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Since its inception, Medfit has aimed to transcend existing models of traditional clinical setups.

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Introducing Our People

The Medfit multi-disciplinary approach consists of specialist physiotherapists, clinical and counselling psychologists, medical doctors, exercise physiologists, software developers, business consultants and client support staff who all work together with the common objective of helping clients to optimise their recovery from illness, injury or surgery.

John C. Murphy - Clinical Director

Mr. John C. Murphy

Consultant Chartered Physiotherapist & Rehabilitation Specialist, Clinical Director

Barry Walsh, Co-Founder of MedFit

Mr. Barry J. Walsh

Director and Co-Founder

Professor Carel le Roux - Medical Director

Professor Carel le Roux

Medical Director & Head of Weight Management Clinic, MBChB, FRPC, PhD

Xavier Boeynaems - Chartered Physiotherapist

Xavier Boeynaems

Chartered Physiotherapist MISCP, BSc, MSc, Sports Physiotherapist

Kate Sheridan - Chartered Physiotherapist

Kate Sheridan

Chartered Physiotherapist & Rehab Specialist, MISCP, BSc, MSc

Tom Curran - Chartered Physiotherapist

Tom Curran

Chartered Physiotherapist & Occ. Rehab Specialist MISCP, B Comm, FCA

Andy Grannell - Physiotherapist

Andy Grannell

Exercise Physiologist, PhD Researcher, MSc, BSc, Ep-c

Orlaith Duffy - Exercise Specialist

Orlaith Duffy

Exercise Specialist, BSc, Pre and Post Natal Trainer

Werd Al-Najim - Nutrition Consultant

Werd Al-Najim

Nutrition Consultant, BSc, PhD Researcher

Claire Mulligan - General Manager

Claire Mulligan

General Manager

Ann O'Gorman (Front of house and client support)

Ann O’Gorman

Front of House & Client Support

Medfit can change your life for the better…forever

Barry Walsh, Co-Founder of MedFit

Mr. Barry J. Walsh

Director and Co-Founder

Barry is one of Ireland’s leading health and wellbeing entrepreneur with many business interests in the development of the health and wellbeing concepts.

Barry is the Director and Co-Founder of Medfit Proactive Healthcare, Ireland’s first and only Medical Exercise Company. Barry is internationally recognized in the business of health and fitness concepts, and is the owner and operator of Iconic Health Clubs, a leading Irish health and fitness company with over 8000 members.

Barry is President of Ireland Active, the National Association for Health and Fitness centers in Ireland. Barry has served on the board for over 6 years and as President for 3 of them. He is a member of the European round table for fitness club leaders, giving him access and insight to the best minds in the health and well being industry.

Ann O'Gorman (Front of house and client support)

Ann O'Gorman

Ann O'Gorman Front of House & Client Support

Ann joined Medfit in 2016. Besides having a diverse career in her native Dublin, Ann has worked in Australia and the UK in more recent years and has brought her extensive experience of management/customer services to our front office.

Ann is the first point of contact between Medfit clients, members and guests, both by phone or face to face and as a ‘people’s person’ she finds providing a good customer service comes naturally to her.

In her spare time Ann likes to spend time in her garden, is an avid reader and keeps fit by walking her two dogs Chloe and Suki.

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Claire Mulligan - General Manager

Claire Mulligan

General Manager

Originally from Offaly, Claire has been part of the Medfit Team since opening in January 2011. Claire graduated from Athlone Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Business (Honours) in 2008. Claire gained experience in management and operations within a diverse range of industries both in Ireland, America and Australia. Claire’s role is to provide support for clients and to ensure that every client receives the highest standard of care in Medfit. She works very closely with our integrated team and is committed to delivering results.

Claire is not just accountable for client support but also for people management, general management, accounts management and the operations within Medfit. She continues to develop her interest in management through related courses in finance, people management and team leadership. Claire enjoys exercising and you will often see her on the Milon circuit.

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Werd Al-Najim - Nutrition Consultant

Werd Al-Najim

Nutrition Consultant, BSc, PhD Researcher

Werd Al-Najim is a Registered Nutritionist specialised in obesity. She holds a Bachelor Degree in Human Nutrition from Kingston University in London and a PhD in obesity treatments from Imperial College London. She moved to Dublin to run a number of major obesity clinical trials.

She brings together the most recent scientifically proven nutrition recommendations to clinical practice and provides an integrated approach to suit each individual’s need rather than a ‘one size fits all’ approach.

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Orlaith Duffy - Exercise Specialist

Orlaith Duffy

Exercise Specialist, BSc, Pre and Post Natal Trainer

Orlaith is an Exercise Specialist who graduated with a BSc. in Sport, Strength and Conditioning in LIT Thurles in 2017. She is also a certified Pre and Post Natal Exercise Trainer from The National Training Centre Dublin. Orlaith also works as part of our Front of House Team.

Orlaith takes pride in working closely with her clients, always being on hand to guide and support you whether you have joined Medfit’s excellent medical exercise gym or are on a physiotherapy / rehabilitation programme.

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Andy Grannell - Physiotherapist

Andy Grannell

Exercise Physiologist, PhD Researcher, MSc, BSc, Ep-c

Andy is a qualified strength and conditioning coach with BSc and MSc in Exercise Physiology. He has experience in a range of sports with time spent in Brazil working with professional fighters and in California with La Galaxy and several athletes from the NFL, MLB and LPGA. He aims to begin a PhD in the coming months investigating autonomic physiology in athletes and sedentary individuals.

With a diverse skillset Andy enjoys working with anyone who is seeking improvement. Whether you are joining Medfit to rehabilitate from an injury or illness, or if you are simply looking to lose some weight and build your confidence Andy will help your achieve your goals through an individualised approach.

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Tom Curran - Chartered Physiotherapist

Tom Curran

Chartered Physiotherapist and Occupational Rehabilitation Specialist MISCP, B Comm, FCA

Tom is a Chartered Physiotherapist who graduated in 2008 with first class honours from the University of Hertfordshire in the UK and was awarded the final year prize as top student in Applied Research. He trained initially within the NHS gaining vast experience working in some of the largest teaching hospitals in London (Guy’s & St. Thomas’ Hospital, St. Georges’ University Hospital and Kings College) where he worked as a senior physiotherapist.

He has worked extensively in private practices in London, specialising in sports injuries, and has also worked as a consultant physiotherapist to the McLaren Formula 1 team, designing conditioning and rehabilitation plans for their racing drivers.

In 2011 Tom gained additional post-graduate qualifications with the Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) in San Diego and is a qualified TPI Golf Medical expert and Golf Fitness Coach. The TPI is the world’s world leader in golf fitness, golf health and swing mechanics.

Tom has worked with a number of touring PGA professionals and amateurs of all ages and abilities to improve their swing mechanics and golf fitness.

In his spare time, Tom competes in Ultra-marathons, having completed the Marathon de Sables and over 70 marathons, and on track to join the 100 marathon club in the next few years.

Tom utilises the same rehabilitation principles and concepts for all his clients in order to maximise their potential in all activities of life, to reduce pain and to move with improved confidence whether returning from injury or to reduce future injury risk.

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Kate Sheridan - Chartered Physiotherapist

Kate Sheridan

Chartered Physiotherapist & Rehabilitation Specialist, MISCP, BSc, MSc

Kate is a Chartered Physiotherapist who graduated in 2012 with a MSc with merit qualification in Physiotherapy from Robert Gordon University. Prior to this Kate graduated from Dublin City University with a first class honors BSc in Athletic Therapy and Training specialising in sport specific rehabilitation.

Kate also attended Curtin University, Perth where she obtained a Certificate in Orthopaedic Manual Therapy. She has completed CSCS training with the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) as well as being qualified in dry needling.

Kate has a special interest in chronic back and neck pain treatment in Medift. Kate’s goal as a practitioner is to assist clients to optimise their physical potential, reduce pain and improve confidence in movement.

She is currently undertaking a Masters in Clinical Pain Management in the University of Edinburgh to further her speciality.

Outside of clinic Kate has worked with multiple GAA clubs in the local area and in 2017 was Physiotherapist to All Ireland winning hurling Club Cuala.

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Xavier Boeynaems - Chartered Physiotherapist

Xavier Boeynaems

Chartered Physiotherapist MISCP, BSc, MSc, Sports Physiotherapist

Xavier is a senior physiotherapist who graduated in Brussels in 2000. He holds a Masters Degree in Sports Physiotherapy, which he obtained in UCD in 2013 and is a Personal Trainer Level 3 N.A.S.M. He has also trained in Global Postural Reeducation, a method originated in France which is based on the Muscular Chains concepts.

Over the past 15 years, he has developed a unique approach combining the skills of a strong clinician and a sought-after personal trainer.

Xavier is specialised in advanced rehabilitation programmes for musculoskeletal and sport injuries with a particular interest in the treatments of shoulders, knees, hips and low back pathologies. His unique integrated methods and attention to details reflect his passion for evidence-based and patient-centered approach aiming to deliver the highest quality treatments.

Xavier’s vast biomechanical and movement performance knowledge have allowed him to successfully treat and train ill and injured patients, from the general population to sports amateurs and professional athletes alike. Xavier is the oldest team member in Medfit and works closely with our clinicians and trainers to ensure that all clients receive the highest quality services.

Outside of work, Xavier is a keen motorcyclist who enjoys riding the beautiful Irish scenic routes, he is a music amateur and used to play in bands in his prime. He is also a regular exerciser and enjoys using Medfit’s gym himself.

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Professor Carel le Roux - Medical Director

Professor Carel le Roux

Medical Director & Head of Weight Management Clinic, MBChB, FRPC, PhD

Professor Carel le Roux graduated from medical school at University of Pretoria, South Africa and was awarded his PhD in 2005 from Imperial College London.

He is a member of a number of learned societies such as the Association for the Study of Obesity and the Nutrition Society.

He has been published extensively and currently holds a number of editorial roles for journals in his field including, Clinical Obesity and Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases.

Professor le Roux is an expert in metabolic medicine and is currently a Professor of Experimental Pathology, University College Dublin.

He is recognised as a world leader in metabolism and obesity. Professor le Roux’s clinical focus is in the management of Type 2 diabetes, pre-diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular risk and other metabolic disorders.

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John C. Murphy - Clinical Director

Mr. John C. Murphy

Consultant Chartered Physiotherapist & Rehabilitation Specialist, Clinical Director

John is an accredited Level 3 Sports Physiotherapist and a Specialist Member of the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists in the discipline of Sports Medicine. John graduated with an honours degree in Physiotherapy from UCD in 1996.

He subsequently completed a research MSc in Physiotherapy in UCD, and a Graduate Diploma in Business Studies. From his research on sports injuries associated with Gaelic Sports he is a published lead author in the British Journal of Sports Medicine in 2010 and co-author in 2011.

John is a member of the GAA Medical Scientific and Player Welfare Committee since its inception in 2006. He is also the current Director of the GAA National Injury Database, established in 2006 in conjunction with UCD School of Physiotherapy and was the head physiotherapist with the Dublin Senior Gaelic Football team from 2004-2008.

John is a co-founder and Clinical Director of Medfit as well as a Senior Partner in Carysfort Physiotherapy Clinic. John has been involved in the rehabilitation of over 500 ACL injuries, and over 200 post spinal surgery patients. This in combination with the large volume of recurrent musculoskeletal conditions that he treats in my clinic led him to see the need for a facility for the post acute stage of injury. This is the origin of Medfit.

As Clinical Director of Medfit John oversees the work of all our clinicians and is responsible for the delivery of an integrated approach to our clients health across our multi-disciplinary team. John is married to Carole, has four young children and is a keen golfer.

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