Brian is a musculoskeletal physical therapist (BSc, Ph.Th.) and member of the Irish Association of Physical Therapists (MIAPT). He is a certified strength and conditioning coach (PICP) and matwork (1) Pilates instructor (APPI). Having spent a number of years working in a community based clinic, Brian enjoys the benefits and experience of being able to treat patients aged 5 years to 95 years, both from non sporting and sporting backgrounds.
Brian's goal is to provide expert care for injury or weakness to your muscles, joints, ligaments and tendons using a holistic approach. He is trained to use hands on treatments (such as massage, mobilising and manipulation techniques) as well as specific taping and dry needling techniques to encourage the body's own healing mechanisms.
He will always identify an appropriate exercise rehabilitation or strength and conditioning programme that will suit your current lifestyle and goals.
A little about Brian..
Brian is a keen recreational runner, and has a sporting background in GAA, running and boxing. He has enjoyed competing for Ireland in World and European Age Group triathlon events.
Having suffered his own sporting set-backs due to injuries, he can easily empathise with patients that have been sidelined because of pain or an unexplained drop in performance. he has worked with sportspeople ranging from the recreational to the elite athlete participating in GAA, rugby, swimming, cycling, athletics, adventure racing and hill walking.
Brian always employs a biomechanical and neuromuscular approach to treatment using clinical reasoning and the most current evidence based research to identify a specific diagnosis and prescribe individualised treatment and therapeutic exercise to each of his patients.
"My philosophy is to do everything I can to return all of my patients (sporting and non-sporting enthusiasts) to their maximum potential quickly and safely and empower them with both knowledge and self treatment programs tailored to meet their specific needs which will help to reduce their recovery periods and also minimise the risk of a re-injury occurring".
Bernard (Ben) Sweeney, Bsc, (MIAPT)
Ben is a physical therapist and a member of the Irish Physical Therapists Association (MIAPT). He is qualified in Kinesio Taping (KT) and Zinc Oxide Taping and Strapping. Ben not only works in a local community based clinic but is also physical therapist to a local junior soccer club and has a work based corporate practice. This allows Ben to treat clients of all ages, activity levels and occupations.
Ben has played soccer and Gaelic games as well as practiced martial arts. He is a UEFA B qualified soccer coach and introduction level goalkeeping coach. He has a special interest in SAQ (Speed, Agility and Quickness) methodologies. He has also worked with an International Rugby team, County minor and under 21 teams and County juvenile development squads as well as experience in pitch side management for both GAA and soccer Teams.
Ben served 21 years in the Irish Defence Forces, because of Ben’s military experiences and sporting back ground he knows how musculoskeletal injuries can affect not only the sports person but also the non-sports person looking to return to daily activity without feeling pain.
He always applies an evidence based research approach to his treatments. Best practices in therapeutic techniques and specific rehabilitation programmes are used to restore balance and function to his patients to deliver results in the shortest timeframe possible.