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About us at DBC Naas Physiotherapy

Meet the Team

Mary O'Connor Owner/Medical Director
Chartered Physiotherapist
M. Med.Sc., M.C.S.P., M.I.S.C.P.

Mary O'Connor Mary is one of Ireland's most respected Chartered Physiotherapists, having held such prestigious posts as President of the Irish Sports Medicine Association and President of the Irish Society of Orthopaedic Medicine. Mary has a Masters in Sports Medicine and a Fellowship in Orthopaedic Medicine. Having established her Private Practice in Naas, Co. Kildare in 1990, Mary comes with a wide level of experience of all aspects of musculoskeletal physiotherapy.

She has recently become one of the first physiotherapists in Ireland to be awarded Level 111 accreditation of the CPSEM (sports physiotherapists in Ireland) which is a member of the International Federation of Sports Physiotherapists (IFSPT) whose accreditation system demonstrates the high professional standard of Sports Physiotherapy internationally.

In 2004 Mary moved to our current premises and expanded to include DBC Naas Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic. She continues her physiotherapy practice from the centre at Trident House, Dublin Road, Naas. The DBC Active Spine Care Programme at the clinic places a strong emphasis on the treatment of complex neck and back pain. With a strong emphasis also on the treatment of Sports Injuries the Clinic has an experienced team of sporting physiotherapists and state of the art rehabilitation equipment including an Alter G Anti Gravity treadmill and Shockwave therapy. This along with the fully equipped rehabilitation gym allows for the comprehensive assessment and rehabilitation of Sports Injuries.

In the past, Mary has lectured on the Orthopaedic Medicine post-graduate courses at UCD, the Royal College of Surgeons and NUIG. She also published an article on management of elbow conditions in the Irish Medical Times and CPPP booklet for GP Practices.

A Tipperary native, Mary has worked extensively within GAA and soccer with many of Ireland's leading clubs and teams. She has previously held the position of club physiotherapist at Shamrock Rovers & Shelbourne FC. Mary has also been a physiotherapist with Irish Olympic and World Championship Teams in rowing, athletics and swimming. She has been a member of the advisory board to the Irish Institute of Sport and the National Coaching & Training Centre Sports Science and Medical Support committee.

Anthony Raleigh - Lead Physiotherapist
Chartered Physiotherapist
B.Sc. Health Science & Physiology, B.Sc. Physiotherapy, M.Med. Sc., M.I.S.C.P.

Anthony Raleigh Anthony is presently the lead Physiotherapist at DBC Naas. He joined the clinic in September 2013. He attended I.T. Sligo where he graduated with a B.Sc. in Health Science and Physiology and went onto to complete his B.Sc. Physiotherapy in the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. Anthony also holds  a MMedSc in Sports and Exercise Medicine through University College Cork (UCC).  Anthony has also completed courses in pitchside emergency care and recently completed the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine SPORTS Immediate Care Course.

Anthony’s sporting interests including martial arts, rugby and GAA. He has worked with several different clubs in counties Clare, Cork, Sligo and Dublin. Anthony has represented Ireland internationally in Karate and played underage football for Clare. Anthony also enjoys coaching Karate and weightlifting.

His primary interests include sports injuries, orthopaedic medicine and exercise based rehabilitation.

Breda Walsh B.Sc Physiotherapy M.I.S.C.P.
Chartered Physiotherapist

Breda joined the clinic in January 2015 after spending two  years working as a physiotherapist in the UK and three years in a private practice in Kilkenny.

Breda graduated from the University of Hertfordshire in 2009  with a BSc Hons in Physiotherapy.  She then worked  in Wexham Park Hospital in London where she gained a wide level of experience in Orthopaedics, Intensive Care, Neurology and Respiratory conditions.

Breda then returned to Ireland where she worked in a private practice in Kilkenny and treated a range of conditions including Sports Injuries,  Musculoskeletal pain conditions and paediatrics.  She has worked with a number of different sports teams including the Kilkenny minor and u21 hurlers and Kilkenny football team. She  was also club physiotherapist for the Ballyhale Shamrocks hurling club in Kilkenny. Since moving to Kildare Breda has worked with many of the local sports people as well as the RACE jockey training centre.

Breda is a certified instructor in APPI Pilates and is also qualified in Acupuncture, Dry Needling and Sports Taping.   She runs our Pilates classes in the Vista clinic where classes range from beginners level to advanced.  

Breda also does domiciliary visits for a wide range of problems including MS and falls prevention.

Marian Delaney
Manager Clinic Operations

Marian Delaney Marian comes to us from a strong financial and project management background. She worked at management level at Bank Of Ireland Global Market Operations for many years. More recently Marian has successfully managed smaller projects locally. She joined us in 2011 to support practice operations.

“My aim is to ensure that the clinic is running in such a way to support the highest standards of treatment for each patient in a cost effective way to facilitate optimum outcomes.”

Marian will be on the phone, at the desk and online to make your experience at DBC Naas run as smoothly as possible.

If you wish to contact Marian please call 045 874133 or email her on physiosport@eircom.net

Belinda Page
Patient Relationship Manager
B.A. (Hons) Journalism & Media Production

Belinda comes from a strong administration and client management background. She worked as a procurement officer for the NHS ambulance service in the UK before moving to Ireland in 2012.  More recently she has worked as a helpdesk coordinator for a large facility management company and prides herself on providing excellent customer care.

She joined the clinic in 2015.

Belinda will be on the phone, at the desk and online to make your experience at DBC Naas run as smoothly as possible.

If you wish to contact Belinda please call 045 874133 or email her at physiosport@eircom.net

Grainne Dillon B.Sc Physiotherapy M.I.S.C.P.
Chartered Physiotherapist

Grainne Grainne joined the team in June 2017 with a 14 year background at working in private healthcare.

Grainne has extensive experience working in orthopaedics, neurology and musculoskeletal injuries.
She is also a qualified acupuncturist and has completed postgraduate courses in the treatment of shoulder injuries and taping for sport.

Grainne completed a Masters in Healthcare Management in 2010.

Aisling Mulryan B.Sc Physiotherapy M.I.S.C.P.
Chartered Physiotherapist

Aisling Aisling joined the clinic in October 2017 after graduating from the University of Limerick with a BSc Hons in Physiotherapy. As part of her degree she has gained experience in respiratory care, intensive care, rehabilitation, and elderly care.

Aisling has a keen interest in exercise prescription, rehabilitation, Pilates and sports injuries. Having a strong sporting background playing camogie at inter county level and soccer at a provincial level she understands how important it is to be injury free. Aisling is passionate about health fitness and wellbeing, and thoroughly enjoys assisting people to make lifestyle changes

Aisling has completed APPI certified Pilates course. In addition, she facilitates domiciliary visits for a wide range of problems including falls prevention, and elderly care.