Welcome to the Evidence-Based Therapy Centre
Physiotherapy and Clinical Psychology in Galway and surrounding areas
We are now open for business in Galway city centre. We are located on the first floor of the iconic new building – Geata na Cathrach on Fairgreen Road. Please call for an appointment or email us via the contact us tab.
We are a group of experienced health care professionals dedicated to providing scientifically validated treatments to alleviate physical and psychological problems. We currently provide Physiotherapy and Clinical Psychology but will be adding more professions in the near future.
At EBTC we are committed to the scientist-practitioner model which means that we
- Apply scientifically valid methods, tools and techniques
- Review and appraise the research literature in a systematic way to keep up-to-date with the latest knowledge and thinking
- Suggest treatment options based on the best available evidence
- Objectively record outcomes
- Are committed to conducting practice-based research
This means that our patients get better quicker with fewer visits, less expense and fewer relapses.
What is evidence-based therapy?
Evidence-based therapy involves three concepts. The first involves using the best available research to inform clinical practice. The second is listening to the patient to understand what is important to that individual. The third involves using the expertise of the clinician gained through undergraduate and postgraduate training. Our approach embodies all of these concepts to get the best possible outcomes for our patients.
It takes a lot of dedication, effort and expense to stay up-to-date with all of the latest research. At the Evidenced-Based Therapy Centre we are committed to this challenge as ultimately it brings the most efficient and effective treatment for our patients.
Asking the important questions of your health care provider
When you go to see any healthcare professional it is important to be empowered with as much knowledge as possible about your condition and the treatment options.
This “health literacy” is core to our ethos at the Evidence-Based Therapy Centre and we encourage our patients to challenge us with lots of questions. After the initial assessment, you should be well on the way to having answers to the following questions
• What is wrong with me?
• Why has this happened to me?
• How long will it take to get better?
• What can I do to help myself?
• What can health care professionals do to help me?
• What is the relevant research evidence?
If you think we can help, we would love to hear from you. Get in touch for more information about physiotherapy treatment or clinical psychology in Galway and the surrounding areas. Read some examples of how clinical psychology and physiotherapy have helped other clients.