In 1997, Hope completed a four year degree in Physiotherapy at Trinity College Dublin. A year later she completed a full time Masters in Sports Medicine and Exercise Physiology under Professor Moira O’ Brien and Bernard Donne, again at Trinity College. After a number of years Hope then undertook a PostGrad Cert in Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapy in Sheffield Hallam University in the UK. Most recently in 2013, Hope has been certified as an Advanced Practice Heart Failure Physiotherapist.
Over the years Hope has lectured at undergraduate level in both Royal College of Surgeons and Trinity and at Masters level in both Trinity and Sheffield Hallam University.
Hope has worked with the many Irish Hockey teams, the highlight being the World Cup in Tasmania in 2001, as well as Irish cricket teams and Irish athletics teams. She was also physiotherapist to Rathnew GAA for 5 years, including their Leinster Championship win, Wicklow Rugby team for 2 years and has worked with many top level Irish Equestrian competitors. Hope is also an Athletics Ireland Little Athletics Coach.
Hope first trained as a Pilates teacher in 1999 with Lynn Robinson, through the UK training provider Body Control Pilates. Since then Hope has trained hundreds of patients and athletes both Rehabilitative and Sports Performance Pilates. Hope has done further Pilates training in the areas of Pregnancy and Post Natal care in the UK. Most recently Hope has become the first Irish person to complete the Pilates for Children course taught through Body Control Pilates.
Hope is also a busy Mum to 2 little boys and a baby girl.
In 1999 Sarah completed a three year degree in Sport Science and Biology at St. Mary’s University College, Strawberry Hill. She then worked for a year as a therapies assistant at the Devonshire Hospital in London before going back to university to study for her degree in Physiotherapy. She completed her BSc Physiotherapy in 2003 at Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (with 1st class honours).
Since qualifying, Sarah has worked as a physiotherapist in a variety of settings, resulting in a diverse range of experience. She has taught on cardiac rehabilitation and pulmonary rehabilitation programmes, instructed in manual handling and patient handling, as well as working with medical and post operative orthopaedic, cardiac and general surgery patients. She is currently a Senior Cystic Fibrosis Physiotherapist in St. Vincent’s University Hospital.
She has been practicing and teaching Pilates for many years, understanding the benefits to posture, core stability and movement. Recently, Sarah has spent time training in London to further enhance her Pilates skills.
Sarah is Mum to 3 young boys.