Bio for :
Joseph Devlin, H.Dip, ANMPT
A keen rugby player in his 20’s, Joseph experienced many of the common injuries associated with this sport, from damaged and overworked muscles to broken bones. His interest in the body’s healing process was peaked after a fracture had required an operation and several months in cast and rehab. His mind was made up, he wanted to help others with their injuries…
After Graduating from the National Training Center of Ireland in 2006 with a National Qualification in Massage, Remedial and NeuroMuscular Therapy. He went on to complete two years of the physiotherapy degree at the Robert Gordon University In Aberdeen Scotland, graduating with Higher Diploma in Health Profession Studies.
He followed on this training with qualifications In Sports First Aid, Dry Needling, Cupping and Advanced Soft Tissue and Injury Management.
He founded the Aberdeen Sports Massage Clinic whilst at University and over his seven years in Aberdeen, built up a solid reputation for his service to the sporting population of the shire,
Including being contracted to the Aberdeen Football Club and the University Sports Scholarship Athletes. He was a member of the Scottish Institute of Sport, Massage Providers Network and was invited to work with team Scotland at their home games in 2014.
He also worked with the Scottish and Irish, International Men’s Rugby Squads, travelling to Croatia with the Scottish Men’s Football squad. He was a part of the London 2012 Olympic support team, working with Women’s football.
He has tutored and lectured in Sports & Massage Therapy with the Scottish Massage schools.
After he left Aberdeen he spent some time travelling, during that time he tutored students of Yoga in anatomy, physiology and clinical practice in Goa India.
Since his return to Ireland, he practices in Restore Campden st on Tuesdays and Yoga Dublin, Ranelagh, Fridays and occasional Saturdays.
Benefits for His Clients:
He works with a range of clients, from varied backgrounds, usually who take part in sports, have an active hobby, workplace or lifestyle.
Commonly field Sports Athletes such as those who play Rugby, Football and GAA, use his services to keep up with a demanding season filled with training and contact competition.
Endurance athletes such as runners, cyclists and triathletes regularly get sports massage sessions to “Iron out “ knots in muscles that get overused in training and events.
He has assisted many athletes to make a leap in class or to help them in their move from amateur to professional.
Commonly Joseph with injuries acquired by repetitive strain or overuse, where a physiotherapist may handle traumatic injuries, he works with muscles strained from overexertion, which have developed into poor movement patterns. Typically this involves working with tight quads, hamstrings, hips and backs, shoulders and necks.
Joseph calls upon his years of experience to assess posture and movement, educate his clients on specifically what would be of great benefit for them to focus on outside of their sessions.
Then working with pressure points, that are holding their overworked muscles into negative patterns of movement. He uses deep tissue massage, Dry needling, cupping and tissue release techniques to achieve a positive change in his client’s movement.
“My message one of finding stillness in the discomfort of life by the rehearsal of this during our practice. Where we listen to our bodies, to hear where the tension is held by our muscles.
We use our breath to activate the rest and digest part of our sympathetic nervous system, to calm the overactive mind that shouts at us to stop, through the practice of challenging the mind through the body. We retrain our brains to use the breath to become empowered to overcome that feeling of fear.
If we hold that fear out in front of us through simple techniques and using the breath, we empower our lungs with the air that calms the chatter in our inner monologue.
We empower our own repair process through the knowledge of where our tension sits and that we can breathe through those blockages.” – Joseph Jan 2018
Who is Joseph?
His interests outside clinic include rugby, hiking and spending time in nature, and sustainable music and movement, festivals.