- Back and neck pain, and nerve entrapments
- Headaches that are neck related
- Sciatica and degenerative disc disease
- Sports related injuries
- Postural problems
- Hip, shoulder, knee and other joint injuries
- Work related injuries/ repetitive strain injuries
- Foot pain
- Rehabilitation following surgery, including joint replacement and spinal surgery
- Rehabilitation following a fracture
- Upper- and lower-limb strains and sprains
- Rotator cuff injuries of the shoulder
- Frozen Shoulder
- Acute and chronic injuries
- Muscle, ligament, tendon and cartilage tears and strains
- Respiratory conditions
You can be assured that Chartered Physiotherapists are properly qualified, governed by a professional code of conduct and covered by professional liability insurance.
A thorough assessment to establish a diagnosis and to identify the underlying cause of your condition.
Use of hands-on techniques
Advice on prevention of reoccurrence of injury
An exercise programme tailored to your condition
Liaison with your GP or Consultant if appropriate
A discussion of your diagnosis and treatment plan
Depending on your condition, treatment may consist of:
Mobilisation of stiff joints. Techniques vary from very gentle fine touch movements of mobilisation and stretching to manipulation. Stretching of restricted neural tissue such as sciatica
Massage: Relaxing soft-tissue massage to relax muscle tension and facilitate mobilisation. Deeper soft-tissue massage to improve circulation; reduce swelling, fibrosis and scar-tissue formation; and promote healing
Electrotherapy including Ultrasound and interferential therapy: These aid in the reduction of inflammation and pain, accelerating the body's own healing processes. They are used in the treatment of conditions such as achilles tendinitis, tennis elbow and arthritic joints
Advice on prevention of reoccurrence: For example, maintenance of good posture at home and at work
A home-exercise programme, which may include stretching, mobilisation and strengthening
Your treatment will consist of
Josephine Fagan MISCP MSOM
Josephine has over 35 years experience as a Chartered Physiotherapist after graduating from UCD in 1976. She worked in a number of hospitals in Ireland and Canada, gaining experience in Neurology, Orthopaedics, Respirology, Paediatrics and Rehabilitation, before starting a private practice in 1987.
She has a keen interest in the treatment of soft-tissue injuries and studied the principles and treatment of Orthopaedic medicine as pioneered by Dr James Cyriax. In 1987 she became a member of the Society of Orthopaedic Medicine. She extended her knowledge of the treatment of soft-tissue injury, studying cranio-sacral therapy.