The Bio-Health Centre was established in 1998 shortly after Monica returned home having nursed abroad for 20 years. Monica’s aspirations are that all patients living with Lymphoedema get early intervention to enable them to live life comfortably. As a Health Care Professional for many years Monica qualified in Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD) and Combined Decongestive Therapy (CDT) in 2004 after training at the Dr Vodder School in Austria. Having a passion in the area of care of patients suffering from Lymphoedema, Lipoedema and related conditions, Monica achieved a master’s degree in Lymphoedema Practice at Bradford University and graduated in 2013 and was the first to do so in Ireland. This qualification enables Monica to not only treat your condition but to give you a conclusive diagnosis.
At the Bio-Health Centre there are a range of therapies available that enhance the flow of lymph drainage including the use of Deep Tissue Oscillation Therapy in conjunction with traditional MLD, CDT and the application of Kinesio Tape. Monica is a trained fitter of many ranges of compression garments, these include both ready-to-wear and custom fitted. Other therapies available include Aromatherapy, Reflexology and Advance Orthopaedic Massage. As Monica has a keen interest in sharing her knowledge with other therapists, she has held the position of Director of Education and Learning in Manual Lymph Drainage Ireland (MLD Ireland) and is on the board and a founding member of the National Lymphoedema Framework Ireland (NLFI).
I am an accredited therapist with the Irish association of counsellors and psychotherapists. I help my clients to explorer and understand what they are experiencing and how it is impacting on their emotional physical and mental well-being. During therapy I help them develop skills and behaviours that will help them cope with life’s challenges and to find direction in their lives. I apply an integrative approach to therapy that acknowledges the unique nature of the individual. My work is collaborative and I work with my clients to help them get the most out of therapy. I create a safe non judgemental environment in line with the ethics and standards of the IACP. I work with a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, family and work issues.
Clare Kelly, BSc MISCP
Chartered Physiotherapist – CORU Reg: PT031185 – PINC & STEEL Cancer Therapist – Regional Representative UK & Ireland
Clare provides private one to one physiotherapy consultations for adults. An individualised exercise programme is developed for each client and each client is screened for participation in her online physio-led classes which includes PINC & STEEL Cancer Rehabilitation programmes.
PINC & STEEL was developed by the Cancer Rehabilitation Trust of Australia and has been the pioneering force behind the cancer rehabilitation movement in New Zealand and Australia since 2005.
The online zoom Cancer Rehab classes are designed to continue the rehabilitation of clients discharged from the public system and cancer survivors. Places are limited to ensure appropriate supervision during the class. Cancer survivors (up to 25 years post treatment who have been discharged from their oncologist) are eligible to join the online classes.
Clare worked for 10 years with the HSE, predominantly in neurological and musculoskeletal rehabilitation and has completed advanced training in vestibular rehabilitation. She has taught mixed level pilates classes privately for 11 years.
Booty Barre Flex & Flow Instructor
Booty Barre Plus Instructor
Vinyasa Flow Yoga instructor
Yin Yoga Instructor
OTAGO Falls Prevention Leader
UK Parkinsons Excellence Network
Physiotherapists Interested in Multiple Sclerosis (PIMS)
Chartered Physiotherapists in Oncology and Palliative Care
Mary Street Medical Centre, 12 Mary Street, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary – E91 T6W2