MEET OUR TEAM

John Butler
Owner

John brings a wealth of experience from the past 20 years treating general and Sports specific Musculosketal injuries. John graduated from Limerick Institute and established his practice in January 2001. Having worked with Sports teams throughout Galway in all codes including Hurling, Gaelic Football, Soccer, Rugby, Boxing, Martial Arts and Golf.

Since 2012 John and the team have worked with The Irish Horse Racing Board  (IHRB) solely providing on course treatments for all of the flat and jump jockeys throughout Ireland.  John also works with Horse trainer Aidan O’Brien in his world-famous racing yard in Ballydoyle/Coolmore providing advice and treatment for his team of riders and staff.

John believes that working with some fantastic colleagues over the past 20 years in the practice and the close working relationship with G.P.’s and consultants to get the best for our clients is the main ingredient for the success of the practice.

 

Alanna Lally
Chartered Physiotherapist

Alanna is a fully licensed Chartered Physiotherapist and a current member of both CORU (Regulating Health and Social Care Professionals) and the ISCP (Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists). She obtained her B.Sc. In Physiotherapy from University College Dublin during which time she completed clinical placements at St. Vincent’s University Hospital Dublin (Respiratory), Merlin Park Galway (Neurology), Harolds Cross Hospice (Long Term Care) as well as Musculoskeletal placements with Athletics Ireland and Paralympics Ireland athletes on warm weather training camps. During her time in UCD Alanna was part of the Ad Astra Academy for track and field, balancing both academic and athletic fields. She then went on to obtain her M.Sc. in Athletic Training from Temple University in America whilst on running scholarship for track. Whilst completing her Masters Alanna broadened her scope by getting the opportunity to use many alternative treatment modalities and techniques in addition to working with many high performance collegiate athletes in American Football, Sprint Football, Wrestling, Rowing and Gymnastics.

Alanna has a keen interest in musculoskeletal and sport related injuries. Being an 800m track athlete who has represented Ireland across a number of international competitions, Alanna has experienced the highs and lows of sport and injury which has given her a unique understanding, empathy and motivation to those trying to rehab and ultimately return to sport and daily activities.

Oshin Amberkar
Chartered Physiotherapist

Oshin is a fully licensed Chartered Physiotherapist and a current member of both CORU (Regulating Health and Social Care Professionals) and the ISCP (Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists).

She obtained her B.P.Th from Maharashtra University of Health Sciences, India during which she had a long exposure of O.P.D as well as  hospital based (Neuro, Cardio, Respiratory, Pediatric & Geriatric) patients.

Having completed her Masters in Sports from MGM Institute of Health Sciences, India, she has a special interest in Sports and Musculoskeletal injuries as well as Rehabilitation of Chronic cases; with a zeal for sports clinical rehabilitation. During her masters, Oshin worked along side a number of Sports teams including football, swimming, weightlifting, Boxing, Athletics etc. at State, National as well as International Level. Empowered with the ability to employ the highest quality of evidence-based practice with basic knowledge of Strength & Conditioning, Animal flow, Dry needling, Manual therapy along with a holistic approach in planning the treatment.

She has an experience of more than 5 years in clinical, hospital as well as on field sports centres. Her dissertation project helped her to get an opportunity to serve paraplympic athletes.

Her recent accomplishment was being a part of the Indian Women's Olympic Boxing Preparatory Squad 2020 as a Sports Physiotherapist.
She is a Certified taping, Dry needling therapist. She also holds a Level 2 Certificate in Strength and Conditioning by World Rugby and a Medical Diploma by FIFA. She specializes in Functional Excercise Rehabilitaion and personally loves swimming and hitting the gym.

Mary Butler
Operations Manager

Mary, a graduate in Front Office & Hospitality from GMIT worked extensively in the hospitality Industry in some of Galway’s leading hotels for over a decade before diversifying into Property Management.  There some of her duties included Liaising with tenants, owners, contractors and developers before being promoted to Credit Controller within the company.

 

Due to the expansion of the business Mary joined John in the practice in 2011 where she took over the running of the day to day administrative duties of the business.