About Us

the arena clinic is a unique clinic, incorporating physiotherapy, hydrotherapy and specialist rehabilitation.
the arena clinic

the arena clinic is a unique clinic, incorporating physiotherapy, hydrotherapy and specialist rehabilitation. We strive to provide excellence in terms of expertise and equipment to all clients, regardless of ability.

We are based at the Mardyke Arena, Cork, a centre already recognised for excellence in its facilities. We are delighted to have access to the excellent facilities on-site, and our own unique equipment in order to maximise our input into maintaining or restoring your good health.

All our therapists are Chartered Physiotherapists with vast experience in treating musculoskeletal, sports and neurological conditions. As well as a degree in physiotherapy, each therapist has continued to strived for excellence by continuing to develop their skills and attend Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Courses regularly.

Open to both members and non-members.

Our Team

Joe Normoyle
MSc, BSc, Chartered Physiotherapist (MISCP) & CORU Registered
Joe qualified as a chartered physiotherapist in Edinburgh and has several years of experience working in both the public sector...
Agata Helka
MSc Physiotherapy Chartered Physiotherapist, Aquatic Therapist & CORU Registered
Agata qualified with a Master’s degree in Physiotherapy in Poland. For years, she was continuing to develop her special area...

Joe Normoyle

MSc, BSc, Chartered Physiotherapist (MISCP) & CORU Registered

Joe qualified as a chartered physiotherapist in Edinburgh and has several years of experience working in both the public sector (NHS Scotland) and private sector. He moved back to Ireland in 2014 and has worked in private practice since then. Joe has a keen interest in all sports and has been working with various sports teams and individuals, from amateur to professional level. These include the Football Association of Ireland, Munster Rugby, Hearts FC, and the Scottish Hockey team. Currently, Joe is head physiotherapist for Cork City FC.

As part of his continuous professional development Joe trained as a certified Pilates instructor (through the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute, APPI), certified Acupuncturist (including dry needling), certified through the Titliest Performance Institute for Golf and biomechanical assessment for orthotic prescription. He is currently undertaking a diploma in Orthopaedic Medicine and he also guest lectures on the physiotherapy master’s course in UCC.

Joe has a special interest in ACL rehab and shoulder dysfunction. He works as part of the multidisciplinary team at the Arena Clinic and places a strong emphasis on combining manual therapy with functional rehabilitation and patient education.

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Agata Helka

MSc Physiotherapy Chartered Physiotherapist, Aquatic Therapist & CORU Registered

Agata qualified with a Master’s degree in Physiotherapy in Poland. For years, she was continuing to develop her special area of interest in Aquatic Physiotherapy. Agata is a qualified therapist of Aquatic exercise, The Halliwick Concept and The Bad Ragaz Ring method.

Along the way she has undertaken further training, this time in Pilates with Australian Physiotherapy Pilates Institute and she is a qualified APPI Pilates Matwork and Reformer teacher. In the recent years, she has also been a guest lecturer in a field of Aquatic Physiotherapy at the Physiotherapy Master’s program in UCC and she worked as an Assistant Lecturer in Department of Health and Leisure Studies at IT, Tralee.

As a Physiotherapist and a former competitive swimmer, combining her physiotherapy skills with life- long love for the water environment and movement, Agata immersed herself in Aquatic Therapy branch of Physiotherapy. She has a keen interest in myofascial pain and influence of it on body movement and general well- being. She is passionate about power and value of movement and exercise in a rehabilitation process.

Here, in the arena clinic, Agata is an Aquatic Physiotherapy specialist and she works closely with multidisciplinary team of Physiotherapists. She works with patients with a variety of musculoskeletal and neurological conditions, as well as a part of clinic’s Woman’s Health team, running her author Aqua Natal Program – aquatic exercise program for expectant mothers.

Agata is a fresh air, sea, and coffee lover. She won’t refuse a fresh cup of coffee and a treat to go with it.

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