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Marjolijn (Marilyn) Walsh, Née Erbé, was born and raised in The Netherlands and obtained her Bachelor's diploma in physiotherapy in 1991 at the International Academy for Physiotherapy in Utrecht, The Netherlands. After graduation she moved to Switzerland, where she worked in a Neurological Rehabilitation Centre and was further trained in Bobath/NDT and Orthopaedic Manual Therapy Concept. The clinic also specialized in treating patients with chronic back pain and whiplash injuries of the neck.

After 5 years Marjolijn  moved back to The Netherlands and worked across the Border in Germany in private practice. Here she focused mainly on children with developmental delay and was further trained in NDT/Bobath-concept for children. the other part of the job consisted in treating patients with acute and chronic pain  and musculo-skeletal injuries. At the same time she was one of the initiators of the Assistance Dog for Disabled programme "Eurodog", which after a very successful start merged with two other Dutch Assistance dogs Programmes into "Hulphond Nederland" (Assistance Dog Netherlands).

To allow her to be more involved in this, she changed her workplace to a Nursing home in The Netherlands, where she provided physiotherapy to a group of younger residents, aged 18-65, with neurological deficits and also worked 2 days a week in private practice.

A change in life's circumstances saw her move to Ireland in 2001, where she worked in Mayo General Hospital for four years and eventually had the lead-physiotherapy role in ICU, Male Surgical Wards, and also Maternity and Gynaecology wards. Many postgraduate courses turned her treatments for respiratory problems to best evidence based best practice . Marjolijn's Irish husband then managed to whisk her away to New Zealand for 9.5 years, where they had their four children.

In New Zealand Marjolijn continued to bring her vast experience to good use, first in a Rehabilitation Unit for people who had obtained traumatic brain injury, and then in a large teaching hospital in Hamilton on the Cardio-Thoracic and Vascular Ward. After the birth of her twins she switched work-focus and worked as a senior physiotherapist on Medical Wards, the Acute Medical Assessment Unit and Emergency Department. In New Zealand Marjolijn upskilled again and expanded her programme with Stott Pilates training, (beginner and intermediate Mat work), and the Kinesio-Taping method.

She returned back to Ireland, her country of choice, with her husband and family early 2015 and has taken up private work in July of that year.

Her broad range of experiences in  five different countries is quite unique and has seen Marjolijn develop in a very experienced clinician with fine people skills. It also gives Marjolijn the advantage of being able to treat a wide range of conditions, from respiratory to neurological, acute and chronic pain conditions, sports- and other injuries and geriatrics with its own health-challenges. In her work Marjolijn combines her professional  knowledge with a healthy dose of common sense. It is her goal to get her patients to understand their condition, and to teach them skills to optimize their  independence and quality of life.

  

 

 

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