What is Physiotherapy?
Physiotherapy aims to help people with illness, injury or disability to reduce symptoms, achieve goals and have a better quality of life through movement and exercise, manual therapy, education and advice.
Physiotherapy also helps in prevention of injury or illness to those vulnerable to it in all walks of life.
What is a Chartered Physiotherapist?
The Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists (ISCP) is the designated authority acting with the approval of the Minister for Health for the recognition of physiotherapy qualifications in theRepublicofIreland. Only chartered physiotherapists are eligible for membership of the ISCP. In order to become a chartered physiotherapist one must study full-time for three or four years (depending on the course) in University. During this time it is mandatory to complete over 1,000 hours of clinical practice in a number of different specialties. It is possible to train in part-time programmes however this is less common. After this initial period of training a physiotherapist is most likely to work within a general hospital to gain experience. They then may choose to work in private practice. The title “chartered physiotherapist” ensures that the person practicing under it is suitably qualified, fully insured and continuously developing professionally by attending several accredited courses every year.
Services provided @ Sportsplus Physiotherapy Clinic
- Treatment of back pain.
- Treatment of neck pain.
- Treatment of sports injuries.
- Treatment of repetitive strain injuries.
- Dry needling.
- Provision of braces and supports.
- Orthotic assessment and provision.
- Flexibility programmes.
- Core stability programmes.
- Ankle injury prevention classes.
- Hamstring injury prevention classes.
- Cruciate injury prevention classes.
- Shoulder injury prevention classes.
- Lower back pain prevention classes.
- Postural assessment.