Michael Walsh

(MCSP SRP Dip/MSc Sports Phys MSOM CSCS)

Michael Qualified in June 2004 from University of Ulster, Jordanstown with BSc Hons Sport,

Exercise and Leisure Studies. During the Sports Science Degree he became qualified as a Northern
Ireland Institute Coach (NIIC) (2002).  He applies the knowledge of sports biomechanics, exercise
physiology, sport psychology and sports coaching with Gaelic football teams and individual athletes
in numerous sporting codes. This expertise and knowledge of Sports Science is beneficial when applying
training and rehabilitation of athletes back to full fitness.

In 2004 Michael became qualified as a Sports Massage Therapist (Level 3) with the Sports  Massage
Association and progressed to Level 4 (2010). He has gained extensive experience in numerous soft tissue
treatment techniques and rehabilitation of sports injuries working in sports such as Gaelic football/Athletics/

Michael then Qualified in June 2008 from the University of East London with BSc Hons Physiotherapy. He has
undergone extensive post graduate training and has qualified with a Diploma in Sports Physiotherapy (2013) and Masters of Science Degree in Sports Physiotherapy (2014) from the University of Bath.

Michael has an extensive knowledge of sports injuries and management. He is a clinical specialist in Soft Tissue Massage Techniques, Spinal Manipulation, Orthopaedic Medicine, Injury Rehabilitation, Acupuncture, Strength and Conditioning.

Michael was Physiotherapist for the Down Minor Gaelic Football team 2009-2013 and also works with a variety of sports including men and ladies gaelic football, hurling and camogie, as well as athletics, golf, rugby and soccer.

Michael has been involved in a range of elite level sports competitions. In 2012, Michael was an integral member of the Sports Physiotherapist team in the Polyclinic located in the Athletes village at the London Olympics. In 2013, Michael attended the World Volleyball Championships in Belgium as Team Physio to the Northern Ireland Volleyball team and then later that year Michael was a lead physiotherapist at the World Police and Fire games held in Northern Ireland.

Michael has enjoyed work experience with Premiership Soccer team (Sunderland) 2012 and Championship soccer team (Middlesborough) 2012,

Michael is a Certified Strength and Conditioning coach (CSCS) and functional screening specialist (FMSS). He has the unique ability to analyse athletes and recognise weaknesses, overcompensations and faulty movement patterns which may contribute to injury and reduce sporting performance.  He develops specialised individual programs for athletes to increase the successful return from injury, to enhance injury prevention and to maximise performance in their chosen sport.


Gerard Mc Creesh (MCSP SRP)

Gerard graduated from the University of Ulster in 2008 with a Honours degree in
physiotherapy. He is an experienced musculoskeletal physiotherapist with a particular
interest in Sports Physiotherapy. Gerard began his career in the NHS in the
musculoskeletal Out-Patients department in the Tyrone County Hospital (Omagh).  
During this time he trained in Spinal Manipulation, Nerve Injury Diagnosis and 
Treatment and Sports Specific taping techniques.  

Gerard then immigrated to Australia to work in a specialised private Spinal and Sports injury
clinic. While in Australia Gerard attended post-graduate training in the treatment of Sports
Related Injuries and Dry Needling (similar to acupuncture). He worked along side a number of
highly trained Chiropractors, Osteopaths and Remedial Masseurs, gaining invaluable experience and learning a variety of techniques for the treatment of Spinal and Soft Tissue Injuries. He is fully trained in first aid and has provided pitch side
physiotherapy for a number of Gaelic and Rugby teams. Gerard is a very friendly and caring practitioner
who is dedicated to achieving the highest standard of care, to ensure the best possible outcome for his patients. 

20A Queen Street,
Co Down.
BT34 3HZ                                                                                                                          
OFFICE: 028 4175 2966.   

Email: michael@walshphysio.com                                        

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