What to expect

Initial Evaluation

IT is recommended that you wear loose fitting exercise clothing and footwear for maximum comfort. You may be asked to remove some of your outer garments in order to carry out a thorough examination, assessment and treatment. If it is your first visit a full history of your presenting condition will be taken, along with your personal details. This make take from 10 to 15 minutes. During this initial consultation your goals and specific needs will be discussed in order to develop an individualised treatment plan. The length of your treatment depends on your presenting injury or condition (45 minutes to an hour is the norm for a first time visit). Informed consent is sought at each stage of the consultation process so there is no misunderstanding or pressure on the client.

Physical Examination

A physical examination will begin after all your details and history have been taken. This involves a visual examination to assess any compensatory patterns or postural distortions and some movements to try and pin point the origin and cause of the pain. Based on the findings a diagnosis and a treatment plan will be discussed with the client and explained in understandable terms.


Treatment will then begin after informed consent is gotten. The treatment may include a variety of soft tissue techniques, gentle joint mobilizations, myofascial release, trigger point therapy and a home care program.

Home Care Programme

This will consist of various stretching and strengthening exercises in order to compliment the treatment and further speed up the recovery of the client. Advice will be given and any questions the client may have will be answered. Your injury/condition can often require more treatment sessions, this will be discussed as well as a professional opinion in regards to the time for the injury/condition to resolve.
Our Services

Myofascial release


Dry Needling

Tailored Rehabilitation and Exercise Plans

Sports Massage

Postural and Biomechanical Assessments

Some of the many conditions treated by Physical Therapy:

Back Pain

Neck Pain

Joint Injuries

Postural Issues

Sports Injuries

Work Place Injuries/Overuse



Some of the many conditions treated by Physical Therapy:

  • Back pain (‘slipped’ disc, osteoarthritis)
  • Shoulder injuries/conditions
  • Tennis elbow
  • Whiplash
  • Hip and Knee conditions
  • Hamstring strain
  • Ankle problems
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Repetitive strains
  • Auto injuries
  • Sports injuries

Manual Therapy treatments include:

  • Myofascial Release
  • Strain-Counterstrain
  • 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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Tax relief of 20% may be claimed from Revenue on the Med1 Form (referral from GP). The link is below: