Temple Street Children’s University Hospital
Tel.: (01) 878 4563
Fax: (01) 878 4237
Monday – Friday 8.30am – 4.30pm
Closed 1pm – 1.30pm
There is an answering machine for ‘after-hours’ and when reception is unmanned. Please leave your child’s name, date of birth, and a contact number if you leave a phone message or include if you send an e-mail.
The Physiotherapy Team
Placing the child & family at the centre of all care
TSCUH Physiotherapy Department a stable, well- motivated, flexible, highly skilled team, is committed to providing holistic, evidence based, quality assured, and effective services in a compassionate, friendly & fun environment.
Physiotherapy is a healthcare profession which sees human movement as central to the health and well-being of individuals. Physiotherapists identify and maximise movement potential through health promotion, preventive healthcare, treatment & rehabilitation. 1
- TSCUH staff are Chartered Physiotherapists’ with specialised extended qualification.
- Physiotherapists’ core skills include manual therapy, therapeutic exercise, musculoskeletal and cardiorespiratory fitness assessment, electro physical modalities & patient education.
- Physiotherapists have an appreciation of biological, psychological, cultural and social factors influencing the health and wellbeing of their clients.
- The Department has close professional lines of communication with TSCUH Consultants, MDT colleagues and academic partners.
- Physiotherapy Manager – Ruth Creighton
- Physiotherapy Administrator – Lorraine Connolly
- Physiotherapy Assistant – Deirdre Winston
- Kathryn Gilleese, Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist
- Marie Hynes, Senior Physiotherapist
- Claire Trotter, Senior Physiotherapist
- Marie Morgan, Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist
Neurology / Neurodevelopmental
- Anthea Seager, Senior Physiotherapist OPD
- Andrea Lane, Senior Physiotherapist
- Paula Gallagher, Senior Physiotherapist
- Paul McDermott, Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist
- Cliona Blake, Senior Physiotherapist
- Kelly Robinson, Senior Physiotherapist
- Caitriona Conneely, Senior Physiotherapist
Paediatric Obesity / W82GO programme
- Dr Grace O’Malley, Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist
- Nicola Sheridan, Senior Physiotherapist
- Norma De Vere Keogh, Senior Physiotherapist
Christopher O’ Brien & Lisa Enright
The Physiotherapy Department can be found in the main Outpatients Department.
- A parent or guardian must attend the Physiotherapy Department with their child.
- Please attend on time. We may not be able to see your child if you arrive late.
- If you need to cancel an appointment please give at least 24hours notice as this means we can offer your appointment time to another child.
- Appointments last for approximately 30 minutes. However your child’s first appointment may take longer.
- As your child may need to be undressed during the session you may wish to bring shorts/ t-shirt to the session.
- This is a teaching hospital. Your child may receive some or all of their treatment from a supervised physiotherapy student. You may decline to have a student involved in your child’s treatment without affecting their treatment and future care in the hospital. You must notify the Department in advance should you choose not to have a student involved in your child’s care.
- Please note if you fail to attend an appointment without notifying us, you will be sent a letter asking you to make contact to reschedule. If you fail to respond to this letter your child may automatically be discharged and will need to be re-referred by your Hospital Consultant.
- www.iscp.ie The Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists
- www.wcpt.org The World Confederation for Physical Therapy
- www.csp.org.uk The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
- The Chartered Society of Physiotherapists www.csp.org.uk accessed 27/11/15