User Survey: Help us improve our website by taking this simple survey Take the Survey

Physiotherapy (HP)



Physiotherapy Department 

Temple Street Children’s University Hospital
Temple Street
Dublin 1
Tel.: (01) 878 4563
Fax: (01)  878 4237
Opening Hours:

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


Mission Statement

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

Respiratory Team 

  • Kathryn Gilleese, Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist
  • Marie Hynes, Senior Physiotherapist

Cystic Fibrosis

  • Claire Trotter, Senior Physiotherapist

Neurosciences Team


  • Marie Morgan, Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist

Neurology / Neurodevelopmental

  • Anthea Seager, Senior Physiotherapist OPD
  • Andrea Lane, Senior Physiotherapist

Spina Bifida

  • Paula Gallagher, Senior Physiotherapist

Musculoskeletal Team


  • 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

Rotational Physiotherapists

Christopher O’ Brien & Lisa Enright

Outpatient Appointments

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.

Useful links


  1. The Chartered Society of Physiotherapists accessed 27/11/15
Translate »