Clinical Specialist in Sports Physiotherapy
MISCP, MCSP, MCPA
A graduate of UCD, Aine began working in 1984 at St. James’s Hospital Dublin and quickly developed an interest in the out-patient and sports areas of Physiotherapy. She completed McKenzie Parts A, B & C in spinal rehabilitation numerous Maitland mobilisation courses and sports rehabilitation programmes before travelling abroad in 1986. Aine moved to Canada to complete the Canadian Physiotherapy Association examinations and obtained her extremities and vertebral qualifications in manipulation in 1988.
She returned to a post at the Blackrock Clinic in 1988 and to further her experience in out-patients, orthopaedics and sports therapy. Late 1990, Aine took the plunge into self-employment and in 1991 she and three colleagues bought Butterfield Physiotherapy Clinic and built it into a busy vibrant practice.
Aine has always had a keen interest in sport, is an ex competitive hockey player and continues to play tennis at Class 1 representation level for Templeogue Tennis Club and has competed for Leinster at Interprovincial level many times and continues to do so. She has worked as a Physiotherapist to several Irish Davis Cup tennis teams, Futura World tennis championships, and Irish Open Tournaments and has been club physiotherapist to two Dublin league teams.
Aine became an IHF/AHA approved CPR/defibrillation lecturer in 2011 and lectures on this topic, on back/neck problems and on injury prevention. Aine has completed the Vestibular Rehabilitation programme for the treatment of benign positional vertigo (BPV) at St. Vincent’s hospital, Dublin in 2010. She also is a STOTT Pilates instructor.