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Chartered Physiotherapists — Here to meet your rehabilitation needs

James Carolan

Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist

The clinic owner James Carolan gained a degrees in Sports Science and Health in DCU in 2004 and went on to complete a Masters in Physiotherapy in Belfast. James progressed his education further by completing a Masters in Sports Physiotherapy in the renowned Curtin University in Western Australia.

James has worked with a variety of athletes and teams over his 11 years as a Chartered Physiotherapist. He has worked with Australian international swimmers, water-polo and judo players. He was involved with the last 2 international rules tours in Australia as a physiotherapist. James also worked UNSW Rugby and AFL Clubs. He gained professional sports experience by completing is Masters internship with Western Force Rugby Club. Since he returned to Ireland in 2014 he has been the Head Physiotherapist for the Kildare Gaelic football Team.

Over the past 2 and a half years he has worked as a Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist in Back and Neck Pain at the Sports Surgery Clinic in Santry, North Dublin. He continues to keep his link with the Sports Surgery Clinic by working in a part-time role with Mr Michael Kelleher Consultant Neurosurgeon.

James prides himself on educating people about their injuries and enabling people to manage their problems in a timely and self-sufficient manner.

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Conor Mc Ilwaine


Conor earned his degree in Athletic Therapy and Training from Dublin City University in 2017, becoming a specialist in Musculoskeletal therapy.

He began his career working in private practice in Kildare, developing his manual therapy skills. He spent some time working with Exwell, an organisation that runs exercise programs for those with chronic illnesses. Following his time there, he gained instructor qualifications with British Association of Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation.

Conor has worked with a variety of different athletes and teams over the course of his career. He has worked with Triathlon Ireland at the World Triathlon Championships in Rotterdam 2017. He was involved with Cycling Ulster Junior, U23 and women’s teams respectively. He has worked with both soccer and GAA teams including Finn Harps FC, St.Bridget’s GAA and Leixlip GAA.

He then moved to Donegal, where he opened his own clinic. During his time here, he started rehabilitation classes, allowing him to share his passion for movement and injury education.

Conor has a special interest in exercise based interventions, from injury rehabilitation to cardiac rehabilitation, supporting people from injury to recovery with professionalism and compassion

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