Katie Hayes


Katie is a Senior Chartered Physiotherapist, she has a specialist interest in older persons rehabilitation and positive ageing. She is currently completing her Masters in Ageing Health and Disease in Cardiff University. Katie has extensive experience in rehabilitation in the areas of osteoporosis, neurodegenerative disorders and progressive resistance training. She is the former communications officer of the Chartered Physiotherapists in Neurology and Gerontology and is a regular speaker on the importance of resistance training in the older adult. She has contributed to national guidance and educational materials on behalf of the ISCP.

Katie designs and instructs the Progressive Resistance Training classes in a purpose built gym. She is a firm believer in a fun approach to exercise and is keen to help people achieve their goals.


  • Senior Physiotherapist in Aquatic Physiotherapy, Our Lady’s Hospice and Care services.

  • Senior Physiotherapist in the Community Reablement Unit, Our Lady’s Hospice and Care services.

  • Chartered Physiotherapist in Our Lady’s Hospice and Care Services, gaining a range of experience in Rheumatology, Orthopaedics, Chronic pain, oncology and rehabilitation.

  • Chartered physiotherapist in Hydro Health, providing tailored hydrotherapy programs to patients with a variety of conditions.


  • Platform presentation Welsh BGS spring meeting March 2020 “Barriers to Sarcopenia Diagnosis in Physiotherapists in Ireland and Wales”.

  • Wrote guidance document “Guidance for Physiotherapists Working with Older People During and Post Cocooning” – This document was endorsed and promoted internationally by The World Confederation of Physiotherapists.

  • Published article in The Irish Independent “Growing Old is Inevitable, Growing Strong is a Choice.” Katie Hayes & Edel McDaid.

  • Delahunt E, Chawke M, Kelleher J, Murphy K, Prendiville A, Sweeny L, Patterson M (2013) Lower limb kinematics and dynamic postural stability in anterior cruciate ligament-reconstructed female athletes. J Athl Train. 2013 Mar/Apr; 48(2):172-85. doi: 10.4085/1062-6050-48.2.05. Epub 2013 Feb 20.

  • Delahunt E, Prendiville A, Sweeney L, Chawke M, Kelleher J, Patterson M, Murphy K (2012) Hip and knee joint kinematics during a diagonal jump landing in anterior cruciate ligament reconstructed females. J Electromyogr Kinesiol. Aug; 22(4):598-606. doi: 10.1016/j.jelekin.2012.02.009. Epub 2012 Apr 19.

  • Winner of the Best Poster Prize at the 8th Annual Scientific conference of the FSEM, RCPI, & RCSI: 2011.

Personal Sporting Profile

  • 2019 Winner Best team and Best female team Charles Midfud Cup, Malta on behalf Weightlifting Ireland.

  • 2017 National Champion, Weightlifting Ireland.

  • 2016 Leinster champion, 2nd place Irish nationals, Weightlifting Ireland.

  • 2015 National champion weightlifting Ireland.