WHAT IS PHYSICAL THERAPY
Physical Therapy is a holistic and patient-centered approach focusing on the manual treatment of the soft tissue – muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia. Therapists use highly skilled, hands-on techniques to assess, prevent or treat underlying conditions and problems. It is based on health science principles and works alongside other health care practices.
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It is suitable and effective in both the treatment and prevention of a surprisingly wide range of conditions. Its safety and flexibility mean it is suitable for almost every patient – where it can make a contribution to alleviating pain and discomfort.
Conditions treated include, but are not limited to the following:
- Back pain
- Neck pain
- Shoulder problems
- Stress-related conditions
- Tension headaches
- Joint strains
- Tennis elbow
- Golfer's elbow
- Frozen shoulder
- Fallen arches
- Ankle sprain
It is founded on a tradition that recognises and values the healing properties of touch. It is proven as being very safe, non-invasive and is of course, drug free. Each treatment is individually tailored. The therapist, after carefully noting the client’s history and completing a thorough physical examination will devise a treatment plan which may include suggesting appropriate changes to lifestyle, work practice or exercise.
As a hands-on, holistic, non-invasive and drug free prevention and treatment, which is highly effective, this approach is recognised by both the amateur and professional sports person. IPTAS graduates have worked with a wide cross-section of teams, Olympians and professional sports people.
WHAT DO PATIENTS SAY
“Having received physical treatment I found the hands on and manual treatment to be very effective in relieving pain.”
“I’m a Leinster and Irish professional rugby player and physical therapy plays a major role in helping to keep me fit and available to do my job.”
“I found the hands-on care just great. Beats being attached to a machine.”
“The treatment I have received is very intensive, and without a doubt the therapist I’ve attended has made always managed to alleviate the pain and discomfort I suffer”
“This is a very important therapy which has provided very positive impacts and outcomes for people, enabling them to function in the community setting. I think people need a choice of approaches in management of conditions”
“Without my therapist I wouldn’t be able to play sports . He has done so much to help me get stronger so as to prevent future injuries.”