Aut Even’s Physiotherapy Department offers an extensive musculoskeletal service, along with the best in respiratory, surgical and gerontology care.

Where appropriate, our Physiotherapists will work closely with Consultants to combine their expert knowledge and skills for the provision of the most thorough package of care to suit each patient’s particular needs.

The Physiotherapy Department at Aut Even provides patients with a broad range of expert services, including:

Musculoskeletal:

  • Rapid rehabilitation programme (post hip and knee replacement)
  • Foot and ankle rehabilitation post-surgery
  • Sport injury rehabilitation (post knee and shoulder surgery)
  • Back, neck and joint disorders
  • Muscle, ligament and tendon injuries
  • Rheumatology management
  • Orthotics and footwear advice
  • Soft tissue massage, deep tissue and trigger point release
  • Manual therapy including joint mobilisations and manipulations
  • Dry needling
  • Functional rehabilitation
  • Core stability rehabilitation
  • Electrotherapy e.g. ultrasound, interferential
  • Rehabilitation post gynaecological surgery, classes and individual consultations
  • Assessment and treatment for a range of lung conditions including COPD, chest infections, bronchiectasis
  • Assessment and  treatment of geriatric and neurological conditions
  • Mobility and balance retraining, exercise prescription and falls prevention

How to access the service

  • Self-Referral: It is possible to see one of our Physiotherapists without a GP referral letter.
  • GP / Consultant Referral: Your Consultant/GP may also refer you to a Physiotherapist at Aut Even.
  • Follow-Up Referral: Following an inpatient stay or procedure at Aut Even, your Physiotherapist may arrange a follow-up appointment for you.

For self-referral please contact: 056 7775 226

The cost of our Out-Patient Physiotherapy Service is €50 per 40 minute session.

Treatments by a Chartered Physiotherapist are eligible for refund by all major health insurance companies and by occupational schemes provided by Gardai, ESB and Prison Officers. Cover is dependent on your individual policy but your insurer can inform you of your specific plan/ entitlements and method of reimbursement.

Physiotherapists

Jane Campbell, Physiotherapy Manager

Elaine O’Keeffe, Senior Respiratory Physiotherapist

Fiona McGoldrick, Senior Physiotherapist

Ciara Morrissey, Senior Physiotherapist

MEET SOME OF THE PHYSIO TEAM

Jane Campbell, Physiotherapy Manager

Jane graduated with an Honours degree in Physiotherapy, from the University of the West of England. She continued to work in the UK for the National Health Service as a rotational junior and senior physiotherapist in the area of musculoskeletal and Orthopaedics. She spent 3 years in New Zealand managing a busy private practice on the North Island. On her return to Ireland in 2004, Jane moved to Galway and shortly began work as a Research Physiotherapist with a prominent Orthopaedic Knee Specialist. She completed her Masters of Clinical Research in 2010 investigating knee pain and pathology location. She has both published and presented her work on knee surgery and rehabilitation at Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Conferences nationally and internationally.

She is a strong advocate for injury prevention, particularly in the knee and lower limb. As a former dancer and gymnast, and now runner, she understands the importance of being sport specific. Her approach is to use functional and bio-mechanical assessments to diagnose the underlying problem rather than treating the symptoms alone. Her research background means she strives to use the latest evidence based treatments.

Ciara Morrissey, Senior Physiotherapist

Ciara graduated from the University of Huddersfield in 2009 with an Honours Bachelor of Science Degree in Physiotherapy.  Since then she has worked in a wide range of settings, from the NHS to her current role in Aut Even Hospital where she started in 2013.  She has also worked extensively in Kilkenny with a range of sports teams and in private practice.

In addition to this wealth of experience, Ciara has qualifications as a Pilates Instructor and is Dry Needling Practitioner. Ciara is currently undertaking a Masters in Advanced Manipulative Physiotherapy from the University of Birmingham.

Fiona McGoldrick, Women’s Health Physiotherapist

BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy, Caledonian University, Glasgow

Fiona commenced her career in the Scottish National Health Service as a rotational junior gathering a broad range of experience including women’s health in the area of obstetrics and gynaecology.

Upon returning to Ireland she worked as a senior physiotherapist in intensive care and surgery at St. Vincent’s hospital, Dublin and subsequently advanced her career in general & gynecological surgery and intensive care at the John Radcliffe NHS Trust, Oxford.

In 2012 Fiona secured the post of physiotherapy manager at Aut Even Hospital, Kilkenny. In addition to departmental manager and lead physiotherapist to patients post gynaecological surgery, she trained as a manual handling instructor. She held this position until early 2016 when she chose to focus her efforts on her clinical work in women’s health. She continues to enjoy working in the acute post-op setting but in addition now reviews patients privately providing education and guidance to those with pelvic dysfunction. Ongoing post-graduate learning enables her to grow and develop skills and knowledge in this specialist area. At all times, she aims to provide the most current and evidence based advice and treatments to patients

Fiona’s experience in the acute hospital setting combined with her keen interest and backround in exercise provide her with an excellent understanding of the importance of physiotherapy in optimising women’s health. Fiona is a firm advocate of the positive relationship between fitness, health and wellbeing and is passionate about empowering women to remain in or resume activity and the lifestyle their desire.

Fiona is a member of the Irish Chartered Physiotherapists in Women’s Health and Continence (CPWHC) group and the UK Pelvic, Obstetric and Gynaecological Physiotherapy (POGP) group.