Galway City Physiotherapy has been in existence for over 30 years and is one of the largest private practices servicing the Connacht area. We are a purpose-designed practice offering private consultancy rooms and a rehabilitation and exercise studio.

Meet our Physios

Beatrice

Sharon

Clíodhna

Dave

Aisling

Mikey

Stephen

Mark

Meet our Office Team

Pauline

Margaret

Photo Martina Regan.

Yvonne

Our friendly and efficient administrative team are key to the smooth running of Galway City Physiotherapy.  They will look after appointment scheduling, accounts and any paperwork necessary.  They will communicate with the physiotherapists if you have any queries or concerns.

Meet Your Physios

Beatrice McGinley

M.I.S.C.P. B. Phys, Post Grad Cert Womens Health

Beatrice McGinley

Beatrice is a chartered physiotherapist who qualified from UCD with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Hons) in 1992 and from Bradford University, U.K. with a Post Grad Diploma in Womens Health in 2008. She worked in the USA 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 and Clíodhna Ní Choisdealbha.

Beatrice has gained wide experience over the last 3 decades working in manual and exercise therapy and continues to expand her knowledge, always keeping up to date with evidence based practice. She has expertise in the treatment of pain and spinal and joint complaints and has an interest in the active management of chronic pain conditions through using manual and exercise techniques, medical acupuncture, individual and group rehabilitative and Pilates  exercise classes and understanding both the psychology and physiology of pain mechanisms within the body.

She has a long history of being involved with sport having worked with national, provincial and local sporting bodies in rugby, Gaelic football and hurling both with teams and individual athletes and in more recent years has been involved with the Galway Senior Ladies Football team.

Beatrice is a specialist physiotherapist in the management and treatment of pelvic issues with both men and women. These include musculoskeletal problems, incontinence, gynaecological conditions, pelvic pain, ante- and post-natal care and menopause. She runs a specific post-natal check-up clinic for mothers, is Mummy MOT trained and is committed to helping women regain their physical wellbeing after giving birth and maintaining good strength and healthy bones through the post menopause years.  She also treats men with incontinence problems especially men who are pre and post prostatectomy surgery and those with chronic pelvic pain conditions.

Over the years Beatrice has become more interested in the growing area of cancer rehabilitation as she has had many clients who have taken this journey of cancer treatment and survivorship.  She has recently undertaken more specific training in this area and is now a certified Pinc and Steel cancer rehabilitation clinician.

Sharon Morris

M.I.S.C.P. BSc Physiotherapy, MSc Applied Biomechanics

Sharon Morris

Sharon is a chartered physiotherapist who qualified from Trinity College Dublin with BSc Physiotherapy (Hons) in 1995, and completed her MSc in Applied Biomechanics at Strathclyde University, Glasgow in 2007. She has working as a physiotherapist over the last 27 years practicing in the UK, Australia and Ireland across public and private healthcare settings. She has worked as a private practitioner and high performance sports physiotherapist since 2000 at Galway City Physiotherapy, and owns and manages the clinic with Beatrice McGinley and Clíodhna Ní Choisdealbha.

Sharon has a keen interest in the management of complex lower limb pain and injury with a special interest in the application of her lower limb biomechanical knowledge in this area. Conditions that she has a particular interest in include complex lower limb tendon pain, plantar fasciitis/fasiopathy and complex foot surgery cases. She believes in a multifaceted approach to physiotherapy management combining strength and conditioning, manual therapy, medical acupuncture, gait analysis, orthotic prescription and patient education as indicated. She manages a varied caseload of professional and amateur athletes as well as the general non athletic public.

Sharon has a keen interest in learning and teaching and currently lectures on the MSc in Sports Physiotherapy in UCD and the MSc in Radiology at NUIG. She is also involved in providing post graduate education to physiotherapists, podiatrists and other health professionals in the field of lower limb biomechanical assessment and management.

In recent years she has worked as the lead physiotherapist to the ILGU (Irish Ladies Golf Union) and the Galway Camogie Team. She has worked as a physiotherapist with the IRFU, GAA and carded athletes at national, provincial and county levels.

Over the years Sharon has worked with clients of the clinic as they go through the arduous journey of a cancer diagnosis, followed by treatment and then learning how to deal with the after effects of treatment. With the growing evidence around the importance of exercise therapy in this field she has undertaken further studies and is now a registered Pinc and Steel cancer rehabilitation therapist. The importance and  value of exercise rehabilitation  within cancer treatment and recovery  is a growing area in medical knowledge and is of huge interest to her.

She lives in Galway with her husband, 4 children, 2 cats and dog where she has developed many more new logistics skills!

Clíodhna Ní Choisdealbha

MISCP, B.Sc. (Hons) Physiotherapy , MH Prac (Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy), Clinical Specialist MSK

Clíodhna Ní Choisdealbha

Clíodhna is a Chartered Physiotherapist who graduated from UCD in 2006. She has spent the bulk of her career to date working in musculoskeletal and sports physiotherapy. Clíodhna is a recognised Clinical Specialist in Musculoskeletal Therapy. She owns and manages the clinic with Beatrice McGinley and Sharon Morris.

After graduating from UCD, she spent six years working in New Zealand where she completed a Master of Health Practice in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy with distinction. She worked extensively within Rugby Union while there, gaining valuable experience in a professional sports setting. During this time, she taught extensively on Dry Needling post-grad courses, in both Australia and NZ as well as in Ireland. She also qualified as a Pilates Instructor through the APPI and began teaching Pilates classes and individual rehabilitation sessions.

Clíodhna joined the team at Galway City Physiotherapy shortly after her return to Ireland in 2013. She took a break from the clinic in 2014 to work exclusively with the IRFU as Head Physiotherapist with the Women’s Sevens Rugby team in the preparation and run up to their World Series campaign. She returned to the clinic in early 2016 and continued with her work in elite sport with the role of Head Physiotherapist with the Irish Women’s Hockey team for their World Cup and Olympic campaigns, as well as with the Galway U-21 hurlers. She has worked extensively with the Galway Camogie teams at Minor, Intermediate and Senior level since 2016, and has travelled and worked with Athletics Ireland junior squads, Swim Ireland junior squads and the Connacht High Performance Swim team.

Clíodhna continues to teach Pilates through the clinic and has a passion for returning athletes to sport after long-term and complex injuries. A musician herself, she enjoys the challenge of tackling injuries and strains that musicians encounter regularly.

David Gordon

M.I.S.C.P., BSc Physiotherapy. MSc Advanced Clinical Practice (Manipulative Therapy), BSc Physiology and Health Science
MSc Sports and Exercise Nutrition (Current)

David Gordon

Dave graduated with a Physiotherapy Degree from Teeside University in 2008 after first completing a Physiology and Health science degree from Carlow IT.  He later completed his MSc in Advanced Clinical Practice (Manipulative Therapy) at Teeside University in 2015 and is now a clinical specialist in Musculoskeletal Therapy (CPMT).

Initially Dave worked for 2 years within the NHS in a large primary care trust in the north east of England, which involved managing a general musculoskeletal and orthopaedic caseload. Within this position, Dave worked closely with the orthopaedic team and was involved in the rehabilitation of patients following elective surgery.

He then took a role with a private company in Newcastle upon Tyne with a large occupational health business. Dave continued to work within the public health system in the UK, but also branched out to include treating private and occupational patients. He gained vital experience and training in occupational health working with various group clients including a large multinational production factory. He was involved both with ergonomic and work based assessment and management of work-related injuries with individual clients.

Throughout this time, he continued his professional development and post graduate study. Dave has completed his training in acupuncture with the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists. He is presently in his final year of completing a Masters in Sports and Exercise Nutrition from Sligo I.T. This will further enhance the advice he can give his sports clients on how nutrition can directly improve performance and aid in faster recovery times from injury.

In 2014 Dave relocated back to the West of Ireland and started working at Galway City Physiotherapy. He is one of our senior therapists and specialises in the clinic in the assessment and treatment of work related neck, back and upper limb injuries.  Dave has a special interest in treating lower back pain, complex regional pain and sports injuries. He loves working in particular with endurance athletes with overuse injuries and team sport players with longstanding back and hamstring problems.  Dave has a strong background in manual therapy and hands on treatment but also feels that helping the client understand their injury and have a good rehabilitation plan is of vital importance.

Dave has a strong sporting background himself 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. He is an accomplished duathlete and has completed a number of endurance sporting events including The Race in Donegal.

Outside of work, his life is now taken up by family and bike racing.

Aisling Flanagan

M.I.S.C.P., M.Sc. (Hons) Physiotherapy, University of Limerick B.Sc. Phys Ed. University of Limerick

Aisling Flanagan

Aisling is a Chartered Physiotherapist who qualified with a Postgraduate MSc Degree from University of Limerick in 2020.  She had initially completed a BSc in Physical Education at the University of Limerick, graduating in 2012. Prior to undertaking her MSc in Physiotherapy, Aisling also qualified as a Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor. She is a certified Pilates Instructor, including pre- and post- natal Pilates certification.

Aisling spent six years working within various corporate settings in Australia including the mining industry as a Health and Wellness consultant. Here she developed her skills in people management and corporate wellness. She was involved with creating and delivering programs promoting health and well-being, and injury prevention She worked with injury management and provided Prehabilitation classes to employees. She also ran group exercise classes, 1:1 personal training sessions and conducted weekly Strength and Conditioning sessions for onsite Emergency Management Teams.

Throughout her studies and her career, Aisling has gained experience in a wide variety of settings from corporate health and wellness to in-patient post-operative and respiratory physiotherapy, musculoskeletal physiotherapy, care of the elderly and paediatric physiotherapy in hospital and community settings.

Since joining Galway City Physiotherapy in October 2020, Aisling has been instrumental in growing the exercise rehabilitation service we offer at the clinic. She leads our group and individual Pilates classes, both in clinic and online. She also provides 1-to-1 exercise sessions focusing on strength and conditioning for our clients at various levels of fitness and with diverse conditions ranging from back, neck and joint pain, menopausal issues to post-surgical and illness deconditioning and much more. She is also offering classes for the over 60s population targeting balance, strength and good bone health. Aisling has a passion for helping people achieve their goals using a combination of manual therapy and rehabilitation exercise plans.

She is newly married this summer and happily settled back to the West of Ireland.

Mark Hansbury

M.I.S.C.P. B Sc Physiotherapy (Hons) Degree

Mark Hansbury

Mark graduated from Trinity College, Dublin in 2007 with a B.Sc Physiotherapy (Hons) degree. Initially he worked in Ireland in a private practice setting and also worked alongside his local senior club hurling team and Special Olympics Ireland. He then moved to the USA where he spent the next 12 years working in a variety of clinical settings in both Massachusetts and California.

Mark was fortunate to work in a highly progressive Boston clinic which combined physiotherapists and chiropractors working collaboratively. Here he developed his manual skills and certified in the Graston method of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilisation.  He later continued his training with instruments, becoming certified in the use of Rocksblades.  In California, he spent 5 years in a large outpatient clinic. Here he gained extensive experience working with geriatric and neurological disorders including falls prevention and stroke rehab and completed further education in these areas.

Mark enjoys working with a variety of conditions including back neck and joint pain. He has a special interest in dealing with chronic pain. He has a wealth of experience in working with the older population with neurological, balance and strength deficits and uses manual and exercise therapy to progress their recovery.

Mark relocated back home to Galway in 2019 with his family and joined Galway City Physiotherapy in 2020. He has always been interested in the outdoors, played rugby as a youngster and enjoys golfing, surfing, hiking and camping.

Michael Costello

M.I.S.C.P., B.Sc Physiotherapy

Michael Costello

Michael is a Chartered Physiotherapist who graduated with Honours from the University of Limerick in 2013. Initially he worked in private practice and with the Galway Senior footballers for some time.  He then spent 6 years working in New Zealand and Australia where he gained extensive experience within musculoskeletal clinics. Michael worked closely with various elite sports teams over this time including the Cook Islands International Tag Rugby Team and the Auckland Rugby team. He provided physiotherapy support for a Ten day cycling tour and also had the privilege of working as a physiotherapist for the New Zealand PGA Open.

Michael has a wealth of experience, having worked in a variety of musculoskeletal and sports settings for the last 8 years all over the world including Ireland, New Zealand and Australia.

Throughout this time, Michael has continued to develop his physiotherapy skills and improve his professional development through post graduate study. In 2016 he completed a number of post-graduate courses in Orthopaedic Manual Therapy from the NZMPA. He also has completed various physiotherapy-specific courses including Dry Needling and APPI Pilates.

Michael has a keen interest in treating lower back pain, knee pain and running injuries. He utilises his sporting background to apply a multifactorial approach to treatment whereby he addresses the root cause of the injury and then uses a combination of manual therapy, biomechanical assessment and functional rehabilitation programs to achieve optimum results for his clients.

Michael has a strong sporting background having played hurling and football at various levels in his native Tipperary. He is an accomplished athlete himself and has now branched out to the world of endurance sports. He has completed numerous marathons, ultra-marathons and triathlons all over the world.

Stephen Roche

M.I.S.C.P. BSc. Sport and Exercise Science, MSc. Physiotherapy

Stephen Roche

Stephen is a Chartered Physiotherapist who completed his Masters in Physiotherapy in UCC in 2020, where he graduated with a First Class Honours and started working with Galway City Physiotherapy in 2021. Stephen also has a degree in Sport and Exercise Science from the University of Limerick from 2018. Here he developed expertise in Strength and Conditioning and injury rehabilitation.

Stephen has experience as a Strength and Conditioning Coach with Connacht GAA and the Galway GAA hurling academies. He went on to build his clinical experience in Orthopaedics, Respiratory care, Care of the Elderly and Rehabilitation and manual therapy. He has a keen interest in managing sporting injuries with exercise and manual therapy as well as long term injury rehabilitation. He also enjoys developing individual care plans to help adults with healthy ageing.

Within the clinic, Stephen has an added role of expanding the exercise rehabilitation service we offer and he runs our strength and conditioning classes. Some of these are targeted to more high level athletes and some are for the general population who attend the clinic with back, neck and joint pain. He also offers 1-to-1 rehabilitation sessions for those who need to improve their general fitness and strength, as well as those recovering from injury.   

Stephen has a strong background in hurling himself having won the Fitzgibbon Cup with both UL and UCC and currently enjoys playing with his own club Kilnadeema-Leitrim in Galway.

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