We are Chartered and Coru Registered Physiotherapists. This means that we have a proper state registered qualification (starting with a four year university physiotherapy degree) which ensures that we have to adhere to our high level of standards, a high level of competency in both assessment and treatment skills and that we have to work on C.P.D. (Continuing Professional Development – Research and Courses to keep knowledge and skills in line with current research/recommended best treatments) to maintain our registration.
This is crucial so that you know you are in safe hands… and can avoid repetitive unnecessary treatments. Our clinic features four treatment rooms and two waiting rooms to allow for compliance with Covid-19 precautions.
Treatment costs can be claimed back with relevant health insurers.
Dedicated and caring professionals
- Post Gratuate Masters level Manual Therapy training eg. for joint mobilisation/manipulation where necessary.
- Using the latest research in our rehabilitation programmes to keep our treatments evidence based
- We work closely with G.P.s, Orthopaedic, Rheumatology and other hospital consultants. We also work closely with other Allied Health Professionals eg. Occupational Therapy, Psychology, Orthotists.
- We also have an in-house Psychotherapist, Cindy Lund, for counselling services.
- We believe that having a multi-disciplinary approach is key to managing any injury or persistent pain condition.
- We link with fitness coaches, yoga/pilates instructors and our in-house yoga/pilates instructor Niamh Jones also works with clients 1:1 using pilates reformer bed.
BSc Physiotherapy MSc. MSk Physio. M.I.S.C.P. Lic. Acupuncture
Established in 2005 after moving from Dublin where I worked as a senior physiotherapist in St James’ Hospital physiotherapy out patient dept. for five years. I along with another senior physio managed a large staff and busy O.P.D. and also worked part time in a big city private practice. Before moving back to Galway, I completed a masters level qualification in Musculo-skeletal Physiotherapy in Glasgow Caledonian University where I developed further expertise in diagnosis, clinical reasoning, Manual Therapy (eg. joint mobilisation/manipulation etc.) and rehabilitation of MSk pain and injury.
I moved back to Galway and took up a part-time post in G.U.H as well as working in a large private practice in Galway city. Over the years I had the opportunity to work with sports professionals of all levels which included international travel supporting teams and also working with performing artists.
Many years working in Hospitals gave me huge experience with a wide range of conditions, complex trauma cases, post- operative rehabilitation etc. I also have had the pleasure of working with students and supporting their learning for over 20 years from Trinity College Dublin, University of Limerick and Royal College of Surgeons.
I had used Dry Needling as part of my practice for 8 years before I decided to go back and study to become an Acupuncturist, so that I could treat a wider range of conditions. I use it as an adjunct to my physiotherapy treatments where appropriate.
Exercise Therapy & Rehabilitation
Numerous post graduate courses in exercise therapy and rehabilitation which is the cornerstone of the evidence-based approach to treatment of most musculoskeletal and sports injuries. More than 50 shorter post graduate courses over the years developing diagnostic and treatment skills.
In recent years have been involved in establishing a multi-diciplinary Pain Prog in the public sector which has increased my understanding of dealing with complex pain issues the causes of which tend to be multi-faceted and as such require a wholistic approach in their management. We educate people regarding how pain works, how to promote healing in the body through managing every aspect of wellness as well as retraining normal movement patterns. We tailor individual programmes to help to restore function and work on general strength and conditioning. Meditation practice can also be used as part of the programme. These skills can help you to turn down the volume of pain through tapping into your own physiology and learning how to control and calm the body
MSc Physiotherapy M.I.S.C.P.
Mark Hughes is a native of Galway and graduated from the University of Limerick with a BSc Honours degree in Physiotherapy.
He has experience in both private practice and HSE, having worked across areas such as Orthopaedics, Neurological Rehabilitation including stroke and management of Musculoskeletal conditions/ injuries.
Mark has a keen interest in sport and sports rehabilitation and has completed post graduate training in strength and conditioning, dry needling therapy, shoulder rehabilitation and general sports rehab, where every injury is assessed and treated, integrating whole body rehabilitation principles. He has worked with various GAA, Soccer and rugby teams in the Galway area.
He has a keen interest in post operative rehabilitation such as rotator cuff repair and ACL reconstruction, lower limb sports injuries and the management of persistent low back pain.