FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
The Answers You Need
WHAT IS A “CHARTERED PHYSIOTHERAPIST"?
The title “Physiotherapist” alone is not evidence of a formal qualification in physiotherapy. All Chartered Physiotherapists have completed a minimum four years university degree and most have completed a Masters. A chartered Physiotherapist is a specialized member of the healthcare profession.
The title “Chartered Physiotherapist” and the initials MISCP indicate that a physiotherapist is a member of the professional regulating body The Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists
ARE YOU MED1 APPROVED?
Yes. We are recognised by all major health insurers.
WHAT IS YOUR APPROACH?
Patients centered and focused. Each patient is assessed individually and an appropriate treatment program implemented. Progress for each patient is reviewed regularly and where appropriate referrals t other health care professional are used.
We adapt hands on approach combining mobilizations with massage using arnica massage balms. Where appropriate Dry Needling is also used. Each treatment last 45 minutes. Patients are instructed in home exercise and mobility programs.
Patients can attend for physiotherapy without a doctor’s referral (self referral). It is the policy of the clinics to take doctors details so that we can liaise with your GP if necessary. Written progress reports are sent to GP upon discharge.
WHAT IS DRY NEEDLING?
Dry needling is an invasive procedure whereby solid filament (acupuncture) needles are inserted into the skin and muscle directly at a myofascial trigger point.
A myofascial trigger point (sometimes known as a knot) consists of multiple contraction knots, which are related to the production and maintenance of the pain cycle.
The approach is based on Western anatomical and neurophysiological principles which are not to be confused with the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) technique of acupuncture (Travell & Simons 1999).
CAN ANYONE ATTEND PILATES?
Pilates is beneficial for males and females, there are no age restrictions and it is never too late to start no matter what stage of your life you’re at.
HOW CAN I CONTACT YOU?
by phone: 087 931 6640