About

Sports Med Ireland was founded by Mark McCabe MSc (Sports Med), MISCP, CSCS in 2005. We operate from a state of the art functional training and rehabilitation facility in a convenient, easily accessible city centre location.

All our Physiotherapists offer an active approach to rehab incorporating therapeutic exercise. We also emphasise educating the client regarding their condition and the latest evidence based treatment approach. All sessions are one to one 40 min sessions.

We emphasise using cost effective treatment by educating the client how they can manage and treat/rehab their injury. We aim to achieve good outcome goals without excessive appointments. Clients are given goal based exercise programmes that are progressive in nature to complete between sessions.

Areas of expertise;
— Biomechanical Assessments – including sport specific assessments
— Musclo Skeletal & Soft Tissue rehabilitation
— Postural & Gait Analysis and correction
— Pre and post Operative Prehabilitation
— Strength Training for Osteoporosis
— General & Sport Specific Strength & Conditioning
— Injury Prevention Protocols

Mark McCabe

Mark McCabe is the Director of Sports Med Ireland. He qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist in 1993 from Trinity College Dublin. He worked in USA for a number of years before returning to Ireland to complete a Masters in Sports Medicine in TCD. He has extensive experience in Sports Medicine and has worked with athletes at all levels from weekend warriors to Olympians.

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Kieran Nolan

Kieran Nolan qualified with an Honours degree in Physiotherapy from University of Ulster Jordanstown in 2010. Kieran has a keen interest in all sports and currently plays senior inter-county Gaelic football with Carlow while also completing a Masters Degree (MSc) in Sports and Exercise Medicine from Trinity College, Dublin.

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Kieran has previously worked in private practice and as Physiotherapist to Gaelic football, Hurling and Rugby teams. Kieran has specific interests in myofascial pain, movement dysfunction, strength and conditioning and dry needling; he now works with a wide variety of people from elite athletes to club level players.

Faye St Leger

Faye is an Athletic Therapist who graduated from Institute of Technology, Carlow with a degree in Sports Rehabilitation and Athletic Therapy. Faye is currently completing a MSc in Strength and Conditioning, also in IT Carlow. Faye is also qualified in Dry needling.

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Faye joined the Sports Med Ireland team in January 2022. She is passionate about exercise and aims to share her enthusiasm with all her clients to help them through their training. Faye has worked with athletes from all backgrounds, from complete beginners to elite athletes. Faye has also worked with the Carlow Football team, Irish sailing and cycling Ireland.

Leah Crowley

Leah graduated from University College Dublin in 2021 with a BSc in Physiotherapy. In 2018, she also graduated from University College Dublin with First Class Honours in BSc Health and Performance Science. She is a member of the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists, is CORU registered and is a certified personal trainer.

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With a background in Sports Science and Physiotherapy, Leah has a keen interest in sports injury and injury prevention in athletes. Leah has worked with athletes involved in sailing, running, triathlon and tennis. She enjoys providing both Strength and Conditioning and Physiotherapy to clients in a group setting and one to one.

Leah is interested the treatment and prevention of musculoskeletal injuries through improving people’s movement patterns, building strength and educating people on how to prevent further injury. Leah enjoys treating clients of all ages and from all backgrounds from athletes to general population and believes that everyone can benefit from exercise. Leah loves training in the gym and enjoys feeling stronger and fitter with training. Leah also likes to run recreationally and has always been a keen hockey player, playing for Pembroke Wanderers Hockey Club and Monkstown Hockey Club.

Gary Loughran

Gary is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin where he received his degree in Physiotherapy. He is currently completing his MSc. Sports and Exercise Medicine, also in Trinity College Dublin.

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Gary specialises in musculoskeletal physiotherapy and is experienced in the management of injuries in all bodily areas including low back, shoulder, and neck pain. He also rehabilitates individuals after their surgery, whatever it may be, and will be there with them from bedside to pitch side. Gary creates individualised treatment plans tailored to each person’s specific needs that aim to create the best environment for them to reach their goals. He doesn’t believe in treating just an injury but takes a holistic approach, considering the full person through which he will assess and improve the person’s movement quality that has greater carry over to their sport, activity, or daily life. Due to being a type 1 diabetic for 19 years, he has developed a greater insight into how a person’s lifestyle can influence their health and wellbeing, and the burden that chronic disease may create. From this he has a specific interest in helping his clients reduce their risk for chronic diseases such as high blood pressure, arthritis, heart disease and type 2 diabetes, alongside helping those manage conditions already diagnosed. He will do this through communicating with the individual and their Doctor’s and provide education, exercise, goal setting and lifestyle behaviour change.

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