Carol Hegarty MCSP HCPC

Carol graduated from Leeds Beckett University with a Physiotherapy Masters Degree in January 2020. Before becoming a Physiotherapist, she completed her Undergraduate Degree in Athletic Therapy and Training from Dublin City University (2012-2016) where her passion for functional human movement and the impact of injury was ignited.

As an athletic therapist Carol has worked with numerous sports teams including football, Gaelic football, rugby and rugby league in both the UK and Ireland. Currently, as a physiotherapist Carol works with the Barnsley Football Club Academy. During this work she provides pitch side first aid, pre and post-match treatments, pre-habilitation and rehabilitation programs for individual team members and the team as a whole.

Carol has also worked with individual athletes including marathon runners, strong man athletes and recreational athletes to help them overcome injury and maximise performance in their sport and daily life. It was this that inspired Carol to undertake her masters in physiotherapy as the scope of practice allows her to treat and engage with people from all walks of life, realising that people are far more then just their athletic identity. Carol is motived by treating the person as a whole being rather than solely focusing on the injury.

Carol’s passion lies in sport. She has competed at a high level playing Gaelic football for County Mayo at senior level and captained the U23 team to All-Ireland Glory. She also played international football, representing Ireland at the U19 European Championships. Throughout her undergraduate Carol Received a sports scholarship.

In her free time, Carol enjoys keeping fit and active, she goes to the gym and plays football for Hugh O’Neills Ladies Gaelic Football Team. Carol also has a keen passion for music coming from a musical family, she plays guitar and piano.