Motivation Weight Management Clinics was first established in 1995 by Paul and Aisling Connolly. It was while working with his father Dr. Declan Connolly at a previous weight loss clinic in Fitzwilliam Square, Dublin that Paul recognised the problem that clients were having maintaining their weight following weight loss. Further research on the psychology of the overweight led Paul to North America where he attended several obesity conferences.
These included a lecture on ‘Mental Weight’ presented by Dr. Maurice Larocque, a world renowned French-Canadian expert on obesity and weight management. Paul recognised that Dr. Larocque’s unique concept and behaviour modification programme held the key to helping people to reach but more importantly maintain their desired weight. Having developed and perfected the successful clinic model over a period of 5 years, Paul and Aisling opened the first Motivation Weight Management Clinic in Dawson Street, Dublin in 1995. There are now 31 clinics throughout Ireland and plans are underway to open further clinics throughout Northern Ireland and the UK.
Dr Michael O’Tighearnaigh is Medical Advisor to Motivation Weight Management. One of Ireland’s leading experts in weight management and obesity, he also specialises in sports medicine and children’s health. He is currently a practitioner in the Meath Hospital and the Cambridge Clinic, Rathmines.