About Us

Selina Shanley, MISCP

Selina is the founder and lead Physiotherapist here at Leitrim Physiotherapy.

In 2006, Selina graduated from The Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen with a first class honours degree.

Her career commenced within NHS Scotland where she worked through a broad range of clinical specialities before advancing to the role of Senior Specialist Physiotherapist in Musculoskeletal. During this time, Selina also qualified as a Pilates Instructor, Acupuncturist and worked in a busy city centre Private Practice.

In 2010, Selina returned to Ireland and opened the practice. Since then the clinic has evolved greatly with best evidence-based practice delivery at its core. Selina is an active member of the Chartered Physiotherapists in Private Practice, Chartered Physiotherapists in Sports and Exercise Medicine and Chartered Physiotherapists in Women’s Health.

Selina is highly motivated in engaging in Continuous Professional Development. In 2018 she qualified with a National Certificate in Strength and Conditioning. She is currently engaging in a Masters in Sports and Exercise Medicine in The University of Ulster and is planning engaging in Research Projects in the Development of the Young Athlete.

Selina has broad based experience in the clinical and sports fields and has worked with International and Inter-County Squads, National Athletics as well as multiple local sports clubs and Academy Development Squads.

With over 10 years Pilates teaching experience, Selina continues to deliver enjoyable classes tailored to individual class targets. The Super Seniors Exercise Programme Selina devised was awarded a runner up prize in Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur in 2017.

Selina and her team accept self-referrals, local GP and Health Professional referrals as well as referrals from Specialist Consultants across the country.

Hazel Cooney, ARTC

Hazel graduated from Dublin City University with an honours BSc in Athletic Therapy and Training. She specialises in treating, assessing and reducing injuries and pain in the general public and in athletes. Hazel is a fully accredited and active member of Athletic Rehabilitation Therapy Ireland.

She has worked with elite athletes from various sports, teams and countries; including international basketball, American college football, ice hockey, Swedish soccer teams, Irish premier league soccer academies as well as Gaelic football and hurling teams. She is currently working with Ireland's U21 women's  hockey team.

Hazel has also worked and trained in a number of clinical settings such as in US college athletics, private practice clinics and hospitals. In these settings she has worked with top levels athletes to chronically ill patients and believes in empowering people to use exercise as a medicine.

Her specialist interests include athletic groin injuries, neck injuries and shoulder pain. She also has a keen interest in clinical research in the area of injury prevention with published research in ACL injury screening. Her work has been discussed at a number of conference and claimed multiple awards. She is currently studying a MSc in Physiotherapy in University College Dublin.

Hazel is a keen sports enthusiast as well as a national champion triathlete and open water swimmer.

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