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Relief Chartered Physiotherapy

Chartered Physiotherapist In Drogheda


About Us

Relief Chartered Physiotherapy are proud to provide professional excellence and the highest standards in patient care from our new clinic in Drogheda, County Louth. We have over 10 years of professional experience working in Chartered Physiotherapy both at home and abroad and this allows us to deliver a service where patient care, comfort, treatment and recovery are our greatest priorities. Physiotherapy may be needed for many reasons including sports injuries, recovery from surgery, illness or incapacity and each condition requires a very individual and specific treatment programme. Relief Chartered Physiotherapy will provide you with a comprehensive and effective treatment regime, focusing on pain relief, recovery and prevention. This includes treatment for Sports Injuries, Back Pain, Neck Pain, Orthotics, Women’s Health Issues, Dry Needling and Acupuncture and Massage Therapy. We offer a wide range of treatments for Sports Injuries, developing a programme specific to the patient and their needs. We also provide a Home Visit service, allowing the patient to receive their treatment in the comfort of their own surroundings. If you require the services of a Chartered Physiotherapist contact us today for excellence in patient care and treatment.


Our Team

Sandra McGovern

Sandra McGovern MISCP

Senior Chartered Physiotherapist

Qualifications & Education:

Sandra completed her honours physiotherapy degree in Teesside University in 2009 having first completed an honours degree in Rehabilitation studies in Wolverhampton University. She is a fully qualified APPI Pilates instructor and has skills in both acupuncture and dry needling. She has a Post Grad Certificate in Spinal Manual Therapy Sandra also has an ITEC Diploma in Sports Massage, Sports Injuries, Personal Training and Exercise Prescription.


After graduating as a Chartered Physiotherapist, Sandra worked in private practice in Drogheda gaining experience in Spinal, Musculoskeletal and Orthopaedic conditions. Sandra has worked in women’s health incontinence assessment and treatment. She has furthered her studies in Diastasis Recti testing and rehabilitation. She has also worked with the Irish ballet association, Dublin Rebel’s American Footballers, New York Shamrocks soccer team and has also worked with UCD's strength training coach with various elite athletes. Sandra has worked in Lake Taupo in New Zealand for the Rugby World Cup, she also gained experience with Iron Med competitors and junior athletes. In Australia she worked in private practice in a leading Physiotherapy company. She also worked in New York as a lead Physiotherapist. For the last 5 years she has been the Senior Chartered Physiotherapist in the VHI SwiftCare in Swords. She has built a rapport with many specialists from leading sports hospitals and clinics in Dublin. She has exceptional assessment and diagnostic skills as well as rapid referral to diagnostic imaging such as MRI, X-ray and Ultrasound. At Relief Chartered Physiotherapy we have a hands-on approach.

Tara King

Tara King

Massage Therapy:

Tara King is a qualified sports massage therapist and acupuncturist of 8 years.

She uses a combination of hands on treatments and holistic therapies to help with muscular injuries or De-Stress tight muscles. She is experienced in treating aliment issues. She has worked with a team of Physiotherapists and Osteopaths in a clinic for the last 2 years. She has a background in Nursing and had undergone general and pediatric nursing training.

Her therapies are:

  • Deep tissue massage
  • Sports massage
  • Acupuncture
  • Indian head massage
  • Thai foot massage
  • Reiki

Donal Byene

Donal has always had a keen interest in Anatomy & Physiology and the ability to work with the body to obtain its best performance. He believes that health, fitness and mobility improvements can always be achieved whether you’re an average Joe or an elite athlete. His pledge is 100% commitment to enhance the health of any patient willing to make the required effort.

Donal love’s traveling and spent eight years on Cruise Ships working for Canyon Ranch Spa’s where he rose to manage a thirty strong team. A career which started in Personal training, evolved as a Physical therapist and saw him retrain as an Acupuncturist with ITEC in 2015.

Thus, his missed passion for treating and healing carried him home to acquire his Licentiate Degree in Traditional Chinese Acupuncture and Post Graduate Diploma in Chinese Herbal Medicine from the Irish Institute of Chinese Medicine in 202O. Donal runs his own “Acu Therapy Clinic” in Castleblayney Monaghan, where he has practiced as an Acupuncturist since 2018, in addition to fulfilling a position as Acupuncturist and Physical therapist for Fanning Therapies Castlebellingham.

While studying Chinese Medicine, Donal’s clinical placement was with “Dragonstyle Herbs and Acupuncture”, Smithfield Dublin, under the supervision of Sifu Kurt Scott who has over 20 years experience in Chinese Medicine and martial arts.

Dragonstyle is Ireland’s largest Chinese herbal wholesale and retail herbal supplier, they provide Donal with all of his herbal prescriptions which are prepared to the highest standard. Donal Is a Member of the AFPA, AFI, ACHI, & ANTREPI and treatments are covered by VHI Laya and most other health Insurance providers.

Donal holds qualifications in the following areas of study:

  • Licentiate Degree Traditional Chinese Acupuncture
  • Post Graduate Diploma Chinese Herbal Medicine
  • FETAC Sports Psychology
  • FETAC Sport Nutrition
  • FETAC Anatomy & Physiology
  • ITEC Physical Therapy
  • ITEC Acupuncture & Acupressure
  • NCEHS Personal Trainer & Fitness Instructor
  • TFC Yoga & Pilates Instructor

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