Managing Director B.Sc Physio, M.I.S.C.P, M.S.C.P



Michael is one of those enthusiastic people who loves his work, has an insatiable appetite for new learning and throws himself into projects.

Michael continues to give lectures and presentations as an invited speaker to various conferences, organisations & sporting events on his areas of special interest.

When he can’t be found, Michael’s probably out on his road bike or running or enjoying family life with his wife and three kids.



Michael graduated from University College Dublin in 1996 with first class honours degree. He gained extensive hospital & private practice clinical experience working in the Mater, St. James and St. Vincents Hospitals, The Blackrock Clinic & O’Neill Sports Clinic in Dublin and University College Hospital Galway.



  • Feet (orthotics)
  • Hands
  • Vertigo/headache
  • Neck & Low Back

He had a vision to create an elite physiotherapy practice which would represent a centre of excellence in terms of clinical knowledge, treatment technology, rooms, support staff, research, communication & customer service. Most importantly, the goal was to create an expert team of advanced clinicians who were individually expert in a specific treatment techniques or body areas and collectively can offer an unparalleled excellence of physiotherapy care across a wide range of medical conditions.

Knocknacarra Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic was founded in 2000 and hasn’t looked back. It evolved into Baily Point Physiotherapy Clinic when it expanded in 2007 into a fully equipped state of the art medical premises with clinical pilates on and off site and hydrotherapy services. This medical facility was further extended in 2009 due to demand and now comprises 10 expert clinicians who provide the most up to date evidence based treatments available. We also pride ourselves on our caring approach & going the “extra step” for each of our patients.

Michael himself has always been involves in post-graduate training and describes himself as a bit of a conference/course “junkie”. His areas of special interest and advanced practitioner qualification include spinal pain, vertigo/headache rehabilitation, orthotic prescription & biomechanical assessment. He is a fully qualified DMA clinical pilates instructor with additional qualifications in occupational health and ergonomics, hand therapy and dry needling.

In previous years Michael has treated professional sports people, elite runners, triathletes, swimmers & cyclists. Michael has also been seriously involved with local athletic, triathlon & cycle clubs and has provided county level team coverage to Meath & Kildare GAA footballers and the Galway senior hurling team.

Top class service from Michael Gallagher - many times over the years has "fixed me" with sensible and practical solutions and advice, including one occasion where others had suggested more drastic actions which would have had serious implications for myself. Highly recommended!

Barry O'Donoghue

Our Team

We have a team of 10 experienced Chartered Physiotherapists who specialise in women’s health, licenced acupuncturists, clinical pilates instructors, a hydrotherapist, specialists treating Vestibular Disorders (Vertigo/Epley’s manouver) & Bells Palsy, domicilary physiotherapists operating from our state of the art facility in Salthill.

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