Physiotherapists are healthcare professionals who have studied a 3-4 year Bachelor of Science Degree in physiotherapy. Treatment techniques used by physiotherapist are evidence based. All our physiotherapists are chartered physiotherapists and members of the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapy. Our physiotherapists believe in strong professional development to ensure optimal standards of care for the patients they treat. Physiotherapy covers the treatment of a vast amount of injuries and pain related disorders as well as diseases.
MSK and Sports Physiotherapy
Our physiotherapists treat all musculoskeletal ( MSK) injuries. What does that mean? Well, it simply means any injury which involves muscle, joints, bone or ligaments. The most common MSK injuries would be any joint or muscle complaint, sports injuries, back pain, neck pain, repetitive strains, postural pain and headaches. These are just a few of the many MSK injuries treated by the physiotherapists at the clinic. For a more comprehensive list please view the conditions/pain tool bar to the left hand side.
All our MSK physiotherapists are also fully qualified dry needling therapists which will help you with a speedier recovery. Dry needling is used as an adjunct to the physiotherapy treatment and is a very beneficial approach to treating muscle spasm and tightness which is associated with any injury. Dry needling focuses on releasing the knots which can cause muscle pain and weakness. Our physiotherapists are also trained pilates instructors. Pilates, core strengthening, postural training and sports specific exercise training is part of any physiotherapy programme at the clinic. However, we have regular pilates, postural training and foam and stretch classes running each week for patients who are on maintenance programmes. For full list see our timetable.
If you require foot correction devises such as orthotics your physiotherapist will refer you to the appropriate physiotherapist who is specialised in this field within the clinic to look after this aspect of your treatment programme.
What should I expect on my first visit?
A full history of your presenting complaint or main concerns will be taken on your first visit which will be followed up with an objective examination and from these findings treatment will commence. You will receive an overall treatment plan between the first consultation and your follow up treatment. This may include a combination of physiotherapy, dry needling and exercises rehabilitation of the weakened muscles. As we have many services now available at the clinic we may include massage therapy and osteopathy depending on the MSK problem we are treating. We find our back and neck pain clients benefit greatly from a multi-disciplinary approach to all therapies. Our aim is to get you out of pain fast and back to doign the activities you enjoy most.
We look at each case we treat also in a preventative way. We want you to be in the best possible physical health possible. Poor posture is probably one of the biggest reasons why people suffer with spinal pain, headaches and associated upper and lower limb injuries. We have an excellent postural correction programme. Call the clinic to talk to our clinical manager, Toni Teggin who will discuss this with you. Many clients will attend the clinic pain free but want to work on their posture to prevent problems. If you sit for long periods each day or have a history of back or neck pain you should consider this programme,
If you have any scan results in relation to your presenting complaint we advice to bring it along to your appointment. All reports will be scanned into your notes and the original will be given back to you. GP referrals are not required but we do like to keep your GP in the loop if your have a chronic problem. We provide shorts if we need to treat the lower limbs so no need to worry on bringing your own.
We also offer neuro-physiotherapy treatment and rehabilitation to patients suffering severe neurological damage, head injuries or disease. This is a specialised area of patient which focuses on the treatment of neurological injuries e.g. stroke, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, spinal cord injuries. Our neuro-physiotherapist also specialises in paediatrics. We offer home physiotherapy for patients who find attending the clinic too difficult. We also offer hydrotherapy to patients who need more water based therapy to help ease pain and improve overall movement and strength. Our physiotherapists strongly believe in continuous professional develop
We also provide care for elderly patients who reside in nursing homes. The care we provide is a combination of physiotherapy which will help improve and maintain mobility and reduce pain, massage therapy to help improve overall muscle relaxation and mental wellbeing and to reduce/prevent muscle cramps and aches from inactivity and group exercises therapy.