B.P.T. (Bachelor Of Physiotherapy)- Dulton College of Physiotherapy.
Head Chartered Physiotherapist and Pilates Instructor
Lowry is the lead physiotherapist and founder of MaxPhysio. Lowry graduated from the Royal College of Surgeons Ireland in 2010 and has extensive experience working in the specialisms of orthopaedics and musculoskeletal.
Lowry has also worked with several high profile sports teams throughout her career including Munster development squads and Northbridge FC Premier league team Sydney.
Lowry has completed numerous post graduate courses in dry needling, manual therapy, shoulder rehabilitation, lower back dysfunction,biomechanical assessment, mat Pilates, Reformer Pilates and clinical rehabilitation of the neck.
Lowry teaches Mat and Reformer Pilates classes inorder to rehabilitate clients with injury and illness or for those who wish to become stronger.
Senior Chartered Physiotherapist and Pilates Instructor
Rhiannon graduated with a Bachelor of Health Science (Physiotherapy) from Auckland University of Technology in 2014. She began her career working as a rotational Physiotherapist at Waikato Hospital, the largest hospital campus in the Southern Hemisphere. During her two years in this position, Rhiannon gained experience over a wide range of fields, including but not limited to respiratory and cardiac care, orthopaedics, older persons and rehabilitation, paediatrics, general and specialist surgery, and burns.
Pursuing her passion for musculoskeletal therapy, Rhiannon went on to spend the following two and a half years specializing in the outpatient musculoskeletal department at Waikato Hospital. Within this role she became well practiced in the management of chronic and rheumatic pain conditions. She worked closely with a team of Pain Specialists, and co-lead a chronic pain education and management program with an Occupational Therapist. Rhiannon also gained exposure to a heavy caseload of post-surgical patients, ranging from orthopaedic hip, knee and shoulder replacements, to oncology-related mastectomies and neck dissections.
Other areas of interest for Rhiannon include back and neck pain, shoulder problems, and tendon issues. She values a holistic approach to treatment, encompassing a range of hands on therapy, exercise prescription, and education to empower optimal long-term management. Continual professional development is very important to Rhiannon. She strives to keep up to date with the latest evidence within the physiotherapy scope, and completes regular ongoing formal training. She has a Post-graduate Certificate in Western Acupuncture, which also qualifies her to perform dry needling, and has also completed a range of courses relating to chronic pain management, back pain, Kinesio taping, and both mat and reformer Pilates.
Senior Chartered Physiotherapist and Pilates Instructor
Amy is our PINC certified cancer rehabilitation Physiotherapist and is teaming up with Max Physio to provide cancer rehab services in West Cork. Amy completed her training with PINC and STEEL international, a world renowned Cancer rehabilitation program that helps people with cancer restore their physical and emotional wellbeing. Programs are run from initial diagnosis, through treatment and onto survivorship. Studies have shown that individualised exercise prescription helps you manage the “symptom burden” of surgery and treatment including fatigue, restricted movement, balance, bone health and effects of hormone treatments.
Prior to this Amy graduated with a BSc in Biological and Chemical sciences from UCC before graduating with a BSc in Physiotherapy from the University of East Anglia in Norwich. Amy took up a rotational post in North Tyneside general Hospital in Newcastle on Tyne, progressing to a Senior Physiotherapy post in Medicine, Surgery and ITU. Amy returned to Ireland in 2002 to work as a Senior Community Physiotherapist in West Cork.Amy worked with the HSE in Bantry, Skibbereen and Clonakilty. Amys main area of work has been in the area of falls prevention and exercise prescription for rehabilitation and the elderly. Amy developed a falls service which included training of staff, carers, families and community education. Falls prevention classes were run in the community and hospital, all culminating in the building of an outdoor exercise garden.
Amy has undertaken a wide range of postgraduate training in falls prevention, bone health, exercise prescription and elderly rehabilitation.
Amy is a STOTT trained mat and reformer instructor. Amy has additional training in Special Populations: antenatal/postnatal, fibromyalgia, back pain and sports rehabilitation.
Senior Chartered Physiotherapist
Marie qualified with a first class honours BSc Physiotherapy from University of Limerick in 2011. She also received an award for best final year project from the ISCP for her research on Multiple Sclerosis.
Marie has spent the last eight years working across the spectrum of acute, rehabilitation and community based services within the field of Neurology and Gerontology in Ireland and Singapore. During this time she has worked with clients with conditions including stroke, brain injury, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, dementia on an individual and group basis.
In 2016, she completed an MSc in Neurology and Gerontology with the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. She completed her MSc thesis on exercise post stroke.
Currently Marie is working as the Senior Physiotherapist on the Cork Stroke Early Supported Discharge Team. Marie continues to research in the areas of neurology and gerontology and has presented at national and international conferences and is involved in providing placements to undergraduate and postgraduate physiotherapy students.
Marie joined MaxPhysio in 2019 and provides specialised treatment for clients with neurological and age related conditions.