James Sherry MISCP

James Sherry MISCP is an experienced Chartered Physiotherapist with the majority of his practice focusing on the treatment of back and neck pain, sports injuries and adolescent physiotherapy.  He has worked extensively with GAA players and athletes at all levels over the past 12 years.

Previously James has been a member of the GAA’s Medical, Scientific and Welfare Committee.  He currently sits on the GPA’s (Gaelic Players Association) Player Welfare Committee.

James played for the Fermanagh Senior Football GAA team for 11 years.  While studying Physiotherapy at UCD he captained the college team when they won the Dublin Senior Football Championship in 2006.  He also captained his former GAA club Roslea Shamrocks to four Fermanagh senior championship wins between 2010 and 2014.

James has a keen interest in all sports. He competed internationally for Northern Ireland and Irish schools in cross country running.  He continues to play senior football with Castleknock GAA club in Dublin.

James established Somerton Physiotherapy Clinic in 2015.

Adam Kinsella MISCP

Adam graduated with a First class honour’s degree in physiotherapy from University College Dublin. Since then, he has been working with numerous sports teams and in private practice.

In the summer of 2015 Adam worked in the academy of Everton Football Club providing training and match day physiotherapy for the academy players. Following this, he provided tournament cover for the Welsh FA’s female champions league team. During the 2016 season Adam provided training and match day cover for Shamrock Rovers Airtricity team.

In 2017 Adam moved to Auckland, New Zealand working in private practice while also providing team cover for the local Irish football team.

Adam has a passion for sports medicine and all Musculoskeletal related issues. He has a particular interest in the rehabilitation of necks, backs and shoulders. Adam believes that continued professional development is extremely important to him and his clients and regularly ‘up skills’ to provide the highest quality service.

Adam returned to private practice in Ireland in September 2019 after over two and half years in the southern hemisphere combining evidence based manual therapy and exercise prescription. He is also qualified in dry needling and has a certificate in spinal manual therapy from manual concepts along with numerous other certifications delivered by world renowned experts.

Outside of his passion for all things musculoskeletal physiotherapy Adam is a keen footballer and avid weightlifter.

Pierce O’Connor MISCP

Pierce graduated from UCD in 2018 with a honour’s degree in Physiotherapy. Prior to studying physiotherapy Pierce graduated from NUI Maynooth with an honour’s degree in Science.

Since graduating from UCD in 2018, Pierce has worked in Our Lady’s Hospice in the areas of Rheumatology and Palliative care. He currently works in Connolly Hospital Blanchardstown and is completing rotations in the various areas of Physiotherapy.

Pierce has a keen interest in sports medicine and previously worked with Bluebell Utd as their head physiotherapist. Pierce also has a keen interest in the rehabilitation of knee injuries especially ACL reconstructions and shoulder conditions. Away from sports medicine, Pierce is a firm believer in exercise prescription for the elderly to keep our older generation fit, active and strong.

Combining his science background and Physiotherapy knowledge, Pierce applies an evidence based approach to his care of clients and strives to enhance his clients self management. Pierce strives to keep up to date with continuous professional development and has recently completed courses in Pain management and education.

Away from physio, Pierce is an avid cyclist and keen Olympic weightlifter.

Megan O’Dowd MISCP

Megan graduated from University College Dublin with an honours degree in physiotherapy. Megan is passionate about female participation in sports and the outdoors. She enjoys helping individuals with chronic conditions, such as osteoporosis, osteoarthritis and fibromyalgia, to manage their condition and maximise their quality of life.

Megan enjoys continually keeping up to date with new evidence-based practice. She is currently participating in research investigating the role of physiotherapy and exercise in individuals with chronic fatigue syndrome. Megan is a certified Stott Pilates Instructor and teaches daily Pilates classes at our clinic. Through her Pilates teaching, she hopes to enable others of all ages and fitness levels to get moving in a comfortable environment.

Outside of physiotherapy, Megan loves the sea and spending time in nature: hiking, cycling and doing water sports. She loves sailing and this summer sailed from Donegal to Kerry. She is a keelboat and dinghy sailing instructor and has instructed in Dublin, Sligo, the US and Spain. She is also a strong swimmer and certified lifeguard.

Deirdre Johnston

Deirdre joined Somerton Physiotherapy in July 2019.  Deirdre has a strong background in Customer Relations, has a diligent attitude towards customer service and is focused on making our clients feel welcome each time they visit.  Deirdre enjoys keeping the clinic running smoothly and efficiently.