Some of the many conditions treated by Physical Therapy:
- Back pain (‘slipped’ disc, osteoarthritis)
- Shoulder injuries/conditions
- Tennis elbow
- Hip and Knee conditions
- Hamstring strain
- Ankle problems
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Repetitive strains
- Auto injuries
- Sports injuries
Manual Therapy treatments include:
- Myofascial Release
- Manual Joint Mobilization
- Soft Tissue Massage
- Trigger point therapy
- Sports massage
What is the difference between Physical Therapy and Physiotherapy?
There are a number of significant differences between the two professions. Firstly, physiotherapy and physical therapy have been organised within Ireland as discrete professions for two decades. Physiotherapy is a four-year, Level 8 university degree course designed in the main for school leavers, whereas physical therapy is a three-year Level 7 degree course from a private college, designed for mature students and adult learners. Physiotherapy training focuses primarily on hospital work whereas physical therapy is designed for conditions seen mostly in private practice.
Physical therapy training concentrates on the use of manual (or hands-on) techniques exclusively, whereas physiotherapy incorporates electrical modalities where available, such as interferential, ultrasound, tens, laser and other non-manual treatments. Physical therapists are trained with a view to a longer client consultation, incorporating a more holistic approach and a treatment, which by virtue of its hands-on nature, may be more client-centred.
A standard one hour physical therapy consultation and treatment is €50, but you should be able to reduce these costs and here’s how:
- Register your Business or Club to to avail of our €5 group discount scheme on treatment session fees. Call or text Garrett on 086-8270086 to register for this offer.
- You can claim back part of your fee if you have health insurance. Physical Therapy services are eligible for refund with VHI, Laya Healthcare, Aviva, Glo Health and Garda Medical Aid Society among others. What you can claim back may vary depending on your policy but typically €30 per treatment can be reclaimed (e.g. Level 2 Everyday, Aviva). Some other policies may offer more. Check your policy or call your provider to see what you are eligible to claim back from your treatment.
- Tax relief of 20% may be claimed from Revenue on the Med1 Form (referral from GP). The link is below: