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Galway Bay Physio
Galway ay Physio Chartered Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic in Galway City Centre & Athenry
Contact: 091 569706
Address: Galway Bay Medical Centre, Dock Road, County: Galway

At Galway Bay Physio we strive to provide the best possible care to our patients, with an emphasis on discovering the root of your problems and treating the symptoms associated with that.

We provide a hands-on approach with each individual client, and our chartered physiotherapy team endeavour to listen to you as the patient to ensure that we are very aware of your medical history and your expectations from Galway Bay Physio.

The key to any recovery is the long term prevention of the initial problem, something we here at Galway Bay Physio strive to achieve through our own input and your education of the problem and its prevention. Therefore you will play a major role in your own recovery. Our Chartered Physiotherapists will go out of their way to ensure you understand the cause of your pain and the steps that need to be taken to prevent its reoccurence.

If you are unsure of whether or not your you are suitable to attend chartered physiotherapist, feel free to contact us for a free telephone consultation, you can be assured that we will inform you if you are not suitable to attend Galway Bay Physio Chartered Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Clinic.

Our Goals include

  • Provide a thorough Hands-on approach
  • Manage each patient with individual treatment and appropriate rehabilitation programmes
  • Ensure each patient understands their exact problem and the steps that can be taken to cure it, and more importantly prevent it from re-occuring
  • Resolve each condition in a timely and cost effective manner
  • Provide 20% discounts for Students, OAP's, Medical Card Holders and affiliated Club members

Why Choose Galway Bay Physio & Sports Injury Clinic

At Galway Bay Physio we pride ourselves not just on treating the symptoms you arrive with – but on discovering and eliminating the root cause of your discomfort and pain. We provide a hands-on approach with everyone who comes through the door for treatment. 

About Us  &  Ciaran Coyle (BSc, MSc, MISCP)

Ciaran is our lead physiotherapist and founder of Galway Bay Physio. Ciaran qualified as a chartered physiotherapist following completion of a Masters in Physiotherapy in Robert Gordon Physiotherapy of Aberdeen. Prior to this he completed a four year Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Anatomy at NUI Galway. 

Conditions treated at Galway Bay Physio Chartered Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Clinic:

At Galway Bay Physio Chartered Physiotherapy and Sports injury Clinic we treat a variety of conditions which span all age groups.

Listed below we have an brief overview of some of these conditions. This list is not exhaustive so if you feel your condition is not on the list please contact us so we can discuss your particular problem.

Musculoskeletal Conditions:

Musculoskeletal conditions are simply conditions which are related to the muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves and fascia.

Some common musculoskeletal conditions that we treat at the Galway Bay Physio Chartered Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Clinic include:

  • Low back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Postural conditions
  • Sciatica
  • Whiplash
  • Trapped Nerves
  • Prolapsed/Slipped discs
  • Facet joint dysfunction
  • Rotator Cuff injuries
  • Cervicogenic Headaches
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Impingement Syndromes
  • Deep Tissue Massage

Sports Injuries:

Common sports injuries that we treat Galway Bay Physio Chartered Physiotherapy and Sports Injury clinic include:

  • Ankle sprains
  • Hamstring strains and tears
  • Achilles tendonitis/tendinopathy
  • Shin splints
  • Groin injuries
  • Jumpers knee/Patellar Tendonitis
  • Runners Knee/ITBand Syndrome
  • Osteitis pubis
  • Dislocated shoulders
  • ACL tears and post surgical rehabilitation
  • Meniscus/Knee Cartilage injuries and post surgical rehabilitation
  • MCL/LCL tears
  • Patellofemoral syndrome
  • Tennis Elbow/Lateral Epicondylitis
  • Bursitis

Biomechanical Conditions

In simple terms Biomechanics refers to the analysis of human movement and how the human body is affected by external forces.

Our physiotherapists at Galway Bay Physio Chartered Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Clinic are trained in biomechanical analysis and correction, problems associated with biomechanics can cause

  • Foot Pain (e.g. Plantar fasciitis, heel pain, arch pain, metatarsalgia, bunions)
  • Calf strains
  • Shin splints
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Knee pain
  • Low back pain

 

 

What are orthotics?

Orthotics are specfic inserts for your shoes which are designed to correct any abnormality which may causing pain or affecting function.

A small abnormality of the foot can result in pain in the ankles, hips, knees and lower back.

At Galway Bay Physio Chartered Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Clinic we will assess the exact cause of your pain through a complete biomechanical assessment. We will then advise you of whether or not you require orthotics and the exercises and/or treatment needed to help you alleviate your pain.

If you are unsure of whether or not your you are suitable to attend chartered physiotherapist, feel free to contact us for a free telephone consultation, you can be assured that we will inform you if you are not suitable to attend Galway Bay Physio Chartered Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Clinic

Dry Needling

"An effective.. western medicine-based treatment"

Dry Needling is a cost effective and efficient technique for the treatment of myofascial (connective tissue surrounding and associated with muscle tissue) pain and dysfunction. The approach is based on Western anatomical and neurophysiological principles and should not be confused with the Traditional Chinese Medicine technique of acupuncture.

Dry Needling is an effective technique which was essentially found by mistake. In the past patients who were suffering taugh bands in their muscles, as a result of whiplash, were injected with muscle relaxants. However it was later found that it was the insertion of the needle which led to the relaxtion of the taught bands in the muscle rather than the muscle relaxants themselves.

Today the needles which are used penetrate deep into knots of muscles, to relieve tension and increase blood flow to the region.

At Galway Bay Physio myofascial dry needling is practiced and is commonly used in addition to other physiotherapy modalities in the treatment of myofascial disorders.

If you are unsure of whether or not your you are suitable to attend chartered physiotherapist, feel free to contact us for a free telephone consultation, you can be assured that we will inform you if you are not suitable to attend Galway Bay Physio Chartered Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Clinic

Fees

Consultation/treatment fee: €50
We accept cash and cheque, we will soon be accepting cards.

Consultation/Treatment Fee: €50                                                                       Extended Fee (60minutes): €75
Medical Card Fee: €40
Student Fee: €40
Preferred Customer/Affiliated Club Rate: €35

Chartered Physiotherapy is eligible for refund with VHI, Liberty Insurance, Hibernian Health (Vivas) and the Hospital Saturday Fund among others (however we do advise you to check your policy in case of additional terms and conditions). Reimbursement rates vary depending on your policy but as much as €40 per treatment can be reclaimed.

Medical Insurance Cover:

VHI
For more information see www.vhi.ie

Laya healthcare
For more information see www.layahealthcare.ie

Aviva Health
For more information see www.avivahealth.ie

Tax Relief
Physiotherapy charges qualify for tax relief. 
 

Contact

You can contact us by e-mail or by phone on 091 569706. 
Email: info@galwaybayphysio.ie

Ankle Injuries

Ankle injuries are one of the most common and painful injuries that we see here at Galway Bay Physio. While a large amount of ankle injuries are caused by sporting related incidents, there are also a high number of people who do not play sport who also injure their ankle, or have ankle pain. There are a number of different problems that can occur after an ankle injury such as

  • Ligament Sprains or tears
  • Muscle Strains or tears
  • Fractures
  • Stress Fractures
  • Cartilage issues
  • Tendonitis

Causes of Ankle Injuries and Pain

Ankle injuries and pain can be caused by

  • Falling
  • Wearing high heels
  • Running on uneven surfaces
  • Twisting or rolling your ankle
  • Poor footwear
  • Fallen arches
  • Tight and weak muscles
  • Poor biomechanics

Diagnosis

Often after an ankle injury there is considerable swelling and brusing and it may be wise to get an X-Ray to ensure there is no fracture. Alternatively the team at Galway Bay Physio Chartered Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Clinic will be able to diagnose your ankle injury and pain through a thorough physical examination and assessment. Following this examination we will inform you of the steps that are needed to help you recover from your ankle injury and pain, including any other investigations that may be required such as X-Ray or MRI.

Treatment

Ankle injuries and pain can take anything from 1 week to 6 months to recover depending on the problem. At Galway Bay Physio Chartered Physiotherapy and Sports Injury we have a variety of treatment techniques, and you can be guaranteed that we will do everything in our power to ensure you fully recover.

Your recovery will depend on the factors which may have contributed to your injury, if any, and we will strive to eradicate these factors through our hands on treatment and individualised home exercise programme.

If you are unsure whether or not you are suitable to attend a Chartered Physiotherapist, feel free to contact us for a free telephone consultation, you can be assured that we will inform you if you are not suitable to attend Galway Bay Physio Chartered Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Clinic.

Back Pain

Back pain is unfortunately a very common condition and up to 90% of people, experience at least one episode of pain in their lifetime.

Galway Bay Physio Chartered Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Clinic will not only help you alleviate your back pain, but we will also liaise with your GP where needed in order to ensure you achieve the best possible recovery.

Causes of back pain

Back pain can be caused by

  • Repeated movements
  • Poor posture
  • Tight Muscles
  • Stiff Joints
  • Sitting or standing for long periods
  • Fallen arches

Diagnosis

The team at Galway Bay Physio Chartered Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Clinic will be able to diagnose your back pain through a thorough physical examination. Following this examination we will inform you of the steps that are needed to help you recover from your back pain, correct your posture or work practices and advise you on strengthening of your back, all of which should prevent any re-occurence.

Treatment

The majority of back pain resolves in approximately 6 weeks. At Galway Bay Physiotherapy we have a variety of treatment techniques, and you can be guaranteed that we will do everything within our power to ensure you revover fully.

Not only do we endeavour to alleviate your back pain, we also place a large emphasis on the prevention of the pain coming back. It has been shown that 60-84% of people suffer a repeated episode of their back pain. The key to a successful recovery is exercise, interstingly it has been shown that specific exercise prescribed by a Chartered Physiotherapist is more effective that GP management in isolation. Therefore we ensure that you are shown the specific exercises needed in order to prevent the recurrence of your low back pain.

If you are unsure of whether or not your you are suitable to attend chartered physiotherapist, feel free to contact us for a free telephone consultation, you can be assured that we will inform you if you are not suitable to attend Galway Bay Physio Chartered Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Clinic.

Calf Injuries and Pain

Calf injuries can be one of the most painful conditions of sporting and non sporting people alike, whereby it can limit the amount of running/walking a particular individual is able to do. Calf pain can range from a deep ache to a sharp pain as if you have been hit by a stone in the painful area. Calf pain and injuries can be assoicated with the following

  • Muscle tears or strains
  • Ligament tears or sprains
  • Tendinitis
  • Low Back Pain
  • Sciatica

Causes of Calf Injuries and Pain

Calf injuries and pain can be caused by

  • Tight Calf muscles
  • Poor Biomechanics
  • Tight Gluteal Muscles
  • Weak Gluteal Muscles
  • Overtraining
  • Poor Core Stability
  • Too Much Too Soon
  • Poor Footwear
  • Sprinting
  • Jumping
  • Long distance running

Diagnosis

The team at Galway Bay Physio Chartered Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Clinic will be able to diagnose your calf injury or pain through a thorough physical examination. Following this examination we will inform you of the steps needed to help you recover from the injury or pain, and also to ensure that the problem does not re-occur.

Treatment

There are a variety of treatment techniques which we can do to help you recover from your injury or pain including,

  • Dry needling
  • Soft Tissue Release
  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Biomechanical Analysis
  • Prescription of Orthotics

The key to recovery and prevention or re-occurrence of calf injuries and pain is to highlight the factors involved in the issues and to ensure that they are addressed in order to ensure best possible outcomes. The team at Galway Bay Physio Chartered Physiotherapy and sports Injury Clinic will assess and advise you on the individualised Home Exercise Programme neccessary for a successful outcome of you calf injury and pain

If you are unsure of whether or not you are suitable to attend a Chartered Physiotherapist, feel free to contact us for a free telephone or email consultation, you can be assured that we will inform you if you are not suitable to attend Galway Bay Physio Chartered Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Clinic.

 

 

Why Choose Galway Bay Physio, Chartered Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Clinic

At Galway Bay Physio we strive to provide the best possible care to our patients, with an emphasis on discovering the root of your problems and treating the symptoms associated with that

We provide a hands-on approach with each individual client, and our chartered physiotherapy team endeavour to listen to you as the patient to ensure that we are very aware of your medical history and your expectations from Galway Bay Physio.

The key to any recovery is the long term prevention of the initial problem, something we here at Galway Bay Physio strive to achieve through our own input and your education of the problem and its prevention. Therefore you will play a major role in your own recovery. Our Chartered Physiotherapists will go out of their way to ensure you understand the cause of your pain and the steps that need to be taken to prevent its reoccurence.

If you are unsure of whether or not your you are suitable to attend chartered physiotherapist, feel free to contact us for a free telephone consultation, you can be assured that we will inform you if you are not suitable to attend Galway Bay Physio Chartered Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Clinic.

What is a "Chartered Physiotherapist"

A career in Chartered Physiotherapy is a profession based on scientific and evidence based practise, which is only achieved after a number of years of study in University.
Chartered physiotherapists are governed by the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists and under their strict guidelines each of its members must carry out continuous professional training to update and enhance their practice and development. Here at Galway Bay Physio Sports and Injury Clinic we only employ fully qualified Chartered Physiotherapists to ensure that your treatment is safe and effective, and based on current available research.

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