Cliodhna Ni ChoisdealbhaMISCP, B.Sc. (Hons) Physiotherapy , MH Prac (Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy)
Cliodhna is a chartered Physiotherapist who started working with GCP in 2013. Since graduating from UCD, Cliodhna has spent the bulk of her career to date working in musculoskeletal and sports physiotherapy. After graduating from UCD, she spent six years working in New Zealand where she completed a Master in Health Practice in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy with distinction. She worked extensively within Rugby Union while there, gaining valuable experience in a professional sports setting.
Since her return to Ireland, Cliodhna has worked with Athletics Ireland junior squads, Swim Ireland junior squads and Connacht HP team, Galway Camogie and Hurling, and Hockey. She left GCP in 2014 to work exclusively with the IRFU as Head Physio with the Women’s Sevens Rugby team in the preparation and run up to their World Series and Olympic campaigns. In spite of county rivalries between Galway and her native Tipperary, she returned to GCP in February 2016 and has settled back in easily!
Cliodhna has a keen interest in musculoskeletal and sports injuries, with a particular emphasis on trigger point therapy and the use of dry needling within this. A musician herself, she has a keen interest in tackling injuries and strains that musicians encounter regularly. Cliodhna is currently Lead Physio with the Irish Women’s Hockey team, the Galway U-21 hurlers and works alongside Sharon Morris with the Galway Camogie Senior and Intermediate teams
Dan McCabeBSc Sports Science, BSc Physiotherapy, Post Grad Cert Manual Therapy
Dan is a Chartered Physiotherapist who joined the team in May 2015. A native of Kanturk Co. Cork, Dan began his training in the University of Limerick, studying Sport & Exercise Science. After graduating in 2008, he moved to England to study Physiotherapy in the University of Brighton (2008-2011). In 2016 he completed a Post Graduate Certificate in Manual Concepts from Curtin University Australia.
Dan has expertise in musculoskeletal, occupational and sports injury management, including back and neck pain, soft tissue injuries and post-operative rehabilitation. He has a special interest in the Golfing Athlete and has started a golf fitness and mobility programme which includes biomechanical screening, mobility, strength and conditioning elements. He has worked with various sports teams including the Galway Senior Camogie team, Galwegians RFC, UCC RFC, Monivea RFC.
Dan has a strong sporting background himself playing for and captaining his home side Kanturk RFC and also being part of Galwegians AIL winning team in 2014. He is currently player and team physiotherapist with Monivea Rugby Club. Dan also played football for his home Club Dromtariffe GAA in North Cork and represented Duhallow in the Cork Senior football championship. His new passion is golf!
David GordonBSc Physiology and Health science, BSc Physiotherapy, PG Dip Manipulative Therapy
After studying Physiology and Health science in the IT Carlow, David completed a degree in Physiotherapy at Teesside University, and graduated in 2008. Shortly after this David took up a post within a large primary care trust (NHS) in the north east of England. This involved managing a general musculoskeletal and orthopedic caseload. Within this position David worked closely with the orthopedic team and was involved in the rehabilitation of patients following elective surgery.
After two years in the NHS he moved to work for a large private company in Newcastle upon Tyne. This was an exclusively musculoskeletal role. David continued to work within the public health system in the UK, but also branched out to include treating private and occupational patients. Part of his occupational caseload included treating the staff of a multi national production factory and involved both ergonomic and work based assessment.
Throughout this time he continued his professional development and post graduate study. David has recently completed his PG diploma in Advanced Clinical Practice (Manipulative Therapy) at Teesside University. Over the next year David hopes to finish his dissertation to allow him to complete his masters. His dissertation is about the effects of physiotherapy treatment on the lower back. David has a special interest in treating lower back pain, complex regional pain and sports injuries. David has also completed his training in acupuncture with the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapist.
Dave has a strong sporting background having competed in athletics, Gaelic football, rugby and soccer. While working in the UK he continued to play football with Cu Chulainns GAA in Newcastle and was involved in playing and coaching the men’s team.
Sharon MorrisBSc Physiotherapy, MSc Applied Biomechanics
Qualified from Trinity College Dublin with a BSc Physiotherapy (Hons) in 1995, Sharon completed her MSc in Applied Biomechanics at Strathclyde University, Glasgow in 2007. Sharon has a wide range of experience having worked in the Irish, English and Australian health services both in a private and public capacity. She has worked as a private practitioner in Galway City Physiotherapy since 2000 and runs the clinic in partnership with Beatrice McGinley. Sharon has a keen interest in the management of chronic pain and injury having completed numerous post graduate courses in the fields of exercise prescription and manual therapy. Sharon has an interest in the application of her biomechanics specialism into the field of chronic overuse injury, in particular lower limb overuse injury and foot pain.
Sharon has a keen interest in gait and video analysis for functional orthotic and exercise prescription and golf swing modification. Sharon currently manages a varied caseload of professional and amateur athletes and golfers. Sharon has lectured on the MSc in Sports Medicine in NUIG and UCC. She also currently lectures on a biomechanics post-graduate CPD course for physiotherapists and other health professionals in the field of lower limb biomechanical assessment and management. Sharon is lead physiotherapist to the ILGU (Irish Ladies Golf Union) and has worked as a physiotherapist with the, IRFU, GAA and Carded athletes at a national, provincial and county levels. Sharon is a high performance physiotherapist and biomechanists approved by the Irish Sports Council.
Beatrice McGinleyBPhysiotherapy, Post Grad Cert Womens Health
Qualified from UCD with a BPhys. (Hons) in 1992 and fromBradford University,U.K. with a Post Grad Dip, in Womens Health in 2008. Beatrice worked in theUSA and the Irish health services prior to commencing work as a private practitioner in Galway City Physiotherapy in 1998 and runs the clinic in partnership with Sharon Morris. Beatrice has wide experience in manual and exercise therapy, biomechanical assessment and orthotic prescription in the treatment of spinal and joint complaints, pain and sports injuries having completed many postgraduate courses in these areas.
She has an interest in the active management of chronic pain conditions through using manual and exercise techniques, group rehabilitative exercise classes and understanding both the psychology and physiology of pain mechanisms within the body. She has worked with national, provincial and local sporting bodies and manages individual athletes within her caseload. She has worked with the ILGU (Irish Ladies Golf Union) and enjoys working with golfers analyzing their swing biomechanics and prescribing indivdualised exercise programmes to help improve their golf and reduce their injuries. Beatrice is a specialist physiotherapist in the management and treatment of womens health issues including musculoskeletal problems, incontinence, pelvic pain, ante- and post-natal care. She also treats men with incontinence problems especially post prostatectomy surgery and those with chronic pelvic pain conditions.
, Captain Galway Senior Hurling Team, Chartered Physiotherapist.
As a sportsman and Chartered Physiotherapist myself, I understand the critical importance of correct early diagnosis and treatment of injuries. For that reason I always go to Galway City Physiotherapy. In my experience, the team there offers you the most expert and professional treatment available anywhere and guarantees you the quickest possible return to sport from any injury.