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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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.

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


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