Meet the Team

Ronan Caorlan

Ronan Carolan

B.Sc. (Physio), H.Dip (Acupuncture), B.Ed. (Teaching), M.I.S.C.P.

CORU: PT030821

Ronan qualified in physiotherapy (Hons) from Trinity College Dublin in 1996 and is a member of the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists.

He worked in The Adelaide & Meath, Tallaght and Cavan Hospitals and gained valuable experience in the HSE working across a wide range of disciplines including orthopaedics, care of the elderly, respiratory medicine, stroke rehabilitation and paediatrics.

Ronan completed a Higher Diploma in Acupuncture (UCD) in 2001 and APPI Pilates training in 2004. He continues to specialise in the areas of musculoskeletal pain, on which he has completed numerous postgraduate courses. He recently has completed post graduate courses on the assessment and treatment of the tempero-mandibular joint (jaw), vestibular rehabilitation (vertigo) and concussion

Ronan is resident physiotherapist in Kilmainhamwood Nursing Home, Co. Meath since it opened in 2000.

Ronan has worked with athletes of all levels and disciplines throughout his career. He has worked as team physiotherapist to his club CLG Cuchulainn, Cavan Football Teams at all levels and many Ulster Railway Cup Teams.  He was lead physiotherapist with the Irish Compromise Rules (99-’02), travelling to Australia on two occasions, where he gained invaluable experience.

He provided physiotherapy cover for the Nepalese Special Olympics Team  during their stay in 2003 Special Olympics World Summer Games which were hosted in Dublin and continues to work Para Olympic Athletes to date. He is an active local coordinator of the Health Ireland ‘Physical Family Fun’ initiative.

Ronan had a 14 year playing career with the Cavan Senior Gaelic Football Team. He was a member of the successful Cavan Ulster Championship Team in 1997. He represented Ulster, winning 4 Railway Cup medals. Since his retirement he has held many administrative and coaching positions within his home club, Clg Cuchulainn. He is chairman of Clg Cuchulainn since 2014.

Ronan worked on the GAA Medical Scientific and Welfare Committee (’06-15), GAA Youth Committee (’15-‘17). He was the director general’s nominated member of the Player Welfare Research Steering Committee in Croke Park, which produced the first ESRI produced research on the demands on the modern day intercounty gaelic athlete. He is an active member of organising post graduate continuous professional development courses and meetings for the sports medicine professionals.