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Introducing Our People

The Medfit multi-disciplinary approach consists of specialist physiotherapists, exercise physiologists, and client support staff who all work together with the common objective of helping clients to optimise their recovery from illness, injury or surgery.

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Mr. John C. Murphy

Clinical Director, Consultant Chartered Physiotherapist & Rehabilitation Specialist, 

B Physio, MSc. MISCP.

Barry Walsh, Co-Founder of MedFit

Mr. Barry J. Walsh

Director and Co-Founder

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Stephen Armstrong

Clinical Lead and Chartered Physiotherapist

MSc, BSc, MISCP, MCSP, MMACP, GSR, NASM CPT

Orlaith Duffy - Exercise Specialist

Orlaith Duffy

Operations Manager & Exercise Physiologist

BSc. BACPR

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Louise McDonagh

Chartered Physiotherapist

MSc, BSc, BComm, MISCP.

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Enda Kilgallon

Chartered Physiotherapist

BSc. MISCP, MCSP

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Jonathan Kennedy

Athletic Therapist,

BSc

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Alana Doran

Exercise Physiologist

MSc. BSc.

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Tadhg Pyne

Exercise Physiologist

MSc. BSc.

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Christine Murphy

Reception & Administration

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Sarah Keane

Reception & Administration

Claire Mulligan - General Manager

Claire Mulligan

Accounts Manager

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Dolores McManus

Pilates Instructor, Power plates instructor

Dip N.T, I.S.S.A,

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Dolores McManus

Dip N.T, I.S.S.A, Pilates Instructor, Power plates instructor

Having completed a Personal Training qualification with the International Sports Science Association, Dolores began her Pilates training with Pilates Performance Ireland and progressed to qualify as a Stott Pilates instructor. On top of this, Dolores has over ten years of experience in the fitness industry, resulting in a wealth of instructing experience. Dolores prides herself in educating her trainees with the knowledge to continue on their own health journey.

Dolores also has a diploma in nutritional therapy and is trained in Powerplates from Powerplates Master trainer.

In her spare time, Dolores enjoys being active outdoors, from walking her dog to cycling the ring of Kerry.

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Stephen Armstrong

MSc, BSc, MISCP, MCSP, MMACP, GSR, NASM CPT

Stephen has worked in a number of varied and highly respected clinical settings. From the Sports Surgery Clinic in Dublin, Pure sports Medicine and Arsenal Football club in London to name a few. Stephen first completed a degree in Sports Rehabilitation and Injury Prevention from the London Institute of Sport at Middlesex University. Following this, Stephen completed his second degree in Physiotherapy from Trinity College Dublin and has since completed a MSc in Manual Therapy.

Stephen was granted a Clinical specialist title from the Chartered Physiotherapists in Manual Therapy society in 2021 and is a member of the Musculoskeletal association of Physiotherapists in the UK, which is a hallmark of clinical specialism and quality within the Physiotherapy community.

Stephen is a highly motivated, passionate, enthusiastic and positive Physiotherapist who is focused on successful patient outcomes and results. His main clinical interests are in all things Musculoskeletal, with a particular interest in neck and back pain, persistent pain and lower limb rehabilitation.

From his experiences, Stephen enjoys educating his patients to allow them to have a thorough understanding of their conditions, which allows them to take control utilizing rehab and hands on technique to all them to recover with confidence.

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Jonathan Kennedy

Athletic Therapist

BSc

Jonathan graduated from DCU with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Athletic Therapy and Training. He is a Certified athletic therapist and a member of Athletic Rehabilitation Therapy Ireland (ARTI). As an athletic therapist he specializes in the management of musculoskeletal injuries. Jonathan has experience working in the UK with Southampton FC academy. It was here that he used soft tissue and strength and conditioning skills for the rehab of elite athletes. In Ireland he has worked in Ewell Medical leading strength and conditioning classes for people with chronic conditions. 

Jonathan continues to work with multiple local sports teams providing soft tissue massage and pitch side care. His special interests include musculoskeletal injury in particular acute lower limb injury and orthopedic rehabilitation. Jonathan loves working with patients with osteoarthritis or those who have recently undergone joint replacement surgery. He combines his passion for sport and strength and conditioning to help everyone achieve their health and fitness goals. 

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Christine Murphy

Reception & Administration

Christine joined the administration team at Medfit in 2021 and is an accomplished administrator, who brings a wealth of experience, from many varied roles over the course of her career. Christine has a strong customer focused attitude and enjoys chatting with members and patients to make them feel welcome at Medfit. Christine also manages our patient administration for the Occupational Rehab side of the business, under John Murphy, Clinical Director.

Christine is a Blackrock local and in her spare time, enjoys a nice dip in the water at Seapoint.
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Tadhg Pyne

Exercise Physiologist

MSc, BSc

Tadhg joined Medfit in July 2023. He graduated from National University of Ireland, Galway in 2019 with a Masters Degree in Exercise Physiology and its Application in Therapy. Tadhg has previously worked with Clare GAA in the promotion of physical activity in school children, and with the University of Limerick in multiple research studies on exercise in the management of both rheumatoid and osteoarthritis.

Tadhg’s aims are to guide individuals in the use of exercise in the management of chronic disease. Tadhg has a special interest in both cardiovascular and musculoskeletal diseases. He is currently undertaking a PhD in the University of Limerick examining the implementation of a community-based physical activity program for individuals with chronic disease.

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Alana Doran

Exercise Physiologist

MSc, BSc.

Alana graduated from University Of Ulster Jordanstown with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) Sport and Exercise Science in 2021. Following this, Alana recently completed her Masters in Exercise Physiology and Therapy at the National University of Ireland, Galway. During her Masters, Alana completed research in the area of exercise rehabilitation and its effect on reducing cancer related side effects in breast cancer patients.

Alana has a special interest in exercise oncology and hopes to pursue a PhD in this area in the future. On completion of her Masters, Alana began working full time in Medfit as an exercise physiologist.

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Sarah Keane

Reception & Administration

With over 3 years of experience as a front of house administrator and a QQI Level 5 certificate in Medical Administration, Sarah is skilled in efficiently managing appointments and records while ensuring confidentiality. Her warm and professional demeanor creates a positive first impression for visitors. Sarah is dedicated to providing exceptional administrative support to Medfit.

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Enda Kilgallon

Chartered Physiotherapist

BSc. MISCP, MCSP

Enda is a chartered physiotherapist who graduated from Northumbria University in Newcastle upon Tyne in 2013. Since then, he has worked across a variety of settings within the NHS, including hospital medical wards and GP MSK clinics. Before joining Medfit, Enda worked with the largest private orthopaedic hospital in the UK, specialising in elective orthopaedic surgery rehabilitation. He has also worked with sports teams including the Sunderland AFC underage academy.

Enda’s main clinic interests are in running-related injuries, lower limb rehabilitation, neck and back pain, and post-orthopaedic surgery rehab.

In his spare time Enda is a keen runner and triathlete, and has completed numerous marathons, triathlons and an ultramarathon.

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Louise McDonagh

Chartered Physiotherapist

MSc, BSc, BComm, MISCP

Louise is a Chartered Physiotherapist who has worked in St James’s Hospital since graduating. She has gain experience in areas such as MSK, sports rehab, orthopedics and rheumatology. Working in medical areas such as oncology ensures Louise has a good understanding of different patient backgrounds in order to deliver holistic individualized treatment.

Louise has also completed an MSc Research in the area of osteoporosis, physical performance and activity. She continues to use research skills to deliver up-to-date evidence based best practice. Louise has a special interest in persistent pain management and sports rehab.

Louise also holds a Bachelor of Commerce, which she complete prior to physiotherapy.

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Barry Walsh, Co-Founder of MedFit

Mr. Barry J. Walsh

Director and Co-Founder

Barry is one of Ireland’s leading health and wellbeing entrepreneurs with many business interests in the development of the health and wellbeing concepts.

Barry is the Director and Co-Founder of Medfit Proactive Healthcare, Ireland’s first and only Medical Exercise Company. Barry is internationally recognized in the business of health and fitness concepts, and is the owner and operator of Iconic Health Clubs, a leading Irish health and fitness company with over 8000 members.

Barry is the President of Ireland Active, the National Association for Health and Fitness centers in Ireland. Barry has served on the board for over 6 years and as President for 3 of them. He is a member of the European round table for fitness club leaders, giving him access and insight to the best minds in the health and well being industry.

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Claire Mulligan - General Manager

Claire Mulligan

Accounts Manager

Originally from Offaly, Claire has been part of the Medfit Team since opening in January 2011. Claire graduated from Athlone Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Business (Honours) in 2008. Claire gained experience in management and operations within a diverse range of industries both in Ireland, America and Australia.

Claire is responsible for accounts management and she continues to develop her interest in management through related courses in finance, people management and team leadership. Claire enjoys exercising and you will often see her on the Milon circuit.

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Orlaith Duffy - Exercise Specialist

Orlaith Duffy

Operations Manager & Exercise Physiologist

BSc.

Orlaith’s background is in Strength & Conditioning having completed her BSc. Hons in Sport Strength & Conditioning at LIT Thurles in 2017. Orlaith began working in Medfit in 2016 where she began an internship and has since gained experience working as an exercise specialist and as part of our admin team and the operations of Medfit.

Orlaith now works closely with the Medfit team and is responsible for client support, people management, general management and the operations within Medfit. Her goals are to ensure that Medfit provides a welcoming and nurturing environment for all our clients to get the best results possible. Orlaith takes pride in guiding and supporting clients through their journey.

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Mr. John C. Murphy

Consultant Chartered Physiotherapist & Rehabilitation Specialist, Clinical Director

John C is a Specialist Member of the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists, & graduated with an honours degree in Physiotherapy from UCD in 1996.

He subsequently completed a research MSc in Physiotherapy in UCD, and a Graduate Diploma in Business Studies. He has a strong research background, with over 20 publications, ranging from sports injuries, injury prevention intervention design and implementation, sarcopenia, age well programs, and weight management.

John C is a co-founder and Clinical Director of Medfit as well as a Senior Partner in Carysfort Physiotherapy Clinic. He has over 35,000 hours of clinical experience, with a significant clinical interest in occupational rehabilitation and optimising recovery allowing a return to optimal function. He has vast experience in upper & lower limb post-surgical management in addition to delivering high value services required to minimise spinal pain for those who are non-surgical, and managing rehabilitation interventions for those who are post-surgery.

As Clinical Director of Medfit he oversees the work of all our clinicians and is responsible for the delivery of an integrated approach to client’s health across our multi-disciplinary team.

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