Physical Therapy is a hands-on patient-centred approach focusing on the manual treatment of the
Therapists assess and diagnose underlying conditions and problems that have arisen due to injury,
dysfunction or stress. Based on a detailed case history and functional assessment, a treatment plan
will be designed for your condition utilising a range of manual techniques followed by a
rehabilitation program to return the patient to full health.
It has a strong focus on evidence based health science principles and works alongside other health
Physical therapists can treat wide range of conditions from neck, back & shoulder pain to low back
pain, sciatica, leg, knee & foot pain, as well as headaches, carpal tunnel syndrome and other nerve
What happens during physical therapy treatment?
On your first visit there will be a comprehensive history take and full assessment carried out.
This information will help your physical therapist build a picture of your injury or condition
This will then be followed by an assessment of the injured and surrounding areas. Posture, palpation
and range of movement will be assessed followed by evidence based special tests to help identify
the structures involved in the injury or condition.
Once a diagnosis has been formed the treatment will be carried out. This will consist of soft tissue
techniques such as myofascial release, muscle energy techniques, trigger point release and joint
mobilizations to help release the restricted area.
An important part of physical therapy is rehabilitation to help fully heal the tissue and prevent the
injury reoccurring. A program will be tailored to suit the individual and suit their lifestyle needs.
Physical therapy treatment is currently recognised by the following medical insurers:
- Glo Health
- Garda Medical
- ESB Medical
- Hospital Saturday Fund
- Irish Life Insurance
Please check with your insurance provider at the outset of treatment to ensure that you are covered
for your treatment (and at what level). It is the patient’s responsibility to check their insurance plan
coverage. To avoid unpleasant and expensive surprises, we strongly encourage our patients to
carefully research the specific provisions of their health insurance coverage. It is the patient’s
responsibility to know the specific requirements of their coverage, and to inform us of all special
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