Physical Therapy & Sports Massage

Physical Therapy is a hands-on patient-centred approach focusing on the manual treatment of the musculoskeletal system.

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 care practices.

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 injuries.

What happens during physical therapy treatment?

Consultation
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

Assessment
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.

Treatment
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.

Rehabilitation
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.

Insurance information:
Physical therapy treatment is currently recognised by the following medical insurers:

  • VHI
  • LAYA
  • Aviva
  • 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 requirements.

More than a period of relaxation, the therapeutic message helps diminish physical problems caused by stress, back pain, loss of energy, insomnia, etc.

Benefits of Massage
Massage can bring about physical, mental and emotional changes. The benefits can vary from individual to individual.

Physical Benefits:
Relaxes the body
Calms the nervous system
Lowers blood pressure
Reduces heart rate
Slows respiration
Loosens tight muscles
Reduces chronic pain

Mental Benefits:
Reduces mental stress
Promotes better sleep
Calms a bad temper
Induces mental relaxation
Improves concentration

Emotional Benefits:
Reduces anxiety
Enhances self-image
Provides a feeling of well-being

Therapists

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