Catherine Cradock

BSc (Hons), Master of Manual Therapy, MISCP

Catherine Cradock, MISCP, MMT, Chartered Physiotherapist, Level 3 accredited Chartered Physiotherapist in Sports and Exercise Medicine with the ISCP.

Catherine graduated from U.C.D. in 2002 with 1st Class Honours in her physiotherapy degree. She obtained her Masters in Manual Therapy (High Distinction) from the University of Western Australia, and was awarded the medal for Highest Clinical Results. She is also a qualified Stott Pilates instructor and a member of the Irish Sports Council panel for High Performance Physiotherapists.

Catherine established East Coast Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Clinic in 2010, and has been working in private practice since 2004.


• Catherine has 21 years of experience, from working in elite sport, to seeing the everyday injury in private practice.

• Former Physiotherapist at the Irish Institute of Sport, working with Irish international athletes in triathlon, athletics, swimming, golf, paralympics among others.

• Former Junior Lead physiotherapist for Athletics Ireland, which involved managing the physiotherapy service for Ireland’s elite junior and youth athletes, in addition to working with senior and development athletes.

• Part of the Athletics Ireland physiotherapy team since for 7 years, travelling with junior and senior teams to training camps and international competitions, including European and World championship events.

• Physiotherapist to the Irish Senior Ladies’ Hockey team 2011/2012.

• Worked in St. Vincent’s University Hospital for 5 years. Managed the physiotherapy service of the Hand Surgery Unit for 3 years, and in 2005 implemented a chronic back pain rehabilitation service which is still running.

• Worked in Clontarf Orthopaedic Hospital for 2 years, rehabilitating people after orthopaedic surgery.

• In addition to athletics and tri-athletics, Catherine also has a special interest in dealing with golfers and GAA and hockey players, and has worked with sportspeople ranging from the recreational to the elite.

• Catherine also has a special interest in lower back pain, neck pain and repetitive strain injuries.

More about Catherine:

• Catherine has published a number of articles in the Irish Times, giving advice on running injury prevention and management for the Dublin City Marathon.

• She worked as a consultant for the physiotherapy role and storyline in the Irish medical drama “The Clinic” for series 5 & 6.

• Catherine’s main sporting love is athletics. She recently made the switch from distance running to competitive sprinting at Masters level, and has secured Leinster and National indoor medals. She is a member of and Secretary for Kilcoole Athletics Club. Being a Kilkenny woman, she is also a hurling fan, and generally loves meeting people, sport and chat!