Louise O’Rourke

BSc Hons Chartered Physiotherapist (MISCP) and Pilates Teacher, Mat & Reformer

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.



2019 Small Equipment, PTTI
2018 Reformer 
Rehabilitation, STOTT
2017 Buff Bones, Rebekah Rotstein
2017 Reformer Level 2, Balanced Body

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


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 IncontinenceCinny 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 TherapyLumbar 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 ArthropathyUpper Cervical Spine InstabilityThe 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


2005 Trigger Point Needling, NTC, Jan Dommerholt
2004 Soft Tissue Manipulation Approaches, NTC, Leon Chaitow
2004 Posture and Gait Analysis, NTC, Judith Delaney
2003 Sports Massage and Neuromuscular Therapy, NTC