What is Physiotherapy?
Physiotherapy is a health profession concerned with restoring wellness, movement and functional ability to people following injury, pain or disability.
“Functional movement is central to what it means to be healthy.” (World Confederation for Physical Therapy (Physiotherapy), WCPT)
A Chartered Physiotherapist is a university graduate with hospital-based training who has comprehensive knowledge of how the body works, along with specialist training in the diagnosis and treatment of muscle and joint pain. When you choose a physiotherapist who is a member of the Irish Society of Chartered physiotherapists (ISCP), you’ll enjoy the peace of mind of knowing that they are a part of Ireland’s only professional body within its field. (ISCP, 2018)
Using knowledge from our extensive scientific background of human anatomy and physiology, Chartered Physiotherapists can help to:
- Assess, diagnose and treat injuries and conditions that affect people in all ages and social groups.
- Assist a patient to prevent injury in the workplace or on the sports field.
- Promote healthier lifestyles for all.
Our Chartered Physiotherapists use mainly physical means such as exercise therapy, manipulation, mobilisations, massage, taping techniques and electrotherapy to help patients achieve their full potential. They also use Trigger Point Dry Needling to release trigger points or ‘knots’ in the myofascial tissues, restore range of movement and reduce pain.
Charlotte, our senior Physiotherapist, is expert in Orthotic Prescription, and with biomechanic assessment carried out at every appointment, she will recommend whether orthotics may be appropriate as part of your treatment.
Chartered Physiotherapists are committed to undertaking scientific research and regular training to ensure they provide a service that is based on high standards of care and practice.
At your first appointment, our physiotherapists will take a detailed injury and medical history and together you will plan a treatment program and set achievable goals.
Physiotherapy is appropriate for anyone suffering with:
- Sports-related musculoskeletal injury
- Back & Neck Pain
- Shoulder Pain e.g. frozen shoulder, shoulder impingement or rotator cuff injuries
- Issues from poor fitness
- Age-related changes including falls prevention
- Pregnancy-related back or pelvic girdle pain
- Occupation-related repetitive strain (with ergonomic assessment)
- Rehabilitation post-surgery including ACL reconstruction
- Biomechanical problems
The clinic is the perfect location to rehabilitate your injuries where our physiotherapists can bring you from the treatment couch straight in to our rehabilitation gym, fully equipped with weights, spinning bikes and other exercise equipment. This is an ideal space to develop the client’s training programme as per your individual needs.