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About the clinic

Welcome to Bandon Chartered Physiotherapy Clinic. Since 2008 we have been supporting and treating patients in the Bandon community and surrounding area. We are proud of our local involvement in GAA and other sporting communities and are passionate about our patient care.

Our philosophy is to treat the cause as well as the symptoms. This is crucial in getting our patients back to long term health and preventing any future reoccurrence of their injury or pain. Our patent-centred focus means we give our undivided attention to all aspects of our patients’ life in diagnosing issues and assessing best-in-practice treatment. Our love for our work, as well as our genuine care for our patients leads to a holistic approach to treatment plans.

The Team

All staff are fully qualified Chartered Physiotherapists. We are all members of the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists (ISCP) and we regularly participate in continuous professional development (CPD) including in-service training and courses. These deepen our knowledge with cutting-edge research and keep us up-to-date with the latest techniques so that we can bring new skills to our patients. This forward-thinking and proactive approach quickly gets our patients active, back to health, and in peak form.

We are registered with CORU – Ireland’s multi-profession health regulator which ensures high standards of professional conduct, education, training and competence. We are experts in musculoskeletal issues( joint and soft tissue pain), paediatrics, women’s health, Pilates. We look forward to welcoming you to our practice and to getting you back to full health.

BSc Hons Degree Physiotherapy, MISCP

Paul Gray

Paul Gray graduated from Hertfordshire University in 2003 with a BSc. Hons. Physiotherapy Degree. Prior to his degree had many years of experience in the health and fitness industry in the UK and Australia.

Paul Gray graduated from Hertfordshire University in 2003 with a BSc. Hons. Physiotherapy Degree. Prior to his degree had many years of experience in the health and fitness industry in the UK and Australia.

Post-qualification, Paul spent several years gaining hospital experience where he built a solid foundation in neurology, respiratory and musculoskeletal treatments. He then joined a large private practice, treating sports injuries, joint and muscle injuries, post-op and chronic conditions.

Paul set up Bandon Chartered Physiotherapy Clinic in 2008 to serve patients in his local area. While he treats all conditions, the most frequently assessed are back , neck and sports injuries. Paul incorporates acupuncture for pain relief into his treatments and uses a successful combination of pain management therapies, with a strong emphasis on manual therapy and exercise prescription. Paul also assesses the need for orthotics and casted custom orthotics for patients in-practice.

Paul is a keen sportsman, having played rugby and soccer at a high level. Current interests include golf and running. He spent ten years with Bandon GAA Club and 3 with Timoleague GAA in addition to other sporting clubs as Team Physio, treating players at senior, intermediate and junior levels. He is a proud husband and father of two young children.

BSc Hons Degree Physiotherapy, MISCP

Andrea Gray

Andrea Gray, a native of Tipperary, graduated from Hertfordshire University in 2003 with a BSc. Hons. Physiotherapy Degree. Post-qualification Andrea spent a number of years with Whittington NHS Trust and subsequently Cork University Hospital.

Andrea Gray, a native of Tipperary, graduated from Hertfordshire University in 2003 with a BSc. Hons. Physiotherapy Degree. Post-qualification Andrea spent a number of years with Whittington NHS Trust and subsequently Cork University Hospital , treating a wide variety of patients but with an increasing focus on paediatrics and woman’s health. Having gained this acute care experience, Andrea moved in 2010 to work with Cork and Kerry HSE, Community Care, based predominantly in Clonakilty.
At Bandon Chartered Physiotherapy Clinic Andrea specialises in treating Paediatrics (children): developmental delay, torticollis, plagiocephaly (flat head) and dyspraxia, gait concerns and tonal issues. Andrea also treats Women’s Health conditions such as incontinence, pelvic pain and ante natal care (pelvic and back pain, pubic dysfunction) and post natal care (pelvis correction, bladder issues, separation of tummy muscles) and a guided return to exercise and full functionality. As a keen runner and parent of two active children, Andrea is involved in Kilbrittain Camogie Club and parish assembly.
BSc MChSI Pod Med, Dip Primary Care Diabetes Management

Nuala Lowney

Nuala studied Podiatry in Glasgow Caledonian University. On graduation she first worked in the NHS in Kent. She returned to Glasgow to a promoted post where she worked in different specialties such as Biomechanics and Nail Surgery.

Nuala studied Podiatry in Glasgow Caledonian University. On graduation she first worked in the NHS in Kent. She returned to Glasgow to a promoted post where she worked in different specialties such as Biomechanics and Nail Surgery before being promoted to a Podiatry Manager Post, where she had the opportunity to work in clinical audit and service re-design.

During this time, she met and married Richard Williams. When they had their first son Jeff they decided to return to Nuala’s native Bandon where Nuala set up a private practice in Shannon Lodge. During this time Nuala also worked in the Diabetic Foot Clinic in Cork University Hospital on Professor Donal O’Halloran’s team. Nuala thoroughly enjoyed the experience of working within such a dynamic team. Nuala left Cork University Hospital to have her second child Olly. With two young boys the private practice continued to grow and in 2013 Nuala moved to the purpose designed clinic at No. 1 New Road. This was the beginning of Bandon Podiatry and Physiotherapy Clinic. Nuala works with Paul and Andrea Gray, Chartered Physiotherapists. The clinic continues to develop and grow to this day.

MSc Physiotherapy, MISCP

Sarah Vickery

Sarah graduated in 2016 from the University of Limerick with a BSc (Hons) in Sport and Exercise Science at the University of Limerick, from which she developed a strong interest in exercise and rehabilitation.

Sarah graduated in 2016 from the University of Limerick with a BSc (Hons) in Sport and Exercise Science at the University of Limerick, from which she developed a strong interest in exercise and rehabilitation. She continued to complete a master’s in physiotherapy at the Robert Gordon University Scotland and graduated in 2018. Sarah has worked in multiple private practices since graduating. She has developed a strong interest in musculoskeletal physiotherapy, particularly in postoperative rehabilitation, spinal pain, musculoskeletal injuries and sporting injuries.

Sarah worked with a soccer team in Scotland and since moving home, has worked as a physiotherapist with the Cork U16 ladies’ footballers. She has trained with the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates institute to become a fully certified APPI clinical Pilates instructor. She uses these principals to help in the rehabilitation of common presentations such as neck and back pain. Sarah has a strong passion for exercise therapy and has also recently finished her training to become a therapeutic yoga instructor.

Receptionist / Secretary

Bernie O'Sullivan

Receptionist / Secretary

Sue O'Brien

BSc Hons. in Physiotherapy

Síomha Ní Dheasmhúnaigh

Síomha graduated from The Royal College of Surgeons with a BSc Hons. in Physiotherapy. Since graduating she has worked in multiple Private Practices.

Síomha graduated from The Royal College of Surgeons with a BSc Hons. in Physiotherapy. Since graduating she has worked in multiple Private Practices. She has a keen interest in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, particularly Spinal Pain, MSK injuries and sporting injuries.
Síomha incorporates dry needling and manual therapies as part of her treatments with a strong emphasis on exercise prescription.
Síomha is passionate about exercise therapy and is currently training with the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute to become a fully certified APPI clinical Pilates Instructor. She uses these principles as part of her treatment for many conditions in particular back and neck pain.
Síomha is a very active person, having competed in athletics at a high level for a number of years, she continues to run at an amateur level.
She is the current Team Physiotherapist for the U.C.C U 20’s Rugby team.

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