Lorraine Boyce is a Chartered Physiotherapist in Women’s Health and Continence. She has post graduate training and specialised skills in the assessment and treatment of pelvic floor muscle function and dysfunction.
Lorraine’s clinic is the only private dedicated Women’s Health clinic in the County offering internal pelvic floor physiotherapy. She is registered with the ISCP (Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists) which means she has completed a Bachelor of Science Degree Course in Physiotherapy. She has worked in private practice since 2008, focusing on musculo-skeletal physiotherapy and core stability exercise therapy, with extensive post graduate training completed in Spinal Manual Concepts, Biomechanics, Acupuncture and General Musculo-skeletal Therapy. She has years of experience teaching Pilates Classes ranging from Beginner to Advanced level.
Lorraine has always had a passion to work in the field of women’s health and recently completed her training in Women’s Health and Continence which has allowed her to develop the ‘Female Physiotherapy’ services in her clinic. She completed her qualifications last year in England with the POGP (Pelvic Obstetric & Gynaecology Physiotherapy) clinical interest group of the CSP (Chartered Society of Physiotherapists) and is registered with the CPWH (Chartered Physiotherapists in Women’s Health) clinical interest group of the ISCP (Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists) here in Ireland also. With these qualifications, she offers pelvic floor assessments (vaginal and ano-rectal) as part of your assessment and management.
She completed specialised courses in the assessment and treatment of pregnancy-related lumbo-pelvic conditions and in advanced APPI Pilates for Pregnancy, which, together with her years of musculo-skeletal experience leave her ideally suited to treat the multitude of musculo-skeletal conditions that can occur in the antenatal and postnatal period, including the commonly experienced Pelvic Girdle Pain and Rectus Muscle Seperation (DRAM).
Lorraine continues to actively participate in continuous professional development to ensure provision of quality care that is evidence based. The professional body, ISCP, ensures that high standards are met in relation to Continuous Professional Development, and Chartered Physiotherapists must submit the details of their ongoing training to the ISCP on a yearly basis. This ensures that Physiotherapy treatment and instruction in exercise therapy is evidence based and that you receive quality care.
For more details on why it is important to attend a Physiotherapist who is Chartered, please see www.iscp.ie for further information.