Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy is the treatment of a wide variety of injuries, disability and diseases using evidence based methods such as:

  • Manual therapy – mobilisation & manipulation
  • Exercise therapy
  • Massage
  • Modalities – laser, heat, ice, electrotherapy, ultrasound, etc.
  • Biomechanical assessment
  • Orthotic prescription
  • Strength and conditioning rehab
  • Vestibular rehabilitation

We believe in a hands-on approach so all treatments will consist of a large degree manual therapy. At your first appointment you will be thoroughly assessed and will be given a treatment programme specific to your particular needs. We use the latest evidence based research to tailor make a programme specific to your requirements, including home exercises to reduce your risk of re-injury. You will leave understanding why the problem occurred and how to prevent further injury.

Conditions treated include:

  • Neck, back, shoulder and elbow pain
  • Muscle strains
  • Tendinopathies
  • Sports & dance injuries
  • Vestibular Rehabilitation
  • Arthritic, hip, knee, ankle & foot pain
  • Headache
  • Neuralgia
  • Pelvic pain
  • Temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ)
  • Muscle imbalance & weakness
  • Post joint replacement care

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is an ancient practice that originated in China over 5000 years ago. The treatment is performed by manipulating thin, sterile disposable needles, which are inserted into acupuncture points in the skin.These points lie on meridians which are pathways of electrical energy mapped on the body. Stimulating these points can correct imbalances in the flow of Qi (energy) in the meridians. To Maintain a positive state of health this energy must flow freely. If the flow of Qi is blocked or the body experiences emotional or physical stress the meridians become blocked resulting in illness.

Acupuncture is a holistic treatment which aims to restore the balance between mind and body thereby enabling the body to fight illness to its maximum ability.

What is acupuncture used for?

  • Women’s health problems
  • Bowel & bladder dysfunction
  • Menopausal symptoms
  • Menstrual problems
  • Infertility
  • Pregnancy related problems
  • Sleep disorders
  • Depression
  • Sinusitis
  • Pain relief
  • Sports injuries
  • Bells Palsy
  • HeadachesBack pain
  • Pelvis pain
  • Neck pain
  • Vertigo

Medical Exercise Therapy / Pilates

If you are new to Pilates you will be required to attend a one-on-one session with a licensed physiotherapist at the clinic. They will run through how to perform Pilates correctly and get your core muscles activated. It is essential to understand how to engage your transverse abdominis so that you are getting the most from your classes. As you progress from the beginner’s class you will be put into more advanced levels appropriate to your needs.

Pilates Costs:
Initial one-on-one assessment – €60
8 week course – €160

Medical exercise therapy is tax deductible at a rate of 20% with the Med 1 form. Learn more about tax credits and the Med 1 Scheme here.

Trigger Point Dry Needling

Trigger point dry needling is a treatment technique that addresses dysfunction of the neuromuscular system. It uses small filament type needles to release tight muscles with the goal of permanently reducing muscle pain and dysfunction. Trigger points develop in the muscle secondary to various stresses, i.e. postural, repetitive motion, psychological, emotional etc and are more likely to develop in tissue that has neurological dysfunction likely caused by compression, disc dysfunction, facet joint dysfunction, vascular compression, metabolic stress, biomechanical stress, postural stress etc.

When muscles develop trigger points, they neurologically remain tight causing local compression of vascular, neurological and joint/biomechanical structures hampering the normal function of that tissue. All tissues distal to the involved nerve will likely be involved. If you adequately release the muscle, the tissues then are allowed to assume normal function with improved neurological conduction and vascularity.