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
Meet our Office Team
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
M.I.S.C.P. B. Phys, Post Grad Cert Womens Health
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.
M.I.S.C.P. BSc Physiotherapy, MSc Applied Biomechanics
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 physio 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 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 physio. 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.
M.I.S.C.P., BSc Physiotherapy. MSc Advanced Clinical Practice (Manipulative Therapy), BSc Physiology and Health Science
MSc Sports and Exercise Nutrition (Current)
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.
M.I.S.C.P., B.Sc Physiotherapy
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 physio 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 physio 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 physio-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.
M.I.S.C.P. B Sc Physiotherapy (Hons) Degree
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.
MISCP, B.Sc. (Hons) Physiotherapy
Cathal is a Chartered Physiotherapist who graduated with Honours from the University of Limerick in 2017. Since qualifying Cathal has worked in a variety of clinical settings. After graduating Cathal initially worked in an acute hospital setting treating post-operative orthopaedic patients. He then worked in an outpatient orthopaedic setting, working closely with Orthopaedic consultants and their teams. Since then, he has gained extensive experience working in a variety of outpatient clinical settings, both publicly and privately. Cathal currently works as a Senior Physiotherapist with the HSE in the Primary Care setting.
Cathal has a wealth of experience in treating stubborn, chronic pain and helping people improve their quality of life. He takes great pleasure in helping clients who have been debilitated due to pain, to return to the activities they enjoy. Cathal takes a patient centred approach to treatment, tailoring management to the specific needs of the patient based on their presentation and complaints.
Cathal has a keen interest in sports and has worked with many sports teams (Gaelic Football, Hurling, Soccer, Rugby). Utilising his background in sports, Cathal enjoys treating sports injuries and facilitating rehabilitation to help players return to pre-injury levels of performance. Identifying factors contributing to injuries, use of manual therapies, progressive exercise prescription and sports specific return to play rehabilitation are some of the methods he likes to utilise.
Cathal has always spent much of his free time involved in sports. He continues to play Gaelic football with his local GAA club and also enjoys playing golf in his spare time. He also has a keen interest in soccer, hurling and rugby.
M.I.S.C.P., BSc Physiotherapy.
Kelsi is a chartered physiotherapist who qualified from The University of Pretoria (South Africa) with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Hons) with distinction in 2017. She has worked in private and public healthcare settings in South Africa for 6 years, before joining the team at Galway City Physiotherapy in 2023.
Her employment in South Africa helped her to gain experience in treating musculoskeletal conditions, acute and chronic respiratory conditions, and neurological rehabilitation. Initially, she worked closely with a neurologist and stroke team in the early intervention and management of stroke patients, their long-term goal planning and functional reintegration into society.
During this time she also treated patients with musculoskeletal injuries and became the lead physiotherapist for a club rugby team where she discovered her passion for treating and rehabilitating athletes. She then travelled with rugby and hockey clubs (part-time) and was responsible for the teams’ medical management throughout the University Sports South Africa (USSA) Tournaments.
She was then presented with a wonderful opportunity to open her own private practice in South Africa which saw a range of patients- predominantly suffering from musculoskeletal injuries. She treated everyday aches and pains, work-related injuries, and athletes from many sporting disciplines such as swimming, athletics and long-distance running, soccer, and golf.
During this time she also taught various Pilates classes at a studio that focussed on back and neck rehabilitation, general mobility and stretching, bone health and strengthening and strengthening for athletes or retired athletes.
She has an interest in active recovery and return to function and uses her training in Pilates, Dry Needling, Hydrotherapy and Manual Therapy in the treatment of acute and chronic pain conditions. She understands the importance of a multifactorial approach and thus tailors her treatment and rehabilitation plans to suit each person she treats. Additionally, she believes in education and that understanding a diagnosis and the factors contributing to pain and dysfunction have a significant bearing on the healing process.
Kelsi has competed in various sports at club, district, and provincial levels herself, and she is currently most interested and involved in touch rugby in Ireland. Outside of work, she enjoys the outdoors, hiking and running and has a love for travelling.