Who We Are

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.

Diarmuid Carney

BSc Physiotherapy, MSc Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy MISCP

Diarmuid graduated from Leeds Beckett University in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy. Since graduating Diarmuid has gained experience in both the public and private sectors in Ireland. On graduating Diarmuid worked in Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda where he gained extensive experience in the core areas of physiotherapy while also working in private practice in the Dublin area.

Over the past 10 years Diarmuid has worked between University Hospital Galway and Merlin Park University Hospital, as well as in private practice. As part of his role working in the Galway University Hospitals Diarmuid has worked closely with the consultants and other members of the multidisciplinary team in ensuring clients reach their rehabilitation goals.

Diarmuid has an interest in all levels of rehabilitation and has recently established a rehabilitation programme for people with hip and knee osteoarthritis in the Merlin Park. Throughout his career Diarmuid has maintained a high level of continuous professional development in order to ensure his clients enjoy the best quality care possible.

Diarmuid comes from a strong sporting background and has represented his club and county in Gaelic Football at all levels in the past. Diarmuid was a member of the Roscommon Senior Football team who won the Connacht Senior Football Final in 2010. Now living in Oranmore, Diarmuid continues to be actively involved in the GAA playing, and coaching with the Oranmore Maree GAA club.

Andy Byrne

BSc Physiotherapy

Andy qualified in 2015 with a BSc Physiotherapy (Hons) degree from the University of Brighton, in the UK. After gaining extensive experience working with patients with respiratory, orthopaedic and neurological physiotherapy needs, Andy then went on to specialise within the musculoskeletal area of physiotherapy. While in the UK he worked for Brighton & Hove Albion FC as academy physiotherapist.

He has a keen interest in the management of lower back pain and sports rehabilitation having completed numerous post graduate courses in the fields of exercise prescription and manual therapy. He has also completed focussed training in the assessment and treatment of upper limb injuries while working in a specialist hand therapy unit in University College Hospital Galway.

Andy believes in an active approach to pain rehabilitation in conjunction with hands on therapy and enjoys working one to one with his patients to help them achieve their goals. In his spare time Andy enjoys an active lifestyle hurling and has been involved in coaching at underage levels.

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Castlegar GAA Club, Doughiska Road, Roscam, Galway

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