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Michelle Lacey

Chartered Physiotherapist


Michelle graduated with an honours degree in Physiotherapy from the University of East London in 2012. Prior to Physiotherapy Michelle graduated with an honours degree in Sports Science and Computer Science from the University of Liverpool in 2003, following which she worked with Sport New Zealand. She completed her MSc in Sports and Exercise Medicine from Trinity College Dublin in 2017 and her dissertation looked at The Effect of Fatigue in Dynamic and Static Balance in Healthy Athletes with Previous Reported Ankle Injury. She presented her work at the Facility of Sports and Exercise Medicine annual conference (Ireland) in 2017 and it is envisaged to be published in 2019.

Michelle has worked with sports teams in London, in private practice in central London and as senior physiotherapist in the NHS in Londons’ largest teaching hospitals, including Kings College London and Guys and St Thomas Hospital. Here she worked in a variety of specialist teams including orthopaedics, plastics and hand therapy, gym, chronic pain and occupational health. She has pursued voluntary work including London 2012 Olympics, Saracens U14 s development squad, and London City Marathon. Michelle will be an assisting in pitch side physiotherapist for Kildare GAA in the 2019 season.

Michelle has pursued postgraduate training in manual therapy, Pilates, acupuncture, running injuries and prevention, cervical spine and whiplash and Sports Trauma.

Her clinical areas of interest include research within physiotherapy, acupuncture, sports physiotherapy and treating runners of all abilities. Michelle works with a holistic approach focusing on rehabilitation and injury prevention to optimise personal performance and goals, and essentially health and wellbeing.

She is a keen sports woman having played Minor Gealic football for Dublin, and she has completed numerous marathons, including coming 13th on the Great Wall of China Marathon. She joined the Clinic in October 2018 upon returning home from several years abroad.