Conor completed a BSc in Microbiology in Trinity College Dublin in 2014 and worked within clinical and commercial laboratories for a number of years. However, it was after seeking physiotherapy treatment for musculoskeletal injuries that he decided to return to study physiotherapy, a career he had aspired to participate in since a young age.
Conor enrolled in the MSc. Physiotherapy Professional Qualification program at the University of Limerick in 2019. During this qualification, Conor completed student clinical placements in Midlands Regional Hospital, Portlaoise, St. Columba’s Rehabilitation Hospital, Kilkenny, and St. Luke’s General Hospital Kilkenny. These placements involved ICU/CCU, surgical & medical rehabilitation, outpatients, care of the elderly, cardiorespiratory (including cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation), and stroke & neurology.
Upon graduating in 2021, Conor began his physiotherapy career in MSK-specific private practice. He then joined the HSE, working in Midlands Regional Hospital, Portlaoise in the Outpatients Department. It was in this role that Conor encountered many people living with neurological conditions and he hoped to expand his knowledge, clinical experience and skillset within this population. When he saw that Axon Rehab were expanding their clinical team, he grabbed his opportunity to develop his career in neurological rehabilitation with both hands and joined the team in November 2022.
Conor has a keen interest in upper and lower limb rehabilitation, particularly in stroke, Parkinson’s disease and spinal cord injury populations. The prospect of combining the advanced rehabilitation technology found at Axon Rehab and his own clinical skills as a physiotherapist to help others is something that excites and drives his enthusiasm.
In his spare time, Conor enjoys attending the gym, hiking, running the (very) odd marathon, supporting Manchester United (through thick and thin) and going to the cinema.