Ciaran Coyle - BSc, MSc, MISCP
Meet your physiotherapist!
Hi! My name is Ciaran and I specialise in multiple areas of Physiotherapy, but in particular I like to treat those with long term pain, and sporting injuries. I started working in Essex in the United Kingdom working with High Level Sports Athletes and the General Public in 2009. I returned home to work in Dublin in 2010 and gradually worked my way back to Galway where I opened Galway Bay Physio in 2012. I have worked with numerous Professional and Amateur Sporting Organisations in the UK and Ireland.
Why did you choose to be a physiotherapist?
My sister was born severely Autistic and I am very close to her. I always had a desire to work within the healthcare industry and work with kids with special needs. That coupled with my love of all things sport resulted in me choosing a career as a physiotherapist.
What is your favourite thing about being a physiotherapist?
I really enjoy figuring out what it is that affects peoples lives, in terms of pain. To see people regain control of their live, painfree, is an extremely rewarding scenario. I also like the pressure of trying to get athletes back onto the pitch or being ready for an event.
The brain body connection is one of life’s mysteries. It is an extremely powerful connection that allows us to live our daily lives and perform our desired activities. However, when the connection is influenced in a negative way, i.e. when you are injured, it can be very limiting. Personally, I feel that understanding this connection is vital to any successful rehabilitation pathway. Often people can move, breathe and function abnormally after an injury, even though they may not know they are doing anything different. Therefore, I spend a lot of the time on education and empowering the ability of all patients to have a positive influence on the brain-body connection.
Tell us of some treatment options used to treat conditions.
Dry needling is a powerful treatment tool we use in the clinic. It has significant benefits and can help alleviate pain. It is a relatively quick and painfree process which can aid recovering from most, if not all ailments. However, it is only a “tool”, and there are many more tools which we use to allow for optimum recovery of our clients. This coupled with a comprehensive education and home exercise programme is an essential part of our provision of care.
Words of wisdom!
We are built to move, so we should keep going. I would recommend that you keep exercising if it doesn’t hurt. However, it must be guided by your therapist in order to achive the desired benefits. I would generally avoid stretching if it is painful as there is more benefit to regular, painfree movements.
Why should a potential client choose Galway Bay Physio?
At Galway Bay Physio, we try to provide a very relaxed friendly environment. Nothing formal, or no element of scaremongering. We offer a comprehensive service to educate, treat and solve whatever issues you may have. We are not in the game of getting people back in for multiple treatments unneccessarily. I have always had the ethos of “treat people the way you would like to treated”!!
Ciaran is our lead physiotherapist and founder of Galway Bay Physio, who 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. Since qualifying he has obtained a wealth of experience from working in a number of private practices and medical centres in the UK and Ireland.
Ciaran strives to deliver high quality individually tailored treatment programmes and rehabilitation, and also ensures that patients understand exactly what their specific problems are and most importantly how to cure them.
A keen rugby man Ciaran has worked extensively with leading athletes and sports participants having been involved with numerous sporting clubs in Ireland and the UK.