David Gardiner & Associates 045-853726

David Gardiner

BSc(Hons) Physio., MSc (Sports Med)., MISCP Chartered Physiotherapist

In 1997 David qualified with a BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy and then subsequently completed a taught masters in Sports Medicine, again from Trinity College. Having worked with Elizabeth Kent in Naas Physiotherapy Clinic David took over the clinic in 2000. Elizabeth Kent opened Naas Physiotherapy Clinic in 1990 and grew it into a busy practice with 5 physiotherapists. Since then the practice has gone from strength to strength. In 2007 the practice moved into a 3500sq ft purpose built premises in Millennium Park. Today sixteen people work at Physiotherapy Works. David special interests include 1. Biomechanics (a) Foot biomechanics which includes orthotic prescription and “off the shelf” devices for correcting poor foot mechanics in adults and children. Poor foot biomechanics can lead to achilles problems in runners, foot and heel pain, knee problems in adolescence, low back pain to name but a few. (b) Shoulder girdle pain and instability in overhead sports (tennis, cricket, swimming, and javelin). As part of his masters in Sports Medicine, David completed a thesis on “mechanics of shoulder injuries in overhead throwing sports”. David continues to lecture on the Sports Medicine masters on this subject. 2. Spinal pain including acute episodes of discogenic pain. 3. Adolescence sports injuries. David has provided the physiotherapy service to Clongowes Wood College since 2000 and also takes a keen interest in athletic injuries. 4. Golf injuries – David has done CPD courses on golf injuries and works with Gavin Lunny PGA. This is a good combination for golfers as both technique and mechanics can be analysed and corrected. 5. Headaches and Vertigo. David has a special interest in Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BBPV). Through physical positioning this condition can be alleviated. 6. Occupational Health, David works closely with Medwise in Naas, Form Health in the UK, and Partner Health in Dublin providing a physiotherapy service to many companies in Co. Kildare, in the manufacturing and service industries. In his spare time, David is involved in Naas Athletics Club and coaches underage athletes in long jump and middle distance running. David has 4 daughters in the club who share his love of athletics. David played rugby with Wesley College and Trinity College, despite being from Leinster he has become as Lunster (he married a Munster woman!) David has represented Ireland at school and university level in athletics. David currently holds the Irish universities and U23 national record for pentathlon, being the first athlete to break 3000 points, a record he has held since 1994. He was awarded the prestigious Trinity Pink award for this achievement (Oxford Blue, Cambridge White, Trinity Pink). David enjoys hunting and fishing and is a wannabe farmer! David is married to Caitlin and they have 4 young daughters who bring them endless joy and keep them very busy!