Physio Clinic Team

Meet Our Expert Physio Clinic Team

Carole Gallen

Clinic Director and Chartered Physiotherapist

Carole Gallen is from Balbriggan and graduated from Trinity College with an honours degree in 1996 and has over 15,000 hours of clinical experience. She gained her post graduate experience in Beaumont Hospital, St James’s Hospital and in private practices in Dublin and Drogheda.

She established Balbriggan Physiotherapy Clinic in 1999 to provide expert services in Physiotherapy to the local community. She has worked with all the local GPs in delivery of high quality, outcome focused Physiotherapy and rehabilitation to optimise her clients healthcare.

Together with her team of expert physiotherapists , her clinic delivers services in orthopaedics, soft tissue and sports injures, age specific Physiotherapy.

David Berry

Chartered Physiotherapist

David Berry is from Balbriggan and initially graduated with a degree in Athletic Therapy & Training from Dublin City University. After this, he went on to complete an MSc. (pre-reg) in Physiotherapy in Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, where he received first class honours. He is dual-registered with the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists and Athletic Rehabilitation Therapy Ireland and currently holds a FIFA diploma in Football Medicine. Since graduating, he has been working in private practice.

As part of his training, he has worked with a broad spectrum of specialist populations, ranging from amputees to orthopaedic patients to those with long-term respiratory conditions. As a result of this, David believes in a personal approach to physiotherapy with a priority on what is important to each and every client to help deliver truly meaningful treatments.

These learning experiences helped shape David’s outlook on physiotherapy. He strongly believes that it is the role of a physiotherapist to give each client the tools to not only return to their pre-pain levels but to surpass that in order to prevent pain from reoccurring. This process remains true whether that involves wanting to get back onto the football pitch or being able to keep up with the grandkids.

David prioritises an evidence-based approach to the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal conditions, meaning he is well equipped to deal with injuries and conditions that affect muscles, bones, nerves, tendons and ligaments. He also specialises in joint taping, sports massage as well as treating vestibular disorders such as BPPV.

David has worked with a variety of sports teams in the past – from amateur to professional level – with a focus on elite academy football. David also has experience working with teams in gaelic football, American football, baseball and a host of individual athletes from various other disciplines.

David is APPI certified to instruct pilates classes, delivering one-to-one and group classes during his time in private practice. David takes an active interest in football, running and golf – however he is currently struggling to get his handicap below 16 so any tips are always welcome!

Christine Jinks

Chartered Physiotherapist

Christine qualified with a B.S.C.(hons) in physiotherapy from Trinity College Dublin. After University, she moved to Canada for several years and gained experience in a hospital setting before specialising in outpatient orthopaedics and completing levels 1 & 2 of the Canadian orthopaedic manual therapy exams. She has since worked in private practise exclusively and has been with Balbriggan Physio Clinic for 7 years.

Christine has a specialist interest in manual therapy, trigger point dry needling and yoga based exercise. She is a dedicated professional, who believes in personalised treatment for each client, to help them return to full mobility, strength and pain-free function.

Anna Grunwald

Chartered Physiotherapist

Anna is a Polish physiotherapist who graduated from the Medical University of Lublin with a BSc. (Hons) in Physiotherapy in 2006. In 2008 she completed her Masters at the Medical University of Warsaw and in 2021 she graduated from Flanders International College of Osteopathy.

Anna began working as a chartered physiotherapist in Ireland in 2013. Since then she has focused on private practice and gained extensive experience working with a wide-range of musculoskeletal issues and health conditions.

Anna takes a holistic approach to the care and treatment of her patients. She is very mindful of the influence which psychological, social and nutritional factors can have on the formation of pain. She understands that as people we are made up of many facets, and she strongly believes that each of these facets must be cared for to ensure recovery and continued well-being. When treating patients Anna routinely employs osteopathic concepts to complement the range of physiotherapy techniques she has learned over the course of her 14 year career.

Anna is very passionate about physiotherapy and osteopathy. She constantly seeks to advance her professional development and regularly attends lectures, conferences and workshops to this end.

Trish Craven

Administration & Reception

As your first point of contact, Trish will endeavour to make you feel welcome and comfortable. She will address any queries you might have regarding bookings and follow-up appointments.

Trish has extensive administrative experience having worked in the regulatory sphere of public service for over 15 years.

Appointments & Bookings

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