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Laser Medical is Ireland’s only medical device company that specialises in using low level laser technology to treat a variety of painful conditions. The company was founded by chartered physiotherapist Shane Hennessy and GP Dr Sarah Kingston who strongly felt that there needed to be better options for people living with persistent chronic pain which would allow them to manage themselves without the reliance on prescription medications, ongoing appointments, injections or surgery.

Chronic pain now affects nearly one million people in Ireland alone and the existing treatment options for people are limited and largely ineffective. The long term use of prescription medication is growing year on year and they come with many side effects. Low level laser technology, as known as cold laser therapy or photo-biomodulation has been shown in thousands of research studies to be extremely safe and effective in helping with peoples pain.

There is an expert clinical team behind the company who have huge experience clinically treating patients in pain as a medical doctor or chartered physiotherapist but also on the team are expert researchers in the area of pain to help create the best possible laser device for you. The company mission is to give people a genuine, proven and cost effective solution that allows them to take control of managing their pain themselves.

 

Shane Hennessy

Co-Founder & Managing Director

Shane has over 15 years experience working as a chartered physiotherapist and helping people in pain. 

Shane has spent time working in hospitals, nursing homes, in the community, with elite sports teams, in corporate settings and in private clinics. It is during this time that Shane came across people of all ages and all walks of life who struggle with pain and how to manage it independently.

In addition to being an experienced clinician, Shane has a professional diploma in Business Management from Dublin Business School as well as being currently enrolled in the Masters program in Healthcare Management from the Royal College of Surgeons which gives him the knowledge and skills to help grow the company into the future.

Dr Sarah Kingston

Co-Founder & Medical Director

Dr Sarah Kingston is a current practicing GP in Ireland with years of clinical experience treating patients with various painful conditions. 

Dr. Kingston qualified as a doctor from UCC Medical School and from there went on to become a GP after qualifying from the Irish College of General Practitioners.

Dr. Kingston is very keen in finding the best possible treatments for people suffering with long standing pain which are safe and cost effective.  She also has specialist training in women’s health and is passionate about helping women with various chronic pelvic pain conditions and those with fertility issues. Dr. Kingston plays a key role in Laser Medical helping to make our devices more innovative and effective whilst also co-ordinating with other medical specialists to provide the devices for their patients.

 

Dr Shane Hegarty

Head of Research & Development
Dr Shane Hegarty is Chief Scientific Officer and Co-Founder at AXONIS Therapeutics, a Boston-based biotechnology company developing novel treatments for chronic pain, epilepsy, and other neurological disorders. He has 13+ years of experience leading cutting-edge, award-winning neurology research, which includes being a Research Fellow in Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, USA, and a Faculty Member in Neuroscience Department of University College Cork, Ireland.
He received the prestigious Neuroscience Ireland Investigator Award in 2016, and is a highly-productive researcher with 30+ publications. Shane is an experienced entrepreneur, company builder and innovator dedicated to improving the lives of patients with neurological disorders such as chronic pain and he is a great asset to the Laser Medical team.

Cara Sexton

Office Manager

Cara is an integral part of the team with a strong background in administration and customer service.

Cara has great experience from a variety of business and health sectors. She has worked for organisations such as Morgan McKinley and Apple.

Cara manages the day to day activities in Laser Medical and is also responsible for managing our customers accounts.

The Advisory Board