Welcome to our clinic
Each clinician at Mount Merrion Physiotherapy is a Chartered Physiotherapist. We are allied healthcare professionals with a minimum 4 year University Honours Degree (NFQ level 8) and members of the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapy (ISCP). Most of the team have studied further to Master of Science in Physiotherapy (NFQ level 9).
The emphasis of our training is to provide practical and clinical skills with a strong academic and theoretical foundation. In accordance with our professional code of practice we use scientifically validated clinical assessment & treatment techniques within evidence-based medicine framework.
The ISCP is the only physiotherapist’s professional body recognised by the Department of Health and the Health Service Executive (HSE).
Meet The Team
Select one of the names below to see the individual profiles.
Our Established Reputation
Word of mouth referrals make up the largest portion of our new client referrals which we feel is an endorsement of our continued success in bringing a high standard of physiotherapy to those within our community. If you are struggling with pain, restricted mobility, a loss of strength or a functional issue and have yet to find a solution - please come and see us, we are confident you will be satisfied you did. We enjoy excellent relationships with GP’s and other medical professionals should further investigation or other forms of medical care be needed to assist in your treatment and rehabilitation process.
We combine our individual skills and experience for your benefit.
Naturally, each Chartered Physiotherapist will have a different educational background and may have developed greater skill and experience in dealing with particular conditions gained over many years of practise. It is important that as a clinic, we are able to combine our shared experience for your benefit. As such we dedicate time to sharing knowledge and experience with each other as part of ongoing continuing professional development (CPD) - ensuring you receive the very best treatment.
Complex Case Discussions
Each week we have team meetings where we confidentially review complex clinical cases currently being managed in the clinic. This provides an opportunity to share skills and expertise. Quite often if one of us is ‘stuck’ in terms of being able to progress a course of treatment a solution is often quickly found at one of these meetings. Our aim is always to treat our clients as quickly and effectively as possible and so avoid unnecessary treatment or delays in recovery.
A descriptive article about our team meetings - Case Note Discussions
Our clinic is conveniently located
- Easy Access
- Free Parking
- Private Consultation Rooms
- Exercise Studio
- Appointment Text Reminders
- We accept all major credit cards / Laser
Our clinic is positioned for easy access at 105 Trees Rd, Mount Merrion. We have treatment rooms both upstairs and downstairs on the ground floor. If our single flight of stairs is inconvenient for you please request a ground floor consultation room at the time of making your booking. Thank you.
Lorraine Carroll, Practice Principal
It gives me immense satisfaction to be doing this work and positively touching the lives of so many people. Lorraine
Lorraine has a very ‘hands on’ approach using a wide range of manual therapy techniques, which includes the use of NST (neurostructural integration technique)
Her special areas of interest include
Lorraine's strong academic background
- Having qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist from University College Dublin in 1999, Lorraine remains actively involved with UCD; lecturing and examining for the undergraduate and postgraduate physiotherapy programmes. She was involved in the establishment and accreditation of the Masters in Neuromusculoskeletal Physiotherapy at UCD which is the first and only course in Ireland recognised by the International Federation of Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapy. Lorraine also lectures regularly to the Irish College of General Practitioners in lower limb pathologies and biomechanics. Alongside Simon Coghlan she teaches on further education courses in Medical Acupuncture and Dry Needling.
- Lorraine attained the prestigious Masters in Manipulative Physiotherapy with high distinction and was placed top of her class at the University of Queensland, Australia in 2001. She has also attained post-graduation certification in Medical Acupuncture.
Lorraine's extensive career experience includes a strong focus on complex sporting injuries. In 2003 Lorraine was the Chief Medical Officer and physiotherapist with the touring Riverdance troupe in the US. She has also worked with the Irish swimming team as well as the Leinster rugby medical team. She continues to consult on behalf of Leinster Rugby and has been referred current Leinster and Ireland rugby players for treatment and management advice.
In 2005, Lorraine acquired the Mount Merrion Physiotherapy Clinic and has committed to an on-going process of clinical and service development.
Lorraine's strong clinical and management principals, together with a highly professional and experienced team, continue to develop a dominant reputation for clinical excellence in the private physiotherapy sector.
Simon Coghlan, Practice Principal
I have great interest in the advancement of therapeutic science to help improve the lives of others.
As a result of applying new evidence based approaches from on-going research and study, I believe we will continue to make significant progress in the efficiency and effectiveness of treating people's pain. Simon
Simon specialises in the use of medical acupuncture including dry needling in the treatment of musculoskeletal pain, in particular the treatment of myofascial pain syndrome.
Simon dedicates 3 days a week to clinical practice treating clients balancing the rest of his time between lecturing, developing professional development opportunities for PhysioEXCEL as well as supporting the administration and management of the clinic.
Lecturer & Trainer
As a clinical educator, Simon lectures at the UCD School of Physiotherapy and Performance Science in spinal manual therapy and therapeutic exercise. Simon runs a series of Medical Acupuncture in Physiotherapy courses and blogs at www.acupuncturemedical.net. In association with the British Medical Acupuncture Society Simon also provides training in medical acupuncture to medical and allied health professionals in the UK and Ireland.
Simon has established PhysioEXCEL which focuses exclusively on providing professional development for chartered physiotherapists across a range of areas including clinical skills as well as business and lifestyle.
Simon graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa in 2000 with an honours degree in Physiotherapy. His early career was focused on sport injury management with the provincial Natal Rugby Union before returning to the UK to pursue his interest in the field of medical acupuncture.
Before relocating to Dublin in 2006, Simon gained extensive clinical experience in the public and private health sectors in the UK.
In conjunction with his clinical work, Simon completed an Master in Science degree in 2008 at the University College Dublin (UCD). This involved a research project exploring the use of neuromuscular stimulation and real time ultrasound imaging in the treatment of low back pain. In 2009 Simon completed the Diploma in Medical Acupuncture and is now an accredited member of the British Medical Acupuncture Society (BMAS). He was recently invited to join the Competence, Accreditation and Education Board of the BMAS.
Simon recently qualified as a Certified Health Coach which has given him greater insight and knowledge as to how lifestyle factors such as diet, exercise and sleep for example impact on physical health, mental health and pain management. The intention behind this qualification is to better guide his clients towards recovery, better overall health and physical fitness.
Katie completed her BSc Physiotherapy degree at University College Dublin (UCD) with second class honours, grade one. While attending UCD, Katie gained experience in the physiotherapy management of musculoskeletal injuries and neurological conditions, at both an acute and primary care level.
Other areas of experience for Katie included the physiotherapy management and rehabilitation of patients following orthopaedic surgical procedures as well as acute respiratory care. Katie also has a strong interest in paediatric physiotherapy, and has clinical experience in an acute paediatric hospital setting.
Katie also enjoys treating sports injuries and worked extensively with the UCD intermediate hurling team, providing match day and training cover.
Katie’s final year thesis was titled “Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Exercise for people with Chronic Pain: A Qualitative Analysis”. This allowed her to gain an insight into those suffering with chronic pain benefitted from the ACT programme in the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital. Katie’s research was presented at the UCD Centre of Translational Pain Conference in May 2017.
Katie enjoys Pilates, running and going to the gym to keep fit.
Caroline qualified with an honours degree in Physiotherapy from Trinity College Dublin in 2010. Caroline has completed Postgraduate studies in Health Promotion: Workplace Wellness in National University College of Ireland Galway and is currently completing a Masters in Public Health in University College of Dublin.
After graduating she spent two years working in a large acute hospital in Singapore where she gained extensive experience treating a range of orthopaedic, musculoskeletal and sports conditions. Upon returning to Ireland, Caroline has worked in a busy private practice treating musculoskeletal and sports conditions. She has also spent a number of years working in the HSE Primary Care setting gaining experience in the areas of chronic pain, chronic disease management and health promotion.
Over the years Caroline has continued to develop her skills as a physiotherapist with many postgraduate courses such as Dry Needling, Explain Pain and Pilates. She trained as a STOTT Pilates Instructor while working in Singapore in 2011 and obtained her STOTT ante-natal Pilates training in Dublin in April 2018.
In her free time, Caroline is passionate about staying fit and healthy. She enjoys cycling, running and sea swimming.
Hannah completed her BSc Physiotherapy degree at University College Dublin with a second class honours, grade one. Throughout her degree, she gained experience in the management of musculoskeletal injuries and chronic conditions, in both the public and private sector. She has a strong interest in sports physiotherapy and worked with the UCD Rugby team J2’s, covering training sessions and matches.
She is also interested in neurological rehabilitation physiotherapy and has gained experience in the acute setting and also in the National Rehabilitation Hospital where she worked as part of the Brain Injury Programme. Additionally, she has also gained clinical experience working in acute respiratory care, intensive care unit (ICU) and paediatric physiotherapy.
Hannah’s final year thesis was titled “The Effect of Foam Rolling on Soleus Muscle Excitability”. Foam rolling is an evolving area in medicine and sports rehabilitation, with the research trailing behind its uptake. Her research enhanced her knowledge of sports rehabilitation, muscle activity, manual therapy, myofascial pain and myofascial release.
Hannah is a fitness and health enthusiast and enjoys going to the gym, doing fitness classes and going for runs.
James graduated with a BSc. Physiotherapy (Hons) Degree from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. He is a practicing member of the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists. James also holds a B.Ed. (Hons) in Sports Studies and Physical Education from University College Cork and accumulated extensive teaching experience both in Ireland and the UK.
While attending the RCSI, James gained valuable experience in the assessment and treatment of musculoskeletal injuries, gym rehabilitation and neurological conditions. Since graduating, James has continued to gain clinical experience working as a staff grade physiotherapist in nearby Clonskeagh Hospital. He has also furthered his clinical skills by completing accredited post graduate courses in Sports Traumatology and Pitchside Emergency Care.
James has a clinical interest in the treatment and management of vestibular disorders. He has completed research in conjunction with the National Cochlear Implant Programme and Beaumont Physiotherapy Department. His research project titled “Balance, Gait and Dizziness in Adult Patients post Cochlear Implant” was presented at the ISCP conference in November 2017 and Bárány Society meeting in June 2018.
His own sporting interests include GAA, soccer and rugby.