Niamh O’Brien graduated from UCD in 1999 with a B. Physio (1st Hons). She worked in St.Vincents University Hospital before travelling to Australia and working in a rehabilitation hospital there. On her return she worked in Tullamore General Hospital in outpatients before entering private practice. She gained considerable experience in musculoskeletal conditions and occupational health over the five years there. She completed her MSC (Hons) in Musculoskeletal Medicine in RCSI in 2005.
Niamh then worked for eight years as senior Out-patient physiotherapist in Connolly Hospital, Blanchardstown working solely in musculoskeletal area and was appointed as the occupational physiotherapist for the HSE Dublin North East region. She is also placed on the HSE Clinical Specialist panel. Now currently practicing in Carolan Physiotherapy, Virginia, Co. Cavan
Niamh has completed certification in spinal manual therapy, dry needling and Neurostructural Integration Technique (NST) among numerous other courses as part of continuous professional development requirements of the physiotherapy governing body CORU, of which she is on the registrar.
Niamh has been a qualified Level 3 Body Control Pilates Matwork Instructor since 2003 with special interest in clinical Pilates and antenatal /postnatal Pilates. As part of continuous professional training she has undertaken many courses in Pilates with osteoporosis, pregnancy, movement, small equipment, and running along with many more. Niamh first taught Pilates classes in Lucan Cityphysio in 2003 and stayed teaching there until 2018. She also setup Clinical rehabilitative Pilates classes in Connolly Hospital before moving her Pilates business to Cavan region. She currently has classes in Maudabawn, Virginia and in the Holistic Gardens in Shercock. With sixteen years of Pilates teaching, she has developed her own particular style of teaching and people near and far have become very loyal clients throughout the years.