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Kerry Physiotherapy

Established in 2013 by Clinic Director Ruth Allen, Kerry Physiotherapy is a private chartered physiotherapy practice located in the heart of Killarney.

At Kerry Physiotherapy we set the bar high and go the distance so you can too. Our team of chartered physiotherapists have extensive experience and expertise in a wide range of clinical areas, most specifically musculoskeletal / sporting related injuries and women’s health.

Our expert team of physios are always up-to-date with the latest research and technology, and employ tried and tested, results driven methods. We are the only clinic in Kerry to offer the cutting edge service of RPW shockwave therapy.

Our holistic approach to treatment includes conventional tried and tested manual therapy, dry needling and our team comprises of more than one fully trained Pilates and Yoga instructors, further focusing on our goal of preventing re-injury through rehabilitation and exercise.

Problems that we commonly see here at our clinic include back and neck pain, peripheral joint pain, sports injuries, foot and heel pain, and women’s health issues such as pelvic pain, incontinence, peri and post menopausal problems and pregnancy related issues.

Meet the Team

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Ruth Allen

Ruth Allen MSc. MISCP

Ruth is the owner and Clinical Director at Kerry Physiotherapy Centre.

She obtained an MSc in Physiotherapy from the University of Southampton in 2009, having previously qualified with a BSc (Hons) in Sport and Exercise Sciences from the University of Limerick.

In 2009 she returned to Ireland to take up a position in Killarney Physiotherapy & Sports Science Clinic. She became co-owner of this practice in 2012, before going on to establish her own private physiotherapy practice in 2013, Kerry Physiotherapy Centre.

Ruth has completed extensive post-graduate training in a number of areas. She is a qualified Rehabilitative Pilates Instructor, having completed comprehensive training with Polestar International UK. In early 2021 she also graduated from Reformation Yoga in Dublin as a qualified yoga instructor.

Ruth is well known in Kerry for her involvement in GAA. She worked within the Kerry inter-county set up for over 10 years, providing services to the Kerry Senior, U-21 and Junior teams. Over the years she has worked numerous other clubs in the area, including East Kerry GAA, Spa GAA and Dromid Pearses GAA to name a few.

Ruth is a qualified Chartered Physiotherapist, registered with CORU and the ISCP (Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists).

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Fiona Healy O’Connor

Fiona Healy O’Connor MSc. MISCP

Fiona has worked as our Clinical Specialist in Women's Health Physiotherapy since 2014.
Having graduated from the University College of Dublin with an Honors degree in 2005, she began her clinical experience in the Cork University Hospital. By 2007 Fiona had developed a specialist interest in Women’s Health Physiotherapy and in 2009 she became a Senior Physiotherapist in Women’s Health at CUMH.

Fiona has undergone extensive training in the specific treatment of pelvic, pelvic floor, abdominal and hip conditions and has completed a Post-Graduate Certificate: Continence for Physiotherapists at the University of Bradford, England.

She has completed a Masters in Women’s Health and her research results were published in the Journal of the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Women’s Health. She has also lectured in The DCU Nursing masters module in continence and on seminars for GPs and Physiotherapists on the pelvic floor.

Fiona is a fully certified APPI Pilates instructor and has completed specialist training in ante-natal and post-natal Pilates.

Fiona is a qualified Chartered Physiotherapist, registered with CORU and the ISCP (Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists).

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Conor McElroy

Conor McElroy MSc. MISCP

Conor joined the Kerry Physiotherapy Team in early 2021.

Since qualifying as a Physiotherapist from the University of Teesside in 2007 Conor has enjoyed 14 years’ extensive experience working in private practice across health care systems in the UK, Australia and Ireland.

Conor has keen clinical interests in the areas of persistent pain, back pain and sports injuries - especially that of GAA. He also has considerable experience in treating athletic injuries of triathlon, adventure racing, rowing and, of course, running - with particular emphasis on an approach through strengthening exercise.

Along with his experience in private practice, Conor has worked as a Physiotherapist to the Northern Ireland Under 17’s International Soccer team, travelling throughout Europe. As a native Down man, he has also been proud to work with the County Down GAA hurling team.    Conor is an enthusiastic surfer and mountain runner. His GAA background has developed into a natural love of endurance sports. He has completed challenges including a solo cycle across South America and parts of New Zealand. More recently he became the first person to Solo Stand Up Paddle Board the full Length of the River Shannon.

Conor is a qualified Chartered Physiotherapist, registered with CORU and the ISCP (Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists).

Conor McElroy

Conor Mahony BSc. MISCP

Conor graduated with a BSc. in Physiotherapy from University of Limerick in 2014.
He initially spent some time working in the private hospital system in Ireland before moving to New Zealand.

Working there was a perfect opportunity to gain extensive experience across a wide range of areas within Physiotherapy.
While in New Zealand he worked with a number of high-level Interprovincial underage sports teams, including the Auckland Blues and the Waikato Chiefs.
He later moved to the South Island, where he had the opportunity to work with international snow sports athletes training out of Queenstown during the Winter and mountain-bikers during the summer.

While working in Australia, Conor focused predominantly on working with older adults. Working mainly in the area of Neurology, he developed a keen interest in health optimisation for older persons and also the chronically unwell.

With a background in Rugby and GAA, Conor spends as much time outside as possible getting into the mountains or out into the water. Hiking, surfing, biking and rugby are what mainly keep him moving, but anything to be active is an option. Combining diet and exercise to stay both physically and mentally fit and healthy is the goal.

Developing a personalised treatment approach from an extensive knowledge base, Conor utilises a broad spectrum of techniques to achieve an optimum outcome for his clients. From a manual therapy approach to exercise-based therapy, dry needling to pilates and yoga, working with anyone from professional athletes to complete beginners, Conor will get you back to where you want to be.

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