Ragu is a Chartered physiotherapist with nearly 13 years of experience in Paediatric Physiotherapy. He graduated from Dr. MGR medical University (India) in 2000 with a Bachelor’s degree in Physiotherapy and always wanted to work for disability population. He completed Diploma in Developmental Therapy in 2002 and gained Senior level experience working in SPASTICS Society Of Tamil Nadu,a Community Based Rehabilitation centre for Children with disabilities treating high risk infants and children with neurodevelopmental and orthopaedic issues.
Ragu is also a certified NDT/Bobath Physiotherapist having successfully completed 8 weeks specialised practical based intensive course in the management of Cerebral Palsy and other neurological disorders with NDTA, USA. He had interest in neonates and infant rehabilitation and so completed Baby Massage Instructor course at Dublin in 2011. Ragu later completed Masters in Paediatric Physiotherapy in SRM University, India.As part of the course he completed a research project/ thesis on ‘The Effects of Early Neonatal Massage and Therapeutic positioning in high risk infants on neurobehavioural and neurodevelopmental outcome''.He also attended many specialized courses which includes paediatric respiratory physiotherapy, Sensory Integration etc..
Ragu has been living in Ireland since 2007, working as a Senior Physiotherapist in Enable Ireland Early Intervention team treating children with Neurological and Musculoskeletal disorders. He has great ability to assess posture, biomechanical misalignment, movement patterns etc and practices evidence based therapy through intense hands on approach with appropriate follow up in bringing functional outcome and meeting needs. He offers support to parents in transferring therapy skills through home programme and strongly believes success through family participation and has developed a particular special interest towards people who has Cerebral Palsy and Stroke.
Ragu is a member of :
Irish Society of Charted Physiotherapists (ISCP); Health Profession council (HPC), Neurodevelopmental Therapy Association of America(NDTA), Sensory Integration Network UK and Ireland. He is also a member of the Certificate Infant Massage Instructor group and special interest group with Irish Association of Paediatric Physiotherapists (CPP).
Tamil graduated from the Dr. MGR medical University (India) with a Bachelor’s degree in Physiotherapy in 2006. Along the course she completed diploma in Yoga from Annamalai University. She completed her masters in Erasmus Mundus Masters in Adapted Physical Activity from the Katholeike University-Belgium/University of Limerick- Ireland in 2010. She further expanded her interest in the field of Orthopaedics and completed Certificate in Orthopedic Manual Therapy (COMPT) from the Ramachandra University-India/Michigan Institute of Therapeutic Sciences- Michigan,USA. She then underwent an intensive course in certificate of Manual Therapy (Mulligan, Mckenzie, Butler concepts etc) from the Capri Institute of Manual Therapy, Delhi.
Intially she started to work in the field of Paediatric Rehabilitation in a community based Rehabilitation centre and later expanded her interest in Orthopedic and Neurological disorders working in a clinical setup. She has a special interest in solving pain and dysfunction by using current evidence based therapy to restore a person’s maximum capability, working with people with any injury, as well as conditions like chronic back pain, postural problems, arthritis, and people recovering from surgery.
She has a keen interest in Yoga and believes it as a form of physical therapy practiced 1000 years ago which connects the body and mind resulting in physical wellbeing.
Tamil is a member of Irish Society of Charted Physiotherapists (ISCP)