SInead Humphreys MISCP BSc (Physio) UCD, MSc (Sports Med) NUIG
Lake District Physiotherapy Clinic was founded in October 2012 by Sinead Humphreys (nee Keane).
Sinead graduated from UCD with a 2H1 honours degree in Physiotherapy in 2001. Since then she is a practising member of the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists and is committed to continuing her evidence based professional development to an extremely high standard. In 2007 Sinead completed a Masters degree in Sports and Exercise Physiotherapy in NUI Galway. She graduated with first class honours and received the Mary Costello Gold Medal award from NUIG for the best overall results in her class. Her postgraduate research studied the incidence, site and nature of injuries in an Irish professional provincial rugby union team (Connaught) over a season.
Sinead has completed numerous accredited postgraduate courses including orthotic prescription, dry needling, sports traumatology, women's health, and kinetic control courses to name but a few. She is a STOTT Pilates Instructor to advanced level, and has also gained additional certification in Prenatal and Postnatal Pilates instruction. Therefore anyone attending her classes will be under the supervision of a highly experienced Chartered Physiotherapist, ensuring safety and individualised attention. In 2016 Sinead became a Certified Yoga Alliance Teacher, training with Carol Murphy and Green Lotus Yoga. July 2017 she has completed her training as a YIN Yoga Teacher with Josh Summers. Sinead will now train as a Yoga Therapist in 2018/19 with Carol Murphy and Green Lotus Yoga.
Prior to setting up Lake District physiotherapy Clinic in 2012, Sinead has worked as a Senior Physiotherapist in Private Practice in Dublin, Drogheda, The Bon Secours Hospital Galway, Ennis, Bermuda, and as a Junior Rotational Physiotherapist in Cork University Hospital, gaining valuable experience in treating a wide variety of sporting, orthopaedic, respiratory, neurological, paediatric and rheumatological conditions.
Sinead has vast experience working with athletes of all different levels - elite dancers, runners, gaelic footballers, hurlers, soccer and rubgy players, golfers, cyclists, adventure racers, squash/ racquetball players, gym goers and more. She has worked as team Physiotherapist for several teams over the past 16 years, including the Galway Men's Senior Hurlers, and with the FAI at international level, for the underage teams - Irish U17 boys, U17 girls and Irish U19 girls since 2012. Sinead is currently taking a break from her role as Team Physiotherapist for the FAI Women's U19s team, and traveling abroad regularly. This team was the first Irish team in history to reach the UEFA European semi finals in Oslo in 2014. Sinead has also had the amazing opportunity of attending a second UEFA European Finals when she was asked to be Team Physiotherapist for the Irish WU17s team in Iceland in 2015.
Sinead is a keen sportswoman. She has won numerous All-Irelands in Gaelic Football, Basketball and Racquetball, having represented Ireland in racquetball at under age level. She played intervarsity basketball for UCD and intervarsity squash for UCC. More recently, her interests ly in yoga, pilates, cycling, golf, and squash.
Image - UEFA
Euro Finals 2014 with
the Irish WU19s.