David Ukich Castlebar Physiotherapy

About Us

David Ukich

Chartered Physiotherapist MISCP
B.Phys.Ed, B.App.Sci(Physio), M.Sc(Sports & Exercise Medicine), Cert.Orth.Man.Therapy, CPSEM Level III Sports Physiotherapist

David graduated from Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia in 1990 with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy). Prior to this he obtained a degree in Human Movement from the University of Western Australia. In 2009, he graduated from Trinity College Dublin with a Masters in Sports and Exercise Medicine and has been awarded the title of Level III Sports Physiotherapist by the Chartered Physiotherapists in Sports and Exercise Medicine special interest group, which acknowledges his expertise in this area of specialisation. In addition, he obtained a certificate in Orthopaedic Manual Therapy from the internationally renowned Manual Concepts educators in Perth, Western Australia.

He has practised in his native Australia, Norway, the USA and Ireland, primarily in private practice. He has worked extensively in sports physiotherapy and has travelled the world with his involvement in rugby union, to various locations in Australia, North and South America and Europe, both as a physiotherapist and as a player. He is currently involved with the Trinity College Rugby Academy and has worked from club to international level with multiple sports including tennis, Australian football, cricket, basketball, triathlon, cycling, running and swimming.

David also dedicates a lot of his time educating and mentoring post-graduate physiotherapists and doctors as he is a lecturer, clinical supervisor and examiner on the Masters in Sports and Exercise Medicine programme at Trinity College Dublin.

With over 24 years in clinical practice, he has had extensive experience in treating all common complaints that benefit from physiotherapy. These include arthritis, neck and back pain, repetitive strain injuries, pregnancy-related symptoms and work-related injuries. He has experience in all areas of neuro-musculoskeletal physiotherapy, from the acute setting through to the rehabilitation stage, and combines the most recent evidence-based treatments and techniques with a healthy dose of common sense in his approach to treating patients.

My approach is very much hands-on combined with education to empower the patient and dispel the many myths that contribute to ongoing pain. The aim is to successfully treat not only acute traumatic injuries, but also painful chronic conditions that afflict us due to our modern lifestyle, for example low back pain