David Gardiner & Associates 045-853726

Caitlin Gardiner

BSc(Hons) Physio., HDip (Business Management Systems) MISCP Chartered Physiotherapist

Caitlin graduated from Trinity College Dublin in 1997 with a BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy. Her hospital experience from the Mater Misercordiae Hospital Dublin and Tallaght Hospital Dublin covered a wide number of specialties including orthopaedic in/out patients, stroke and neuroglogy rehabilitaion. Caitlin has worked in a number of private practices in Dublin and joined Naas Physiotherapy Clinic in 2001.

Her special interests include:

  • Chronic Low Back Pain and core stability;
  • Stroke Rehab;
  • Exercise promotion for chronic health problems such as heart disease, diabetes, chronic cancers;
  • Shoulder Rehab following breast cancer surgery and reconstruction;
  • Occupational Health in the manufacturing and service industries – working with HR to minimise sick leave due to physical injuries.

Caitlin qualified as a Stott Pilates Instructor in 2006 and set up the pilates service within the clinic. The studio now runs over 40 classes per week. Initially the pilates service was aimed at physiotherapy patients to ensure they maintained the benefits they got from treatment.

The classes proved so popular they were opened up to everyone in 2007. Caitlin leads the service within the clinic.

Caitlin is a qualified Nordic Walking instructor, and leads a Nordic Walking group of breast cancer patients on the Curragh Co. Kildare every week.

Caitlin is trained in the Casley-Smyth method of Lymphodema management, which involved manual lymphatic drainage and compression.

Caitlin is hoping to do a masters in Health Service Management in the coming year.

“I love what I do, it’s all about people and their stories, I get such great job satisfaction from making a positive impact in people’s lives. I love dealing with people. Pain can take over a person’s life and limit their activities and even mood – helping people take control is so empowering for the patient”

In her limited spare time Caitlin enjoys tennis, swimming and of course pilates. Caitlin is an avid reader and music lover.

Caitlin is married to David and they have four wonderful young daughters who keep them feeling young (but looking old!).