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 (2013) and initially worked in the NHS where he progressed to work as a Senior Musculoskeletal & Orthopaedics Physiotherapist. Shane combined this post with a Coaching role with the London Senior Hurling Team (2014/2015). 

With a previous degree in Sports & Exercise Sciences (2009), Shane has extensive experience of working as a Strength & Conditioning coach with a New Zealand professional rugby team, Counties Manukau RFU.

Since moving back to Ireland, Shane has worked in private practice and for a time in the Blackrock Clinic, and here at Total Physio he manages a varied caseload of patients with chronic neck and low back pain, acute sports injuries, and post-op rehabilitation. 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.

As a keen sports fan himself, Shane previously played senior hurling for Clare and represented Ireland in the U18 International Rules Tour in Australia (2004).

Shane teaches the Strength and Conditioning classes here, aimed at those who wish to build dynamic and functional strength and mobility to complement their other activities, and leads our new Personal Training service (launched in 2018).  

Shane is currently studying for his Masters’ degree in Sports Physio at UCD.