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Carol O’Brien

BSc Physiotherapy, Clinical Pilates instructor

Carol holds a BSc in physiotherapy after graduating from Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, in 2015.

She has worked as a musculoskeletal physiotherapist and pilates instructor in private practice in Dublin for the past two years. Her work has involved treatment of a wide range of sporting injuries- including those arising from acute trauma to chronic overuse injuries in sport. Carol also has extensive experience treating work related overuse injuries and treating people with chronic pain.

Recognising the multifaceted nature of pain, Carol approaches treatment holistically and appreciates the positive effects that hands-on treatment achieves for her patients. With this in mind she uses a combination of spinal and peripheral manual therapy, western medical acupuncture and dry needling, taping, exercise prescription and patient education to help achieve the best long term outcomes for her patients.

As a STOTT trained pilates instructor, Carol puts a strong emphasis on strength and conditioning to prevent and manage injury, and incorporates this in her rehabilitation programmes.

Carol utilises biomechanical assessment to identify any abnormalities in gait and foot/ankle alignment, that may present as injuries in the lower extremities. On completion of this assessment a treatment plan is put in place which may include the use of custom fitted orthotics which Carol is trained to prescribe, or it may simply involve a change to present movement patterns or running habits which can also change our biomechanics. Effecting biomechanical factors addresses the root cause of many overuse injuries in the lower limb/lower back and helps to prevent their recurrence.

Practice areas:

  • Lower back pain

  • Neck pain

  • Running injuries/ lower limb dysfunctions

  • Chronic pain

  • Sinus issues

  • Post-operative rehailitation

In her free time, Carol enjoys playing camogie, surfing and yoga and is very excited to try her hand at Gaelic Football with the local Cayman Islands Gaelic Football Club.