M.I.S.C.P. BSc. (Hons) Physiotherapy

Kelsi McGrath

Kelsi McGrath

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 traveling.