Therapies we offer

The Priory Clinic therapists are highly trained health professionals who have many years of medical training and experience. You will find them to be caring and sensitive in their approach and expert in their treatment and advice. All therapists are members of their professional organisations and carry full professional insurance. Our therapists work as a team to ensure that you receive the best possible care and attention. If you are unsure which therapy you need, call us on 01 283 5566 or email clinic@iptas.com.

Massage

Massage
Massage is one of the most natural and instinctive means of relieving pain and discomfort. It is as old as civilization itself though different systems and supporting theories have come and gone throughout history, validation being provided by the scientific thinking of the day.

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Massage is an integral part of manual medicine, emphasising the use of the hands in the treatment of injury and disease, and it is the foundation for Physical Therapy, Osteopathy and many more body-working therapies.Even today, researchers continue to redefine the therapeutic benefits of massage. Our Therapists are highly trained in this area. 

To discover how Massage might work for you, talk to one of our therapists now about your symptoms / pain /discomfort.  We’ll help you decide how best to proceed to get you back to optimum physical condition as soon as possible. Call our free phone number 1800 254 642 now!  or send us an enquiry and we’ll call you back at a more convenient time.

Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy
Physical Therapy is a scientific form of assessment and treatment of musculo-skeletal dysfunction using a combination of hands-on techniques including massage and stretching. It is an effective form of treatment and prevention of a wide variety of muscle related conditions.

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To discover how Physical Therapy might work for you, talk to one of our therapists now about your symptoms / pain /discomfort.  We’ll help you decide how best to proceed to get you back to optimum physical condition as soon as possible. Call our free phone number 1800 254 642 now!  or send us an enquiry and we’ll call you back at a more convenient time.

If you would like to know how Physical Therapy compares to Physiotherapy read more here... 

Athletic Therapy and Training

Athletic Therapy and Training
A Certified Athletic Therapist specialises in the prevention, acute care, assessment, diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and reconditioning of neuromusculoskeletal injuries associated with sport, physical activity and occupation.

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A Therapist practices under five main domains: injury prevention; evaluation and diagnosis of injury, treatment, rehabilitation and reconditioning of injuries, acute care of injuries, professional responsibility and continual professional education.

It differs from physiotherapy by way of training and background. A Certified Athletic Therapist has an educational background that specialises in the prevention, acute care, assessment, diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and reconditioning of neuromusculoskeletal injuries associated with sport, physical activity and occupation.  Physiotherapy is a broad based health care profession that addresses musculoskeletal care of the physically active but also deals with a number of diverse medical fields, including oncology, obstetrics, gynaecology, paediatrics, rheumatology, respiratory and neurological illnesses and burn injury.

Injury Prevention

  • Design and conduct pre participation health and workplace neuromusculoskeletal screening
  • Apply appropriate custom made or commercial protective and prophylactic equipment
  • Design rehabilitation programmes tailored to individual needs

 

Evaluation and Diagnosis of Injuries

  • Conduct a subjective evaluation that includes a thorough history of the patient's current complaint
  • Perform a full assessment that includes the use of special tests to appropriately diagnose the injury in question
  • Counsel patients in proper nutrition and recognise eating disorders and individual nutritional requirements
  • Recognise and intervene, when appropriate, with patients demonstrating sociocultural, mental, emotional, psychological and behavioural problems
  • Refer patients to appropriate medical professionals when necessary e.g. for imaging (MRI's, xrays etc)

 

Treatment, Rehabilitation and Reconditioning of Injuries

  • With regard to treatment, a Certified Athletic Therapist will use therapeutic interventions including soft tissue techniques, stretching techniques, manual therapy, joint mobilisation and manipulation, aquatic therapy, application of braces and protective equipment and taping/strapping as well as therapeutic modalities including cyrotherapy, thermotherapy, TENS, EMS, Ultrasound, Laser and InterX pain management.
  • With regard to rehabilitation and reconditioning, a Certified Athletic Therapist will design rehabilitation programmes that address issues relating to flexibility, strength, core stability and proprioception ensuring a fully functional return to sport, physical activity and work.

 

Acute Care of Injuries

  • A Certified Athletic Therapist is a qualified Emergency First Responder by PHECC (Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council), the national statutory body for emergency care standards and education.
  • They can survey a scene to determine whether it is safe, perform an initial assessment of the airway, breathing, circulation and level of consciousness, implement appropriate emergency treatment strategies and perform a secondary assessment, employing the necessary management techniques for non life threatening situations.
  • During competitive events for teams/sports, a Certified Athletic Therapist can provide pre match assistance (soft tissue work, taping, functional fitness testing), on field first aid and emergency care and post match assistance (soft tissue work, first aid and brief injury assessments).

 

Professional Responsibility and Continual Professional Education

  • A Certified Athletic Therapist abides by the A.R.T.I Code of Ethics and Scope of Practice policies
  • They must fulfil the continued professional development requirements outlined by A.R.T.I's Educational Committee

More information on Athletic Therapy and Training is available here...

To discover how Athletic Therapy and Training might work for you, talk to one of our therapists now. We’ll help you decide how best to proceed to get you to optimum physical condition as soon as possible. Call our free phone number 1800 254 642 now and ask for Sarah Doyle. Or send us an enquiry and we’ll call you back at a more convenient time.

 

 

 

Advanced Injury Rehabilitation

A qualified strength and conditioning specialist will devise a training program to fit your exact needs. Having obtained a BA Hons degree in Exercise & Health Studies and a MSc in Sports Performance, these professionals can help you overcome your injury by strengthening the musculature and soft tissue surrounding the injury and the injured area.

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Building up your body post injury is an important aspect of the rehabilitation phase which is often forgotten. Your Advanced Rehabilitation Specialist will work one-on-one with you to tailor exercise sessions specifically for your recovery.  The exercises will aid you in your recovery by building up the strength and flexibility in the injured area. This will help improve the state of the injury, speed up the recovery process and improve your movement. Your posture, flexibility and movement will be addressed and every aspect of your injury will be covered leaving you feeling stronger and at less of a risk of contracting that injury again

Sports Rehabilitation

Sports Rehabilitation
A Graduate Sports Rehabilitator is a qualified practitioner, who has obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Sports Rehabilitation and Athletic Therapy. These healthcare professionals specialize in musculoskeletal management, exercise based rehabilitation and fitness. This service is available for both individuals and members of sports teams.

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What is Sports Rehabilitation?

Sports Rehabilitation therapists are trained to assess painful and limiting conditions, which prevent people from participating in everyday activities, work and sport. Clinical tests are performed in order to form a specific injury diagnosis and identify the main factors which have resulted in dysfunction. Appropriate treatment begins immediately in order to quickly regain optimal function. Emphasis is placed on preventing injury recurrence. Clients are educated about their condition and its predisposing factors. Rehabilitation through prescribed therapeutic exercise ensures a swift and successful return to activity.

Can you benefit from Sports Rehabilitation?

Therapists are often visited by patients who do not, presently, suffer from pain or injury. These people tend to be aiming high within their sport or hobby and are focused on achieving optimal performance. Keeping the specific demands of their sport in mind, assessments can be carried out to identify potential problem areas. Some of the most common factors leading to serious injury if ignored are joint instability, muscle imbalance, inflexibility, poor motor control, weakness of major muscles, ligament laxity, poor posture and tendon break down. Timely correction of these dysfunctions can improve performance and avoid loss of training time due to injury.

The largest proportion of clients seen by therapists, have already acquired an injury. Some remember exactly how it occurred but most have no idea. Many people find it difficult to describe their symptoms and they certainly do not know the name of their condition. Sports Rehabilitators are trained to listen to their patient and extract all relevant information. They use this knowledge to plan a physical exam and diagnose the injured structures. The severity of the complaint can be ascertained and the patient is told how long they will be excluded from activity.

Some of the most common conditions diagnosed are muscle strains, ligament sprains, tendonopathies, stress fractures, poor foot biomechanics, nerve dysfunction, post pregnancy back pain and intervertebral disc herniation.

Appropriate care and treatment begins immediately in order to reduce pain, improve mobility and enhance healing.

What can you expect?

The first visit to a Sports Rehab therapist includes a consultation and treatment session.

Your therapist will listen to you and glean all information regarding the nature and symptoms of your injury. Contributing factors such as lifestyle, sport, old injuries and medical conditions will also be discussed.

A physical exam will be conducted in order to diagnose your complaint. In some cases, the patient may be referred to a specialist for further testing. Once satisfied, your therapist will initiate the appropriate treatment protocol.

Hands-on therapies including massage, deep transverse friction, joint mobilisation, postural alignment and stretching are used. A Home Exercise Plan may be prescribed, which helps to maintain the benefits gained through treatment.

Further information regarding Sports Rehabilitation services can be found at www.basrat.org.

To discover how Sports Rehabilitation might work for you, talk to one of our therapists now about your symptoms / pain /discomfort.  We’ll help you decide how best to proceed to get you back to optimum physical condition as soon as possible. Call our free phone number 1800 254 642 now and ask for Stephanie Quaile. Or send us an enquiry and we’ll call you back at a more convenient time.

Dry Needling

Dry Needling
Dry needling is the practice of inserting sterile single use acupuncture needles into tender spots in damaged muscles known as myofascial trigger points. A trigger point is a bundle of contraction knots in a muscle, which produce tension and maintain a cycle of pain, and can be found with almost every injury.

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Acupuncture needles are much thinner than standard syringes and can penetrate muscle tissue with no significant risk of causing scar tissue. Despite the use of the same needles, dry needling and acupuncture are not the same. Dry needling is exclusively aimed at treating trigger points, which are different to acupuncture points. Releasing a trigger point through dry needling relieves pain and allows a muscle to return to its original state. Therapists who practice dry needling undergo specialist training to do so.Dry needling can be used to treat many different conditions such as tight muscles, headaches, neck and shoulder pain, back pain, golfers/tennis elbow, knee pain, and calf cramps. Dry needling has been documented as the most successful technique in eliminating muscle tension caused by trigger points.   

To discover how Dry Needling might work for you, talk to one of our therapists now about your symptoms / pain /discomfort.  We’ll help you decide how best to proceed to get you back to optimum physical condition as soon as possible. Call our free phone number 1800 254 642 now!  or send us an enquiry and we’ll call you back at a more convenient time.

Counselling & Psychotherapy

What is Psychotherapy? It is essentially a conversation which involves listening to and talking with those in trouble with the aim of helping them understand and resolve their predicament. Psychotherapy approaches the whole person, responding to the needs and uniqueness of each individual.

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To discover how Counselling & Psychotherapy might work for you, talk to us now about your symptoms / concerns.  We’ll help you decide how best to proceed. Call our free phone number 1800 254 642 now. Or send us an enquiry and we’ll call you back at a more convenient time.

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