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CORE Health and Performance is a chartered physiotherapy clinic located in Hastings Insurance MacHale Park, Castlebar, Co. Mayo.


Please contact us directly via our contact form, email or phone to arrange an appointment.


At CORE Health and Performance, our vision is to optimise the health and performance of our clients through the delivery of excellence in care.


Our principles are to:



Our approach places our clients at the centre of a care model designed to combine our unique skill set, knowledge and network with their health and performance needs.



Our experience, research and professional development ensures that we are constantly evolving to provide our clients with the highest levels of care.



Our staff and environment continuously strive to optimise our client’s health and performance.

Our Vision
About Us

Garrett Coughlan BSc Physio, PhD, SMISCP

Garrett qualified from University College Dublin (UCD) with a BSc Physiotherapy in 2004, and completed a PhD in lower limb injuries and rehabilitation at the same institution in 2007. Over the past 15 years he has gained extensive experience ranging from private practice to high performance sport settings working in the following roles:

  • Lead Physiotherapist @ Mayo Senior Football Team 2022-Present

  • Lead Physiotherapist @ Connacht Rugby 2016-2022

  • Physiotherapist @ IRFU National Senior Men’s XV Team 2015/2020/2021

  • Lead Physiotherapist @ IRFU National U20s Team 2011-15

  • Physiotherapist @ IRFU National Men’s and Women’s 7s Teams 2013-15

  • Physiotherapist @ Irish Women’s Hockey Team 2009

  • Physiotherapist @ Sports Med Ireland, Dublin 2009-2011

In 2015, he was awarded Specialist Membership of the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists (SMISCP) in the area of Sports Medicine. Garrett has also lectured on postgraduate and undergraduate Physiotherapy programmes in UCD and delivered presentations at a number of international conferences. He has combined his clinical work with research and has published over 30 journal articles primarily in the areas of athlete profiling, concussion, lower limb rehabilitation and assessment, as well as medical team game communication and positioning in field sports (read here). He previously competed as a middle and long distance athlete at national and international level. Garrett lives in Westport with his wife and three children.

Our Clinic


CORE Health and Performance was established by Garrett Coughlan in February, 2022. The clinic is located at Hastings Insurance MacHale Park, the home of Mayo GAA. Our facilities include a medical suite, changing facilities, indoor astro-turf area and high performance gym for all of your rehabilitation and performance requirements.


Free parking is available in the car park in front of the RSA Driving Test Centre and Castlebar Mitchels GAA Clubhouse just off the N5. Once you have parked, please proceed down the tunnel under the main stadium stand and follow the signs for the clinic, which is located at the player entrance to the main pitch.


Our initial appointments (60 mins) cost €80 and all follow up appointments (40 mins) cost €65 per appointment. Please bring any applicable referral letters and imaging reports (X-ray / MRI scans etc) if you have been referred. We like exercise rehabilitation so please wear appropriate clothing (changing facilities are available onsite).

Payment Options:

Payment is required at the time of appointment and we accept all major debit cards and credit cards.

Cancellation Terms:

If you need to cancel your appointment, it is requested that you provide adequate notice (minimum 24 hours). A fee will apply for consistent late cancellation.

Health Insurance:

Some health insurance providers may give you a rebate if you have cover. This will depend on your policy, so please check directly with your provider. Please check the Revenue website for how to claim health expenses.

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