MISCP BSc (Hons) BEd (Hons)
Could you introduce yourself?!
Hi, I’m Michael Cahill (though a lot of people call me Mickey too!).
I’m a Chartered Physiotherapist by profession, and am really enjoying my time here at Gold Standard (where I work half-time).
What / where did you study?
Being from just outside the town of Thurles, I first attended Leugh National School, followed by secondary school in Thurles C.B.S.
My early college years were spent in University College Cork where I completed my Degree in Physical Education. During this time, I developed a real interest in Anatomy, Physiology, Exercise Prescription and Sports Medicine.
Afterwards, I initially worked as a secondary school P.E. Teacher before later entering the Medical sector. While I enjoyed my time doing both, I'd a growing urge to become a Chartered Physio (spending a lot of time on the hurling treatment table really opening my eyes to what the profession was all about). So in the mid 2010's, I returned to University, attending The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. There, I completed a four year Degree Programme in Physiotherapy, qualifying in 2018.
Since then, I've also completed numerous Post-Graduate courses in order to further hone my skills.
What kind of clinical experience do you have?
After graduating as a Physio, I began working in University Hospital Limerick. During my time there, I completed rotations in a number of key areas. In particular, the experience I gained in Orthopaedics, Respiratory and Elderly Care has really stood to me.
After 18 months there, I moved to Gold Standard where I've been provided with the platform to really kick on as a Physio. The past number of years, I have also been lucky to be involved with numerous sporting teams, in particular Club and County GAA ones (the Tipperary Minor Hurling team being a particularly enjoyable experience).
What are your professional interests?
My professional interests definitely include treating all manner of “MSK“ issues, in particular hip, knee, back, foot and ankle injuries (many of which I have first hand experience of!).
I really do enjoy treating people from all backgrounds, be that sporting or other.
Meeting clients of all ages is great fun too!
What kind of personal interests do you have?
Immersed in the GAA from a young age, I was privileged to hurl with Tipp at Minor, Under 21 and Senior level, managing to win Munster and All-Ireland Hurling titles (as well as an All-Star award) in each of those grades. I was equally honoured to play with Durlas Óg and Thurles Sarsfields, winning quite a few Mid, County and even Munster titles down the years.
However, I must say I enjoy watching and learning about all sports. And as my own hurling career nears an end, I am increasingly keen to explore different sports and exercise programmes, such as Boxing, Football, Crossfit and more.
Outside of sport, I love to listen to music and to attend concerts.
When the opportunity presents itself, I also love to travel.
Tell us a thing or two about yourself that others may not know?!
I have a little boy called Rocco at home who’s after starting school. He loves to farm, and has just started playing hurling and soccer with local clubs in Thurles.
Also, the night before all the hurling finals I played in, I used to have a ritual of having a "half one", which is probably the closest thing I had to having a sports-related superstition!!
Anything else you'd like to add?
After suffering some bad hurling injuries to things like my hips and knees, I learned the true value of Physiotherapy - it really does have incredible restorative powers. If you'd ever like to ask us anything about it at all, we're only ever a call / message away so please don't ever be shy.
Look after yourself,
The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy (Degree)
University College Cork
Bachelor of Education in Physical Education, Sports Studies and Arts (Degree)
(CAO Entry Requirements: 530+ Points)
Grade: Graduated with an Honours Degree with 1,000+ Clinical Hours
- Modules: Ones successfully completed included:
Medicinal & Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Respiratory / Cardiovascular
Physiotherapy Across The Lifespan
Grade: Graduated with an Honours Degree
Modules: Ones successfully completed included:
Diet and Nutrition
Activities and Societies: UCC Senior Hurling/Fitzgibbon Cup Player for 3 years. Competition Winner in 2009.
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