About Physical Therapy.
Physical Therapy is a regulated healthcare profession that aims to assist patients of all ages reduce, manage and/or avoid pain caused by injury, illness, overuse or postural issues and also to increase mobility and improve general musculoskeletal health.
Physical Therapists work on the principle of putting the patient first by assessing the problem, using skilled hands-on treatment techniques, and by providing the patient with the necessary rehabilitation skills to avoid problems recurring.
Therapists are registered with the Irish Association of Physical Therapists and on the Physiotherapist Register which is regulated by CORU, the Health & Social Care Professionals Council.
Treatments are recognised by most major healthcare insurers.
On your first visit, you will be asked to provide details of your reason for the visit and other relevant information relating to medical history and lifestyle.
Your therapist will carry out an assessment and decide what the best treatment is for you, based on the details that you provide and the findings from the assessment.
A treatment will involve using hands-on manual techniques to treat soft tissue (muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia) and joints. Techniques used can include myofascial soft tissue release, deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy, joint mobilisations, dry needling and stretching.
If relevant, you will be provided with a rehabilitation program and advice on how to avoid recurrence of an injury.
Treatment times last anything from 30 minutes to 1 hour depending on the problem.
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