Welcome to another episode of The Words Matter Podcast. In this episode I’m delighted to speak with Physiotherapist Dr Kieran O’Sullivan.
Kieran graduated as a physiotherapist from the University College Dublin in 1999. In 2004 he completed an MSc in Manipulative Therapy at Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia. In 2005, he started lecturing at the University of Limerick.
In 2008 he was awarded specialist member status by the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists. From 2016-2019, he took a 3-year career break to act as Lead Physiotherapist at the Sports Spine Centre at Aspetar, Qatar, and he shares his experience of this in the episode.
His research interest is musculoskeletal pain and injury, particularly persistent spinal pain. He completed his PhD on persistent low back pain.
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Kieran has been a frequently requested guest, and it’s clear why. I really enjoyed talking to Kieran, his calm, warm and wise words were really effective in charting a way forward to overcome some of the challenges of implementing a biopsychosocial approach to practice.
I bring you Dr Kieran O’Sullivan.
Kieran is on Twitter @kieranosull
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