BSc (Hons) MPhys (Hons)
Could you introduce yourself?!
Hi, my name is Mikey Quilligan and I'm a native of Portroe. Alongside being a Physiotherapist, I’m also a Certified Athletic Therapist.
What / where did you study?
After completing my Leaving Cert at Nenagh CBS in 2015, I undertook a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Therapy and Training at Dublin City University. Very grateful to be on a Sports Scholarship for Athletics whilst there, I received a First Class Honours Degree on completion of this 4 year course.
Following this, I headed over to Scotland to undertake a two-year Master’s Degree in Physiotherapy at the Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen (where I graduated with Honours).
In the intervening period, I completed a number of Post-Graduate and Professional Development courses, acquiring further qualifications like:
- a Cardiac First Responder Certificate (Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council)
- an Emergency First Responder Certificate (Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council)
- an Escape Pain: Specialist Osteoarthritis Management Cert, and
- a Sports Taping and First Aid Cert.
What kind of clinical experience do you have?
Over the course of the past decade or so, I've been very lucky to have gained valuable experience in some really excellent clinical and sporting settings.
For example, as part of my Undergrad Degree, I completed a hugely enjoyable 5-month placement period with the Optimus Health Group, who are a High Performance Sporting Organisation in Melbourne. When I was over in Australia, I also had the good fortune to team up with both Old Geelong Football Club and Xavier College, two places where I learned so much about assessing and rehabilitating complex musculoskeletal injuries. Working with DCU's Fitzgibbon Senior Hurling Team, DCU's Senior Ladies Football Team and SDA Basketball on my return to Ireland also helped to convince me further that Physiotherapy was definitely the path for me.
After graduating with a Master's in Physiotherapy, I moved to Glasgow where I gained further experience in the sector. This was acquired in both Private Practice settings (with JMC Physiocures) and within the Public Sector (with the NHS, where I was a full-time Senior MSK Chartered Physio). A big highlight from my time in Scotland was getting to work with Celtic FC where I provided first aid, sports taping and specialist rehabilitation to up-and-coming players.
What are your professional interests?
I have a major interest in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy (which involves the treatment of conditions relating to one's joints and muscles). In particular, I enjoy helping those who unfortunately suffer from Osteoarthritis, Rheumatic conditions and Chronic Pain.
Massively into all Sports (with Running / Athletics, Hurling, Rugby and Soccer being arguably my favourites!), I love doing Advanced Sports Rehabilitation as well as things like Sprint Mechanics.
Seeing people back doing what they love to do is what really drives us though - it's very satisfying.
What kind of personal interests do you have?
As mentioned above, I love all Sports. (Just before I returned to Ireland to work with Gold Standard, I was lucky enough to win the Lancashire County title with the Hurling team I played with in Scotland - we'd a great run altogether!). I also love training for Athletics while I also very much enjoying reading (Mindset and Sports Performance being two topics I'm really big into).
Tell us a thing or two about yourself that others may not know?!
In the field of Athletics, I feel privileged to say I got the opportunity to represent Ireland on a number of occasions (down the years, I was also fortunate enough to win several National Gold Medals).
Anything else you'd like to add?
Receiving Physiotherapy may initially seem a little bit daunting, but please know we genuinely do have your best interests at heart here at Gold Standard Physio. If you ever wish to get in touch, please be sure to reach out and we'll promise to do everything we possibly can to get you back to your very best.
Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Scotland
Master’s Degree in Physiotherapy
Dublin City University
Undergraduate Degree in Athletic Therapy and Training
(CAO Entry Points: 555+)
Honours Grade with 1,000+ Clinical Hours completed
Modules: Ones successfully completed included:
Anatomy and Assessment
Management of Pathology and Health
Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation
Neurology in Practice
Enhancing Health and Well-Being
Complex Patient Pathways
Continued Professional Development etc etc.
Reports: Presented my own thesis
Activities and Societies: Member of University Hurling Team.
Grade: Graduated with a First Class Honours Degree (inc. Semesters on Clinical Placement and Professional Practice)
Modules: Ones successfully completed included:
Sport and Exercise Physiology
Injuries / Injury Prevention
Soft Tissue Therapy
Rehabilitation and Chronic Illness Rehabilitation
Medicine in Sport
Strength and Conditioning
Psychology etc. etc.
Activities and Societies: DCU Athletics Sports Scholar.
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