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.

Sarah Lavin, Irish international athlete and chartered physiotherapist

Sarah Lavin is a graduate of UCD where She achieved a first-class honors Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy. She was admitted into Princeton University with the Class of 2016, and attended 2012/2013. On return, she was a member of the Ad Astra Academy in UCD for 5 years

Sarah comes from a sporting background. Her main achievements include:

  • World University Games 100mH 4th
  • European Junior 100mH Silver
  • European Youth Olympic 100mH Bronze.
  • Princeton University 60mH record.
  • National Junior 100mH Record. 
  • 27 National Juvenile Titles. 5 National Senior 100mH Titles.
  • Sole female nominee for the Irish Independent Young Sportsperson of the Year 2013.

Sarah additional professional training includes: Myofascial Trigger Point Release Course, Dry Needling David Simmonds Academy, First Aid and CPR Training, Sports First Aid Certificate, STARS Core Competencies: Stroke Rehabilitation Online Course, FIFA Diploma in Football Medicine Certificate.

Sarah worked in St. John’s Hospital, Limerick upon graduating. She has worked with teams such as St. Jude’s GAA Club as a match day physiotherapist and Miltown Hockey Club under S&C Collective Dundrum with pilates based exercise prescription. She has volunteered for the Dublin Marathon and Milford Care Centre in the past and held ambassador roles for Aviva School Fitness Challenge and Adidas Stellasport campaign.

Sarah operates a home-visit physiotherapy service for those in the immediate surrounding area who would rather service provision within the comforts of their own home. Her main interest is in foot & ankle rehabilitation and transfer of speed to sport.

Evan Fitzgerald, chartered physiotherapist.

Evan Fitzgerald graduated with an honour’s degree in Sport & Exercise Sciences from the University of Limerick in 2017 and holds a master’s degree in Physiotherapy from Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Scotland graduating in 2019.  

While over in Scotland Evan completed his training in the NHS and worked for Aberdeen FC both with their youth academy and women’s team amongst other teams and individuals. Since moving home from Scotland, Evan has worked in private clinics in both Kildare and Tipperary and has worked with senior county teams in Limerick.

During the course of his studies, Evan completed clinical placements in acute care hospitals, primary care and private settings and has experience working with paediatric and adult athletes, underage development teams, neurological and respiratory conditions, post-operative patients and the elderly population.

Evan has a strong interest in rugby and is currently involved with Young Munster RFC as Senior Firsts Physiotherapist and with Munster Rugby with their underage teams.

Evan has a keen interest in sporting injuries and also in the management of long term issues such as low back pain, hip and shoulder pain. 

Evan has completed various post graduate courses in Pilates, Strength & Conditioning,  Dry Needling and Manual Therapy that he uses in his rehab sessions.

We are happy to welcome Evan to JB Physiotherapy.

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