Sylvia Farrell

Sylvia Farrell BSc (Hons) MISCP, MCSP, CPWHC

Chartered Physiotherapist 

Women’s & Men’s Pelvic Health

Background

Sylvia completed a BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy degree at the University of Ulster, Northern Ireland graduating in July 1999. She now has over 20 years of international experience in both private and public settings. After many years living and working abroad, she returned to her native Galway in 2017 to settle with her family.

Clinical Experience

Sylvia began her career in Ireland gaining clinical skills across a range of specialties before moving abroad to work in New Zealand and the UK.

Here she gained further clinical experience and expertise. Throughout these years she also worked as a team physiotherapist for various sports teams. On returning to Ireland Sylvia worked in private practice and it was here she was introduced to the world of Women’s Health. She knew this was the clinical field she wanted to specialise in.

In 2007 Sylvia secured a post at the Rotunda Hospital, a leading maternity hospital in Dublin and the most active maternity hospital in Europe. Sylvia gained invaluable specialist experience in both inpatient and outpatient antenatal and postnatal obstetric patients, gynaecological and urological patients and paediatrics. She delivered regular antenatal and postnatal exercise classes as well as aquanatal classes in the community. Sylvia was a committee member for the Women’s Health Association within the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists.

After a short career break Sylvia moved to Manchester, UK and worked in Women’s Health. She also had a role in general musculoskeletal outpatients which complimented her role as a pelvic health therapist.

Women’s and Men’s Pelvic Health

Throughout her career Sylvia has always stayed up to date with developments in the profession, particularly in Women’s and Men’s Pelvic Health. With a strong focus on evidence based high quality care been underpinned by her experience, she is committed to providing a patient centred and individual approach. She is passionate about educating and empowering clients with skills to improve their symptoms and increase their confidence to achieve their goals.

Sylvia has had extensive post-graduate training in the management of pelvic floor dysfunction for both men and women and in pregnancy related musculoskeletal disorders. Conditions she treats include (but are not limited to) ante and postnatal pregnancy related musculoskeletal pain including pelvic girdle pain, low back pain, rib pain, hip pain and carpal tunnel syndrome. She is trained to complete comprehensive postnatal mummy checks. Sylvia is also confident treating diastasis recti (abdominal muscle separation), obstetric injuries, pelvic organ prolapse, stress, urge and mixed urinary incontinence, overactive bladder, bowel incontinence and/dysfunction, sexual dysfunction, pre/post hysterectomy and repairs, pre/post prostate surgery, erectile dysfunction, peyronnies disease, scars, pelvic pain, endometriosis, vaginismus, menopause related symptoms and a lot more.

Sylvia understands the sensitivity of pelvic health issues and will treat all patients with dignity, respect and understanding.  Her excellent blend of professionalism and approachability mean that she is perfectly suited to working in this area.

Memberships

Sylvia is a member of the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists (ISCP) and a CORU Registered (PT026294) physiotherapist. She is also a member of the Chartered Physiotherapists in Women’s Health and Continence (CPWHC) and the Chartered Physiotherapists in Oncology and Palliative Care (CPOPC) special interest groups.

Sylvia enjoys walking, swimming and the occasional game of golf.

Sylvia is available for appointments on  Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. If you would like to book an appointment with Sylvia you can call the clinic on 091 727777 or get in touch via the contact page.