MSc (Sports Med),
BSc (Physiotherapy), MISCP
Certified STOTT Pilates Instructor
Jenny is a Level 3 Accredited Sports Physiotherapist, Physiotherapist to the Irish Women's National Football Team and a certified Pilates instructor. Her areas of interest are sports injuries, musculoskeletal injuries including pregnancy and postnatal, spinal pain, and orthotic prescription.
Jenny Branigan is a graduate of physiotherapy from UCD (2000) and achieved 1st Class Honours in her Masters in Sports Medicine from Trinity College Dublin in 2002. Jenny received a Graduate Certificate in Orthopaedic Manual Therapy from Curtin University in Perth, Australia (2005). Jenny was awarded her Level 3 Accreditation in Sports Physiotherapy from the ISCP in 2010 in recognition of her high level of postgraduate education and experience in this area. Jenny is also a qualified STOTT Pilates Instructor (2007) and trained in the use of Dry Needling.
Jenny has featured repeatedly in the media. Jenny was the regular Physiotherapist on the Mooney Show on RTE Radio 1 for many years, discussing common injuries and even hosted a full show on Low Back Pain. Jenny has appeared on the Marian Finucane Show's Ask the Expert feature. Jenny was on Morning Ireland and the Pat Kenny show on Newstalk recently on behalf of the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists (ISCP). She has had numerous articles printed in the Irish Times, Irish Independent, Irish Examiner, and the Irish Runner magazine. Jenny is the physiotherapy expert for Maternity & Infant magazine, and online on www.runireland.com and www.MummyPages.ie
Jenny has extensive experience as a sports physiotherapist. Jenny has worked with the FAI since 2006 and is the team physiotherapist to the Irish Women's National Team. Before that she was lead Physiotherapist for Trinity College Rugby (DUFC) Senior team in the AIL for 5 years. Jenny started out as team physiotherapist with hockey teams at Collegiate (UCD), Interprovincial (Leinster) and International level (Irish U16, 18 boys, U21 girls). In the past 16 years, Jenny has accompanied teams to France, Spain, Portugal, Holland, Italy, Germany, Slovakia, Austria, Croatia, Slovenia, Serbia, Montenegro, Finland, Sweden, Cyprus, New York, California, Florida, and North Carolina.
As a previous Chairperson of the Chartered Physiotherapists in Sports and Exercise Medicine special interest group (CPSEM), Jenny was one of the founders of the ISCP's Official Accreditation in Sports Physiotherapy.
Jenny has also lectured at UCD on the undergraduate physiotherapy programme.