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Physio for Kids

Welcome to Paediatric Physiotherapy in Beacon Hospital.

The Paediatric Physiotherapy Department provides a service to children who may present with:

  • Developmental delay
  • Dyspraxia / Developmental Co-ordination Disorder
  • Complex physical disability
  • Torticollis / plagiocephaly
  • Acute or Chronic Respiratory disease
  • Musculoskeletal variances – flat foot, knock knees, in toeing, out toeing, toe walking
  • Musculoskeletal pain
  • Hypermobility

To refer for an out-patient appointment, please send a written referral and post/fax to the Allied Therapy department in the Beacon Hospital. Alternatively, please contact 01-293 6692 to make an appointment. Self referrals are also welcome.

Should you wish to discuss a referral or the role of the Physiotherapist further, please do not hesitate to contact Eimear Culligan on 01-2936692

Eimear Culligan

Eimear is a Senior Paediatric Physiotherapist with a wide range of paediatric clinical experience from acute services to school-based assessments, along with managerial, administrative and research expertise. Eimear graduated from University College Dublin with an honours BSc in Physiotherapy in 1999, and subsequently with an honours MSc in Healthcare management from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in 2007.

Eimear is an enthusiastic paediatric physiotherapist with experience in assessment and treatment of a range of paediatric conditions from acute injuries to complex disability, toe walking, musculoskeletal disorders, developmental delay, developmental co-ordination disorder, scoliosis, torticollis, pain and many more.
Eimear’s particular area of interest is in developmental therapy for developmental delay, co-ordination disorders and complex disability. Early intervention and guided therapy through play can help children overcome their difficulties and reach their potential in a supported and fun environment.

Eimear has attended extensive training to continue to update and develop her knowledge and expertise, she has presented at conferences nationally and internationally based on research conducted. She is a member of the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists and the Chartered Physiotherapists in Paediatrics subgroup.

Dr. Marie Ó Mír

Dr. Marie Ó Mír has joined the Beacon Hospital providing specialist paediatric physiotherapy sessions. Marie is a clinical specialist paediatric physiotherapist with experience in assessment and treatment of a range of paediatric musculoskeletal (bone, joint and muscle) conditions from acute injuries to toe walking, normal variants, scoliosis, pain and many more.

Marie has over 17 years of paediatric experience. Marie graduated from University College Dublin with an honours BSc in Physiotherapy in 1997, and recently completed her PhD in paediatric physiotherapy. She is a member of the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists and the Chartered Physiotherapists in Paediatrics subgroup. She established the first National Paediatric Orthopaedic Triage service in Children’s Health Ireland at Crumlin for which she received a National Healthcare commendation in 2012 for ‘Outpatient Innovation of the year’ and was shortlisted for HSCP Best Practice and Innovation Award in 2018. Marie has published her work on Advanced Practice Physiotherapy in Paediatric Orthopaedics both nationally and internationally and is much in demand as a speaker.

Marie’s particular area of interest is in normal variants and musculoskeletal disorders. A thorough musculoskeletal assessment of normal variants will identify any causes for concern and in the majority cases alleviate parental anxiety. Early intervention can aid quick return to sports and play for children with injuries. Marie’s focus is on making physiotherapy fun so that the child will engage with their recovery programme.

Please contact the physiotherapy reception on (01)2936692 or physioappointments@beaconhospital.ie to arrange an appointment.

Contact Information

Contact 01-293 6692 to make an appointment.

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