Meet the team
Kieran Corcoran has been a qualified registered Osteopath for over 18 years; he has been the principal of the I.I.P.T. since 1995. Kieran operates several osteopathic clinics in the city and is an international lecture in manipulative technique and cranial osteopathy for schools in Manchester, London, Scotland, France, Spain and Canada. His passion is split between helping patients on a daily basis and being the driving force behind the Irish Institute of Physical Therapy, Irelands leading provider for manual therapy courses.
Dr. Joe Hartnett has been a general practitioner since 1990. Joe lectures on Medical science subjects and has a passion for the control of pain management in patients. He works in close connection with the principal with clinical patients who also need medical treatment for their pain while having osteopathic treatment and this makes him an expert on lecturing to manipulative students on patient signs and symptoms that may need medical attention. Dr Hartnett also lectures on what medication is used for pain and inflammatory control of symptomatic patients.
Orla Mc Govern is a senior radiographer in one of Corks biggest hospitals. She is a senior lecturer at the college in understanding x-rays and M.R.I. Orla teaches year 2 physical therapy and year 3 manipulative therapy students in x-ray and M.R.I. interpretations and is a qualified physical therapist herself from the college which makes her lectures very relevant to college students during their studies.
Jennifer Cronin has been a qualified registered osteopath since 2004. Jennifer runs a very busy osteopathic clinic and lectures to year 3 manipulative students in osteopathic technique and has a passion for C.V.S., respiratory and abdominal examinations in clinical settings.
Gaelle Monnier has been qualified registered osteopath since 2005, she works full time as a clinician and her expertise is in treating pregnant women, babies and children. Her approach is mainly cranial and this is what she teaches at the college. She has a passion in helping to treat infertility and combined with acupuncture has had some amazing results.
Eoin Flynn has been a qualified and registered osteopath since 2004, Eoin has several clinics he owns and has a very wide ranging patient list. Eoin lectures in osteopathic technique at the college and is very passionate about spinal mechanics which makes his lectures very practical and easy to understand. Eoin also lectures to final medical students in the University of Limerick on osteopathy.
Sarah Fix has been a qualified and registered osteopath since 1993, she runs a very busy clinic in London and is one of our visiting lecturers. Sarah’s expertise is pelvic and lumbar spine mechanics which she loves and this comes across in how easy she makes this difficult aspect of osteopathy to grasp for students in her lectures. Sarah is also one of the senior lecturers in osteopathic technique at the British college of osteopathic medicine.
Martin Langdon has been a qualified and registered osteopath since 2006. He runs a very busy clinic in London and is also a regular visiting lecture on our manipulative therapy course. His expertise is his laid back way of delivery of osteopathic subjects, his great sense of humour and his in depth knowledge of ribs and their functions and dysfunctions.
Michael Greaney is a graduate of the I.I.P.T. since 1994; he runs a very busy clinic in Cobh, Co. Cork and is one of our senior tutors on our courses. Michael’s expertise is how simply and methodically he delivers his lectures, he leaves nothing to chance and every last detail is taken care of. He believes in class participation and interaction so it doesn’t make a difference where you sit in the class he will get to you with a question!
Donal Twomey is a graduate since 2003; Donal’s passion is sport and is one of the senior tutors on the physical therapy course. Donal also teaches the sports strapping course and running a very successful clinic treating one week old babies to adults! This makes him an invaluable member of staff.
Rose O’ Leary is a graduate since 2004, Rose’s good sense of humour and expert knowledge on joint examination makes her a very popular tutor. She has great attention to detail on both practitioners posture and patient care and is always in high demand by students during the teaching year.
Janette Towey is a graduate since 2005, human anatomy and how it works is one of her great interests and the concept of passing knowledge onto students both academically and practically. This prepares the students for their clinical rotation which as Janette says is “what sets this college apart from other teaching schools in Ireland”.
All tutors have recognised degree qualification or have graduated from the I.I.P.T. All tutors go through a teacher training programme to ensure the highest teaching standards are maintained. All osteopaths are O.C.I. and G.Os.C registered which ensures external validation. Final exams are externally examined by English osteopaths and written examinations are assessed by the English college to ensure impartibility and maintain international recognition.
Finally a course that offers everything a therapist needs to know to be able to properly assess and treat patients. I’ve been doing courses in Physical Therapy and related subjects for over 10 years in various colleges in Ireland and none compare to the Irish Institute of Physical Therapy. The tutors are to be commended for their work and motivation. In my opinion if your serious about helping patients you need to train at the I.I.P.T.
— Derek King, 086-6092834
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