User:Naomi O'Reilly


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About Me

I graduated from the Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland with a BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy in 2013. I have come to Physiotherapy following a career in Sport spanning over 20 years, working predominantly in the field of Paralympic Sport. I have always had an interest in Physiotherapy and throughout my career in sport have worked closely with some brilliant physiotherapists. So I decided to return to education and complete my degree in Physiotherapy. I currently work as Physiotherapist including Strength and Conditioning with the Irish Wheelchair Rugby Team. I also work in an Acute Hospital, currently on a Respiratory Rotation working with a range of Respiratory Conditions including COPD, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Pulmonary Hypertension, Asthma and am involved in Ambulatory Oxygen Assessment and Prescription.


2013 BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy with Clinical Distinction, Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland

2008 MSc Adapted Physical Activity (EMMAPA), University of Limerick, Ireland & Katolieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium

          Thesis: Female Participation at the Paralympic Games; An Irish Story

2007 Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching & Learning (Physical Education, Health & Biology), University of Canterbury, New Zealand

1997 Postgradute Papers Adapted Physical Activity, Katolieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium

1996 BSc (Hons) Sport Science & Administration, Nottingham Trent University, UK

Professional Appointments

Irish Wheelchair Rugby - Physiotherapist / Strength & Conditioning 

International Wheelchair Rugby Federation - Level 4 International Classifier 

International Wheelchair Rugby Federation - International Development Committee

Professional Affiliations

Member Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists (ISCP)

Member Chartered Physiotherapists in Sport & Exercise Medicine (CPSEM)

Member European Federation of Adapted Physical Activity (EUFAPA)

Member International Federation of Adapted Physical Activity (IFAPA)


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O'Reilly, Naomi (2001). Introduction to Coaching Athletes with a Disability; Hillary Commission, Wellington, New Zealand

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