Helen is our head physio here at the Edge. She qualified from Ulster university in 2008 and went on to complete an MSc in Sports Physiotherapy from UCD and a PhD from Ulster University in 2018.
Helen has a vast amount of experience In both the NHS and the sporting sector and is currently the Northern Ireland rep for UK physio’s in sport and part of their education committee. She has worked with multiple sports both here in Ireland and in New Zealand at national level including rugby, GAA, rowing and netball.
In addition she specialises in the treatment and rehab of lower limb injuries especially hip and groin pain, which was the focus of her doctoral studies.
She also has additional qualifications in the rehabilitation of cancer patients and is passionate about the reintegration of these clients back into normal activities and back to exercise. She can be seen regularly on the gym floor completing rehabilitation programmes with her clients both sporting and non-sporting.
Colm joined us from the NHS where he has spent several years completing his rotations giving him a broad range of experience, most recently in outpatients. In addition to this he has worked with Ulster University Freshers and sigerson teams, Omagh CBS Macrory Cup squad and is currently the lead Physio for Acadamh Tir Eoghain and Tyrone U17 Squad.
Colm is working his way through the UK Physios in Sport accreditation pathway at present and has also attained a qualification in dry needling. He has a huge interest in youth athlete development and injury prevention as well as rehab of the lower limb and the incorporation of S&C into rehabilitation. In his spare time he plays football for Dromore GFC and will try his hand at sport of any type.