About Us

What is Physiotherapy?

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Physiotherapy also plays a huge role in injury prevention and lifestyle modification to improve activity levels.

Our aim is to quickly reduce any pain you have while resolving your injury and rectifying any dysfunction that injury may have caused, to get you back to doing what you love!

Physiotherapy is a health profession concerned with helping to restore wellness to people following injury, pain or disability. It aims to facilitate and promote normal movement and function. This is achieved by using a wide range of techniques such as education and advice, movement-based exercise and hands-on manual therapy.

What is a Chartered Physiotherapist?

The title “physiotherapist” alone is not evidence of a formal qualification in physiotherapy.

Chartered Physiotherapists are health professionals allied to the medical profession and have completed a four year university degree before specialising in postgraduate education in their chosen field.

The governing body for Chartered Physiotherapists is the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists (ISCP). 

Each physiotherapist working at Total Physio is a member of the ISCP (MISCP) and fully insured. Our pilates instructors are also all Chartered Physiotherapists. 

Statutory regulation protects the public by “promoting high standards of professional conduct, education, training and competence” (CORU) and the law now states that all practicing Physiotherapists in Ireland must be listed on the Physiotherapists Register and adhere to the updated Code of Conduct. 

Since 2018 only physiotherapists with qualifications recognised by the Physiotherapists Registration Board, who are of good character and are fit to practise, can be listed on this register, call themselves physiotherapists and work as physiotherapists in Ireland. Each physiotherapist working at Total Physio is CORU registered in accordance with the law.

The skills and expertise of a Chartered Physiotherapist include:

  • Joint mobilisation and manipulation
  • Soft tissue techniques such as deep tissue massage and friction
  • Biomechanical assessment of movement and joint loading
  • Taping to protect or facilitate injured tissues and joints
  • Soft tissue massage
  • Orthotic prescription
  • Sport specific functional rehabilitation techniques
  • Exercise programmes for prehabilitation, rehabilitation and injury prevention
  • Assessment and treatment of postural and movement dysfunctions and muscle imbalances

Back pain

Spinal pain, especially neck pain and lower back pain are very common. We successfully treat spinal pain every day and can help you get back to full function.

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Cancer rehabilitation

Recent evidence has shown significant improvements in outcomes of patients who are physically active both during and after cancer treatment.

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Clinical pilates

We offer classes to suit all ages and ability levels!

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Corporate

Wellbeing initiatives play an important role in retaining employees who want to know that their employers support their health and wellness.

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Dry needling

The aim of Trigger Point Dry Needling is to reduce muscle pain and dysfunction by releasing oversensitive areas in the muscle known as myofascial trigger points.

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Orthotics

If you have pain in your back or in your lower limbs, we will always look at your alignment and your feet.

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Performance planning

Whether you want to play golf, or simply sit comfortably at your desk, our Personal Performance Plan will allow for an individual approach to help you perform at your peak.

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Physiotherapy

We aim to quickly reduce your pain, resolve your injury and rectify any dysfunction that injury may have caused.

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Pregnancy care

Physiotherapy safely relieves pain without the need for medication, it is non-invasive and can be tailored to you and your stage of pregnancy.

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Running & gait analysis

Our Running Analysis Lab is designed to give you more information on the way that you run.

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Sports Injuries

Our aim is to get you fit and back to the sport you love with the minimum time out of the game.

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Sports massage

Banish aches and pains and prevent them developing further by getting a sports massage every month or two.

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