This experience underpinned her interest in Podiatric Biomechanics as she recognized that regardless of the underlying medical condition good foot posture is essential to prevent mechanical pain, injury or ulceration due to adverse foot pressure and friction. Her Masters level training and expertise in lower limb biomechanics and musculoskeletal injuries provides the standard of Podiatric management at her clinic. As a podiatrist, her philosophy to clinical practice and multidisciplinary management of patients was fostered while working alongside the Physiotherapists at Dublin Physiotherapy clinic. Currently Mary receives ongoing referrals from Consultant Orthopaedic surgeons, Rheumatologists, Chartered physiotherapists, Osteopaths and GPs.
Mary believes in keeping up to date with all aspects of Podiatry from wound care to the management of Sports Injury Management. She actively seeks opportunities to increase her knowledge base and scope of practice. She has successfully completed post graduate training with podiatrist Ted Jedynak
in Foot mobilization therapy and Podiatric Acupuncture and dry needling with podiatrist Shane Toohey
. These skills have made a dramtic difference to the managment of Plantar fasciitis, Foot arthritis, Mortons Neuroma, Painful bunions, Shin splints, weak ankles and tendoniits.
Continual professional development is achieved by regular attendance at conferences and completion of postgraduate courses both nationally and at international level. Her Master’s Thesis investigated the changes in walking patterns that occur when different types of orthotic heel lifts are inserted into shoes and to see if orthotic materials influence the timing and rate of walking patterns.