WHAT IS PHYSIOTHERAPY?  Physiotherapy is the treatment of a wide range of conditions and injuries to the body through the use of manual therapy, rehabilitation, exercise and electrotherapy. At Ranelagh Physiotherapy Clinic, we not only strive to treat your existing injury or condition, but want to address the underlying cause in order to avoid on-going pain and help you become fitter and well-balanced in the process.

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Our Ranelagh clinic makes us a convenient choice for your treatment and rehabilitation. We are happy to help if you have had an injury, have been struggling with a problem for some time, or are simply looking for some advice. It is always preferable to treat an injury as soon as possible so you can learn the best way to deal with the injury and resulting recovery.

Ranelagh Physiotherapy Clinic is well established and has a good reputation in medical circles. Subsequently, we receive referrals from a wide range of health professionals. However, as a primary care clinic, you can come directly to Ranelagh Physiotherapy Clinic without a GP or consultant referral. You can feel safe in the knowledge that we maintain excellent communication and rapport with consultants, GPs and other health professionals throughout the country. This allows our treatment to be multi-disciplinary and often more effective when a comprehensive Injury assessment is made.[/expand]




WHAT TO EXPECT:  Your first visit will consist of the physiotherapist asking some general questions and taking a detailed history to establish the cause of your problem, and if there are contributing factors from your history or lifestyle. A comprehensive physical examination will then be carried out to determine the most appropriate treatment and rehabilitation for you.

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You can expect to go home informed about your condition, have a time frame for recovery, and have a short and long term exercise program to do at home, or in the gym, to complement your treatment at the clinic. There will be plenty of opportunity to discuss what is happening with your injury and to ask any questions. We are here to help you return to your full activities and realise your goals.

Our patients receive a reminder text message 24 hours before their appointment.

For more information or to request an appointment, please contact us on 01 4965820, or email us at info@ranelaghphysio.ie[/expand]



WHY PHYSIOTHERAPY:  Chartered physiotherapists undergo four years of training in university in order to comply with the regulatory body for Physiotherapists in Ireland. On qualification, they choose to specialise in specific areas of treatment and rehabilitation. Our physiotherapists have undertaken postgraduate qualifications in manipulative therapy, sports physiotherapy, acupuncture, pilates and dry needling.

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We provide a wide range of physiotherapy and rehabilitation services including

-Spinal injuries
-Sports injuries
-Dry Needling
-Women’s health
-Orthotic prescription
-Work-related injuries
-Ergonomic assessments
-Muscle balance assessments
-Sports pre-screening[/expand]



WHY US:  The physiotherapists at Ranelagh Physiotherapy Clinic, led by Ailbe McCormack, are highly-qualified and committed to providing the highest standards of care and treatment. We pride ourselves in being a hands-on practice, and have extensive experience in manual and manipulative therapy, ensuring our patients receive the safest and most effective treatment. Our team values continuous professional development and has carried out postgraduate qualifications in sports injury management and manual therapy.

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Our aim is to provide our patients with a thorough assessment, a diagnosis of their current injury and time guidelines for a return to full function and activity. We want to tailor individual progressive recovery and training programs to get you back to your normal routine fitter, stronger and more mobile. Ranelagh Physiotherapy Clinic's physiotherapists are chartered, which means they are registered with the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapy (ISCP), and are approved by all current insurance providers (VHI, Irish Life Health, Laya, Glo).

Our staff is highly experienced in sports injury management. We all participate in sport and work with some of the top sports teams and athletes in the country, from the IRFU, AAI, GAA and Hockey to individual sports athletes. We know how frustrating it is to have an injury and we want our patients to get back to their chosen sport or activity as quickly as possible.[/expand]



DO I NEED A REFERRAL: Do I need a referral to see a physiotherapist?

No, you do not need a medical referral to see one of our physiotherapists. Please contact our reception directly to make an appointment.



HEALTH INSURANCE:  Does private health insurance cover my treatment?

You may get a rebate if you have physiotherapy cover or extras cover with your Health Insurance provider. This will depend on your policy, so please check with your provider. You may also be entitled to a tax-back rebate via Revenue's Form MED 1.



PAYMENT OPTIONS: What are the payment options?

Payment is required at the time of consultation and the payment options are; cash, debit cards and credit cards.



CANCELLATION: What are the cancellation terms?

If you need to cancel your appointment, it is requested that you provide adequate notice (24 hours). A fee will apply for consistent late cancellation.



APPOINTMENT TIME: How long does an appointment take?

The standard appointment is scheduled for thirty minutes. This varies case by case and on the service you are receiving. Initial appointment time for a Scoliosis or orthotic consultation is an hour.



WHAT TO BRING: What do I bring to my appointment?

Please bring any referral letters and relevant test results such as x-rays, MRI scans etc. (If you have been referred)



WHAT TO WEAR: What should I wear to my physiotherapy consultation?

This will depend on the type of treatment you are receiving; we recommend loose, comfortable clothing that will not restrict movement. A pair of shorts is recommended for lower limb treatments. Please ring the clinic to confirm the required dress before your appointment.



NOT A SPORTS INJURY: What if my injury is not from sport?

Not all injuries are sports related. It may be age related, surgery to your leg/arm, a specific condition e.g. Parkinson’s disease, ankylosing spondylitis, or a sore back at work. Physiotherapy can help.

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Our physiotherapists treat a variety of injuries and conditions - acute low back pain, orthopaedic surgery e.g. hip and knee replacements, or progressive conditions - not just musculoskeletal and neurological. All our physios have a hospital background and the knowledge that goes with that experience to diagnose, advise and recommend the best type of treatment. [/expand]



WILL PHYSIO HELP: Will physiotherapy help me?

Our physiotherapists will assess you, and if they can’t treat the problem, they will refer you to the most relevant health practitioner to resolve the problem.



HOW MANY SESSIONS: How many sessions will I need?

Each condition presents in a unique way – it's personal to the individual. Our physiotherapists will assess you and give you an idea of how many sessions you may need on your first visit, but there are a number of factors to take into account.



WHAT DOES PHYSIO DO: What does physiotherapy do?

The physiotherapist will assess your condition, give you an understanding of it, and give you a road map to recovery.



WHAT TO EXPECT: What can I expect after my first treatment?

An understanding of your condition, why you have it, and what to do about it. Working with your physiotherapist, you will recover.



WHY CHARTERED PHYSIO: Why a chartered physiotherapist?

When you choose a physiotherapist who is a member of the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists (ISCP), you will enjoy the peace of mind of knowing that they are a part of Ireland’s only professional body in its field. All chartered physiotherapists are obliged to abide by the society’s rules of professional conduct, and code of ethics.