Nigel Plummer

Physiotherapy in Galway & surrounding areas

Nigel Plummer

Chartered Physiotherapist

Background

Nigel completed his BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy degree in an accelerated Honours programme at the European School of Physiotherapy in Amsterdam, The Netherlands in 2018. After graduating, Nigel returned to his hometown of Galway to begin his Physiotherapy career. 

 

Clinical Experience

During his BSc studies, Nigel undertook extra curricular work to advance his skills. He volunteered with FysioHolland to work with Sports teams providing rehabilitation and pitch side assistance during games for both Soccer and Rugby.

 

Nigel has spent the last few years broadening his experience in multiple clinical areas. He started out in private practice treating common Musculoskeletal and chronic pain conditions of the body. He has also gained experience in specialised palliative care in the Galway Hospice treating people with life limiting conditions. He has worked in nursing homes around Galway county providing Physiotherapy services to care for the elderly. This involved falls prevention, seating recommendations and rehabilitation of orthopaedic, neurological and respiratory conditions. He also has huge experience in leading group exercise classes. Nigel is currently employed with the HSE in the Galway University Hospital. He is based in acute orthopaedics treating patients post operatively after Hip, Knee and Shoulder and spinal operations and patients with multiple fractures. 

 

Nigel has developed a special interest in physiotherapy-led group exercise classes and since graduating has furthered his skills by becoming certified in:

 

  • Matwork Pilates.
  • Reformer Pilates. 
  • Strength and Conditioning (NCSC). 

 

He currently teaches matwork Pilates, the Swim-fit programme and the Balance & Bone-Builders programme

 

Rehabilitation and performance exercise classes

Nigel has a strong passion for getting people moving and empowering them to use physical activity and exercise as a tool to improve their physical and mental health. His goal is to get you stronger, pain-free and motivated to overcome pain, injury or weakness. His performance Pilates classes are aimed at improving the strength of your core and postural muscles, to improve your breathing mechanics during exercises and to gain better control over your body. The swim-fit programme is to help with injury prevention and optimisation of strength and conditioning for swimming and the Balance & Bone-Builders programme is programme specifically designed to help people with osteoporosis and osteopenia.

 

You can read more about the Balance & Bone-builders programme here and you can hear Lead Physiotherapist Eoin Ó Conaire discuss physiotherapy for bone health here.

 

In Nigel’s spare time he likes to head off surfing or hiking around Ireland and abroad. Some accomplishments he has achieved to date include fundraising for and participating in the ‘Francis Thornton Memorial Galway Bay Swim’ solo event in both 2014 and 2019. He has cycled around Lough Corrib participating in Croi’s annual Lough Corrib charity cycle. 

 

Nigel is a registered member of CORU and the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapist (ISCP).

 

If you would like to book into any of Nigel’s physio-led exercise programmes please call 091 727777 or get in touch via the contact page.