Health Suites

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

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

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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BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy, Caledionian University, Glasgow

Fiona commenced her career in the Scottish National Health Service as a rotational junior gathering a broad range of experience including women’s health in the area of obstetrics and gynaecology.

Upon returning to Ireland Fiona worked as a senior physiotherapist in intensive care and surgery at St. Vincent’s hospital, Dublin and subsequently advanced her career in general & gynecological surgery and intensive care at the John Radcliffe NHS Trust, Oxford.

In 2012 Fiona trained as a manual handling instructor before taking up a post at Aut Even Hospital, Kilkenny as physiotherapy manager, manual handling trainer and lead physiotherapist to patients post gynaecological surgery. There Fiona provides education to patients on urinary, bowel and pelvic floor conditions, prolapse management and rehabilitation specific to patients needs. Her aim is to empower her patients to safely return to activity and resume their desired lifestyle. While continuing to enjoy her work in Kilkenny Fiona has chosen to step away from management and focus on clinical work in the area of women’s health. Ongoing CPD activity allow her to grow and develop skills and knowledge in this specialist area while continuously striving to offer the most current evidence based treatments to patients. Fiona’s experience in the acute medical sector combined with her keen interest in exercise, including a Pilates-based rehabilitation approach, provide her with an excellent understanding of the importance of physiotherapy in optimising women’s health conservatively and, where necessary, post-surgery. Fiona is a firm believer of the positive relationship between fitness and a healthy lifestyle on a woman’s overall wellbeing.

Fiona is a member of Chartered Physiotherapists in Women’s Health and Continence (CPWHC) and the Pelvic, Obstetric and Gynaecological Physiotherapy (POGP) group.

To make an appointment with Fiona contact her on 086 2164831


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 8948222
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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


Registered Dietician

Aoife Hearne is a registered dietitian and a member of the Irish Nutrition and Dietetic Institute, the professional body for dietitians in Ireland. Aoife went to the United States on an athletic scholarship where she studied nutrition at The University of Tennessee. She went on to complete a dietetic internship at the world renowned Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston. After qualifying as a registered dietitian she worked as a clinical dietitian in Savannah, Georgia at Memorial Health University Medical Centre.

Aoife returned home from the United States in 2005 and established Nutrition Solutions in Waterford City. Since then, she has made a significant contribution to the South East’s medical infrastructure by providing a professional private nutrition consultancy service. Aoife works closely with local GP’s and also provides nutrition services to schools, industry, sports teams and community groups.

Aoife has a strong personal background in sport. She was a member of the national track and field team from 1994-2000 and was national senior champion in the 100m in 1997. In 2012 Aoife completed a master’s degree at Coventry University in Sports and Exercise Nutrition. She has worked with many elite athletes from a number of different sports including the Tipperary Senior Hurling panel from 2009 – present.

Aoife is a panel member of RTE’s Operation Transformation as the nutrition expert. Aoife was the first dietitian that was part of the TV show in the year it won an IFTA.

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Up-coming classes @Health  Suites, Waterford Medical  Centre:

  • Sports Nutrition for Coaches Tuesday 25th April 2017.
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome workshop 2nd May 2017 8pm :50euro per person- redeemable as Dietician visit on private health insurance.
  •  Eating for Type 2 Diabetes: 15euro per person Tuesday 9th May 2017.
  •  Bump2Baby  workshop- Saturday 24th June 2017: 80euro redeemable as Dietician visit on private health  insurance, includes free copy of Aoife’s new book- ‘The Plan’


To make an appointment for one to one consultations or group  education  sessions contact Aoife on  086 0875739

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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Now enrolling for beginners and prenatal  Pilates classes with  Charlotte starting Wednesday  26th  of April  2017 at   6pm and 7.15pm in Waterford Medical Centre Health  Suites.

Book directly  with  Charlotte on  087 2162619