Cayman Rehab has added physiotherapist Stephen Corridan to its growing team.
Mr. Corridan graduated from the University of Brighton with an Honors Degree in Physiotherapy and up until now his career has been based primarily in the National Health Service in Britain. During his seven years there, he gained experience in pediatrics, intensive care, stroke rehabilitation, elderly rehabilitation and fall prevention, trauma and orthopedics, and musculoskeletal outpatients.
He also worked with England’s national handball team and spent four years as physiotherapist and strength and conditioning coach to the Plymouth Parnells Gaelic football team. Prior to working in Britain, Mr. Corridan worked in a private practice in his hometown of Limerick in the Republic of Ireland.
His speciality is sports injury assessment, treatment and rehabilitation, and he has also gathered experience in dealing with non-sports-related musculoskeletal injuries. He says his main emphasis as a physiotherapist is getting his patients “back to where they want to be in a timely and safe manner.” Additionally, he advises on future injury prevention techniques.
Mr. Corridan said his passion for physiotherapy stems from a road traffic accident when he was 7 years old. This was when he had his first encounter with physiotherapy, which he underwent to help him walk again. As a keen sportsman, he said, he inevitably suffers injuries, so he can sympathize with his patients. He is a keen middle distance runner and also plays Gaelic football in Cayman.
Mr. Corridan recently completed the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists to keep his technique current and grow his skill set.
His other vocations are well grounded in sport, where he was a soccer coach for more than 10 years, coaching everywhere from Ireland and England to Switzerland, Ghana and South Africa. He also holds an Honors Degree in Physical Education, Sport Science and Biology.
Mr. Corridan has also started running a sports taping and fitness testing clinic at Cayman Rehab Service from 4-7 p.m. on Fridays, to assist athletes in the prevention of injury and preparation for their big events.