About Us

   Michelle Biggins,  Margaret O'Connor and Darren Flannery 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. 


Margaret is a chartered physiotherapist with ten years years experience and  worked in London for eight  years as a Senior Physiotherapist. She moved back home to Ardrahan in 2018 and has been with us since. So she is our true local

She worked predominantly in Private Physiotherapy and Sports Medicine Clinic where she worked with many people in pain, semi-professional and professional athletes.

She was the tour physiotherapist for the Hofesh Schechter Dance company’s European tour and as part of Madonna’s MDNA tour medical team. Margaret has recently completed her MSc in Advanced Neuromusculoskeletal Physiotherapy at King’s College London.

Previously a keen camogie player, Margaret now enjoys the gym and Pilates to keep strong and healthy.

Margaret is Pilates and Acupuncture trained and has a particular interest in the management of persistent pain and specialises in Vestibular treatment

 Darren Flannery is a Chartered Physiotherapist and Athletic Therapist and Trainer from Mayo. Darren has a special interest in complex knee injuries and hip and groin problems. He is very focused on specific diagnosis, treatment, screening and targeted rehabilitation of these injuries. Darren is very committed to keeping up to date with research and the best evidenced based physiotherapy practice.

Darren has gained a wealth of experience in the sports environment where he is the current lead Mayo U20 Football physiotherapist, while also having time spent with Mayo Senior football, Hibernian Football Club, International Basketball and Stanford University Athletics in California.
Darren graduated from The Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen in 2019 with an MSc in Physiotherapy. Prior to his Masters degree he completed a BSc (Hons) in Athletic Therapy and Training from Dublin City University in 2017. 
Darren joined ProActive Physio in July 2021 having previously worked in a busy private practice in Dublin which specialised in physiotherapy for neck and back problems. Darren is equipped to assess, treat and rehab all types of back and neck problems and help you return to activities that you enjoy.