A hands on treatment usually taking 1 hour.
For muscular pain, spinal dysfunction and sports injuries
Back Pain, osteoarthritis, sprains, strains, shoulder pain, foot & ankle problems.
Physical therapy is an holistic and patient-centered approach focusing on the manual treatment of the soft tissue - muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia. We use highly skilled, hands-on techniques to diagnose, prevent or treat underlying conditions and problems.
It is proven as being very safe, non-invasive and is of course, drug free. Each treatment is individually tailored. The therapist, after carefully noting your history and completing a thorough physical examination will devise a treatment plan which may include suggesting appropriate changes to lifestyle, work practice or exercise.
Physical therapy is suitable and effective in both the treatment and prevention of a surprisingly wide range of conditions. Its safety and flexibility mean it is suitable for almost every patient - where it can make a contribution to alleviating pain and discomfort.
Most patients attend physical therapists based on a friend’s recommendation, though many ar referred directly from GP’s or other health profession.
Conditions treated include, but are not limited to the following:
- Sports injuries
- Back pain
- Neck pain
- Shoulder problems
- Stress related conditions
- Tension headaches
- Joint strains
- Tennis elbow
- Golfer's elbow
- Frozen shoulder
- Fallen arches
- Ankle sprain
Each treatment can consist of the following (condition dependant):
- Case history & Postural assessment.
- Orthopaedic/Deep Tissue Massage.
- Spinal Manipulation.
- Assisted Stretching
- Exercise programmes for care, strength and muscular balance.
- Pilates Rehab.
Karen Bourke Gary Ahern
IIPT, Dip SMT/SIT, BodyFirm Pilates IIPT Dip SMT/SIT
Phone 087- 2430640 Phone 086-2847489