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2 Merrion Rd, Ballsbridge
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Mon - Friday: 7AM - 7PM

Our Vision

To provide cutting-edge Physiotherapy and Pilates in our Ballsbridge Location. Laura’s dedication to continued professional development guarantees that she will provide the most up to date treatments and rehabilitation techniques. PREP Physio believes in adapting to your lifestyle needs and ensuring Physiotherapy or Pilates adapts to your lifestyle not the other way around.

Our Philosophy

PREP Physio is committed to providing high quality outpatient Physio or Pilates sessions In our state of the art Ballsbridge Location. We have full access to gym equipment.

We take extra time in making sure you understand the cause of the problem. You will understand by the end of the first session what the treatment plan is and how you will achieve your goals. We believe in developing programs and setting goals that fit with your busy lifestyle. We believe in encouraging lifelong exercise for mental and physical wellbeing. No matter how busy your life is we can work with you to achieve your goals. Whether this is a long-term or short-term goal Laura will work with you to set a time frame to get you pain free and moving better.

Our Mission

We are committed as primary healthcare professionals to help our clients resume or kickstart their health, fitness, and well-being goal.

High Quality

Laura is educated to a master’s level and has worked within Scottish Golf, the Institute of Sport, Scottish Rugby Union and has over 10+ years in private practice. You are in safe hands. Whatever your goals might be we want to help you achieve them

Patient Care

PREP Physiotherapy will use a hands-on treatment approach however exercise will always remain at the forefront on all rehabilitation programs. At PREP Physio you will be given a home exercise program so speed up your recovery this enables you to become an active participant in your recovery and future physical health.

Professional Service

Laura has over 10 years of clinical experience and a passion for helping our community stay active.

about us


Meet the Team

Laura Bhreathnach – Managing Director and Senior Physiotherapist

Laura Bhreathnach

Laura is the Principal Physiotherapist here at PREP Physiotherapy. She has a wealth of experience in private practice and sport in the UK and Ireland. Laura qualified with a BSc in Physiotherapy in 2010 from the Robert Gordon University in Scotland. Laura then went on to complete an Advance Masters in Physiotherapy in UCD in 2020.

Since qualifying Laura completed 3 years of rotations within the NHS in Scotland. After leaving the NHS Laura worked extensively across a variety of elite sporting specialities in Scotland, ranging from Scottish Rugby, Scottish Golf and the Scottish Institute of Sport.

Since returning to Ireland Laura further developed her skills in sport working with Gaelic football, hurling and Irish touch rugby teams to name a few. Laura also continued her passion to work with Golfers in Ireland and has been teaching Pilates for Golfers across a variety of settings.

Laura always strives to deliver cutting edge treatments and up to date research to this end she completed a MSc in Advanced Physiotherapy and a Diploma in Spinal Studies in UCD in 2020. She completed her thesis on Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome and continues to carry out continued professional development. Laura also has trained in Acupuncture, McKenzie method, APPI Pilates to name a few.

Laura also worked as part of the spinal triage service in the Mater Private hospital with Mr Cawley as part of the multi-disciplinary team. Laura has a keen interest in treating complex biomechanical issues and motor control patterns involving the lower back, ground and lower limb. She believes in looking for a long-term solution to a problem rather than only treating your symptoms. Preventative rehabilitation is at the forefront of her clinical reasoning processes, adapting an in-depth holistic approach to treatment and rehabilitation. If you like a number so does Laura. She will put numbers on your strength markers and give you a clear objective goal to work towards.

Special interests

  • Low back pain
  • Biomechanical imbalances
  • Groin pain
  • Hip pain
  • Knee injuries
  • Pre/postnatal rehabilitation
  • Golf performance
  • Pilates
  • Post-operative rehabilitation
  • Shoulder injuries

Murillo Dalmazo – Sports Massage Therapist

Murillo is a qualified Orthopaedic & Sports Massage ITEC Level 3 & 4 Sports Massage Therapist. He is also trained in Vacuum Cupping, muscle scraping, andMurillo Kinesiology strapping.

Sport massage therapy is beneficial to treat

  • Myofascial restriction
  • Imbalances within the soft tissue
  • Muscle tension
  • Aid recovery for sport and exercise
  • Decrease stress
  • Prevention of early sites of sports injuries
  • Improves flexibility
  • Pre and post event massage


Murillo also works as a Personal Trainer with over 6 years’ experience. Through this he understand the demands on the muscle with exercise and understands what muscles need to be strong a flexible to move optimally to achieve whatever your goals are and be able to have an active lifestyle .

Murillo is aware of the stresses of modern-day life, and the aches and pains this may create and he enjoys helping individuals manage and overcome these through massage therapy.

In his spare time he keeps active, I he also participates in body building competitions, Martial arts such as Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and plays football in the Leinster Senior League. Being active means, he has first-hand experience of the benefits massage has for athletes of all abilities during both training and competition.