In 2007 Mary was the sole recipient in Ireland of the title of specialist in Sports Medicine award. This award was presented at the 2007 Annual conference of the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists. This was presented in recognition of her experience on Sports, Bio-mechanics and Spinal Physiotherapy treatment in a range of athletes. In 2010 she also received level three sports accreditation for achieving the International Federation of Sports Physiotherapy highest level.
Graduated in 1999 with Honours in a Bachelors of Science degree in Physiotherapy and joined the Chartered Society of physiotherapy and the Irish society of chartered physiotherapy.
Mary recently completed her post-graduate studies with sports oracle. This is an international course on elite sports medicine instructed by world leaders of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
Diploma in Sports Psychology with Distinction.
Diploma in Diet, Fitness and Health with Distinction.
Certificate in spinal manual therapy.
Mary has completed an extensive number of chartered physiotherapy postgraduate courses including spinal manual therapy, biomechanics and acupuncture.
Designated chartered physiotherapist for the Athletic Association of Ireland (AAI) and Irish Olympic team including professional athletes 2000-2012.
Mary has also lectured on anatomy, physiology and injury prevention for UCC.
Involved in Munster rugby senior and developmental squads from 2001 to 2003 seasons with Nikki Davies.
Provided physiotherapy for Paralympic games (1999) and Special Olympics.
Completed training as an expert witness for medical-legal court cases.