Kilmeena G.A.A. extends heartiest congratulations to Julie Moore on her recent graduation from the Milltown Institute in Dublin where she obtained, with Distinction, a “BSc in Applied Health Science and Physical Therapy”.
The course was a level 7 QQI approved BSc run by a private college – The Institute of Physical Therapy and Applied Science (IIPTAS). A 3-year course, that included a weekly clinical placement in Dublin throughout the 3rd year, plus a number of written and practical exams across all three years.
When asked about her future plans, Julie said, “Regarding the future, I have set up a business - Body Balance Physical Therapy (feel free to like my page on Facebook). Currently, I am operating from my home clinic in Carrowholly, and from the Westport Leisure Park, although, ultimately I would love to have own premises in Westport.
In addition to working with sports people, her work covers the whole spectrum of musculoskeletal conditions including back, neck and shoulder pain, hip and knee conditions, sciatica, whiplash and rehabilitation following fracture/surgery. “There is no better job satisfaction than working with someone of advancing years who has reduced mobility/function and being able to help them regain better movement, reduction in pain and improved quality of life”!
Julie has given sterling service to the Club over the last number of years, acting as the pitch-side Physio to various Kilmeena teams: “My work with Kilmeena G.A.A. as the Physical club Therapist includes, providing pitch side assistance on match days for the senior team and occasionally Minors and Under 21’s for bigger fixtures. I also carry out all the necessary assessments and treatment of injuries to the players. Keeping this in-house has, I understand worked out well for the club. I am pleased to say that most players have had minimal "down-time" this year. Quick assessment and treatment, plus liaison with Managers is key to this success. The Managers have also involved me in many strength and conditioning sessions throughout the season. This has allowed me to influence some areas of training and focus on reducing injuries due to poor technique etc. I have loved working with Kilmeena, my local club this year, and looking forward to doing so again in 2016.”
Julie’s dedicated application to her course of studies was recognized by the College in awarding her the prestigious “Student of the year Award.” She received a Cup from the College in recognition of this achievement.