Our Team 

William Power

William is a native of Carlow and comes from a sporting background, with Gaelic football being his first love. He played with Carlow from a young age right up to senior level. In 2005 he broke his leg against Offaly in the senior championship and it was this that led him to become a physiotherapist.

William has undertaken a number of post graduate courses to further his knowledge, keeping up to date with all the latest literature, allowing him to make the correct and best clinical decisions for the benefit of the patient.

          Gràinne Hahessy Dillon

I have over 25 years of experience working as a Chartered Physiotherapist both in a hospital setting and in private practise.

I completed post graduate education in Acupuncture, Neurology and Healthcare Management.

I have extensive experience of working with patients in rehabilitation settings following orthopaedic surgery and neurovascular incidents like stroke and head injury.

Tom Pollard

I am from Hacketstown, Co. Carlow. I have been into sports such as football, soccer and running my whole life, and currently play football with Clonmore GAA. My interest in sports, along with picking up injuries over the years, definitely helped when deciding to pursue a career in Athletic Therapy. I completed my four year BSc (Hons) degree in Sports Rehabilitation & Athletic Therapy from SETU and have been busy working in the field since, including lots of pitchside work with local GAA teams. Since qualifying, I have taken part in professional development courses such as Dry Needling and Mobilisation & Manipulations. I have accumulated lots of experience with clients of all ages and backgrounds and take great joy in helping people get back to their very best.

Aaron Fattore

I studied Sports Rehabilitation and Athletic Therapy in I.T Carlow which enables me to assess, diagnose, treat and rehabilitate musculoskeletal injuries. I went on to add a further year in I.T Carlow completing my Master’s degree in Strength and Conditioning. 

My interest to do Athletic Therapy came from a history of injuries I had previously suffered myself along with a desire to be hands on with people and help them get back to their very best. Since qualifying, I have regularly taken part in professional development courses such as Dry Needling, Mat Pilates and Cupping to help to provide the best service possible.

To date I have accumulated experience in several different settings including private practices which provided me with a knowledge base for a vast array of injuries. I have also built up a lot of experience in pitch side, having been lucky enough to work with a number of high-profile Soccer and GAA teams over years.

Orla McDonagh

Orla studied physiotherapy in University College Dublin. 

Growing up she participated in a myriad of sports including GAA, athletics and show jumping. She is also a qualified personal trainer and has a keen interest in both mat and reformer Pilates. 

Orla has experience working with clients of all ages and abilities. She believes in functional rehabilitation and movement to optimise health and fitness. She utilises her personal training experience and provides evidence-based practice to empower patients, allowing them to achieve and maintain an active, pain-free life. 

Additionally, Orla regularly partakes in professional development courses to expand her knowledge and outside of Canta Clinic she enjoys working with rugby and GAA sports teams, helping them to achieve optimal success.