Overview of Physiotherapy
The Physiotherapy Department, as part of multidisciplinary teams, provide support services to people who avail of Brothers of Charity Services in the counties of Galway and Roscommon. We provide assessments, recommendations, and therapy to a wide range of people and age groups, in a variety of settings. People referred for physiotherapy within the services may have specific physical or intellectual disability. Other people referred may have developmental and gross motor delays, co-ordination and balance difficulties. Some people may have difficulties with walking or require treatment after a hospital stay, surgery or following an accident.
People are most commonly referred for physiotherapy when they present with a health-related condition that limits their ability to move and perform functional tasks as well as they would like in their daily lives. Physiotherapists take a holistic approach to treatment that involves the person directly in their own care. Each person is individually assessed and recommendations made accordingly. Physiotherapy can be carried out in one-to-one or group-based sessions.
Physiotherapists work closely with families and staff to facilitate the optimum carryover of identified goals. Where feasible, we incorporate a demonstration of techniques into physiotherapy sessions. Working with families and teams is an integral part of our work to deliver an effective service which can have a beneficial impact on people’s lives. We aim to involve all key members of a person’s life to provide services using a meaningful and person centred approach.
Services we offer
Falls & Balance Classes
Health Promotion Initiatives
Postural Management Clinic
Orthotic management clinics
For more information contact:
Katie Hughes – Physiotherapy Manager,
Brothers of Charity Services Ireland – Galway Region,