About Us

Sylvia qualified from UCD in 1989 with an honours degree in Bachelor of Physiotherapy. The undergraduate course compromised of 4 years of training which involved placement in hospitals in Dublin and an outlying placement in Santa Clara Valley Medical Hospital for Spinal rehab in California. Initially Sylvia gained experience in the HSE public system working with several Health Boards.

Upon completion of 4 years basic post grad training, Sylvia was seconded from Cork university Hospital at the request of the Director of Community Care HSE South to set up community physiotherapy service in HSE South. This involved a service in Kanturk District Hospital and Mitchelstown Community Centre. During this time, Sylvia initially set up Mallow Physiotherapy Clinic. A satellite clinic in Kanturk was also set up to work with North Cork GAA teams, concentrating in the field of sports medicine. During these years Sylvia continued to participate in ongoing training becoming a member of the Society of orthopedic medicine. She also trained as a registered acupuncturist and travelled to Malta to the European Chinese Centre. This allowed her to gain post graduate clinical experience with Chinese doctors who had been seconded from Nanjing University. Sylvia subsequently worked with a UK agency in different hospital settings.

In 1996, Sylvia travelled to China, working in hospitals affiliated with Nanjing University. There Sylvia gained valuable clinical experience in the application of acupuncture to elite Chinese athletes to in the areas of neurological, orthopaedic, rheumatological and sports therapy.

Sylvia returned to Ireland in 1997 and set up Castlebar Physiotherapy and Acupuncture Clinic (CPAC). This clinic was initially set up in Ellison Street and in 2012 relocated to Knockthomas. The current clinic is specially designed to accommodate three treatment rooms, in addition to a gym where individuals can gain one on one exercise therapy or partake in a class situation depending on presentation. Over the last 15 years Sylvia has developed a keen interest in men's and women's health issues. In 2016 was awarded a Masters in Continence from University of Bradford.

Professional membership includes: Society of Orthopaedic Medicine, Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Womens Health, British Medical Acupuncture Society and of British Medical Acupuncture Association. Additional clinical affiliations include:

  • Member of Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists (MISCP)
  • Member of Society of Chartered Physiotherapists (CSP)
  • Member of Irish Continence Society (ICS)
  • Member of International Urogynaecological Association (IUGA)
  • Member of The International Pelvic Pain Society (IPPS)

As a member of the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists Sylvia is affiliated to clinical interest groups to include CPA (Chartered Physiotherapists in Acupuncture), CPMT (Chartered Physiotherapists in musculoskeletal therapy), Rheumatology (CPR), Womens Health & Continence (CPWHC) and Chartered Physiotherapists in Private Practice (CPPP).

Presently Fiona is participating postgraduate studies in orthopaedic medicine.

The clinic provides the following services:

  • Physiotherapy,
  • Acupuncture,
  • Dry Needling
  • Bowen Therapy
  • Rehab following Surgery
  • Orthotic Assessment (shoe inserts/insoles)
  • Assessment in the management of strokes, Parkinsons, multiple sclerosis and other neurological conditions- fully equipped gym for the provision of exercise regime(s)
All our treatments are tailored according to patients needs.
Acupuncture is an ancient medical system used to diagnose, treat and prevent disease and improve well being.
Pelvic Floor Clinic
Whether you have recently had a stroke or major surgery, we can help you restore your fitness and improve your recovery.
Orthotic Assessments
Orthotic Assessments
We offer many types of orthotics, ranging in price, foot control and material used to provide comfort and support as needed.