The Premier Chartered Physiotherapy & Sports Injuries Practice in South Dublin
Modern, purpose built treatment rooms and dedicated customer parking
Established since 2004
Open 6 Days a week: Mon to Fri 8am - 8pm & Sat 10am to 1pm
+353 1 2137000 info@totalphysio.ie31 Sandyford Office Park

Shane O'Brien

BSc (Physiotherapy), BSc (Sports & Exercise Sciences), MISCP


Shane is a Chartered Physiotherapist specialising in musculoskeletal and sports injuries. Having previously worked in professional rugby, soccer and GAA, Shane brings expertise in the areas of strength & conditioning and injury prevention.

Shane qualified with 1st class honours in Physiotherapy from Brunel University, London, and worked in the NHS for 2 years.

Having completed rotations in orthopaedics, musculoskeletal, respiratory and neuro-rehab he specialised in musculoskeletal outpatients. Shane combined his post as a Senior Musculoskeletal & Orthopaedics Physiotherapist with a Coaching and Strength & Conditioning role with the London Senior Hurling Team (2014/2015). 

Since moving back to Ireland, Shane has worked in private practice and manages a varied caseload of patients with chronic neck and low back pain, acute sports injuries, and post-op rehabilitation.

With a previous degree in Sports & Exercise Sciences (BSc) Shane has experience of working as a strength & conditioning coach with a New Zealand professional rugby team, Counties Manukau RFU. He uses his expertise in exercise prescription and strength & conditioning to compliment his treatment skills in manual therapy and dry needling to ensure you are immediately working along the path to recovery and towards achieving your goals.

Shane teaches some of the strength and conditioning classes here, aimed at those who wish to build dynamic and functional strength and mobility to complement their other activities.