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Karl Fullam

Lead Clinician ~ DBC @ University College Dublin

PhD, BSc (Physio), MISCP

Karl is presently the manager and lead clinician in DBC Belfield in University College Dublin. Throughout his PhD studies Karl worked clinically in DBC he has been a member of the team for 4 years. His PhD research was on elite athletes looking at dynamic balance and its association to injury prediction, he also worked for the IRFU, World Rugby and Support in Sport undertaking a biomechanical pitch evaluation of elite rugby union players first study of its kind in the world.

Karl's experience in research is invaluable as physiotherapy is a field where clinicians must keep up with evidence based research in an ever changing environment. Along with his clinic role Karl is the FAI U15 National Team Physiotherapist and the Head Physiotherapist with UCD Rugby's first XV Ulster Bank League Team. Previously he has worked in a multitude of field and court sports at international level. He has published and presented extensively worldwide and continues to be involved in research in UCD. Since starting his role in DBC and his extensive specialist training, Karl has developed a strong interest in complex back and neck pain patients. Understanding diagnosing and ultimately treating these patients. Karl has also forged personal relationships with some of the best musculoskeletal specialists and surgeons in the Dublin region.

Specialist Services/Interests:

  • Chronic Back & Neck Pain
  • Pre & Post Operative Back & Neck Rehabilitation
  • Rugby and Soccer injuries
  • Knee, Ankle, Shoulder & Wrist Post-Operative Rehabilitation
  • Elite Athlete Injury Assessment, Diagnosis, Treatment & Return to Play Protocol
  • Deep Dry Needling
  • Chronic Tendon Injuries & Shockwave Therapy
  • Accessible Specialist/Surgeon Referral Pathway when necessitated

Clinic Availability:

UCD:          Monday-Friday

Average New Appointment Wait Time:

1-3 Days

Assessment Session Charges:

  • Back/Neck 1 Hour Baseline Assessment: €140
  • 30 Min Physiotherap‍‍‍y Assessment: €60
  • Specialist Foot and Ankle Assessment 60 mins‍‍‍ €120

Discounted Sessions Available:

  • UCD staff: €50
  • UCD Gym Member: €50
  • UCD Student: €50
  • UCD Club: €45

Click here to get in touch to arrange your appointment

Ashleaf 01–465 2454 / Athlone 090-6475898 / Naas 045-87 4133 / UCD 01-716 3240 / ‍‍‍[email protected]