An Update on Management of Achilles Tendinopathy by Paul Kirwan

Join us here at Sports Physio Ireland on the 1st December 2017 for our 6th educational seminar for health professionals.

The seminar will be hosted by Mr Paul Kirwan who will be discussing the management of the achilles tendinopathy.

Paul Kirwan is a Chartered Physiotherapist and Clinical Research Fellow with over 20 years of clinical experience. Currently, he works as a physiotherapist in Connolly Hospital Dublin in an advanced practice role in Rheumatology/MSK and is completing his PhD through the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. His research is investigating the role of Glyceryl Trinitrate and exercise in the treatment of midportion Achilles tendinopathy (the NEAT trial).

Paul also works in private practice and with Bohemians FC. He graduated from Trinity College School of Physiotherapy in 1994. After this he worked in numerous hospitals in lreland, the Middle East and the United States gaining experience in treating a wide variety of MSK conditions and treating recreational to professional athletes as well as non sporting individuals. He became a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS, NSCA) in 1999.

He returned to Ireland in 2003 and commenced working in Connolly Hospital with the Rheumatology team. While here he commenced working as an advanced practice physiotherapist working alongside the rheumatologists as a first point of contact clinician, and has also completed training in injection techniques.

He completed his MSc in Sports and Exercise Physiotherapy at National University of Ireland, Galway in 2009 graduating with first class honors and was awarded the Mary Sullivan Gold Medal for best student in discipline over the course of his Masters degree. He was awarded a prestigious HRB research fellowship in 2014 to complete his PhD, which he is currently pursuing in RCSI with a special interest in tendinopathy.

Paul has presented research nationally and internationally, and won a research award from EULAR in 2014, this was the first time an Irish physiotherapist has received this prestigious award in recognition for his work in this field.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at info@sportsphysioireland.com.

We look forward to welcoming you into the clinic on the 1st December.