Physiotherapy at Remedy

At Remedy we treat people of all ages and abilities without the need for a doctor’s referral.

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At Remedy Pilates & Physiotherapy we aim to provide the highest standard of care and improve quality of life by diagnosing, treating and managing musculoskeletal conditions. We do this by intertwining Physiotherapy, Exercise Rehabilitation, Mat and Reformer Pilates to alleviate pain and restore function. Combing these is a unique way of facilitating recovery from surgery, spinal and peripheral injuries. Our classes and treatments also help to provide care for bone health, chronic conditions, sports people and other musculoskeletal complaints.

At Remedy all Physiotherapy treatments begin with a thorough initial consultation that considers not just the presenting condition, but also your lifestyle and medical history. We specialise in “hands on” techniques and are highly trained in exercise physiology and movement science. This makes us ideally placed to prescribe specific exercise programmes to help each condition improve and allow you to enjoy your activities again.

Our Chartered Physiotherapist provides care to clients of all ages.  The title “Chartered Physiotherapist” and the initials MISCP indicate that a Physiotherapist is University educated and regulated by the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists (ISCP). This guarantees you that we have received Physiotherapy training to the highest academic and professional standards. We also continuously further our education through Continuous Professional Development.

Physiotherapy is a science-based profession that takes a ‘whole person’ approach to health and wellbeing, which includes the person’s general lifestyle. Physiotherapy helps to restore movement and function, providing treatment for people with physical limitations arising from injury, illness, disability or degeneration. Or in the case of permanent injury or disease, to lessen the effects of any dysfunction. It maintains health for people of all ages, helping to manage pain and prevent disease. The profession helps to encourage development and facilitate recovery, enabling people to move comfortably, stay in work, or return to play as quickly as possible.

The Physiotherapist will assess the physical condition of a client in order to diagnose problems and implement a treatment plan. In most cases the Physiotherapist will put a planned fitness programme in place. They educate patients and their families, prevent injuries and help people lead healthy lifestyles.

  • Back and Neck Pain
  • Acute / Chronic Pain
  • Peripheral Joint Injuries
  • Soft Tissue Injuries - Sprains and Strains
  • Sports Injuries
  • Work related Injuries
  • Neurological Conditions
  • Sciatica / Nerve referral pain
  • Pre and Post-surgery care
  • Rehabilitation after Illness
  • Biomechanical Movement Analysis
  • Postural Programmes for Children and Adults
  • Chronic Conditions like MS/Parkinsons
  • Rheumatology and all types of Arthritis
  • Women’s / Men’s Health
  • Pregnancy Related Problems
  • Bone Health / Osteoporosis
  • Occupational Health
  • Sports Programming
  • Injury Prevention
  • Falls Prevention Programmes for the Ageing
  • Balance and Co-Ordination Programmes for Children and Adults
  1. Stepping Stones Recovery Class – this is a very specialised class for those recovering from surgery, illness, injuries or are managing a chronic condition.
  2. PrehabilitationPrehabilitation is a pro-active approach to avoiding pain and injury. The aim is to build strength and stability around your most vulnerable areas, while improving mobility, balance and joint function to decrease the potential for injuries.
  3. Back Care ProgrammeCombining our expertise of Pilates and Physiotherapy we have developed a clinical “Back Care” management programme.
  4. Physio Pilates Programme –  We use Clinical Pilates combined with Physiotherapy exercises targeting vulnerabilities and discomforts turning these into stronger movements ready for specific lifestyles.
  5. Sports ProgrammingOur goal oriented programme helps to condition your body, achieve your goals and improve your sporting performance for sports people of all levels and abilities.

Treatment Modalities

1) Exercise therapy

Exercise Therapy is clinical exercise prescription to reduce pain, restore strength and movement. It is a proven research based form of short and long term treatment which aids the recovery of acute and chronic complaints. 

At Remedy, we use evidence based practice to prescribe personalised Physiotherapy Exercise Programmes. These programmes consist of specific exercises tailored to manage your pain and improve strength and mobility to optimise your recovery.

Benefits of Exercise Therapy at Remedy: 

  • Reduce pain
  • Increase mobility
  • Specific strengthening
  • Individualised programmes
  • Sport specific
  • Goal oriented
  • Evidence based

2) Manual therapy

Joint mobilisation and manipulation physiotherapy techniques are used to treat pain or enhance range of movement.

Our Physiotherapist uses mobilisation and manipulation techniques to increase the mobility and function of your joints, muscles, ligaments and tendons while reducing pain in tender areas.

Mobilisations are slower than manipulations and both may be carried out on joints to ease pain and improve mobility and flexibility easing movement.  They can be deep or gentle, depending on your assessment and what our Physiotherapist deems necessary for your condition and specific treatment plan.

3) Dry Needling

Effective method to release trigger points in muscles using fine needles.

Dry needling works by changing the way your body senses pain (neurological effects), and by helping the body to heal stubborn muscle spasm associated with trigger points (myofascial effects). It involves the insertion of sterile acupuncture needles into myofascial trigger points, through the skin and muscle. It is an alternative treatment to massage, which some people prefer, as they find it targets the deep tightness in the muscle more directly.

The insertion of the needle is quite often painless, followed by a quick pain response from the trigger point. This is short lasting as the pain gradually reduces, causing the muscle to let go and loosen out.

Dry needling is strictly based on Western medicine principles and research, and can be used to treat various issues where the muscles are identified as the source of the problem. This includes neck pain, lower back pain, sciatica, tennis elbow, tension headaches, buttock pain, leg pain and knee pain. We use dry needling as part of a multi-modal approach combining it with our other treatment modalities.

4. Deep Tissue Massage and Myofascial Release

Soft tissue therapy for the treatment of stubborn tight muscles that can cause pain, discomfort and limitations.

Deep Tissue Massage is massage that uses deeper pressure, beneficial in releasing chronic muscle tension. The focus is on the deepest layers of muscle tissue, tendons and fascia – the protective layer surrounding muscles, bones and joints.

Myofascial release is a type of physical therapy used to treat muscle immobility and pain. It releases restrictions within the fascial network and relaxes contracted muscles. Myofascial tissue surrounds and supports the muscles throughout your body and can become sensitive and tight. Myofascial release improves blood and lymphatic circulation and stimulates the stretch reflex to improve tightness in muscles.

5. Manual Lymph Drainage

Manual Lymph Drainage therapy is a gentle but specialised form of massage mimicking the pumping of the lymphatic fluid.

The aim is to redirect fluid away from swollen areas towards the healthy lymphatics where the fluid can be drained by normal routes back into the circulation. It is effective in the treatment and management of lymphoedema that can occur following surgery or radiotherapy in cancer treatment, and is used in combination with other components of care. It is good for traumatic bruising and swelling and promotes the healing of broken bones, torn ligaments and sprains where pain can often be eased.

“I just wanted to thank you for the session on Tuesday. You really freed up my back and hips. I went on to play the best round of golf I have ever had as a result of your treatment. I will definitely be signing up for classes as the results are addictive! You’ve restored my faith in my golf game!”

S. O’Loughlin

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