As Founder and Clinical Director of Louise O’ Rourke Physiotherapy & Pilates, Louise’s goal is simple – “empower our clients to reach their optimal wellbeing through an innovative, whole-body approach”.
It is Louise’s diversity of experience and qualification as a personal trainer, Chartered Physiotherapist and Advanced Pilates Trainer that inspired this unique approach.
Louise began her career as a personal trainer and sports massage therapist in the fitness industry, following graduation from a degree in Leisure Management from the Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) in 2003.
Louise went on to study Physiotherapy and graduated as a Chartered Physiotherapist from the University of Teesside, UK in 2008.
Working for the NHS in the UK for several years Louise gained experience in her passion area of musculoskeletal physiotherapy (all things muscles, bones, ligaments, nerves and tendons), as well as respiratory, medicine and orthopaedics.
During this time Louise also began to research the effect of Pilates on balance/ co-ordination, flexibility, core and breath control, pain management and rehab.
On returning to Ireland, Louise became a member of the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists (ISCP), moved into private practice and in 2013 opened Louise O’ Rourke Physiotherapy & Pilates – a practice that brings together clinical physio knowledge, Pilates experience and a fitness focus to optimise client’s holistic health – their movement and their mood.
Louise and her team apply their innovative approach to effectively treat many types of conditions including; shoulder pain, back pain, scoliosis, chronic pain, osteoporosis & bone health, postnatal recovery and post-surgery rehabilitation. She and her team also serve a broad client base focussed on maintaining and enhancing their fitness and wellbeing through mat or reformer Pilates.
Louise continuously strives to find advanced treatments and techniques to achieve the optimum results for her clients – a fact 50 + postgraduate courses, 20 + Pilates training courses and her partner Dave will attest to.
2015 Scoliosis Management and Programming with Pilates, STOTT
2015 Pilates for Children, PPI
2015 Knee Rehab with Pilates – Stability and Function, STOTT
2015 Mini Stability Ball, STOTT
2015 Bone Health, PTTI
2014 Advanced Mat Training, PTTI
2014 Reformer Level 3, Balanced Body
2014 Reformer Pilates & Movement Principles, Balanced Body
2013 Pilates & Osteoporosis Management, STOTT
2013 Pilates on the Ball, PTTI
2012 Intensive Mat Plus, STOTT
2012 Pre & Postnatal Pilates, STOTT
2012 Golf Pilates, STOTT
2011 Clinical Pilates Mat, DMA, APA
2005 Pilates Matwork, NCEHS
POST GRADUATE PHYSIO CPD
2019 The Shoulder: New Horizons Jo Gibson & Jeremy Lewis, James Hospital
2019 Biomechanical Assessment & Prescription Writing, PPL
2017 The Shoulder Theory & Practice, Dr Jeremy Lewis
2017 Translating Neuroscience into Clinical Practice Niamh Moloney & Martin Rabey, Tallaght Hospital
2017 Management of the Chronic Neck Patient, Whiplash & Cervical Radioculopathy Louise Keating & Niamh Moloney, James Hospital
2016 The Lumbar Spine: Muculoskeletal Assessment and Treatment, Tallaght Hospital
2014 Introduction to the assessment, treatment and Management of Female Urinary Incontinence, Cinny Cusack
2013 Biomechanics and Casting, PPL
2013 Hip and Groin Injuries, SSC
2012 Biomechanics and Orthotic Prescription, PPL
2012 Dry Needling, Club Physio
2012 Physiotherapy Instrument Mobilisation (PIM), UK
2012 Cognitive Rehabilitation Therapy, Holten Institute, Tom Arid Torstensen
2012 Kinesio Taping Fundamentals and Advanced, Kinesio Association
2011 Guidelines on Return to Play, Sports Surgery Clinic (SSC)
2011 Chronic Tennis Elbow, ISCP
2011 Diploma – Medical Exercise Therapy, Holsten Institute, Tom Arid Torstensen
2011 Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy–Lumbar Spine – The Mckenzie Institute
2011 Practical Taping Course, Finest Physio, Portabello College
2010 Current Evidence around Shoulder Conditions, York St John University, UK
2010 Malignant Spinal Cord Compression, Beaumont Hospital
2009 Sports Massage Master Class, Health Education Seminars
2009 Cuff Tear Arthropathy, Upper Cervical Spine Instability, The Sporting Ankle, The Painful Shoulder, The Sporting Knee, Connect Physical Health, UK
2008 BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy, University of Teesside, UK
2003 BA Leisure Management, DIT