The aim of Chartered Physiotherapy is to reduce pain, correct movement dysfunction and prevent a recurrent episode. While there are various practitioners treating musculo-skeletal pain in Ireland, Chartered Physiotherapists are degree-trained health professionals. Our training is based on scientific, evidence-based practice to ensure the highest possible standard of care.
Examples of commonly used treatment techniques are :
Manual Therapy and Manipulation
Manual Therapy techniques are used by expert Chartered Physiotherapists to mobilise the spine and peripheral (limb) joints, neural structures and soft tissues. The aim is to reduce pain; increase joint range of movement/soft tissue flexibility; reduce inflammation; and reduce muscle spasm.
Manipulation is a high-velocity passive movement which moves the joint beyond its normal range of movement. This is accompanied by cavitation or gapping of the joint, often creating a “crack” sound. Research indicates that this often results in pain reduction and induces relaxation of the surrounding muscles.
As part of your physiotherapy treatment, we will recommend exercises for you to do to facilitate your recovery. These may be focused on stretching, muscle control, strengthening, balance or a combination of everything!
We appreciate that it can be hard to retain everything you learn in a physiotherapy session, so when you leave we will email you a link to our Salaso software programme. This will allow you to access your own personal exercise account where you will view professional videos of your prescribed exercises, including details on how many to do and how often!
Rehabilitation incorporates all aspects of treatment and management options following an injury or musculoskeletal surgery. At Imokilly Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Clinic we are experienced in guiding you through the important stages of your recovery, in the months following your surgery, to ensure that you achieve an excellent outcome. We are delighted to have an on-site rehab gym equipped with a treadmill, Wattbike, cable weights machine and small equipment that you can access to facilitate your recovery.
Taping and Strapping
At Imokilly Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Clinic we often incorporate the use of taping or strapping to facilitate your recovery and/or prompt return to activity. The most commonly used tape for joint stability is rigid zinc oxide tape while Kinesiotape (the colourful tape that you may have seen athletes wearing on TV) is believed to be useful in giving a muscle increased sensory information.
We also offer pre-match strapping, to individuals and teams, to minimize the risk of injuries.
For further information on Physiotherapy and the services available, please do not hesitate to contact us:
Imokilly Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic at (021) 4636642 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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Please do not attend your physio session if you are feeling unwell.
Having been dogged with injury I decided to have a full prehab/FMS screen with Colette at Imokilly Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Clinic. My starting score was 12/21 which placed me in a high risk injury bracket but by doing my corrective exercises, I not only played through the whole season un-injured but I also got my score up to 17/21 by the end.
I had spent a significant amount of money elsewhere on unwearable orthotics, before coming to Imokilly Physiotherapy Clinic. The orthotics I got here are by far the most comfortable to wear, and I wouldn't put a pair of shoes on without them!
Having had a long long history of back-pain which was then managed surgically with a dynamic fusion I was nervous about commencing any exercise. My neurosurgeon recommended that I attend a physiotherapist-led clinical Pilates class and I was lucky to find Sarah. Her entire approach is aimed at individualised rehabilitation, namely the individual assessment, tailored exercise programmes, small classes and follow-up emails. The standard of Pilates service is far superior to a fitness-based drop in class, and hence ideal for those with injuries.
Chronic Achilles tendinopathy was limiting my ability to progress my marathon training and I knew that I had to tackle it properly to allow it to heal. Although it was frustrating to step back from training, I am now running painfree and hoping for a marathon PB