Highest Standards
First Class Care
Your first choice for musculoskeletal and injury management
We treat a wide
variety of disorders
From sport and non-sporting injuries to pre and post-operative rehab

Galway Sports Medicine Centre

Chartered Physiotherapy

Welcome to Galway Sports Medicine Centre

Located in Claregalway, Galway Sports Medicine Centre was co-founded by David Hanly M.I.S.C.P Chartered Physiotherapist. Galway Sports Medicine Centre offers a high standard of care in an honest and friendly environment to help optimize movement, no matter what your goals are. With over 15 years experience in musculoskeletal and sports injury management, you will be able to access the same standard of care provided to elite athletes.



At Galway Sports Medicine Centre, our team of Physios are experts at diagnosing and treating both acute and chronic pain. Learn more about how we can help here.



There a numerous types of headaches which Physio treatment can help with, some more severe than others, but all of which can make it hard to focus on everyday tasks.

Sports Injuries

Sports Injuries

The physiotherapists at Galway Sports Medicine Centre are experienced in treating a large variety of sports injuries, from shoulder dislocations to lateral ankle sprains.

Our Team

  • Dave Hanly
    Dave HanlyB.Sc Physiotherapy, MISCP

    After qualifying as a Chartered Physiotherapist from University College Dublin in 2003, Dave spent three years working in the HSE before taking up a full-time role in private practice in 2006. Since then, Dave has divided his time between working in the private sector and holding various roles in sport including:

    – First Team Physiotherapist at Munster Rugby 2015/16

    – Lead Physiotherapist Galway Senior Hurling 2013-present

    – Lead Physiotherapist Galway Senior Football 2009-2014

    – Lead Physiotherapist Galway Minor Hurling 2008-2014

    – Lead Physiotherapist Ireland U-18 Clubs Rugby 2010-2013

    – First Team Physiotherapist Connacht Rugby 2008-13

    – Team Physiotherapist Corofin GAA Club 2012-present

    Dave has  recently moved back to Galway to take up a full-time role as First Team Physiotherapist with Connacht Rugby. Dave has a special interest in the areas of athletic groin pain and long-term athlete development. He recently undertook post-graduate training in dry needling and manipulative therapy and completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Sports and Exercise Medicine in University of Ulster, Jordanstown in 2015.

  • Alan Daly
    Alan DalyPhysical Injury Therapist

    Qualified with a Diploma in Sports injury in 2011 and a professional member of the Irish Massage Therapy Association (I.M.T.A), Alan quickly furthered his education by completing a certificate in functional screening, resistance training & speed endurance through Setanta College.

    Alan also divides his time working in the private sector and working with a number of teams:

    – Galway Senior Hurlers

    – Claregalway GAA

    – Corofin GAA

    – Gort GAA

    – Turloughmore GAA

    He has a great interest in lower back pain and adolescent development. He has also completed post graduate training in dry needling.

    You can contact alan @ 0868154176 or alan@galwaysportsmedicine.com


  • Ryan Worden
      Ryan WordenBSc. Athletic Therapy and Training

      Ryan graduated with an honours degree in BSc. Athletic Therapy and Training from DCU in 2015. He completed his undergraduate research on “The effect of anticipation on the kinetics and kinematics of the trunk and lower-limb during a side-cutting manoeuvre” and has presented this research at the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine conference.

      Since graduating from DCU, Ryan has divided his time between working in the private sector and as a Certified Athletic Rehabilitation Therapist, with various sporting teams. Ryan’s experience is in the care of acute and chronic musculoskeletal injury.

      Teams worked with as an Athletic Therapist;

      – Roscommon Senior Football Team 2015-2017

      – Ballyhaunis GAA 2015-present

      – Ballyhaunis R.F.C 2015-present

      – Corofin GAA 2017-present

      – Galway Senior Hurling Team 2017-present

      Within musculoskeletal care, Ryan has special interest in the management of acute/chronic tendinopathy, athletic groin pain and overload injury in adolescent athletes. He also has a keen interest in post-operative rehabilitation and running mechanics.

    What some of our past clients have to say…

    • Great service, two great practitioners. Highly recommend!

      Damien JoyceClifden GAA
    • TEAMWORK, Anyone who tells you doing an Ironman is a selfish individual sport doesn't really understand. If you want to get through this body destroying event in one piece you need a team. My team consisted of my wife Geraldine, Smart Nutrition and Alan Daly, Galway Sports Medicine Centre. Geraldine did an amazing job making sure not only on race day but for the 6 months training, that I had the right fuel to get me through and the right nutrition for recovery. Alan, was on the back foot from the start. I was recovering from a damaged hamstring, my right side above the knee was constantly going into spasm any time I ran over 10 miles. With the right treatment and strength work along with rolling and stretching I was able to stay injury free, fresh and strong for 6 months training and throughout the race. This has also continued in my recovery as I already feel ready for the next one. Thanks team

      Patrick BrennanInternational Triathlete
    • Highly recommended, top class service every time.

      Walter Holleran

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    Clinic Hours

    Monday – Friday: 08:00 am – 08:00 pm

    Saturday: 08:00 am – 04:00 pm


    (087) 44 68 000

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