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Lorcán Galvin BSc Physiotherapy

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Lorcán Galvin BSc Physiotherapy, MSc Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy MISCP, MMACP

Lorcán graduated from the University of Limerick in 2006 with a Bachelors of Science in Physiotherapy.    Since graduating he has gained extensive experience working in both the public and private sectors in Ireland and Australia. Throughout his career Lorcán has maintained a committment to professional development completing training in Spinal Manual Therapy, Dry Needling and Sports Specific Rehabilitation to name but a few.

Lorcán has a keen interest in the assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of athletes of all ages. He has been team physiotherapist to League of Ireland Soccer team Limerick F.C, U.L. Eagles Super League Basketball team, Galway U-21 Hurlers as well as various gaelic football, hurling, soccer and rugby clubs. Lorcán believes in sports specific screening for injury prevention and rehabilitation and challenges patients with high level return to play (RTP) rehabilitation programs ensuring they not only get back playing, but they get back performing to the highest level.

Lorcán also works in Merlin Park Hospital and regularly sees patients before and after surgical procedures on the neck/back, joint replacements of the hip and knee along with tendon/ligament repairs of the shoulder, knee and ankle. He has experience in Occupational Health Physiotherapy and in his current role in Merlin Park he continues to help patients and staff overcome musculoskeletal issues ensuring a safe and pain-free return to work.

In 2015 Lorcán was awarded a Masters in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy from Glasgow Caledonian University. His dissertation on nerve-related neck and arm pain has been accepted for presentation at a prestigious international Physiotherapy conference (IFOMPT 2016, Glasgow). He was also granted membership to the Musculoskeletal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (MACP) which is an organisation that recognises excellence in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with complex musculoskeletal conditions. He is a member of the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists (ISCP)

Lorcán is committed to providing the highest level of care for his patients and maintains close working relationships with GP's, Orthopaedic Surgeons and Sports Medicine Physicians as well as other health professionals to ensure the goals of his patients are met.


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