Mary Wrixon -
Physiotherapist BSc (Hons)

Mary graduated from Trinity College Dublin in 2016 with a BSc in Physiotherapy (Hons). Since graduating, Mary spent two years working in an acute hospital setting. She has completed rotations in orthopaedics, cardiovascular, musculoskeletal outpatients and geriatric rehabilitation.

Having run osteoarthritis and cardiac rehabilitation classes, she is a firm believer of the benefits of exercise as medicine in both acute and chronic conditions. During her musculoskeletal rotation she developed a passion for post operative recovery and return to sport including ACL and rotator cuff repair rehabilitation. Being an avid runner, swimmer and footballer herself, Mary understands the importance of being in peak condition and returning to sport following an injury.

Certification / Experiences

• BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy, Trinity College, Dublin
• Balanced Body Reformer 1 Trained
• Trained in Women Health Physiotherapy (Women Health Training Associates)

Area of Interest:

• Women Health
• Sports Injury Rehabilitation and Prevention
• Post Operative Management
• Lower Back Pain
• Scoliosis

Locations:

• River Valley

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