About Us

   Michelle Biggins, Katy Holmes, Eleanor Stafford and Margaret O'Connor make up the team of chartered physiotherapists here at ProActive Physio. Our superstar secretary Eileen Larkin keeps us all in check and ensures everything is running smoothly. 

Michelle opened ProActive Physio in 2010 when she was working as a physio with Galway United and needed a base to treat players in Galway. In the last 10 years, ProActive Physio has expanded to two clinics to provide physiotherapy to the people of Galway and surrounding areas. 

Katy Holmes, our Limerick lady, has a Masters in Physiotherapy and is physiotherapist with Gort Hurlers. Katy has a special interest in problems of the lower limb and rehabilitating patients using progressive strengthening programs. Katy is also our specialist Women's Health physio and is passionate in supporting women return to full function and exercise.

Eleanor Stafford is a Chartered Physiotherapist who recently graduated from the University of Limerick and has just joined the practice.  Eleanor is from Gort and is registered with CORU and the ISCP.

 She has a keen interest in sport having played International soccer as well as camogie and Gaelic football at inter-county level. Having experienced several long-term injuries Eleanor can empathise with people going through a long rehabilitation process and as a result hopes she can help patients through similar situations.

 Eleanor has gained experience in a variety of areas during her college facilitated work placements ranging from acute hospital settings to  primary care centres. She was also involved in delivering exercises classes at Croi house in Galway city, on top of setting up and coaching a Walking Football program.  From this, Eleanor has developed a huge interest in exercise prescription, carrying out her final year research project on the effect of exercise intervention in reducing hospital admissions.

Margaret O Connor returned from eight years working as a Senior Physiotherapist in London, after she finished her Masters in Physiotherapy. Margaret is originally from Ardrahan, now living in Gort so she is our true local! Margaret is currently on maternity leave and we miss her!