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What is physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy is defined as “Physical approaches to promote, maintain and restore physical, psychological and social well-being. There are several forms of treatment that come under the umbrella term of physiotherapy; these principally include massage therapy, electrotherapy and exercises and movement therapy.

What can I expect from a physiotherapy treatment?

At the initial treatment session, the physiotherapist will take a detailed account of the problem, followed by a physical examination to make a clinical diagnosis. The most appropriate treatment will be discussed and given at your first appointment. You will be advised on the estimated recovery time and self-management techniques which will enable you to return to full fitness as soon as possible..

How long will a physiotherapy session last?

Treatments are 30 minutes in duration. The amount of sessions required will depend on the complexity and severity of the problem. Often a number of sessions may be required as the treatment must be gradual to prevent further harm.

What happens in a physiotherapy session and what treatments may be used?

This mainly depends on the nature of the presenting condition; the session may include massage and or manual therapy techniques, tailored stretching and exercising programmes, therapeutic ultrasound or interferential therapy.

Therapeutic Ultrasound

Therapeutic Ultrasound involves transferring sound waves with frequencies greater than the human sound spectrum (above 20 kilohertz) into a patient. The energy that is transferred with the sound waves can be used to treat focused, isolated areas of tissue to help with relieving pain in affected areas of the body and to speed the recovery process.

Ultrasound

Interferential Therapy

Interferential Therapy can relieve pain, reduce swelling (oedema), activate cell function and promote healing, thereby restoring function. Due to its versatility and effectiveness, interferential is often used for Rheumatic conditions, arthritis, muscle strains, sports injuries, neuritis and circulatory disorders.

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Deep soft tissue massage

Deep soft tissue massage is the manipulation of superficial and deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue using various techniques, to enhance function, aid in the healing process and decreases muscle reflex activity.

Deep soft tissue massage

Manual therapy techniques

Tension in muscle can often decrease once joint motion is restored, however, frequently the spasm will continue to be present. In such cases, muscle tension should be addressed or the joint dysfunction may return. The aim of soft tissue mobilisation (STM) techniques is to break up the inelastic or fibrous muscle tissue (called ‘myofascial adhesions’) such as scar tissue.

Trigger point release therapy

Trigger point release therapy works on the myofascial trigger points which are hypersensitive areas which keep a portion of the muscle or surrounding soft tissues contracted. Trigger points can cause pain, tingling, burning, weakness and restricted motion. Trigger point release therapy is a treatment that includes inactivating trigger points by using a combination of compression (trigger point release pressure), coolant spray and stretch and moist heat. Therapeutic exercises, including both active and passive stretches bring the muscle back to its full normal length. Perpetuating factors (things that cause trigger point formation) are also addressed.

Individual exercise and strength and conditioning

Individual exercise and strength and conditioning our physiotherapists can provide athletes whether at recreational, performance or elite level and from all sporting disciplines with specific tailored programmes that allows the individual to achieve their highest level of excellence. Our programmes aim to address the athlete’s specific strengths and weaknesses while also developing correct exercise techniques

Taping or strapping

Taping or strapping is a technique used by physiotherapists for injury prevention or rehabilitation. Our specialist physiotherapists at Dublin City Physiotherapy Clinic are fully trained in how to apply effective taping depending on your goals of treatment. Our physiotherapists can also teach you how to apply the tape yourself so you can continue to experience the benefit.

Gait analysis and biomechanical assessments

At Dublin City Physiotherapy Clinic we specialise in treating biomechanical issues of the foot and lower limb with custom-made, corrective orthotics. How our feet function has a direct influence on our body alignment and other joints. If there is a problem with the foot’s mechanics it can often contribute to many other pathologies not only in the foot but throughout the rest of our body. Our gait analysis system allows accurate assessment of any biomechanical problems that may be causing pain or other concerns. With the use of a digital camera we can assess you either walking or running on a treadmill thereby detecting the exact cause of your problem and addressing it with the best techniques available.

Orthotic

Orthotic (Insole) and footwear prescription

Orthotics are supportive and corrective devices which are designed to apply direct forces to certain aspects of the foot to improve postural stability, decrease certain tissue stresses and thereby improve foot and lower limb function. Our specialist orthotic laboratories ensure that all orthotics are manufactured from only the highest quality materials depending on the individual’s activity levels and pathology.

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Accreditations

HPC REgisteredSociety of Chartered Physiotherapists UKChartered Society Physiotherapists
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Clinic Location

Suite 3, The Coach House,
45 Westland Row,
Dublin 2 (beside Centra)

Phone 01 676 0076 Email: info@dublincityphysio.ie

 

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Mullingar Chiropody Clinic Ltd.

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