ABOUT ILEN SPORTS INJURY CLINIC

Frances is a fully trained therapist and has many other qualifications to enhance her Sports Therapy and Physical Therapy. She continues to increase her knowledge and regularly attends Continual Professional Development training courses.

Additional qualifications include peripheral mobilisation, Maitland mobilisation techniques, muscle energy techniques, and sports and kiniesiology taping and strapping, and first aid. She has worked within various sports and with many teams over the years, and has gained great experience and knowledge in doing so.

She is associated with Senior Cork GAA teams such as Ilen Rovers, O’Donovan Rossa’s and other clubs such as Clann na nGael (one of the oldest clubs in Ireland) and Kilmacabea Junior GAA. She has worked with soccer teams including Drinagh and Skibbereen, and with the West Cork division of the Kennedy Cup. She has also provided her expertise to Skibbereen Rugby Club, Highfield Rugby club, and is currently assisting the Clonakilty Under-19 rugby team.

Her own passion for sport is partly the reason why she dedicates her time and weekends out on the pitch. Frances is still competitive and in recent years she has been seen on the triathlon and adventure racing circuits around the County and Munster.

Having competed in cross-country running at national level in earlier years she has many national and provincial medals to her credit. She carries many old scars and knocks from years of being active in competitive sport but has learned how to mange those injuries and maintain an active lifestyle!

  • LCSP (Register of Remedial Masseurs and Manipulative Therapists) : Associated Member
  • RPTI (Register of Physical Therapists of Ireland) : Registered Member
  • NORTHERN INSTITUTE of MASSAGE : Sports Therapy Certification
  • NORTHERN INSTITUTE of MASSAGE : Electrotherapy Trained
  • ORDER of MALTA, IRELAND : First Aid Certification

Her extensive involvement in various sports means she can “practice what she preaches” and it’s reassuring to meet someone who can share her injury and rehabilitation experiences with her clients.

Frances is also supported by fellow therapist, Grainne O’Riordan, who holds a Diploma in Holistic Therapies. Grainne specialises in:

  • Sports Massage
  • Reflexology
  • Indian Head Massage
  • Aromatherapy