Mairead graduated from Cardiff University in 2013 and started her career by gaining a broad range of experience on diverse rotations in the NHS before focussing on her passion for Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy.
Having worked in a variety of sports settings within rugby and football clubs, including working in a full time post at Cardiff City FC, where her focus was on young people and women, Mairead chose to develop her expertise by undertaking a Masters degree in Sport and Exercise Medicine at Cardiff.
On leaving Cardiff City FC, Mairead returned to the NHS to work as a Senior Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist for Cardiff and Vale UHB where she gained further experience in treating trauma patients, occupational health patients and in the use of hydrotherapy and rehabilitation treatments. During this time, Mairead qualified in acupuncture therapy which she uses as an adjunct to her extensive rehabilitation exercise programmes to optimise patient care.
Mairead has experience in managing a range of musculoskeletal conditions from acute and traumatic injuries, orthopaedic conditions and chronic or degenerative conditions. She has been integral in the delivery of the virtual self-management courses developed for osteoarthritis, which were instigated during the pandemic. She has a particular interest in treating shoulder pain and dysfunction as well as in advanced rehabilitation for the return to sports and high level activities.
Mairead grew up with a love for rugby, playing touch rugby through her teen years and now keeps fit with CrossFit and trying any new activities that come her way.