What is Physical Therapy?

Sports-Massage by Robert DowdallPhysical Therapy is an holistic and patient-centered approach focusing on the manual treatment of the soft tissue – muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia. Robbie uses highly skilled, hands-on techniques to diagnose, prevent or treat underlying conditions and problems. It is based on health science principles and works alongside other health care practices.

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.

Physical therapy is founded on a tradition which 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. Robbie, after carefully noting your history and completing a thorough physical examination will devise a treatment plan which may include suggesting appropriate changes to lifestyle, work practice or exercise.

Conditions Treated

Conditions treated include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Sports injuries
  • Sports injuries
  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Shoulder problems
  • Whiplash
  • Stress related conditions
  • Tension headaches
  • Joint strains
  • Tennis elbow
  • Golfer’s elbow
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Fallen arches
  • Ankle sprain

Training and Qualifications

I am a graduate of the National School of Sports Massage (NSSM)- http://www.ntc.ie/

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