Beatrice McGinley

BPhysiotherapy, Post Grad Cert Womens Health

Qualified from UCD with a BPhys. (Hons) in 1992 and from Bradford University,U.K. with a Post Grad Dip, in Womens Health in 2008. Beatrice 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. Beatrice has wide experience in manual and exercise therapy, biomechanical assessment and orthotic prescription.She has expertise 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 and currently manages injuries for the Galway Senior Ladies Football team

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.

Sharon Morris

BSc 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. She also lectures on the MSc In Sports Physiotherapy in UCD. 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 biomechanist approved by the Irish Sports Council.

Cliodhna Ni Choisdealbha

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

Cliodhna is a Chartered Physiotherapist who started working with GCP in 2013. Since graduating from UCD in 2006, 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 also had the role of Lead Physio with the Irish Women’s Hockey team and the Galway U-21 hurlers. She is currently Lead Physiotherapist with the Galway Camogie Senior Team.
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 passion for tackling injuries and strains that musicians encounter regularly.

Dan McCabe

BSc 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.  Dan spent two seasons working with Connacht Rugby from 2013-2015, providing physiotherapy assistance to Senior, Academy and Age Grade squads. During this time Dan developed experience in treating and rehabilitating a wide range of sporting injuries, strapping, pitch-side cover and injury prevention strategies.

Dan has a strong sporting background himself having played for and captained his home side Kanturk RFC and also played with Galwegians AIL winning team in 2014. He was a player and team physiotherapist with Monivea Rugby Club but has retired from his playing career opting to coach at Under 20’s level for Galwegians Rugby Club this year. Dan also played football for his home Club Dromtariffe GAA in North Cork and represented Duhallow in the Cork Senior football championship. His new passions are golf and triathlons.

David Gordon

BSc Physiology and Health science, BSc Physiotherapy, PG Dip Manipulative Therapy

After studying Physiology and Health science in Carlow IT, 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 completed his MSc in Advanced Clinical Practice (Manipulative Therapy) at Teesside University. 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 Physiotherapists.

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. Dave is an accomplished duathlete and has completed a number of endurance sporting events including The Race in Donegal this year.

Alison Coneys

MISCP, M.S.c. (Hons) Physiotherapy University of Limerick

Alison, a native of Clifden Co. Galway is a Chartered Physiotherapist with a Postgraduate MSc degree from University of Limerick. Throughout her training, Alison has gained experience in a wide variety of areas from sports physiotherapy management to post-operative and respiratory Physiotherapy. She also has experience working in the community setting in musculoskeletal physiotherapy, care of the elderly and paediatric Physiotherapy.

Since graduating, Alison has worked  in the area of musculoskeletal and sports physiotherapy within the private practice setting in Kilkenny and  Co.Galway. She has worked with sports teams including the Kilkenny U-21 Hurling, Clifden GAA,  Galway Camogie and Galway Ladies Football teams. She has developed an expertise in the area of rehabilitative exercise for chronic pain, bone health and ageing and musculoskeletal injury and has undertaken specialised Pilates based instructor training. Alison regularly participates in post graduate continous development training and  keeps up to date with the latest literature to ensure provision of a high quality, evidence based service.

Alison leads the group based exercise therapy service “Physio Fit” in the clinic which involves low impact strength and conditioning and pilates based exercises suitable for individuals with spinal or joint pain, osteoporosis and osteopaenia and deconditioning post injury or surgery. These classes can also be tailored and are suitable for those with pelvic floor weakness after giving birth or post menopause also.

Alison has a passion for the promotion of a healthy lifestyle and in helping clients to maintain independence and to enjoy a good quality of life through active ageing. She also has a keen interest in sports rehabilitation and injury prevention.  She enjoys working with clients towards achieving their individual goals.

She herself is an avid sportswoman and enjoys playing football with Oranmore maree G.A.A. at present.