I graduated from the University of Cape Town in 2004 with a B.Sc. in Physiotherapy. In 2005 I worked in a large government hospital in South Africa, before coming over to Ireland for the first time in 2006. I spent 2 years working in a busy Sports Injuries Clinic in Cork city, followed by a year in the HSE Service in West Cork. In 2009 I returned to South Africa, and spent a year doing a combination of both hospital and outpatient physiotherapy. I then moved to London in 2010, and worked in numerous NHS and private hospitals.
I returned to Ireland in April 2011, after an extended period of travel, and established Caroline Cumming Physiotherapy in Ballydehob. I expanded into the Primary Care Centre in Schull in November 2013.
Since university I have completed many different post graduate courses, most of which have been in my main area of interest; Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy.
Some additional skills I have gained include:
- Dry Needling
- Certificate in Orthopaedic Manual Therapy from Manual Concepts / Curtin University, Australia
- PPL Biomechanics & Orthotic prescription
- Kinesio Tape Technique
- Women's Health physiotherapy, including Pelvic Girdle Pain, Pre/Post Natal Care and Urinary Incontinence
- STOTT trained Pilates Instructor
- Qualified Yoga Teacher, studied in India
More recently, in 2016 I completed a Post Graduate Certificate in Clinical Exercise Prescription through Trinity College Dublin, and have developed a strong interest in using exercise as prevention and treatment of disease and lifestyle conditions.
I have also been involved in providing physiotherapy for many sports teams and individuals, including gaelic football, rugby, triathlon and boxing.
I am registered with the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists, the Health Professionals Council of South Africa, and the Health & Care Professions Council of United Kingdom.