Jenny Branigan is a graduate of physiotherapy from UCD (2000) and achieved 1st Class Honours in her Masters in Sports Medicine from Trinity College Dublin in 2002. Jenny received a Graduate Certificate in Orthopaedic Manual Therapy from Curtin University in Perth, Australia (2005). Jenny was awarded her Level 3 Accreditation in Sports Physiotherapy from the ISCP in 2010 in recognition of her high level of postgraduate education and experience in this area. Jenny is also a certified STOTT Pilates Instructor (2007) and trained in the use of Dry Needling.
Jenny has featured regularly in the media, on RTE 1 on the Mooney Show and on Marian Finucane’s Ask the Expert, as well as on Morning Ireland and the Pat Kenny show on Newstalk.
She has published numerous articles in the National newspapers and magazines, such as the Irish Times, Irish Independent, Irish Examiner, Irish Runner and Maternity & Infant magazines.
Jenny has extensive experience as a sports physiotherapist working in the high paced and pressurised environment of team sport. She worked with the FAI from 2006 – 2017 and was Team Physiotherapist to the Irish Women’s National Team.
Before that she was lead Physiotherapist for Trinity College Rugby (DUFC) 1st XV in the AIL for 5 years. Jenny started out as team physiotherapist with hockey teams at Collegiate (UCD), Interprovincial (Leinster) and International level (Irish U16 boys, Irish U18 boys, U21 women).
Jenny has been an active member of the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists. She was their media spokeperson for World Physio Day in 2015. She served as Secretary and Chairperson of the Chartered Physiotherapists in Sports and Exercise Medicine (CPSEM) group. She also served as Chairperson and a founding member of the Accreditation Committee which developed the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapist’s Accreditation system, for Physiotherapists working in Elite Sport.
Jenny has guest lectured at UCD and RSCI in the past few years on their undergraduate physiotherapy programmes.
In January 2018 Jenny was appointed by the Minister for Health to the Physiotherapists Registrations Board at CORU.