Sports & Physical Therapy Treatment|
WHAT IS PHYSICAL THERAPY?
Physical therapy is a form of complementary medicine which involves
the assessment, treatment, rehabilitation and prevention of injuries and
pain caused by musculoskeletal problems. Whether your pain or injury has
come from sport, work or any other part of your life we provide
accurate, assessment, comprehensive treatment and effective and lasting
pain relief to help you recover in as short time as possible.
manual treatments are medically based and consistent with current
scientific principles. Manual treatments are a combination of
neuromuscular, myofascial release, soft tissue work,
joint mobilisations, massage with movement, lymphatic Drainage massage, sports massage, soft tissue
release, muscle energy technique and stretching
techniques. Orthopaedic Dry needling,Ultrasound Therapy, Electrical Muscle Stimulation, Kinesio taping,prescriptive exercises and rehabilitative techniques, such as
core exercises, will be used to address your injury in combination with
manual treatments. A home exercise program is usually given to not only
treat the problem, but also prevent a recurrence.
Services & Treatments
- Repetitive strains
- Back pain
- Elbow & shoulder pain
- Hip & knee
- Ankle sprain
- Plantar fasciitis
- Chronic pain
- Tennis & Golfers Elbow
Muscle tears & strains
- Sprained ligaments
- Groin strain
- Runners knee / Jumpers knee
- Achilles tendonitis
- Shin splints
- Much More...
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Trapped Nerves
- Pre and post surgery treatment
- Post surgery rehabilitation
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
What to expect for your Physical Therapy session:
offer a professional, personal and confidential service designed to
meet your specific condition. Individual treatment plans are
specifically developed to suit you. I cater for all aspects of pain and
injury management that can occur in your daily or sporting life as well
as offering expertise in preventing and managing your injury.
your first session i will take an extensive history, this is then
followed by functional assessments and specific tests may be carried
out. The history taking and functional assessments are essential in
order for me to accurately diagnose the problem and your treatment plan
will be based on the diagnosis.
The treatment is mainly hands on Ė sometimes Electro-therapy or Dry Needling may be used to assist with the
treatment, and therefore, allowing the client to receive a positive treatment helping the client get back to pre-injury status.
Follow up sessions involve more treatment and less assessments.
How Can i help you ?
It starts with advice;
even minor sporting injuries can become chronic if not treated. Lack of
good advice and treatment could mean a long absence from your sport or
you may even have to give up the sport that you love. To the
professional it could handicap a successful career or for the amateur
hinder their performance.
need to seek professional advice if you have an injury. All injuries
need treatment to prevent scar tissue developing; once it develops you
will have permanent damage. I will devise an individual program of
treatment and rehabilitation based on your injury and your personal
How long does a treatment take?
Treatments last approx 1 hour
Will I be given exercises?
We will always give advice on the management of conditions and
appropriate exercises to do in between treatments to optimise the
recovery process. Tailor made exercise sheets are also given for you to
Do I need a GP referral?
GP referrals are not necessary but if you have one, bring us a copy of
the referral letter and any X-Ray, MRIís that you have. You can
self-refer to physical therapy and we also accept referrals from GPs,
Consultants, Public Health Nurses, complementary therapists and other
healthcare providers. We would be more than happy to correspond with
your GP/Consultant so that they are kept up to date of your progress
with physical therapy.
What do i need to bring?
Please bring a list of any current medications and any scan results eg MRI with you to your first appointment.
therapist will need to expose the area affected; therefore you might be
more comfortable in a pair of shorts for low back or leg issues. Ladies
may also prefer to bring a vest top for an upper limb issue.
What about payment?
Unless there is a prior arrangement, payment must be made after each consultation. Receipts are given after each treatment session for tax and Heath Insurance companies.
Do you know how many treatments I will need?
each patient is an individual, following your first appointment the
Physical Therapist will discuss the anticipated number of treatments.
You will be reassessed on each visit.
Will I be expected to do anything in between treatments?
But we cannot force you! We will always give advice on the management
of conditions and appropriate exercises to do in between treatments to
optimize the recovery process. Tailor made exercise sheets are available
for you to take home.
For more information please contact Darren at our Galway Clinic:
Mob: 086 1957378 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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