Jamie Bowman, chartered physiotherapist, working with the Limerick Senior Football Team

Jamie Bowman is a graduate of The Saxion Hogeschool Enscede, Netherlands where he achieved a first-class honours Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy in 2006. In 2010 , he furthered his education and achieved a Master of Science in Sport and Exercise Physiotherapy from The National University of Ireland, Galway. His thesis in this programme was on “The Effect of Hip Range of Motion on Jump Height in Female College Footballers”. In 2019 Jamie received a certificate in joint injection therapy from The Royal College of Surgeons.

His work portfolio includes Saint Camillus Hospital Limerick Stroke Rehab Unit under Professor Declan Lyons, 12 years working in private practice in “Limerick Physiotherapy Clinic” and in September 2018 opened “JB Physiotherapy” with the main focus on providing client focused Physiotherapy emphasising the need of strengthening and movement in the management of acute and chronic pain.

Since graduating in 2004 Jamie’s work with teams as team and head Physiotherapist include:

  • The Limerick Senior intercounty hurling and football teams,
  • The Limerick County intermediate and junior teams,
  • Garryowen RFC,
  • Railway Union RFC,
  • The University of Limerick Sigerson,
  • Fitzgibbon and O’Connor Cup teams,
  • Janesboro FC,
  • Salthill Devon FC as well as Physiotherapy consultant for sporting events.

Jamie’s main clinical interest is in the area of rehabilitation and the conservative approach to injury management. He works closely with a number of consultants in their care pathway with a focus on prehabilitation and post-surgical rehabilitation. In recent years his main clinical interest has gone in the direction of knee injury rehabilitation, primarily the anterior cruciate ligament. He also has a keen interest in the shoulder complex and the role that correct rehabilitation and strengthening has in the return to pain free function for those with rotator cuff or labral pathologies.

David Rowsome MISCP working on rehabilitation using “Output Sports”

David Rowsome graduated from the University of Limerick in 2019 with a BSc in Physiotherapy. Since graduation he has been working in an acute hospital setting and also in several sporting settings. David is a CORU registered physiotherapist and a member of the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists (MISCP).

Since graduating, David has worked in an acute hospital, working in areas such as orthopaedics, seeing patients after total hip replacements, total knee replacements, ACL surgery, and shoulder surgery, to seeing critically ill patients in the ICU, and rehabilitating them. He has also worked in the areas of oncology and care of the elderly, helping people of a wide variety of backgrounds. David has supervised programmes in Cardiac Rehabilitation and Living with Parkinson’s Disease.

In sporting setups, David has worked with UL Bohemians RFC, South Liberties Senior Men’s Hurling, and currently the Limerick Senior Men’s Football. He plays rugby himself in the All-Ireland League with UL Bohs.

Throughout this experience David has developed a love for rehabilitation of people from any population, and has seen first hand the impact of exercise in getting people back to their normal function. He has a massive interest in strength and conditioning and its importance in the general population, from patients with back or neck pain or after joint replacement, to athletes after surgery. David is also Trigger Point Dry Needling certified, and has used dry needling with a variety of patients.

He believes in a holistic, patient-centred focus in his treatment of all patients of any background of all ages. His love of rehabilitation and helping patients achieve their goals is what drives him as a physiotherapist.

Aoife Cliffe Sport Massage therapist

Aoife Cliffe is a 2022 graduate of the University of Limerick where she completed her Bachelor of Science Honours Degree in Sport & Exercise Science. She simultaneously completed a diploma in Deep Tissue Massage/Sports Massage while finishing her degree this year and also holds a second diploma in Sport Psychology. She will be furthering her academic achievements next year when she starts her masters of Physiotherapy.

As part of her academic studies, Aoife has completed clinical placements in private settings involving both acute care and prolonged rehabilitation care. She has experience working with youth and adult athletes as well as working with underage development teams in a coaching role and as a sports masseuse. In addition to this, she has experience with post-operative patients, with neurological and respiratory conditions, musculoskeletal disorders and the elderly population. Through her studies and various placements, Aoife has seen the benefit of physical activity & exercise on clients from all populations and backgrounds. This, along with manual therapy, is what drives her to be passionate about her job.

Aoife has additional training in First Aid, Sports First Aid and CPR Training.
She herself has been involved in sports all her life, playing both camogie and soccer with clubs here in Limerick.

Working in patient care, Aoife believes in an empathetic and caring treatment process helping her clients to regain and maintain a good quality of life while always promoting the health and well being of all the clients she meets

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