Courses Spring 2023

For the last 25 years, PPL have been the leading provider of post-graduate multi-disciplinary biomechanics courses in Ireland. 

PPL's courses are designed to expand the clinician's knowledge, skills and confidence in the practical application of biomechanics, into their day to day practice.

Our programs encompass Biomechanical Assessment, Clinical Reasoning, Prescription Writing and a broad range of evidence based clinical management strategies.

Applicants should hold a medical qualification of Level 7 (equivalent or above) such as a BSc. in Podiatry or Physiotherapy.

Our Tutors

Our courses tutors are experienced multi-disciplinary clinicians, having worked and continuing to work, in different environments with differing patient profiles.


Sharon Morris

Sharon is a high performance sports Physiotherapist and a partner in Galway City Physiotherapy. Sharon has an MSc in Applied Biomechanics and a special interest in the management of complex lower limb pain and injury. Sharon also lectures on the MSc program in Sports Physiotherapy in UCD and the MSc in Radiology program at NUIG.  Sharon advocates a multifaceted approach to physio management combining strength and conditioning, manual therapy, medical acupuncture, gait analysis, orthotic prescription and patient education.

Joanne McKenna

Joanne is  a Podiatrist and one of the co-founders of PPL Biomechanics, and  works in device design and manufacturing, and product development. Joanne worked clinically for many years in the NHS and in Private practice in Cork, specialising in orthotic device prescription and paediatrics. Joanne is passionate about preventative medicine and delivering evidence & solution-based healthcare and education to both Clinicians and Patients. 

  Christine Kiernan

Christine has an MSc in Podiatry, and has over 20 years-experience in  HSE acute care specialising in high-risk patients, whilst maintaining her interest in private practice. Christine graduated as a Quality Improvement project manager in 2018 and led a team shortlisted for an Irish Healthcare Award in 2021. Christine joined PPL in 2021 as Clinical Support & Education Manger, and also continues to work clinically in Private Practice. Christine is keenly interested in admission avoidance and passionate about supporting clinicians in keeping patients independent and mobile.


James McKenna

James is a Podiatrist and co-founder of PPL Biomechanics, he specialised in MSK care, orthotic device and footwear prescription. James has over 30  years-experience in Private Practice while also providing specialised services to the HSE, delivering preventative care to a wide range of patients from complex orthopaedic presentations to International athletes. James is interested in supporting clinicians in delivering practical solutions that centre around holistic patient needs.

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Autumn 2023 Course Schedule

Our Autumn 2023 courses all encompass Biomechanical Assessment, Clinical Reasoning, Prescription Writing and a broad range of evidence based clinical management strategies.

Our courses are tailored towards disciplines from similar care environments managing different patient groups. However, we welcome a multi-disciplinary audience, with differing levels of experience to apply for any program that best meets your training needs. We review all course applications to assess program suitability, and will contact you if we think an alternative program may be more beneficial to your specific needs.


Applying Clinical Biomechanics in MSK / Physiotherapy Private Practice 
Friday 15th & Saturday 16th September, 2023
The Keadeen Hotel, Newbridge, Co. Kildare 
Embedding Clinical Biomechanics into HSE MSK Therapy Services 
Tuesday 17th & Wednesday 18th October, 2023
The Keadeen Hotel, Newbridge, Co. Kildare 
Augmenting Paediatric & CDNT Clinical Biomechanics Skills

 Wednesday 25th & Thursday 26th October, 2023
Osprey Hotel, Naas, Co. Kildare 
Advancing Clinical Biomechanics in MSK Therapy Services
Wednesday 29th & Thursday 30th November, 2023
The Keadeen Hotel, Newbridge, Co. Kildare 

Register as a Practitioner

All of our courses are designed, and strictly reserved, for qualified medical practitioners. To apply for any course you must already be registered with PPL as a practitioner. As a registered practitioner you will gain access to all of our online Biomechanical training & education resources, as well as our full clinical & technical support services. Online registrations are reviewed daily during working hours and we will email you on approval. Please apply now by clicking the link below.

Register as a Practitioner  

Already a Registered PPL Practitioner?

As a registered practitioner you can apply directly for any of our scheduled courses by clicking the link below. 

Course Registration Form

All course applications are reviewed by our clinical support & education team to assess best program suitability. We will contact you directly regarding any queries and securing your place.  Places are secured by receipt of online payment or an official HSE purchase order.