About Us


The Clinic

CityPhysio operates a spacious, modern clinic in the centre of Lucan village, only minutes from the N4, N7 and M50.

Appointments can be arranged by phone contact or by completing our Request an Appointment form.

We accept self referrals, as well as referrals from GP’s and consultants and offer a consultant service to other physiotherapists advising on complex patient cases.

At the clinic we treat a large variety of conditions including back and neck pain, sporting injuries, road traffic accidents, overuse injuries, arthritic conditions and post-op rehabilitation. We perform assessments for medico-legal reports. Margaret Hanlon is an expert witness for the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists.


Margaret Hanlon

Margaret Hanlon is the founding partner of CityPhysio. She qualified from Trinity College Dublin with a BSc. (Hons) in Physiotherapy in 1991. She then worked in the United States and subsequently attended University College London, gaining a Master’s degree in Physiotherapy, specialising in Exercise and Manipulative Therapy, in 1994. She has worked solely in the area of musculoskeletal physiotherapy, both in hospitals and in private practice.

Margaret was the vice president of the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists from 2010 – 2014. She was involved in an ISCP (Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists) working research party into the assessment and treatment of whiplash-associated disorders in Ireland, and presented a paper on this topic at the World Congress of Physiotherapy in Barcelona in 2003. She is an expert witness for the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists.

She is an occasional lecturer in physiotherapy at University College Dublin at undergraduate and postgraduate level, and teaches various post-graduate education courses for physiotherapists working in the area of musculoskeletal medicine. Margaret acts as a consultant physiotherapist advising on the management of patients with complex musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction.

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John Shenton

John Shenton qualified from Leeds University in 1989 and has extensive experience in musculoskeletal medicine. He has worked in some prestigious London teaching hospitals, and headed up the department at the Ministry of Defence Medical Centre. Before moving to Ireland in 1998, he worked as a clinical specialist for a number of large private clinics in central London and in a consultative capacity for several professional soccer and rugby clubs.

He has an Advanced Certificate in Sports Medicine from Manchester University and an M.Sc. in Manipulative Therapy (Distinction) from Coventry University, completing his thesis on the patella-femoral joint (knee-cap pain).

John is a Clinical Specialist in Musculoskeletal Therapy and has a specific interest in the treatment and management of complex knee and shoulder conditions.

John has been a partner in CityPhysio since 1998.


Una Burke

Una graduated with a BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy degree from UCD in 2001. After graduating, she spent four years working in St Joseph’s Hospital in Raheny where she gained valuable and extensive experience treating a range of neurological, respiratory, orthopaedic and musculoskeletal conditions.

She moved to New York and spent over six years working in a private practice setting. On her return to Ireland, she continued working in private practice and joined CityPhysio.

Una’s postgraduate professional development has included numerous courses with primary focus on musculoskeletal disorders. Her approach incorporates manual therapy in conjunction with exercise prescription as well as orthotic prescription, kinesio-taping and dry needling.


Claire Gallagher

Claire graduated from Teesside University in Middlesbrough, UK, in 2009 with a BSc(Hons) degree in Physiotherapy. Since graduating Claire has worked within the National Health Service (NHS) in the UK developing her skills within physiotherapy. Her work has included treating peripheral and spinal musculoskeletal problems, neurological conditions, care of the elderly, orthopaedic rehabilitation pre and post-surgery, and management of chronic pain patients.

Since moving back to Dublin in 2015 Claire has continued to build on her skills with postgraduate courses in orthotic prescription, kinesio taping, management of the Hypermobile patient, and manual therapy courses. Claire is currently working towards her Masters in Neuromusculoskeletal Physiotherapy in UCD. Claire is a qualified Pilates instructor with the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute (APPI). She has a keen interest in Pilates based rehabilitation providing patients with individually tailored programmes while also teaching Pilates classes based at our Lucan location.

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Emma Gorman

Emma Gorman is a Chartered Physiotherapist who graduated from the University of Teesside Middlesbrough in 2007 with a BSc honours degree in Physiotherapy. In 2017 she travelled to Australia to study at Curtin University in Perth where she obtained a Diploma in Spinal Orthopaedic Manual Therapy. 

Emma obtained her experience at the Royal University Hospital in Liverpool. Since returning to Ireland she has worked in private practice treating a large variety of musculoskeletal disorders, and has completed a number of accredited postgraduate courses including myofascial release techniques and dry needling. 

Emma has travelled extensively with the Irish amateur boxing team and has worked with a number of Gaelic and senior league football teams. 

She has extensive experience in treating occupational injuries and in ergonomic assessments of the work place. 

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Eoghan O’Connor

Eoghan graduated from University College Dublin in 2016 with an honours degree in Physiotherapy. Since graduating, Eoghan has worked in private practice physiotherapy in both Limerick and Dublin, developing his skills as a musculoskeletal physiotherapist, treating a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions from sport injuries to post-operative rehab.  

Eoghan has continued to develop his skills with post graduate courses in areas such as Low back pain and dry needling. Eoghan has also completed the level one qualification for APPI Pilates which he uses both in day to day treatment and rehab as well as in teaching Pilates classes in our Lucan practice. 

Eoghan has a particular interest in sports physiotherapy and rehab, having participated in a number of sports at a high level including Rowing, Basketball and Hurling. Eoghan draws on this sporting background in providing sport specific rehabilitation from the time of injury to return to play. 


Mary Furlong

Qualifying from UCD in 1981 Mary gained valuable experience working in Jervis Street Hospital and a number of private clinics. In 1987 she qualified as an acupuncturist with the British College of Acupuncture and ran her own practice between 1990 and 2003.

Since 2009 Mary has been providing services for CityPhysio as a specialist Acupuncturist. She has particular expertise in stress management and the treatment of musculoskeletal injuries through acupuncture. Mary completed a Masters Degree in Acupuncture at UCD in 2014. She serves on the Education Working Group for the CPA (special interest group in Acupuncture of the Irish Chartered Society of Physiotherapists).


Niamh Kenny

Niamh Kenny MISCP is a chartered physiotherapist who specialises in men and women’s pelvic health. She is a senior physiotherapist in Women’s health in the Rotunda hospital and works part-time at CityPhysio.

She has a post graduate certificate in continence from Bradford University, as well as extensive training in manual therapy for the pelvic floor and has been trained in male and paediatric pelvic floor physiotherapy. She is also trained in Stott Pilates.

There are many medical conditions that benefit from Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy, including bladder and bowel control, constipation, painful intercourse, pelvic organ prolapse, endometriosis, prostatitis, erectile dysfunction, pudendal neuralgia, and chronic pelvic pain. Niamh also offers pre and post-op training for men undergoing prostatectomy to speed their return to continence after surgery.

You can follow her on Facebook – Niamh Kenny Pelvic Health Physiotherapy, for more information.

Niamh recently spoke on the Fit2B podcast about physiotherapy. Click here to listen.