On your initial appointment, we conduct a thorough subjective assessment. This is where you tell us about your problem, how and when it began and how it is effecting your everyday life and ability to participate in physical activity. This is then followed by your objective assessment, where we complete a physical examination to identify the source of your problem. We take time to explain your condition and with you the client discuss a treatment plan. Every client is treated as an individual and together we formulate an exercise programme as part of your treatment. This exercise programme will include exercises to increase mobility and flexibility and improve function and muscle strength. Following your initial appointment our physiotherapists are always available via email, text or phone to answer any queries that you may have.
My name is Micheal Lynch and I set up the Ashe Street Physiotherapy practice in 2001. I graduated from Manchester University with a BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy and following this I worked in University Hospital Kerry specialising in Musculoskeletal outpatients, Neurology, Respiratory, Orthopaedics and Paediatric Physiotherapy. I am a member of the ISCP and member of the Chartered Physiotherapists in Private Practice group. I completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Interpersonal Communication in 2014 in UCC.
I have a keen interest in sports and played football with my club Saint Senans for many years. I also have managed and trained teams from Under 14 up to Senior level in Gaelic Football and from under 16 to Senior level in Hurling with Crotta O’Neills. I also had the honour of being Physiotherapist to the Kerry Senior Football team in two All-Ireland Finals in 2002 and 2004.
My aims as a physiotherapist have always been patient centered. I keep up to date with all the latest research making my decisions evidence based whilst tailoring my treatments to the needs of you the client.
My name is Jacinta McCarthy and I am from Lixnaw. I joined Micheal in Ashe Street Physiotherapy Clinic in July 2020. In 2016, I completed a BSc (Hons) in Health and Leisure with Massage at IT Tralee and from here went on to complete an MSc Physiotherapy at Leeds Beckett University in the UK. Here, I achieved a high distinction research dissertation in relation to concussion within Gaelic Games which is currently being prepared for publication within the British Journal of Sports Medicine. Also throughout my time here I completed practice placements within Palliative Care, Musculoskeletal Outpatients, Elderly Medicine, Private Practice, Neuro-Oncology & Women’s Health. I am CORU registered and an active member of the ISCP. I have a keen interest in the area of Women’s Health and I am a member of the ISCP Women’s Health Interest Group.
Personally, I am a friendly and outgoing person. I love to socialise with friends and family as well being outdoors. Whether it’s out for a walk, cycle or for a surf fresh air is my medicine. I love Irish dancing and up until 2018 I was part of my local Comhaltas ladies set dancing group. I have recently began instructing Pilates and enjoy doing this on a 1:1 clinical basis.
I am also a big GAA fan and love to go and spectate games when not providing pitch side first aid. I had the honour of working alongside the victorious Kerry Minor Football Team for the 2016 and 2017 Seasons.