Health Suites

This is a growing area of services and facilities. Professionals currently available to help you with your health care needs are:

Colin Taylor

Chartered Physiotherapist

Colin obtained a Physiotherapy Degree from the University of East London. Colin has extensive experience working in the NHS,HSE and private practice settings. Colin has a keen interest in sports injuries, care of the older adults and orthopaedics. He has completed research in the use of continuous passive movement post total knee replacement. Colin has worked closely with a range of athletes and has provided physiotherapy to various clubs and inter county teams throughout Ireland.

Colin has completed a wide range of post graduate qualifications which include acupuncture, dry needling, orthotic prescription and sports massage. Colin uses evidence based practice that puts the client first and uses physiotherapy assessment and treatments tailored to his client needs.

To make an appointment with Colin contact him at 087 1306480

Marie Nevin maguire

Counselling and Psychotherapy

Our services are enhanced by the presence for our resident counsellor Marie Nevin Magurie, who has many years of experience working in the health care environment. She has a broad range of expertise and experience in dealing with psychological and emotional problems such as depression, anxiety, addiction, eating disorders, sexual abuse and relationship problems.

If you have any mental health problems please don’t hesitate to make an appointment which can be arranged confidentially with Marie by calling her on 087 9263611.

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Fiona Mullins – Registered Podiatrist

BSc (Hons) Podiatry, MChS MChSI

Fiona recently moved to Waterford from Abbeyfeale, a small town in West Limerick. After completing her Degree in Podiatry at National University of Ireland, Galway, and gaining some experience, she set up a private podiatry practice in her hometown. The practice, Feale Foot Clinic, operates from her father’s GP surgery and quickly gained a reputation for excellence in foot and lower limb care. Now residing in Tramore, Fiona hopes to expand the practice and provide private podiatric care to the people of Waterford and surrounding areas.
Fiona prides herself in her work as a podiatrist and endeavors to provide treatment that is gentle and safe. “The toes and feet can be quite sensitive areas of the body. There has been many a client come into my clinic feeling nervous and unsure. I can proudly say that all of those people have left with a smile on their face and free from foot pain. I love my job and being able to improve people’s quality of life and keep them active and mobile. When your feet don’t feel right, neither do you and it’s important that we look after ourselves from our head to toes”
Fiona has extensive training in the foot and related structures, as well as the prescription of foot orthotics (commonly call insoles or shoe inserts). She provides routine chiropody to treat a wide range of nail and skin pathologies like removal of corns and callus and treatment for ingrown or thickened toenails. Fiona is also trained to diagnose and treat pain and discomfort in the foot and lower limb including heel, arch, ankle, knee and back pain.
“I am looking forward to joining the team at Waterford Medical Centre and helping the people of Waterford to take happy, healthy steps!”
To make an appointment with  Fiona contact her on : 087 6002624 or


Having witnessed for herself the amazing benefits of acupuncture and full of curiosity about how it worked, Deirdre embarked on a 3 year study progamme with Acupuncture Foundation Ireland and qualified as an Acupuncturist. She strongly believes that Acupuncture and a healthy approach to one’s lifestyle can greatly improve one’s health and wellbeing.

Deirdre subsequently took additional courses as follows:

  • Pain Relief with Dr Richard Tan, author of many books on the “Balance Method”, a system which can give immediate relief from pain.
  • Fertility and pregnancy care with Debra Betts, author of “The Essential Guide to Acupuncture in Pregnancy and Childbirth.
  • Abdominal acupuncture – a very gentle but powerful treatment using the abdomen to treat the whole body.
  • Nutrition with Daverick Leggett, author of “Recipes for Self-Healing”
  • NADA protocol, auricular acupuncture for addiction, detox and stress relief.

Deirdre is a registered member of the Acupuncture Foundation Professional Association. Treatments are approved by major health insurers e.g. VHI, Laya etc.

PHONE NO. 086 8631666
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What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture originated in China where it has been practised for thousands of years. Treatment involves the insertion of single use sterile, hair-thin needles into the skin, This relatively painless procedure stimulates blood flow, circulation and energy, thereby promoting natural healing and improved functioning. Deirdre’s kind and compassionate approach ensures that you will feel relaxed and at ease during your treatment. A detailed health history will be taken before you receive your first treatment. Client confidentiality is assured.

How can acupuncture help you?

  • Drug-free pain relief
  • Effectively treats a wide range of acute and chronic ailments
  • A holistic treatment approach, linking mind and body
  • Assists in prevention of disease and in maintaining general well-being.

While well known for its effectiveness in treating stress, anxiety and pain, Acupuncture gives safe and effective relief for a variety of illnesses such as arthritis, headaches/migraine, menstrual, PMS, menopause, respiratory, sinus, digestive, skin, cancer support and mental health issues. It can also help fertility issues and is known to support IVF treatment. In fact, the World Health Organisation recognises over 120 conditions which respond well to acupuncture.


Tina’s began her training in Healthcare in 2001 when she undertook an intensive 3 year Alexander Technique Teacher training course, qualifying in 2004. She ran a private practice in Waterford for 8 years and then spent the next 3 years teaching in the Alexander Technique Teacher Training college.

Tina is also a qualified yoga teacher. She teaches a very gentle and mindful movement practice.

Tina spent the last two years training in Bio-Dynamic Cranio Sacral therapy. This has given her a deeper understanding of the science of pain and trauma which has transformed her approach to healing. She is currently assisting on a Bio-Dynamic Cranio-Sacral Therapy training course.

Tina’s practice is based at Wharton House Private Clinic, 8 Catherine Street, Waterford.

The Alexander Technique

The Alexander Technique is a way of learning to move mindfully through life. By analysing your whole movement pattern not just your symptom, Tina makes you aware of harmful habits in your characteristic way of sitting, standing and walking. She then guides you – with words and a gentle, encouraging touch – to move in a freer, more integrated way. The Alexander Technique gives you skills which you can apply to help yourself throughout your life. Lessons are very effective in the long term relieve of back, neck and shoulder pain, headaches, breathing difficulties, stress and tiredness, ME and fibromyalgia.

Cranio-Sacral Therapy

Relaxation has long been valued for its healing and restorative effects on the body. Encouraging deep states of relaxation in the body is easily facilitated by Cranio-sacral therapy. CST enhances the function of the Autonomic Nervous System, which consists of the sympathetic and parasympathetic systems. The body heals and repairs itself when the parasympathetic is dominant i.e. when we are most relaxed or asleep. The sympathetic nervous system, known as the “Fight or Flight” system is affected by the modern fast pace of life and this can lead to undue stress. During a session, Tina enhances the body’s natural healing ability by using a gentle hands-on touch and sensitive listening skills at the feet, the sacrum (the flat bone at the end of the spine near the tailbone), the cranium or head and any other areas that require attention. The relaxed state which happens as a result of this contact allows the client’s system to re-balance and heal. CST is effective in the relief of a wide range of conditions. See for a list of these conditions.

For more information or to book an appointment, please contact
Tina on 083 1223919


Classes @  Health  Suites with  Tina

‘Mother and Baby yoga for fun and relaxation’
50euro  for 4 week course.

‘Mature Yoga’
For over 60’s, chair yoga and mindful movement
50euro  for 4 week  course.

‘Alexander  Technique’
Learn the tools of self care of back,  shoulder and neck  problems.
60euro for 4 week  course.

To book in  for any  class contact Tina: 083-122391

MAUREEN RYAN: OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST   Telephone: 083 305 1330  Email:


Maureen Ryan Occupational Therapist has started clinic hours in Waterford Medical Centre (Tuesday mornings).

Occupational therapy is a client centred health profession concerned with promoting health and well being through occupation. The primary goal of occupational therapy is to enable people to participate in the activities of everyday life. Occupational therapists achieve this outcome by working with people and communities to enhance their ability to engage in the occupations they want to, need to, or are expected to do, or by modifying the occupation or the environment to better support their occupational engagement. (World Federation of Occupational Therapists, 2010)


Maureen’s particular interest is children -who are experiencing developmental delay- including ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorders) DCD (Developmental Co-ordination Disorder/Dyspraxia) and Sensory processing difficulties.

Some of the issues to contact the Occupational Therapist for advice on are :

Young Child/ Preschool Age  Feeding  Pre-writing skills  Sensory processing (struggling with sounds or clothing or food) Balance skills  Dressing  Play Turn taking  Emotional self-regulation Developing dressing skills Developing hand skills  Gross motor skills- rolling, sitting, crawling, walking, jumping, stairs, bikes etc.  Sleep.  Tummy time  Using two hands together


Primary School   Toileting-independence Self feeding- managing cutlery Handwriting- speed, accuracy, endurance Scissors Dressing- orientation, buttons, laces Balance Core strength Fitness and sports participation Calm behaviour Attention- maintaining and maximising Organisation – self, space, time, belongings Sensory processing  Using both sides of the body, using 2 sides together

Post Primary  Balance and co-ordination Social participation Support for State Examinations (Junior/Leaving Cert)  Handwriting vs Typing Attention Organisational abilities


If you would like further information or advice, please contact Maureen by phone or email. A medical referral is preferred to identify or exclude any medical issues. Parents will be asked to complete a background information sheet with details of the child’s developmental history, and information on their concerns.

Charlotte trained in Pilates in 2007 and since then has completed a number of specific courses in back-care Pilates, equipment based Pilates,  pre and post natal Pilates, reformer Pilates and BarreConcept. Charlotte always had a ‘bad-back’ from a weak core and playing too much  sport, she subsequently had back  surgery in 2008. Her recovery  was fast due to  her knowledge and experience in  Pilates. This has been of great benefit to her when  people who  attend her classes have similar experience of back pain. People of all ages and level, men and women are welcome to  attend her classes. Pilates is for everybody.

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Book directly  with  Charlotte on  087 2162619


Mary O’Connor : Wellness Coach, LLM.. MSc.

Mary O’Connor is a Mayo Clinic Certified Wellness Coach. Previously Mary worked as a lawyer in Ireland and Silicon Valley, California. She knows what it is like to have a lot of stress and pressure in life. She also knows from first-hand experience how difficult it can be to put yourself first when it comes to your health and feeling good.

Wellness Coaching:

* Are you tired and stressed?

* Do you have a hard time putting yourself first?

* Would you like to prioritize certain things in your life so that you are more in control of your life and are happier?

* Would you like to be exercising a little more and feeling healthier?

These are some of the situations that I can help you with as a Wellness Coach.

The focus in wellness coaching is not to provide a quick fix. Rather it is to help you make long-lasting healthy lifestyle changes:

* I discuss and work with you on anything that impacts on your health, fitness, and general feeling of well-being.

* I help you to prioritize what’s important to you in your life. For instance, spend more time with family and friends, get out more socially, build more confidence and self-belief, and feel better about yourself in general.

* In particular:

o Managing stress and overwhelm.

o How to implement priorities in your life so that you can have a happier and more satisfying life.

o Creating more contentment in life.

o Developing better fitness.

o Weight and healthier eating.

o Fatigue and low energy.

For expert advice on keeping yourself feeling as healthy as possible, contact Mary at 083 1444 888 to make an appointment.


Maria McKenna

Dr. Maria  McKenna: Janus Medical

Dr. Maria McKenna is a Medical  Practitioner with almost 20 years experience, now working in  Waterford City. She has a Diploma in  Practical  Dermatology from  Cardiff University, where she is also  a clinical  tutor and examiner. She completed her training in  cosmetic procedures as an  Advanced Injector in London and has also  trained in  Brighton and Dublin. For expert advise on how we can help you  achieve a fresher look, contact us today. Evening appointments also  available.

Cosmetic services:

We use the best market leading products for anti-wrinkle injections and an award winning range of dermal  fillers. All our dermal fillers contain local  anaesthetic for a gentler approach.

Consultation  fee €60 with  fee fully  redeemable for any same day treatment.

Anti-wrinkle injections start from €150

We offer our patients complimentary review appointment two  weeks after treatment to  ensure you  are completely happy  with the results.

Areas treated: frown  lines,  crow’s feet, forehead lines and lower face. Results usually  last 3-5 months.

Dermal fillers start from €300 (including complimentary  2 week  follow up).

Areas treated: fine lines, lip  shaping/volumising, cheeks, nasolabial folds. results typically  last 9-12 months.

To make an  appointment with  Janus Medical contact: 087 4220083