The O’Reilly Centre was founded in 2006 to provide physiotherapy to cancer and lymphedema patients and to provide cancer rehab courses to cancer rehab clinicians, the multidisciplinary team and the support community, in public and private settings to make cancer rehabilitation equally accessible to cancer survivors living in urban and in rural and coastal communities.
Founder Siobhan is a cancer rehab physiotherapist and a breast cancer survivor who loves to be active. Siobhan hikes, skies and swims. She graduated from School of Physiotherapy, University College Dublin (UCD) in 1981, has Masters degrees in public administration from New York University and in sports physiotherapy also from UCD and a Certified Lymphedema Therapist (Norton School). Siobhan has taken CPD courses and preceptorships with leading cancer rehab and lymphedema clinicians in Ireland, Germany and the US.
The O’ Reilly Centre’s mission is to provide accessible cancer rehab courses to physiotherapists and the multidisciplinary team, online and in-person.
Our vision is for patients to have access to high quality cancer rehab clinicians, close by where they live and work, including in rural and coastal communities.
Key words include: Equity, access, awareness of the adverse effects of cancer treatments, evidenced based rehab, self-care practices, exercise, fitness, patient outcomes, quality of life and cost savings.