Cillian Harnett Physiotherapist Villa Nova Physiotherapy

Cillian Harnett
Registered Physiotherapist (Sports/Orthopedics Focus)

Cillian graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology from Memorial University in 2013 and with Masters of Science in Physiotherapy from University of College Dublin (UCD) in 2015. Since graduating he has gained work experience working with well-respected physiotherapists in a variety of private practice and sport settings in both Ireland and Canada.

Whether you are an athlete looking to enhance sport performance, recovering from a recreational sports, work related or motor-vehicle injury or in need for post surgical rehabilitation; Cillian will help you achieve your goals and optimize your quality of life. Additionally from his previous work as a personal trainer and his love for physical activity, Cillian has passion to help his clients with weight loss, muscle strength and achieve and sustain a healthy active lifestyle.

Cillian advocates evidence-based practice techniques through an individualized treatment approach including exercise, education and hands-on therapy.

Cillian’s work experience has varied from overseeing sports performance, injury management and pitch-side care for elite university athletes in track and field, weight-lifting, soccer, rowing, gaelic football and hurling to name a few. In addition, Cillian has closely worked with a variety of high level rugby teams, assessing, treating and implementing return to sport protocols after concussions or injury in Ireland.

As to further enhance his professional expertise, Cillian successfully completed post-graduate courses in the McKenzie Method, shoulder, dry needling, manual therapy and taping.

Cillian has represented Tennis-NL provincially, regionally and nationally. He was a member of UCD’s university tennis travel team in Europe during his studies. He is currently involved as team-physiotherapist for the ROCK and Swilers senior rugby teams. He is passionate about being a leader to Newfoundland youth through his role as a coach at Greenbelt tennis club.

Cillian’s hobbies include playing squash, East-Coast Trail-running, resistance training and relaxing with family and friends.