18 May 2022

Kilkenny physio treats top athletes in his state-of-the-art clinic

Kilkenny physio treats top athletes in his state-of-the-art clinic

David Roche at the clinic at the Village Business Park

Physiotherapist David Roche has spent the majority of his career at the high end of professional sports.
The 34-year-old was born and raised in Kilkenny and went abroad to further his education.
“I am a multi-disciplined health professional with a first class honours degree in Sports Physiotherapy, Strength and Conditioning Specialist qualification and a Post Grad Higher Diploma in Sports and Exercise and a Masters Degree in Sports Medicine.
Alongside his university degrees he also regularly upskills in areas such as Advanced Dry Needling, Orthotics Prescription, Manipulations and Human Biomechanics. He has also completed courses in pain management of the back, knee and shoulders and is the strength and conditioning coach for some current and aspiring underage Irish athletes who regularly travel to the clinic.
The clinic, which is located in the Village Business Park is leading the way in physiotherapy, sports medicine and injury rehabilitation. The brand new state-of-the-art clinic in Kilkenny City has numerous treatment rooms and an ever evolving exercise rehab section.
The rehab section is also used to conduct research.
“This past year I have had the honour of having my work published in a well-respected Journal of Scientific Research under the section of Injury Rehab. These protocols are now being used by teams at home and abroad,” said David.
Staff at the centre are all highly trained health professionals such as chartered physiotherapists and injury rehab specialists.
During his time with Sale Sharks RFC David worked with players like Danny Cipriani, Irish International Tony Buckley and All Blacks International Sam Tuitupo.
League of Ireland players have also visited the centre in the last year in the off season. This past year the fastest man in the world over 400 meters Bralon Taplin has visited the centre along with to Jamaican runner Christine Day and Usain Bolts physio, Eddie Edwards.
At recent Irish camps David has worked with Irish Olympic athletes like Sara Tracey, Michelle Finn and Kerry O Flathery.
“I was lucky enough to be invited up to an Olympic High Altitude camp in France this year where I got to work with Superb Irish Olympian like Kerry O Flathery, Scottish Olympian medallist Steph Twell.
“Recently we have been nominated for a national award in our field of sports physiotherapy which was humbling.”
The clinic is the only facility in Ireland that offers such a wide array of treatments like Shockwave Therapy, Cryotherapy, Laser Therapy and exclusive to our clinic Winback Tecar Therapy.
“I set up this clinic to offer Kilkenny and the South East of Ireland a facility where they can put their health needs in the hands of highly skilled professionals who put them first. It is my strong belief that we must place quality of life as we get older as a priority.
“We pride ourselves on helping patients achieve a quick resolution to their pain and also patient education to keep injury free after they are finished with us,” added David Roche.
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