Physiotherapist & Pilates Instructor
Miriam is Managing Director and lead Physiotherapist at Physio South East which she established in 2011. Prior to this she managed Rebalance Pilates and Physiotherapy in Adamstown, Wexford. As well as being a Chartered Physiotherapist, Miriam is an ex-professional ballet dancer who trained at the prestigious Rambert School in London, and a qualified Pilates teacher. She completed her Pilates training at Backlund Pilates Studio in Fulham, London in 2002. (This studio is recognised by the Pilates foundation UK as a provider of the comprehensive Teacher Training Program. This training consists of a 450 hour study period and a 600 hour apprenticeship period. Upon completing her Pilates training she worked at two of London's top Pilates studios. She gained her Physiotherapy Degree at St George's Medical School in London, graduating in 2005. Following graduation, she worked as a junior physiotherapist in the NHS, the HSE and in private practice both in the UK and Ireland. Having undertaken numerous post graduate courses, Miriam also obtained a qualification in Women’s Health from the University of Bradford in 2010. She is now a fully certified Women's Health Physiotherapist. Her areas of clinical interest include chronic pain, especially back and pelvic pain, clinical Pilates and women’s health.
Physiotherapist & Pilates Instructor
Vicki is a chartered physiotherapist, qualifying from Coventry University in 2008. She worked for 2 and a half years in the NHS and then returned to Ireland in 2011, to work in private practice. Since 2011 she has been working at Physio South East initially treating clients mainly with neurological and respiratory conditions, as well as teaching equipment based Pilates classes.
Vicki completed her Dr. Vodder training in Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) and Combined Decongestive Therapy (CDT) in 2013, and has been working with a variety of clients using these techniques since then, including those with chronic sinusitits, oedema post trauma, Lyme disease and chronic venous issues. She also has a number of patients with primary and secondary lymphoedema, and lipoedema.
Vicki works at The Lymph Clinic, based at the consultant’s clinic, Western Road, Cork, one day per week. She treats a number of clients here with lymphoedema and lipoedema, along with clients who have chronic oedema conditions caused by circulation conditions.
Vicki Works as an MLD therapist in the Hope Cancer Support Centre, assessing and treating clients who have developed, or are at risk of developing lymphoedema, post cancer treatment. She is currently the managing director of MLD Ireland, the organisation of MLD therapists in Ireland. Vicki is physiotherapist in Wygram Nursing Home, a purpose built premises in Wexford town. She assesses and treats residents in our centre on a weekly basis.
Aine graduated from the University of East London in 2008. She began working as a junior physiotherapist at Rebalance Pilates and Physiotherapy in October 2009, moving when the clinic relocated to Physio South East in January 2011. Over the last three years, Aine has completed her clinical Pilates training at the clinic and attended numerous post graduate courses. Her areas of clinical interest are soft tissue mobilisation, trigger point therapy, acute sports injury, taping and orthotic prescription - Aine looks after all the messy casted orthotics at the clinic. In addition, Aine also provides physiotherapy for the South Wexford and Enniscorthy branch of the MS society, as well as providing therapy in a care facility near Wexford. She has a keen interest in the GAA and unfortunately, often turns up to work covered in bruises from her last game - thankfully this aggression is reserved for the pitch and she is delightful at work! Aine has particular interest in dry needling and medical acupuncture for back and neck pain.
Yoga & Pilates Instruction
Native Californian, Vivian Brodie Hayes, is a yoga teacher and dance artist living in County Wexford. She trained in dance, theater and yoga in San Francisco and worked in New York for over a decade prior to moving to Ireland. She has been practicing yoga for over 22 years and teaching for over 15. She also studied fine arts and holds a first class honours MA in contemporary dance from the University of Limerick. She began her yoga studies at 19 in Northern California with Kali Ray of TriYoga, then in New York with David Life and Sharon Gannon of Jivamukti, and Mysore Ashtanga with Guy Donahaye. In Ireland she studied with backbend extraordinaire Paddy McGrath, who worked with backbend master V Venkatesh. Other wonderful yoga teachers through the years have included, Nancy Gilgoff, John Stirk, Diane Long, Eddie Stern, Mark Stephens and others. She is currently practicing Shadow Yoga under the tutelage of David Curtis and training to become a clinical somatics educator with Brian Siddhartha Ingle. As a teacher, she aspires to give people realistic tools that will bring them more flexibility, strength, comfort, courage and most importantly, happiness. She teaches a range of classes including gentle yoga, vinyasa yoga and ashtanga yoga, and teaches across the years for adults, teens, children and fun family classes.
Leanne was born and raised in Canada and has lived in Ireland since 2003. Through her teens and twenties, she was a very competitive athlete in rowing, cross country skiing, running and baseball. During her competitive years she had several injuries which led to her interest, and subsequent study, of Sports Medicine (BSc Sports Medicine, Mercyhurst University, Erie, Pennsylvania, USA, 1994). She completed a Massage Therapy Diploma at The Austin School of Massage Therapy, Austin, Texas, USA in 2000. Over the years, she has worked in several therapeutic settings including Professional Ice Hockey, Collegiate, Chiropractic Clinic, and Physiotherapy clinics before deciding to venture out as a Massage Therapist.
She had always been interested in massage and studied it early on in her career. However, after a car accident in 2000, she became a true advocate for massage as medical treatment. After the car accident, she had neck and lower back pain that resolved within a few weeks with regular physio treatments but she was left with a burning sensation in the back of her arm that persisted for months. She had x-rays, nerve conduction test, chiropractic and physio treatments. Finally she went to a massage therapist and in three sessions the burning pain was gone. Massage can't fix all pain but is very effective in treating muscle related pain patterns.