About Us

BodyRight Chartered Physiotherapy

Our team of highly skilled Chartered Physiotherapists specialise in a broad range of Physiotherapy treatments and condtions. We currently have two clinics, 27 Fair St, Drogheda and Berkeley St, Phibsborough Dublin 7.

We hold pilates classes in a modern studio at the Fair St clinic, designed for those with back/neck pain and other injuries. Our Pregnancy Pilates classes are a wonderful way to stay fit and healthy, and prepare for labour.

Home Care Visits Also Available

BodyRight Physiotherapists can assess and analyse the effect of injury, inactivity, illness and disability on your functional ability. This may be the result of conditions including respiratory, cardiovascular, orthorpaedic or neurological.

We design a treatment programme specifically for you based on your functional ability and personal aims or goals. Progress will be regularly reviewed and treatment modified to help you achieve the best outcome possible.

Our Ethos:

We at BodyRight Physiotherapy provide experienced and skilled Chartered Physiotherapists, who are committed to delivering the very best service to our clients.

Our Team

Sarah Plunkett


Sarah graduated from UCD in 2001 as a Chartered Physiotherapist where she performed research into the effects of exercise on Ostoeporosis. She is a member of the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists, and the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates institute. She worked in the Mater Hospital Dublin for several years before working in private sports clinics in Dublin, and in 2006 she opened BodyRight Chartered Physiotherapy Clinic in Drogheda.

Sarah has studied extensively on post-graduate courses and uses a wide variety of techniques i.e. manual therapy (including joint manipulation), massage, exercise therapy, electrotherapy, kinesio taping, kinetic control, Pilates, Orthotic Prescription, and Dry Needling. She also uses Pilates and postural re-education in order to achieve the best results for her patients

Gareth Duffy

Practice Manager

Gareth is the Practice Manager at BodyRight Physiotherapy. His responsibilities include all business activities for BodyRight such as Marketing, Accounting, Purchasing and Client Relations. Gareth is married to Sarah with 3 children and lives in Grangebellew, Co Louth, spliting his time between the Drogheda and Phibsboro clinics.

Gareth has an honors degree in Marketing & Management from DIT and has 10 years experience in SME management within different business sectors. If a client requires any information regarding promotions, pricing of services or account queries, Gareth can be contacted at either the Drogheda or Dublin clinics.

Caroline Gavin


Caroline studied science at undergraduate level and graduated with an honours degree in Anatomy from NUI Galway. She completed her Masters Degree in Physiotherapy from Queen Margaret University College in Edinburgh in 2005.

She then worked in Mallow General Hospital in Cork and St. Vincent’s University Hospital in Dublin, completing rotations in Musculoskeletal Outpatients, Respiratory and Stroke Rehabilitation.

She began her Modified Pilates training in 2008 and joined Sarah’s team in January 2009. She was worked in private practice since then, with a special interest in sports injuries and Modified Pilates.

Robert Brodigan


Robert graduated from The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland as a Chartered Physiotherapist. Since then Robert has completed all of his rotations in Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda. Robert gained a vast amount of experience in the acute setting in areas such as respiratory care, stroke and neurological rehab and post operative management and rehab.

Since joining the BodyRight Team in 2014 Robert developed a keen interest in Modified pilates, completing the APPI modified Pilates instructor course and is now teaching in our Drogheda clinic. Robert has a special interest in sports injury rehab and enjoys working with athletes. Robert uses a wide range of techniques from manual therapy and manipulation to dry needling and exercises prescription when taking a patient through their rehab process.

Shamsa Doyle

MISCP (Pediatrics)

Shamsa Doyle is a chartered physiotherapist (MISCP) and mother of three. She graduated from Trinity College in 2002 with a B.Sc (Physio). She is a member of the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists (MISCP) and was also registered with the New Zealand Board of Physiotherapists (NZRP) while working there for a year. Shamsa is passionate about working with children and has ten years of experience working in pediatrics.

She has worked with children of all ages with varying levels of physical issues/ diagnoses in settings ranging from clinics, school and home. Prior to joining the team at Bodyright Physiotherapy she worked in an early intervention assessment and intervention team in Dublin. Shamsa qualified as an International Association of infant massage baby massage instructor (CIMI) in 2011.

She qualified as a birthlight baby yoga instructor in 2013. She is also a sling consultant, qualifying with the trageschule school of babywearing in 2013. Shamsa strives to provide a warm supportive environment where parents can bring their children for physiotherapy intervention.

Ciara Ryan

Nutritional Therapist at BodyRight Drogheda Dip NT mNTOI

Ciara is a nutritional therapist with a passion for the power of a wholesome, unprocessed diet for optimum health and wellbeing and the therapeutic effect of particular foods for specific health conditions.

She graduated with a distinction from Institute of Health Sciences in 2012 and is a member of NTOI the professional organisation representing nutritional therapists in Ireland. (www.ntoi.ie).

Nutritional Therapy is an evidence-based approach and focuses on treating the body as a whole, while seeking the root source of health concerns rather than simply treating the symptoms.

Ciara offers personalised diet and lifestyle recommendations tailored to your individual health needs and goals. This includes carefully chosen dietary recommendations, practical meal plans and recipes, dietary supplement suggestions as well as tips and support on how to incorporate the changes into your lifestyle.

Her areas of interest include digestive and gut health, hormonal imbalances and women’s health.

Ciara is available at BodyRight Physiotherapy Clinic Drogheda for enquiries please call: 0877955509 or email: info@ciararyannutrition.com

Michelle Ni Ghrainne

Occupational Therapist specialising in Paediatrics

Michelle is a Clinical Specialist  Occupational Therapist specialising in Paediatrics.  She has worked in paediatrics since qualifying from the renowned  St Loye’s School Of occupational Therapy, University of Exeter, Devon in 2000. Michelle has worked both within the HSE and NHS systems in a wide variety of settings e.g. special schools, mainstream schools, ASD Units, community based teams both Early intervention and School Age and also within the Paediatric Hospital setting.

Michelle is passionate about making Occupational Therapy practical and easily transferrable to the home setting, where she believes the most gains can be made to a child’s development. A key component of Michelle’s work is parent/carer education and this joint working underpins her whole practice.

Michelle has extensive experience in a range of paediatric conditions within the 0-18 year old caseload ie Autism, Dyspraxia, Intellectual and Physical Disability, ADHD/ADD, Developmental Delay etc.

While Michelle enjoys the wide variety and mixture of her work, one area of particular interest is Dyspraxia. She has completed extensive training and research in the area. She believes when this difficulty is highlighted early in a child’s life and targeted OT intervention completed, a significant and lifelong improvement can be made to a child’s day to day  functioning.

Michelle has continued to update her training regularly throughout her career and has undertaken courses both within Ireland and the UK relevant to her paediatric practice. She  is a member of both the Irish and British Association of Occupational Therapists, and has held committee roles within the Paediatric Subgroups of both.

To book an appointment with Michelle or discuss a query you may have about your child please contact her directly on 087-9738870 or michellenighrainneot@gmail.com.

Cillian O Shaughnessy


Cillian completed a BSc (hons) degree in Physiology at University College Dublin before moving to Newcastle upon Tyne in the UK to complete a MSc in Physiotherapy at Northumbria University. Upon graduating, Cillian worked within the Newcastle upon Tyne NHS Hospitals Trust for two years. 

Cillian then worked within a private Sports Injury Clinic in Newcastle for two years where he worked closely with the athletes of both Northumbria and Newcastle Universities, with responsibility for the Northumbria University Men’s Rugby Union 1st XV who compete in the top league of UK University Rugby.

Cillian furthered his experience by working in New Zealand for two years in both private practice and high performance sport including rugby and rowing. Cillian has a keen interest in orthopaedic rehabilitation, running injuries and tendinopathies as well as a range of musculoskeletal conditions. His interest in sports physiotherapy has been complemented by completion of a number of relevant courses including soft tissue massage, acupuncture/dry needling, taping as well as Matwork Pilates with APPI.

Cillian also has a special interest in Men’s Health Physiotherapy with an emphasis on rehabilitation following a prostate cancer diagnosis or treatment. Cillian has a keen interest in all sports especially rugby, Gaelic games and football. He has played rugby in both Ireland and the UK, and represented his home province at underage level. 

Cillian prides himself on providing top quality physiotherapy advice and treatment to all patients at BodyRight Physiotherapy.