About Gold Standard

Providing state-of-the-art Chartered Physiotherapy and Performance Science services to both sportspeople and the general public, Gold Standard is a cutting-edge, fullyaccredited private practice that continuously looks to the future. Located within the modern Kilcolman Event Centre, which is situated upon the Burgess GAA Club's spacious grounds, Gold Standard's primary goal is to enhance their clients' ability to achieve their full potential in their daily/sporting lives.

From Dry-Needling to Electrotherapy, from Kinesio-Taping to Heat Therapy, every facet of modern-day Chartered Physiotherapy is on offer at the practice's campus. Alongside providing fundamental Sports Science services such as Fitness Testing, Injury Prevention Initiatives and Strength & Conditioning Programmes for both individuals and teams; high-tech offerings such as Video Analysis Packages, GPS-Tracking Systems and customised Mobile Sports Apps are available to interested parties. Possessing private treatment rooms, a fully equipped gym, multiple indoor and outdoor exercise areas, in addition to pioneering medical technology at their relaxing, peaceful base, Gold Standard's modern facilities enable the firm to offer premium-quality services, which are priced at exceptionally competitive levels.

The practice's 3,000 sq. ft. premises, which also includes a sauna, dressing rooms & showers, bathrooms, waiting areas, refreshment facilities and reserved parking spaces, is situated on an immaculately-groomed 12-acre site just one mile from the town of Nenagh.As well as catering for athletes and non-athletes, Gold Standard welcome male and female patients/clients of all ages. Gold Standard's premises is also both a wheelchair and child-friendly environment. Furthermore, the practice operates both a medical card and a sports club scheme in addition to offering student and corporate discount rates.

The dual-purpose practice also actively assist their patients to recover the cost of treatment from their medical insurance, where as much as €30 per session can potentially be reclaimed.

Gold Standard's Head Physiotherapist/Performance Scientist is Cian McDonnell, a fully licensed Chartered Physiotherapist with current membership of the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists. A former Nenagh C.B.S student, Cian later attended University College Dublin, where he obtained his Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Physiotherapy and Performance Science Degree. Upon graduation, Cian continued to develop his expertise whilst working in highly-respected private practices in Ireland, the United States and New Zealand.

Experienced and trusted, Cian's extensive list of past clients include the victorious All Blacks' Rugby World Cup winning team, the Otago Rugby 7's squad, Scottish International Soccer teams, Limerick F.C, UCD’s Senior Hurling & Gaelic Football teams, and the Toomevara Senior Hurling team. Knowledgeable in all disciplines of the field, Cian is particularly skilled in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy and Sports Injuries with a particular emphasis on Exercise Prescription.

Possessing also an in-depth knowledge of Performance Science, Cian has used this skill-set of his to help many household names (such as NZ Rugby icon Joe Rokocoko & NFL star Raonall Smith of the Minnesota Vikings) to realise their full potential. Continuously striving to provide his valued customers with the most up-to-date of services, Cian holds numerous Post-Graduate qualifications, such as a Masters of Science in Sports Performance, a Sports Traumatology Graduate Diploma, a Manual Concepts Certificate, a Langer Group Orthotic Prescription Certificate, a Western Acupuncture Certificate and an Instrumental Manual Therapy Certificate.

A former Fitzgibbon Cup hurler as well as a current member of the Burgess Senior Hurling team, Cian has a strong interest in all sports (including Football, Soccer, Rugby, Golf, Athletics and Extreme, amongst others), which enables him to bring a sporting touch to his work.”

“Our mission at Gold Standard is to maximise the physical health, fitness and quality of life of both adults and children using only the finest techniques in treatment, rehabilitation, diagnosis, prevention, intervention and promotion. Our extensive commitment to caring for our patients' physical, psychological, emotional, sporting and social needs enhances their ability to achieve their full potential in every aspect of their lives.”