Therese Devaney

Therese Devaney

Senior Physiotherapist | MSc (Sports Medicine) | BSc | MISCP

Therese Devaney established Sligo Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Clinic in 2000.She qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist with 1st class honours from the University College Dublin in 1994. Therese Completed a MSc in Sports Medicine in Trinity College Dublin in 1995. She then began her career working in Beaumont Hospital Dublin,before following her roots back to Sligo where she has since been working in private practice.

Special interests

Her special interests are musculoskeletal physiotherapy and the management of sports injuries, including the correction of biomechanics and movement patterns in sport; management of the active young and skeletally immature; and the use of strength and conditioning in rehabilitation. She also has a role within the occupational health provision of a number of local manufacturing companies in both the management of musculoskeletal injuries and proactive, injury prevention plans.

Sports Teams

Therese has previously provided physiotherapy to the following teams :

  • Sligo Gaelic Football Inter county Teams at Senior,Junior,U21 & Minor Grades
  • St Mary’s Gaelic Football Club Sligo – Senior County Champions 2015
  • Drumcliff/Rosses Point Gaelic Football Club – Intermediate County Champions 2013
  • The All-Ireland Winning Nicky Rackard Sligo Hurling Team of 2008
  • Worked for many G.A.A and Soccer teams from club to inter-county level.
  • National U16-U18 Girls Hockey Squads
  • Involved in Pre-Participation Screening and Physiological Testing of Irish Elite Athletes as part of the PACE
  • International Carding SchemeShe is a registered service provider to the PACE Athletes

Functional exercise and rehabilitation remain fundamental principles of her treatment and injury prevention strategies which are used alongside manual therapy. Therese recognises the importance of continued professional development and actively participates in post-graduate training.

Therese’s personal interests involve all Sports, reading and swimming, along with running around after five young kids!

Rachael Dunne

Rachael Dunne

BSc | Senior Physiotherapist | MISCP

Rachael graduated in 2012 with a first class BSc honours degree in physiotherapy. While there she was awarded the Valerie Lord away for research excellence. Previous to this she completed a sports therapy diploma in Dublin.

She began her career working at the Royal Blackburn hospital before returning home to work in private practice along with professional sports teams. She has extensive physiotherapy experience working in both private and public settings.

Special Interests

Her special interests are musculoskeletal physiotherapy along with the management of running and all sports injuries. She has continued her professional development by completing further studies In running biomechanics, manual therapy, dry needling, kinesio taping and Pilates.

Rachael’s approach to Physio is functional exercises bases along with injury prevention strategies and manual therapy. She encourages self management  and ensures patients leave the clinic with all the necessary tools they need to prevent there injury reoccurring .

Rachael enjoys working with teams and gained great experience working with Sligo senior GAA and hurling teams this year.she was previously head of Physio at Sligo rovers football club for the 2014-2015 season.  Rachael’s has herself a background in sport previously playing soccer at a regional and international level.