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Niamh Egan 

Owner & Manager of Physiofit
 

About

Physiofit is run by Chartered Physiotherapist, Niamh Egan, BSc, MSc, MISCP, CORU Registered.

As a gymnast, show jumper, and all-round movement enthusiast, Physio seemed to be a  natural career choice for Niamh. After completing her BSc degree in Physiotherapy (University of Salford) with first class honours in 2007, Niamh went on to do a MSc in Sports & Exercise Medicine (Trinity College Dublin), in 2009. 

 

Throughout her career Niamh has combined a love travel, culture and new experiences with physiotherapy. She worked at the Cerebral Palsy Foundation in Kenya with children with Cerebral Palsy and other neurological conditions and learnt how to improvise and adapt her physio skillset when faced with limited resources. 

 

Returning to Ireland in 2010, Niamh worked in a wide variety of settings, including a number of private practices, with sports teams, in nursing homes and at Aut Even Orthopaedic Hospital.  

 

After training as a Pilates instructor with APPI in 2010 Niamh has been on a pursuit of exploring and understanding human movement at the deepest level. Following her mother’s & sisters footsteps to Rishikesh in India, Niamh trained as a yoga instructor in 2014.  Since then, she has undergone formal training internationally with some of the most renowned movement instructors, including: Meghan Currie, Briohny Smyth, Dice IIda Klein, Sarawsati Jois and Balu Thevar. She is now an Advanced Yoga Instructor, Pilates Instructor & Mobility Coach and teaches a wide range of classes for all levels of ability from her studio in Nenagh, Co. Tipperary. 


Niamh completed post graduate training in Orthopaedic Manual Therapy at Curtain University, Perth, Australia, with the internationally recognised Manual Concepts and now assists with the organisation of their training courses in Ireland. Being involved in on going education, research and professional development with an international organisation enables Niamh to bring a wide spectrum of up-to-date knowledge and research to her patients in Nenagh. 


With over 15 years of experience of working as a physiotherapist Niamh has found a flare for treating patients holistically. 

 

Her special interests are in the area of: Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, Chronic Pain, Cognitive Functional Therapy, Manual Therapy & Spinal Mobilisations, Deep Dry Needling, Insoles & Orthotics Prescription, Women’s Health, Mummy MOT, Continency & Bladder Issues, Ante & post Natal, Post Surgical & Orthopaedic Rehabilitation, Pilates Instructor, Yoga Instructor & Mobility Coach. 

 

in 2020, Niamh started a new teaching role as a lecturer in Biomechanics at TUS and loves sharing her passion for research and learning with undergraduate students in Strength & Conditioning. 

 

Niamh now balances work and life through practicing yoga, Pilates and takes time to connect with nature and animals. She continues to develop her skills and knowledge in the exciting and ever-expanding fields of physiotherapy & movement.

Career

2007

BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy 

2009 - 2010

MSc Sports & Exercise Medicine

2016

2021 - 2022

Lecturer in Biomechanics at TUS 

Teaching role as lecturer in Biomechanics in BSc Strength & Conditioning at TUS. 

Post Grad Cert. Manual Therapy 

Anatomical dissection of the human body

Sports performance testing exercise physiology within a fully equipped human performance laboratory.

Post Graduate Qualification in Orthopaedic Manual Therapy at Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia.

Masters in Sports & Exercise medicine at Trinity College Dublin.

First Class Honours degree in BSc Physiotherapy at the University of Salford.

 With undergraduate  experiences of training in Cardio Thoracic & Orthopaedic (Amputee) Centres of Excellence.

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Orla O Sullivan

Originally from Newport, Co Tipperary Orla O Sullivan is fully qualified, CORU registered Chartered Physiotherapist and Pilates Instructor.
 

About

Orla obtained her BSc in Physiotherapy from the University of Limerick and has undergone an extensive post graduate training program with David O Sullivan, physio to the English Rugby World Cup team, Orla has impressive knowledge of the rehabilitation process and uses this to optimise her results with patients. 

 

As a musculoskeletal physiotherapist Orla specialises in the treatment of soft tissues injuries and pain disorders. She has an extensive manual therapy skill set and provides safe, effective hands-on treatment to her patients to optimise their recovery. 


Orla addresses people as individuals and not just a body part, always striving to get to the root cause of their problem. She considers how their injury is affecting not only their biology but their quality of life. 

 

Orla O Sullivan is a fully qualified Pilates Instructor and obtained her qualification with the prestigious Australian Physiotherapy & Pilates Institute.

 

Her teaching style is supportive and nurturing but Orla has a unique ability to  boost peoples confidence in their ability to move. Her classes are infused with lots fun and laughter but you will always leave having made a new discovery about the wonderful workings of your body.

 

Orla loves to help people overcome their fears and concerns regarding physical movement. This is especially relevant if they have sustained a painful injury. Orla's aim is to motivate and support her clients to reach their optimal physical ability in the safest way possible. 


In addition to her passion for Pilates, Orla enjoys Martial Arts and has been teaching children the skills of Taekwondo for the past number of years. Orla enjoys travelling, hiking and spending valuable time with family and friends. 

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