Having completed a degree in Sports Science and Health in Dublin City University in 2006, Paul proceeded to complete a Masters in Physiotherapy from Queen Margaret University Edinburgh in 2008. Following this he spent the next 8 years working both within the NHS setting and also within the private sector.
Paul arrived in Northern Ireland in 2014 and lives in the Bangor area. He is a keen runner and runs with Ballydrain Harriers in Comber. He regularly partakes in many local races, even the challenging Newtownards Half Marathon. He continues to help athletes with advice and guidance in Ballydrain Harriers and has strong links with other clubs in the area, particularly Scrabo Striders.
Paul gained extensive experience within the outpatient field during his 5 years in Kings Cross Physiotherapy in Dundee which is a centre of clinical excellence. It was here that he gained his appreciation for the use of medical evidence to guide the assessment and treatment of a patient. Paul has embraced this method of treatment and has completed multiple additional qualifications in order to enhance his standard of practice, particularly in the area of Spinal Physiotherapy.
This training was supplemented by 2 years as lead physiotherapy for Dundee High Senior Rugby Club during his time in Scotland. Paul enjoys treating a variety of orthopaedic and musculoskeletal conditions ranging from a sprained ankle to a frozen shoulder, but his particular area of expertise is in managing back and neck injuries.
Paul believes that patients must be involved in the treatment process and their goals and aims, whether sports or otherwise must be taken into account. Straightforward and thoroughly explained treatments are at the centre of what Paul tries to achieve and patients leave fully understanding the problem, the treatment plan and the expected time of recovery. By providing both manual and exercise based therapy Paul enables clients to optimise their rehabilitation and allow return to sport and regular daily activities in a time effective manner without the need for multiple and repetitive treatment sessions.
Pauls undergraduate degree in Sports Science and Health adds a different dimension to his treatments with his extensive experience in Exercise Physiology, Biomechanics and Sports Nutrition and this allows him to offer additional advice on sports specific recovery methods and adjuncts to an athletes training regime to boost performance. He also specialises in workstation assessments for office based employees with issues related to their desk setup.
Overall due to Paul’s keen interest in keeping up to date with research and the latest evidence for best practice, he strives to only provide treatments that are researched and proven to be effective and not waste a client’s time or money simply using flash and over the top therapies. His core aims are to treat the problem and to prevent re-occurrence.