SOMERTON PHYSIOTHERAPY CLINIC

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.

Aidan Earley MISCP

Aidan Early MISCP studied Physiotherapy at University College Dublin graduating in 2014 with an honours degree. During his studies he completed work placements in the acute hospital and private practice settings. His final year thesis was part of an EU funded project to indentify novel biomarkers in the diagnosis of pre diabetes and he went on to present his project findings at the 2014 ISCP Conference in Croke Park.

Aidan began his career working in Cairnhill Physiotherapy in Auckland, New Zealand, one of the first private clinics in New Zealand. There he gained significant experience treating a variety of clients with musculoskeletal problems. In addition he worked as team physiotherapist for various rugby clubs at club, High School First XV and U20 representative level along with Harley Matthews – physiotherapist at Auckland Blues. On returning to Ireland in 2017 he began working in the Mater Private Hospital where he gained additional experience treating orthopaedic and medical conditions while also briefly working with the Donegal Senior Men’s Gaelic Football team at the start of the 2017 Ulster Championship. He joined Somerton Physiotherapy in December 2018 and has since been treating a range of musculoskeletal problems in the general and sporting population.

Aidan’s main areas of interest are in the treatment of muscle injuries in sport and he has recently completed a course in trigger point dry needling. He has a special interest in exercise based rehabilitation of injuries and uses principles of strength and conditioning to bring people from an injured state back to their full level of fitness.

Karen Cross MISCP

Karen qualified as a physiotherapist in 1999 from the University of Hertfordshire in the UK.  She worked extensively in the NHS in the UK and specialised early on in her career in the realm of musculoskeletal and sports injuries.  Whilst in the UK she worked within outpatient departments, orthopaedic wards and a pain management centre, amongst others.

Karen had the specialist role of working as part of a lower limb service within an outpatients setting and was responsible for the management of all knee injuries referred to the department. Karen continues to have a passion for treating and rehabilitating knee and lower limb injuries. Karen has also worked as a physiotherapist for the Metropolitan police service in London, treating police officers and staff members, she moved to Dublin In 2006 and has worked in private practices since that time.

Karen has been the occupational health physiotherapist on the St James’ Gate site in Dublin providing Physiotherapy services to the Diageo and Guinness workers. She has experience of working in the corporate and occupational health environment for large companies and regularly carries out ergonomic desk assessments.

Karen integrates dry needling into her practice and is registered with the Irish Society of chartered physiotherapists.

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.

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.