Hailing from Country Tipperary with an Honours degree in Physiotherapy, Conor has over a decade’s experience and plenty of that Irish charm. With special interests in sports medicine, postural analysis and biomechanical screening, Conor joined Collins Place Physio (now The Alignment Studio) in 2013.
A lifetime obsession with sports made pursuing a physiotherapy career the obvious choice for Conor—and it’s allowed him to work with some of the world’s top athletes. During a five-year stint in New Zealand, Conor gained extensive experience in acute sporting injuries by working with elite PGA golfers, rugby, soccer and basketball athletes. His highlight? Working with the All Blacks rugby team.
Now enjoying treating a wider range of clients, including office-based workers, Conor has completed further training in Functional Movement Screening, Y Balance protocols and dry needling. His hands-on approach begins with manual therapy to reduce pain and increase mobility, before the focus turns to assessing and correcting underlying muscle imbalances and faulty movement patterns.
Also qualified in developing Return to Work and Stay at Work rehabilitation programs, Conor utilises multi-disciplinary treatment plans to reduce pain, restore joint movement and strength, and prevent injuries from reoccurring. Having also trained in Pilates with Polestar Pilates (complete matwork series) and Back In Motion (Level 1 & 2 Clinical Pilates matwork and reformer), he is particularly eager to work with clients in the Clinical Rehab program.
The piece of advice you wish your patients listened to…
“Do your exercises! The physio treatment will help alleviate the symptoms, but you need to put in the work to make lasting changes.”
“Pec stretch! Everything we do all day is in front of us, so we tend to slouch and lean forwards. This makes it very important to stretch out your neck and shoulders. I'm always stretching my neck and chest in between patients.”
Yoga or Pilates?
“Both. Yoga is fantastic to improve your overall mobility, while Pilates is great to strengthen your core and stabilising muscles and improve your posture.”