My name is Orla Crosse, and I am the Physiotherapist behind Performance Yoga. I am registered with the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists and CORU, a regulation board for health care professionals.
In addition to my Physiotherapy (2006) and Yoga Teacher Training (2014) qualifications I graduated with a Masters in Sports and Exercise Medicine from UCC (2017). Loved every minute and I hope to bring you many nuggets of useful info as I continue to learn and apply a sound medical background to my classes and physiotherapy sessions.
I am one of a few Chartered Physiotherapists registered with the Irish Sports Council to treat Ireland’s Elite and High Performance Athletes. I gained valuable Sports Physiotherapy experience while working in the UK, Australia, and Ireland’s reputable Sports Surgery Clinic in Dublin. In SSC I worked alongside many of Ireland’s well known Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine consultants developing and providing expert rehabilitation programs to recover from injury and return to activity.
I also have a special interest in women’s health and having recently had my own daughter, I understand what your body really goes through! As far as I am aware I am the only Physio in Clonmel offered a detailed post natal Physiotherapy examination, The Mummy MOT:
- 1-hour post-natal assessment with a specialist Physiotherapist
- In depth check of pelvic floor strength and tummy gap
- Assessment of any physical problems arising from pregnancy and birth
- A bespoke post-natal recovery programme devised especially for you, your lifestyle and fitness goals. This includes specific and safe post-natal exercises to improve stability, posture and core strength.
I set up this website in 2014 to provide useful information to those interested in movement efficiency and injury prevention via blogs and videos. Now most of my time is spent in the Physio clinic and teaching weekly yoga classes. When I’m not at work, my 1 year old girl makes sure I don’t spend too much time at my desk anymore.
Can’t get to a class or a Physio appointment? I have an online library of Performance Yoga videos on YouTube for you to use at home.
Orla Crosse MSc MISCP
Chartered Physiotherapist & Yoga Instructor
MMed Sports and Exercise Medicine
Post Grad Dip Orthopaedic Medicine
BEng Chemical Engineering (I know, random!)