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Welcome to the discipline of Physiotherapy

John GormleyPhysiotherapy or physical therapy  is the treatment of disease or injury by physical means such as exercise therapy, mobilisation or movement. It involves the treatment of patients of all ages with a range of presenting conditions including those with orthopaedic conditions, sports injuries, chronic diseases such as cardiac disease, respiratory disease, cancer and neurological conditions.

The main activities of the Discipline of Physiotherapy are undergraduate and postgraduate education.

The undergraduate programmes delivered by the discipline lead to a BSc (Physiotherapy) through the  four year undergraduate programme in Physiotherapy  or the one year programme with recognition of the three year diploma in Physiotherapy from Nanyang Polytechnic in Singapore.

The discipline has a number of postgraduate students. We offer research MSc and PhD programmes and a new fully online certificate in Clinical Exercise Perscription.

Core staff consists of 6 assistant professors (from part-time to full-time capacity), 3 associate professors, a practice education coordinator, a regional placement facilitator and a clinical teacher in physiotherapy.

  • Head of Discipline: Dr John Gormley
  • Deputy Head of Discipline: Dr. Emma Stokes
  • Executive Officer: Ms Patricia Birch
  • General inquiries: or +353 1 896 2110

Last updated 24 September 2015 School Web Administrator (Email).