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.

Zara Bowler

Chartered Physiotherapist

Zara is from Balbriggan and qualified in 2008 with a first class honours degree in Physiotherapy, from Coventry University. While in the UK She worked in both the NHS and private practice, and her work included musculoskeletal outpatients, orthopaedics, respiratory, mental health, care of the elderly and neurology.

Since her return to Ireland, Zara has worked predominantly in musculoskeletal physiotherapy, successfully treating a wide range of acute and chronic conditions.

She has extensive experience treating biomechanical and foot issues. She is a qualified Pilates Instructor. Zara also has specialized training in the area of women’s health and has completed Post-Graduate training with the Pelvic Obstetric and Gynaecological Physiotherapist group in the UK. She is a member of the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists Women’s Health and Continence special interest group.

Zara is a Qualified Medical Acupuncturist (ALIED 2011) and also has a qualification in dry needling.

Zara has a range of post graduate qualifications some of which include

  • Advanced manual therapy and clinical reasoning skills (Gerard Green)
  • Myofascial release (Deirdre Burrell)
  • Management of the Pregnant client (Michelle Lyons)
  • Advanced pregnancy practioner Level 2 (Burrell education)
  • Pelvic flow and freedom (Burrell education)
  • The Female athlete (Ruth jones)
  • Biomechanics and orthotic prescription (PPL)
  • Pilates Mat work 1,2,3
  • Pilates for Scoliosis, runners, shoulder rehabilitation (APPI)
  • Ante and post natal Pilates (APPI)

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.

Michelle O’Neill

Administration & Reception

As your first point of contact, Michelle is available to answer any queries on bookings and follow up appointments and she excels at making our patients feel welcome and comfortable.

Michelle has extensive administration experience in the travel industry and a leading Dublin law firm, and recently undertook her role at our clinic, bringing her closer to her home and family

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