Sinead joined Balanced in 2013, splitting her time between physiotherapy and Pilates teaching. Before training in physiotherapy, Sinead worked in a strength and conditioning role with a rugby club in New Zealand, Counties Manakau Steelers. It is there where her passion for rehabilitation developed and she continues to utilise these functional rehab skills with her clients today. Sinead focuses on a mixture of manual therapy, dry needling, Pilates rehab and functional exercises while rehabbing her clients. It is her strong belief to look at the body as a whole and ensure that every chain works well together in order to prevent further injuries from occurring.
Sinead is also lead physiotherapist for local Men’s rugby club, Royal High School, and has previously been lead physiotherapist for Edinburgh University Men’s Rugby Club. She has a special interest in sport’s rehab as a result with a particular interest in lower limb rehab.
In February 2015, Sinead qualified as an APOS therapist. APOS therapy is a biomechanical device which has given her a great treatment to use for patients with chronic hip, knee or ankle pain. Sinead became an APOS trainer in April 2018 which allows her to train other physiotherapists to become APOS therapists, it is a treatment she believes strongly in and so is delighted to spread the word around Scotland!
Sinead believes we can all build strength and flexibility no matter what age or ability we have. She will tailor your program to challenge you and meet your individual requirements. Prepare to work hard but have fun at the same time!
Outside of work, Sinead enjoys watching rugby and is a keen Munster and Irish rugby fan (always eventful in the clinic when it comes to the Six Nations!). You can also find her walking her dog Bob around Stockbridge and the surrounding areas. She enjoys balancing an active lifestyle while also enjoying a glass of wine along the way!
Sinead excels both as physiotherapist and pilates instructor. The outstanding benefit for me, coming to Balanced initially with a severe knee injury, has been the combination of these two skills that allowed me to work with Sinead intensively 1:1 on physio-led studio pilates sessions that accelerated my long term rehabilitation and kept me on track for sport and life since. Sinead pays attention to detail, uses modern rehab methods, is progressive and listens to your needs, goals and aspirations when designing a programme of exercises. She has a refreshing focus on what you can achieve rather than what you cannot achieve with a serious injury or problem area and that attitude is so important for client motivation.