Physiotherapy is the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of injury, illness, disability or movement dysfunction.
In short, physiotherapy helps to get you back to your best allowing you to live your life to the fullest as time effectively as possible.
It involves having an initial assessment prior to performing any treatment to the presenting injury/complaint. This entails taking a history of the injury, its onset, presenting symptoms and any relevant past medical history.
Following this an objective examination is performed- testing to relevant structures and muscles and then identifying the exact structure involved in the injury.
A working diagnosis is given and a treatment plan is made
This normally involves a graduated strengthening programme in conjunction with specific hands-on techniques to restore correct joint mobility and muscle flexibility.
My goal is to create a programme that is unique for each patient which includes practical goals that aim to restore a normal life.
Treatment may include some of the following: postural advice, therapeutic exercises, joint mobilisation, soft tissue massage, deep dry needling and electrotherapy. I always offer lifestyle advice to ensure a holistic approach to your particular condition.
You will be referred for alternative treatment or investigation if physiotherapy is not the best option for you
Why choose a chartered physiotherapist? MISCP
Member of Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists - MISCP.
When you attend a chartered physiotherapist you will enjoy the peace of mind that your physiotherapist has been trained to the highest academic and professional standard and continued professional development is maintained on emerging trends and developments.
I have been a chartered physiotherapist throughout my entire career and have a love of learning and continuously attend post-graduate training to add to my skillset and knowledge base.
Back pain including sciatica
Neck & shoulder pain/whiplash
Joint pain & stiffness
Sports, muscle, tendon and ligament injuries
Foot/ knee & hip pain
Post-orthopaedic surgery conditions eg. Joint replacement, shoulder rotator cuff repair, knee meniscal injury.
Women’s Health Conditions: ante-natal, post-natal, uro-gynaecological and pelvis/hormonal pain
In the case of rehabilitation following a surgical procedure
protocols are followed for each surgical procedure and liaison with the consultant surgeon is undertaken as necessary. The rehabilitation time frame is very specific to each individual and may involve stretches, strengthening, balance and core rehabilitation.