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Our mission Statement

Our skills, expert knowledge & global experience combine to offer a world class physiotherapy service.

Our mission statement is to relieve your pain, restore normal movement and return you to activity. We achieve this through quality “hands on” physiotherapy, exercise prescription – all delivered with empathy, positivity and a smile!

Our chartered physiotherapists are all registered with CORU and have worked in both northern and southern hemispheres .
This brings a wealth of knowledge & skills back to Sundrive Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic.

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Our Team


Our Chartered Physiotherapists Shayne, Eimear, Fiona and Elaine are results focused and committed to working closely with you to achieve a pain free life. We’ll get you back on track be it sporting or otherwise.

Eimear O'Connor

BSc Physio, MSc Sports & Exercise Medicine

Eimear is an expert chartered physio/CORU certified with an honours degree in Physiotherapy from UCD and a masters in Sports & Exercise Medicine from Trinity College Dublin. Her degree and masters combined with her experience and “hands on” skills makes Eimear a top class physiotherapist that we are very fortunate to have on our Sundrive team.

Eimear has a keen interest in the area of musculoskeletal physiotherapy with a specific interest in female athletes. Her masters thesis focused on relative energy deficiency in athletes, a condition that is prevalent in young female athletes. She uses her skills and knowledge in both treatment and injury prevention in female athletes
Eimear has first hand experience of the world of an athlete as she is an accomplished runner. She also captained UCD athletes club (2019/2020). She has run many international marathons and recently achieved her first sub 3 hour marathon in Wales.
Understandably, his gives Eimear a real edge when it comes to sports injuries treatment - she likes to use her strong strength and conditioning background which she believes facilitates both injury prevention and rehab, She also plays golf and GAA and works as team physio for her local GAA team when she is home in Sligo.

Eimear recognises the importance of further education/ CPD and likes to stay up to date with current research and evidence based practise. She is currently finishing off her Pilates training to add yet another skill to help her clients rehab,

Eimear's proven approach to pain relief is the winning combination of using her manual therapy skills to clear pain together with her vast knowledge of exercise prescription/ strength & conditioning to prevent injury reoccurrence.

Shane O'Reilly


Shane is a graduate of University of Ulster class of 2015 with an honours degree. He joins our Sundrive team with a wealth of experience from working in many countries including USA, Ireland and UK.

Shayne worked in a busy physiotherapy clinic in Boston where he developed his hands on skills and garnered his unique approach for empowering his clients to work with him & learn to help themselves.
Shayne returned from Boston to his native Galway where he worked with both the Galway hurlers and Connacht Rugby Academy.

Shayne specialised further in the world of Sports Physiotherapy when he secured a role working initially as Head Academy Physiotherapist and subsequently head of medical with the professional soccer team Colchester United in UK.
From intensive work on soccer players, he has a keen interest in all sports injuries but in particular the rehabilitation of hip, knee and ankle injuries.

With this experience Shayne excels in his management of sports people across all domains - GAA, Soccer, Golf and Rugby.

Shayne has a lot of expertise in the management of sports injuries but also in all musculoskeletal injuries including back pain, whiplash, shoulder pain as he prides himself on a high standard of " hands on" and rehab skills in all musculoskeletal injuries. This winning combination is what he believes to be of paramount importance in pain reduction and injury recovery.

Joanne Barrett


Joanne is a graduate of Trinity College and our mot experienced physiotherapist with over 30 Years of clinical expertise to her name. She has worked in New Zealand and Ireland and completed over 50 post graduate courses in varied areas. Joanne loves to work with young and old and prides herself in getting people pain free and back to activity. She has a special interest in back pain, neck pain, pelvic pain, foot injuries, shoulder pain and arthritic (rheumatology) related pain.

Joanne has a sporting background having worked with Irish & New Zealand rugby teams, she herself is also a keen golfer which greately assists her in the speedy resolution of all golf related injuries.

Fiona Byrne

BSC, MISCP, DMA Clinical Pilates

Fiona is highly qualified & experienced with an honours degree from UCD, DMA Clinical Pilates (Australia) and dry needling (Singapore). Fiona is our reformer Pilates expert and has 8 years post graduate experience having worked in clinics in Ireland and Singapore. Fiona also had the role of Singapore Physiotherapy Association clinical supervisor.
Fiona treats a wide caseload of spinal pain, arthritis, sports injuries, pregnancy related pain and also has huge success in her management of those with chronic pain. Fiona’s unique approach of using her much sought after manual therapy skills combined with reformer Pilates generates efficient and effective long term recovery for her Sundrive Physiotherapy clients.

Fiona is a true believer that movement and exercise are essential in recovery from chromic pain and we are delighted to say that she now offers 1:1 clinical reformer Pilates tuition at Sundrive Physio Clinic. This can often be the masterstroke in rehabilitation for those who find that their pain returns and want the expertise that Fiona offers in 1:1 reformer tuition.

Elaine Ahern


Elaine is also a graduate of Trinity College with a 1st class honours degree. Elaine has completed 60 post graduate courses in all areas of musculoskeletal treatment and rehabilitation.
In 2000, Elaine returned from working in Sydney Australia where she had been running a physio clinic and set up Sundrive Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic.
Her aim was to provide a positive physio experience for the people of Dublin where they were guaranteed "hands on quality physio" and rehabilitation delivered with a smile. She is glad to say that this ethos remains in Sundrive 20 years later.

Sundrive Physio continues to serve the people of Dublin. Elaine is mostly based in Cork now but still comes to Dublin to stay in touch with the clinic and her loyal clients

Linda – our friendly administrator is available daily from 9-2pm to answer any queries and book an appointment to suit your schedule

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Opening Hours

Mon-Thurs: 8:00am - 8:00pm

Fri: 08:00am - 06:00pm

Sat & Sunday: Closed

We strive to provide an appointment within 24 hours.

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