Specialist Chartered Physiotherapist
Clinical Director PlatinumPhysio
Physiotherapist at PlatinumPhysio
Our Clinical Director is Ben Doyle BSc, MSc, MISCP, MCSP & MHPC.
Ben is a Specialist Neuromusculoskeletal Chartered Physiotherapist and registered member of the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists (ISCP), the United Kingdom Chartered Society of Physiotherapists (CSP) and the Health Professional Council (HPC).
He graduated with a BSc Honours in Sport Science and Rehabilitation in 2007 before completing a Masters in Physiotherapy in 2010. Ben gained a wealth of experience whilst working as a junior and senior MSK physiotherapist within a dynamic and pioneering team which included specialist physiotherapists and leading British Orthopaedic Consultants.
Committed to his professional development, Ben commenced postgraduate Masters modules in Neuromusculoskeletal Physiotherapy at the University of Hertfordshire. Having completed the Upper and Lower quadrant modules, amongst others, he gained Specialist Neuromusculoskeletal Physiotherapist accreditation.
Ben continued to work as a Specialist Physiotherapist within the NHS and was involved in the implementation of Paediatric, Hand and Shoulder clinics alongside highly regarded Orthopaedic Consultants.
He returned home to Ireland in 2014 to take up the position of Clinical Lead of a private practice/medical clinic in South Dublin. Recently Ben has taken up the role of external examiner on the Sports Rehabilitation Program at the Institute of Technology Carlow where he can combine his love for education and teaching.
Ben is a specialist in all areas of musculo-skeletal dysfunction and injury, however, his passion lies in sports physiotherapy and rehabilitation. He is currently head Physiotherapist for the Carlow Senior Gaelic football team and his home hurling club, James Stephens in Kilkenny.
He has previously worked with high profile athletes such as Mo Farah (Olympic Gold medallist), Ipswich Town Football Academy and with numerous Senior Intercounty GAA players. Ben’s wealth of experience and expertise ensures that each patient will receive the highest level of treatment and rehabilitation.
To achieve the best results, he often employs specialist techniques such as traditional Chinese acupuncture, electro acupuncture, dry needling and spinal manipulation.
His physiotherapy principles are simple- he believes physiotherapy is a manual profession which should involve hands-on therapy and a holistic assessment to prevent future injury reoccurrence.
His physiotherapy ideology is “prevention is better than cure”.
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The days of seeing Acupuncture as some kind of woolly hocus pocus are pretty much over, thankfully. There now exists a growing body of scientific research that has examined the effectiveness of Acupuncture on various conditions. So, if your Physiotherapist employs these techniques, it doesn’t mean she is a new age flower child or even…
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Management of patient’s post breast cancer surgery is improving thanks to initiatives such as the Platinum Pink Ribbon Program. Ben Doyle explains how the Program can help.
What can patients who face a long time on the Orthopaedic waiting lists do to maintain strength before their surgery?
The benefits of pre-habilitation exercises extend to those awaiting orthopaedic surgery or intervention of some kind.
We all experience a stressed neuromuscular system on a daily basis, Ben takes a look at how Pilates can help.
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Ben has devised a handy exercise program for those of you heading away – all you need is a yoga mat (towel!) and the stopwatch on your phone. Available to download here.