HealthcareDirect offers a friendly and professional service, and provides a holistic treatment approach catering for each patient and learners’ individual needs. We pride ourselves on maintaining the highest levels of professionalism, training and clinical excellence at all times through continuous professional development, ensuring that the student and patient receives the latest in theoretical, practical and technological advances. All our staff are fully qualified to degree or masters level and are full members of their professional body.
Clinical & Training Director
BiographyOur physiotherapy team is led by Annette Shanahan. Annette qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist from Nottingham School of Physiotherapy (University of Nottingham). She is specialised in Occupational Health and completed the Diploma in Safety Health and Welfare at Work from University College Dublin. Her clinical specialism is the rehabilitation of injured workers, particularly those with chronic low back pain.
She completed a MSc in Primary Care, First Class Honours in Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, (RCSI) Dublin and was a part-time lecturer in Occupational Health in RCSI. She undertook post-graduate study in the USA and qualified as a Functional Capacity Evaluator and introduced this system of injury assessment to Ireland. She frequently acts as an Expert Witness.
Annette is a member of IOSH, the Irish Ergonomics Society and has completed the Certificate in Training and Continuing Education from NUI Maynooth. Annette has served as President of the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists, Royal College of Surgeons, Dublin.
BiographyMairead graduated from University of Limerick with a Bachelors Degree in Engineering .
Mairead specialises in the areas of Quality and Process Improvement and completed Diplomas in Quality Management & Finance and Taxation. She worked in the hi tech sector for twenty years primarily in IBM, Fujitsu, Biomedical Research & Tellabs before moving to the healthcare service sector. Mairead's background is in driving Operational Excellence and brings a wealth of experience in this area to the business in terms of providing the best possible services to our clients in the most cost effective and efficient way. Mairead works closely with the Customer Care , Business Development and Sales and Administration team to ensure that our operational processes run well, our client requirements are heard and implemented and our service delivery is excellent.
BiographyJames graduated from The Robert Gordon University of Aberdeen where he attained a Bachelors Degree in Physiotherapy. He has gained significant clinical and mentoring experience throughout his career working in a number of NHS trusts in the South of England as well as in the private sector. He has particular clinical experience in musculo-skeletal/orthopaedic and neurological specialisms in community, rehab, care home, outpatient and acute hospital settings.
James has completed university tutor training with the University of Southampton, Coventry University and University of Brighton. He has also completed training in team leadership and peer mentorship in order to support physios in clinical practice. He is a member of the ISCP and is registered with CORU, the Irish Health and Social Care Professions regulator, and the HCPC in the UK.
Dr. Farhat Aslam
Clinical Manager - Physiotherapy
086 025 1549
BiographyFarhat completed her Degree in Physiotherapy at King Edward Medical University, Lahore in 2004 where she graduated with First Class Honors and later went on to complete her Doctor of Physiotherapy degree at the same university in 2011. She is a Member of the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists (ISCP), registered with CORU, the Irish Health and Social Care Professions Regulator, Health Professional Council (HCPC) and Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) United Kingdom.
Farhat is has extensive experience of working in private and public healthcare sectors in both the UK and Ireland.
She has particular clinical experience in MSK, sports injuries, elective orthpaedics, care of elderly, A&E, neuro rehabilitation, admission avoidance, in busy hospital and clinic environments.
Occupational Therapist Manager
085 870 5337
BiographyConan graduated from University of Essex where he completed a Master degree (MSc) in Occupational Therapy. He worked in the NHS gaining a vast amount of knowledge and skills in the assessment and treatment of a wide range of conditions in both acute inpatient and community settings. Conan has completed additional training courses including Specialised Seating, Cognition and People Moving & Handling. He is an active member on the AOTI.
Conan has a keen interest in service improvement and developing others. He has participated in Leadership and Supervision training courses. Conan’s role in Healthcare Direct involves supporting the clinical development of our Occupational Therapists through supervision, training and joint session’s onsite. As part of the management team Conan engages with staff and clinical sites to conduct service audits and reviews.
Business Development & Customer Care Manager
BiographyGeorge joined PhysioDirect in January 2010, later to become Healthcare Direct.
Having worked initially for 17 years in the hi-tech multinational sector, he has since gained over 10 years experience in the service sector in Ireland. George’s aim is to build long lasting business relationships with Healthcare Direct clients with a strong focus on transparency and following through on commitments.
Using his operational and customer service background he works closely with our clients to find service solutions to meet their unique requirements.
Should you have any queries regarding any of the services provided by Healthcare Direct, then please don’t hesitate to contact George.
Administrator (Clinical Services)
BiographyMary joined Healthcare Direct in 2011 and provides support in the areas of Clinical Administration and Accounts. Mary is the central point of contact for organising Private Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy and Speech & Language appointments. She also ensures that all our clients have the necessary staff back up documentation. Mary manages all client invoicing and accounts receivable.
You can contact Mary on 1850 749746.
Administrator (Clinical Services)
Ann provides support in the areas of Clinical Administration and Accounts. She also manages all client invoicing and accounts receivable.
Please contact Ann on 1850 749746