Degree in Physiotherapy from University College Dublin in 2005. Masters in pelvic floor dysfunction. CORU Registered PT032054
Fiona has always been fascinated by the body and movement so becoming a physiotherapist was the
logical answer. Fiona has many years’ experience working as a Senior Physiotherapist in women’s
health in Cork University Maternity hospital and also in private practice. This has given her a deep
understanding, and expertise in managing all types of post birth issues. She specialises in assessing
and treating women with diastasis (separation of the tummy muscles), bladder dysfunction, pelvic
floor dysfunction, incontinence, pelvic pain, prolapse and other related pelvic organ dysfunctions.
In 2012, she completed a Masters in pelvic floor dysfunction which further expanded her knowledge
on the effects of childbirth on a woman’s body. She has a real passion for working with new mums,
supporting, reassuring and encouraging mums on their post baby fitness journey. She is a certified
ante and post natal pilates instructor and has taught post natal exercise classes in Cork and Killarney
since 2009. She is very enthusiastic about promoting exercise during pregnancy.
Women need special attention getting back to fitness after having a baby and in 2019 she created
the online programme “The Bump Room Beyond Birth”. There is a lot of misinformation on returning
to exercise after having a baby and Fiona feels strongly about providing all mums a safe place to
exercise after having a baby that respects and restores the body.
Like you, Fiona is a busy mum trying to find the balance between raising two beautiful girls, working
and while keeping herself strong and healthy. She realises how truly exhausting and challenging it is
to get back to pre pregnancy fitness and strength.
When she is not working she loves walks in the fresh air, running, cooking and reading (although
usually only gets a page or two read before falling asleep).