LOUISE McQUAID
LOUISE McQUAID
Clinical Director and Principal Therapist
 
Louise is our Principal Occupational Therapist and Clinical Director and founder of Hand Kinetics. She is HCPC (UK) and CORU (S Ireland) registered. 

Louise graduated from the University of Ulster in 1992 beginning her hand therapy career in the Hand Trauma department of the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast.

Louise gained extensive hand therapy experience while working in the position of Senior Occupational Therapist in the National Burns, Plastics and Hand Trauma Unit in St James Hospital Dublin . Later she specialised in the treatment of conditions and progressive musculoskeletal diseases affecting the upper limb including significant experience in repetitive strain injuries. 

Louise has continued to be passionate about Hand therapy and has completed a number of dedicated accredited training courses. She is particularly interested in designing effective and comfortable splints and treatment programmes that are tailored to patient specific goals. 

QUALIFICATIONS
Graduated from University of Ulster with BSc Hons Occupational Therapy in 1992
and from Dublin Institute of Technology 1997 with Dip in Health Services Management

Key accredited training qualifications:

1997 - 2017:
BAHT Level I "Hand Assessment"
BAHT Level II "Hand Trauma"
BAHT Level II "Optimising Soft Tissue Function"
Tim Watson "Electrotherapies including Therapeutic Ultrasound"
BAHT Level II "Splinting the Upper Extremity"
Kinesiology taping methods
BAHT Level II "Work Related Upper Limb Disorders"
ACCREDITATIONS
- British Association of Occupational Therapists (BAOT)
- Association of Occupational Therapists of Ireland (AOTI)
- British Association of Hand Therapists (BAHT)
- Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
- College of Occupational therapists special interest group
 
2017
Presented a master class on OA CMCj at the Irish Hand Surgeons Conference in Dublin.
2016
Presented as expert speaker on Radial Nerve Compression to the Irish Special Interest Group in Rheumatology.
2011
Presented as a guest speaker to the League of Health of Ireland on "Care of the shoulder during EXTEND classes".



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15 The Avenue, Burren, Warrenpoint. Co. Down. BT34 3XJ

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contactus@handkinetics.com
0044 28 4176 7238
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