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Mark Kenneally (Owner and Lead Physiotherapist) 

 
Mark graduated from Trinity College Dublin in 2006. He worked with the HSE and in Private Practice up to 2010, when he started Celbridge Sports and Physiotherapy Clinic. In 2014 a partnership with Peak Performance Fitness commenced and the Performance Clinic was established in a bespoke facility, where it has remained. He completed a Post-graduate Diploma in Exercise physiology in Trinity College Dublin in 2010, and a Masters in Sports and Exercise Medicine in UCC in 2016. He is currently finishing work on his PhD in The University of the Basque Country, expecting to complete this in late 2021. This is focussed on training organisation in endurance running and currently has 3 publications related to this piece of work. 
 
Mark was an international distance runner between the years of 2002 and 2013. He competed in 18 major International Championships for Ireland including in the Olympic Games in London 2012 over the marathon distance. This experience influences all of his practice as a physiotherapist and coach, as it has provided valuable insight into the subjective experience of injury and the rehabilitation process, as well as how to manage this alongside other priorities. 
 
Currently Mark works with Leinster Rugby as Sub-Academy physiotherapist, and at St Patricks Athletic as Head of Medical Services, as well as in the clinic. Previously he worked in Wales with Scarlets RFC of Llanelli during their 2016/17 Pro12 winning season. Working in these professional environments has allowed Mark to keep up-to-date with best current practice.   Mark is also currently an Adjunct Teaching Fellow in Trinity College Dublin, lecturing on the MSc in Sports and Exercise Medicine, and is actively involved in research projects therein.   
 
As well as dealing with sporting populations Mark has extensive experience in dealing with non-sporting ailments. His approach is to facilitate effective self-management of many non-sporting conditions through fast and accurate diagnosis, detailed education as to the nature and best practice management of the condition, and support of this self-management through rehabilitation sessions, objective measurement of relevant indicators of injury risk and onward referral as necessary. Mark takes appointments regarding any musculoskeletal condition, acute or chronic, as well as specific sporting injuries, post-operative rehabilitation, and more recently offers a running coaching service, which will launch online in Autumn 2021   

Albert Nagel (Owner and Lead Strength and Conditioning Coach)


Albert, originally a native of South Africa, is a Strength and Conditioning Coach and Personal Trainer who has been working in the Health and Fitness Industry in Ireland for over 10 years.
 
He has a vast amount of experience in training individuals and teams such as in Rugby, G.A.A., Hockey and many other sports.  Albert is also a Neuromuscular and Physical Therapist and has a Certificate in Sports Psychology. He is experienced at developing and applying specialised rehabilitation programmes for injuries. His aim at Peak Performance Fitness as part of The Performance Clinic is to encourage and motivate people to achieve their short and long term goals, help them reach their peak levels of fitness and teach them how to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Lee Van Haeften (Physiotherapist and Coordinator of the Older Adults Exercise Programme) 

 
 Lee, a Celbridge native, has worked in The Performance Clinic since returning home from the UK in 2016. He has  a  BSc  (Hons)  Sports  Science  and  Health, and an MSc in Physiotherapy. Lee has gained valuable & diverse experience from working in a hospital setting, private practice, and professional sport. He is passionate about providing patients with evidence-based physiotherapy. He believes there are no quick fixes or short cuts to better outcomes just good advice and practical application. 
 
Over the last number of years Lee has worked in several different roles outside of private practice. Lee worked with St. Patrick’s Athletic 1st team in a professional setting from 2017-2020 where he was the lead 1st team physio. His time at St. Pats also included a European campaign in 2019. In recent years he has set up and developed a physio-led strength & conditioning class for older adults, which is highly popular. This programme is unique as it caters for adults looking to keep fit for general health reasons & adults with long term health problems. Lee has also recently provided physiotherapy support for Leinster Rugby underage teams.
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Chris Fagan (Physiotherapist and Facilitator of the Clinic’s Rehabilitation Programme)

Chris, is a CORU registered chartered Physiotherapist having completed his BSc at University College Dublin.

Since qualifying, Chris has been driven to provide a high quality patient centred service to all that attend. His experience working within the acute hospital setting, primary care, private practice and sporting environments has provided him with valuable experience and learning opportunities which have all influenced his approach to patient care. Chris is a firm believer in the power of self management and empowering patients to take an active role in their rehabilitation through working collaboratively with himself and other members of the team to improve outcomes.

Having spent 15 years involved with soccer as a player at a professional level both in Ireland and the UK, Chris also has a keen interest in sports rehabilitation and in particular the return to play process and how that differs among various sporting codes.

Chris has represented Ireland at underage level up to u21. He was also part of a ST. Patricks Ath. team during one of the most successful periods in the club’s history winning the Airtricity league in 2013, FAI Cup 2014, EA Sports Cup 2015 & 2016, Presidents Cup 2014 and the Leinster Senior Cup 2014. In 2014, Chris was also the league’s golden boot winner and was voted by his peers as the PFAI Player of the Year, 2014.

Since retiring from playing, Chris has worked with various sports clubs which have included Maynooth University Soccer, Celbridge Senior Hurling, Wanderers Rugby RFC along with ST. Patricks Ath under 19s team during their UEFA Youth League campaign.

Along with standard MSK consultations, Chris currently coordinates a rehabilitation programme at the clinic which offers twice weekly physio led sessions to patients all at various stages in their recovery journey.

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Eva McPartlan
(Physiotherapist and Facilitator of the Clinic’s Rehabilitation Programme)

 
Eva graduated with a Masters in Physiotherapy in University College Cork in 2022. She previously completed a Bachelor of Science in Health & Society in Dublin City University in 2017.
 
Eva is an ex-gymnast and current sprinter and hurdler with Donore Harriers AC, captaining the women’s track and field team. She draws on her lifelong participation in high level sport to influence her physiotherapy practice. Eva has a strong passion for prevention of injuries and sport rehabilitation following injuries. Eva values the importance of rapid recognition and diagnosis of injuries. This ensures that an appropriate pathway of rehabilitation and management can commence for optimal recovery and timely return to sport.
 
Alongside dealing with sporting injuries, Eva also has experience in various non-sporting populations throughout her time studying in both acute medical and chronic rehabilitation settings.
 
Eva is a strong believer in facilitating self-management for all of her patients through providing education and best evidence-based practice and management of the injury or condition at hand.
After completing the IRFU SAFE Rugby Level 2 course, Eva has worked as a physiotherapist for various sporting bodies including Maynooth University Soccer, Celbridge GAA and Leinster Rugby. She is also a Level 1 Athletics Ireland Coach and hopes to further develop her coaching skillset in the near future.
 
Eva coordinates the Rehabilitation Programme in the clinic, which runs twice weekly to facilitate group classes for rehabilitation of various injuries and surgeries. Eva also takes appointments for any sporting/non-sporting related injury through standard physiotherapy appointments.

David Sheill (Physiotherapist)

 

David is a CORU registered Physiotherapist who graduated from the Royal College of Surgeons In Ireland with a First Class Honours degree ( BSc ). Prior to this, David completed a degree in Sports and Exercise Management ( BSc ) in University College Dublin.

Following graduating, David worked in a hospital based setting in St James’ Dublin. During this period he worked with different clinical specialities (e.g. Oncology, Neurology, Respiratory). In addition to this, he has experience with a wide variety of sporting teams and bodies. (E.g. Leinster Rugby, Irish Indoor Hockey, Celbridge Hurling, Maynooth University). David is currently a Leinster Rugby Regional Physiotherapist based in North Midlands. This involves the monitoring and rehabilitation of junior age-grade players.

This physiotherapist strives to deliver evidence based practice. He makes a continuous effort to upskill through courses and conferences when possible ( E.g. The IRFU SAFE Rugby level 2 Course completed 2022; FSEM Ireland Conference attendee 2023). Currently, David is completing a Masters Degree in Sports Medicine in Trinity college Dublin.

David has a huge interest in sport and performance. He is an avid field hockey player, proudly representing Railway Union Hockey Club. While studying, David spent 6 years coaching Hockey in schools and clubs from grassroots to EY Hockey League level. This experience not only deepens his understanding of the physical demands of sport but also fuels a passion to help athletes recover and return to their peak performance.

As a physiotherapist, David is always sure to be deeply invested in his patients well-being and success. He seeks to achieve the highest level of outcomes and to help his patient’s reach their end goals whatever they may be. David takes appointments in clinic for any sport / non-sport related injuries.

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