As a manager and coach in elite level sport, I need to know I can trust the decision making process of the medical team, and in particular the physiotherapist, in terms of player injuries. During my time with Kildare, I had complete faith in Rob’s ability to carry out this role to the highest standard. I always found Rob’s clinical knowledge, and practical application of this knowledge, to be exemplary in the diagnosis-treatment-rehabilitation-review-return to play cycle. Of equal importance to Rob’s clinical expertise, was his nature in treating the ‘person’, and not just the ‘athlete’, where he consistently showed a genuine interest in each players' welfare, looking at presenting problems holistically with an understanding of the pressures of the modern day player.
Ms Ruth Delaney
Orthopaedic Surgeon, Dublin Shoulder Clinic
Rob has treated many patients that I have seen; some after surgery, others that were managed conservatively. Any of my patients who work with McCabe Physiotherapy on their rehab consistently do well and are expertly taken care of by Rob and his team to the very best standards.
Marathon runner (Achilles tendon injury)
Injury never sits well with a marathoner runner, especially when trying to complete all world major marathons. There were many times I thought I wouldn't make the start line, never mind the finish line due to an achilles problem. But Rob was able to accurately assess, diagnose and then manage the achilles issue by modifying my training plan and putting rehabilitation strategies in place. Thankfully I'm still running and going from strength to strength. For any runner with an injury I couldn't recommend him enough.
Kildare and Ballyteague Footballer (ACL reconstruction and hamstring injury)
Rob has helped me recover from ACL reconstruction as well as problematic hamstring issues. The physical recovery from injury is one part of this but then there is the mental side of it. His attention to detail with measuring my progress gives me full confidence in his assessment and rehabilitation plans in the return to play journey.
Dr. Philip Aherne
GP and Team Doctor Kildare Senior Football
Having worked with Rob with the Kildare Senior football team for 5 seasons I have found him to be extremely professional and a wealth of knowledge for other members of backroom staff as well as the players. He is a great motivator, especially for players returning from injury.
Rob made every visit to the clinic a pleasure. His professionalism, friendly nature and attention to detail along with his immensely useful advice allowed me to complete my first 50km challenge with ease and without injury. I would absolutely recommend Rob to anyone who is in need of a physiotherapist.