Why Us

What is physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy is a scientific healthcare profession that is concerned with optimising movement and function in people who are affected by pain, injury, disease and disorders throughout all life stages from the sedentary person to the elite athlete.

It involves a comprehensive assessment of the patient’s condition, diagnosis where possible, patient goal setting, outlined treatment options, guided rehabilitation and education.

What is Chartered Physiotherapy?

Chartered Physiotherapists are members of the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists (ISCP). The ISCP is the only professional body for physiotherapists in Ireland.

By choosing a Chartered Physiotherapist you are choosing a healthcare professional with a University degree who has demonstrated the highest standards of excellence in clinical care. Chartered Physiotherapists are the healthcare professionals of choice within the hospital setting, primary care & GP setting, elite sporting level, and who you can therefore trust to provide the most up-to-date scientific evidence for your care.

Michelle Biggins, Órla Armstrong and Brian Lenehan are all Chartered Physiotherapists and members of the ISCP.


Michelle, Margaret and Brian are committed to providing the most up-to-date scientifically based physiotherapy care and intervention for their patients. As members of the ISCP they maintain their high standards of excellence in clinical care by completing numerous post-graduate courses every year. You can read more on their professional experience and qualifications in their LinkedIn profiles below

Michelle’s LinkedIn profile



We treat a variety of injury and pain conditions here at ProActive Physio. We have however amassed a lot experience in the area of sports physiotherapy. Our collective sporting experience includes;

  • Olympic Games, Rio 2016
  • World University Games, South Korea 2015
  • Galway Senior Hurling
  • Connaught Ruby
  • IRFU Women’s 7s
  • U18s IRFU
  • Women’s FAI
  • World University Games, Russia 2013
  • Galway Senior Football
  • Galway U21 Football and Hurling
  • Galway Minor Hurling
  • Galwegians
  • Galway United
  • Local clubs; St James, Salthill/Knocknacara, Gort, Clarinbridge, Spiddal
  • Dublin City Marathon


We are very lucky to be in a position to offer our patients such comprehensive rehabilitation facilities.

We have at our disposal

• 8 bed Pilates Reformer Studio
• One-to-one personal training gym
• Large spacious open plan gym
• Private treatment rooms
• 60m running track
• Fitness testing & return to sport equipment
• Olympic lifting platforms
• Dumbells, barbells, kettlebells, squat racks, bench press
• Double 32 rung monkey bars – keeps rehab interesting!
• Skipping ropes, foam rollers, ladders, cones, discs, wobble boards,
• Suspended gymnastic rings
• TRX suspension training equipment

Have a look at some of our facilities here in our blog.

Team Effort

We have mentioned them already but we would be nothing without the fantastic people and team here at FrenchVanoli and CrossFit Galway. The doors here open at 6am and don’t shut until after 10pm which inspires us to do all we can and work as hard as possible to get you, our patients back to doing whatever it is drives and inspires you!

Our experience in working in numerous different teams, management and medical staff has taught us valuable skills of communication and opened us to the huge benefits of health professionals working together.

We are committed to working with fellow Chartered Physiotherapists, GPs, Consultants, Team Coaches, Strength & Conditioning Coaches and anyone else that is involved and interested in your health and well-being.