See below our wide range of Physical Therapy services on offer at Premier Physical Therapy.
We also offer a wide range of Manual Therapy treatments too.
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 were available, such as interferential, ultrasound, tens, laser, and other non-manual treatments. Physical therapists are trained with a view to longer client consultation, incorporating a more holistic approach and a treatment, which by virtue of its hands-on nature, may be more client-centered.