What is Physical Therapy?
Physical therapy appointments begin with a thorough assessment. The goal of the assessment is to get to the root cause of your pain. Once we discover where your pain is coming from, we try to figure out why it is happening and how best to stop it. We use this information to design an appropriate treatment plan and a personalised rehabilitation plan to guide you on your road to recovery.
The most important thing we do during this session is LISTEN. We listen to you explaining how your condition affects you. We try to discover;
- What does your pain stop you from doing?
- How does it affect you day to day?
- How does it affect the people around you? (Family, work colleagues etc.)
- What are your short term goals and long term goals?
We then use this information to help you back on the road to recovery and get you pain free as quickly as possible
What can I expect during a session?
Physical therapy appointments vary from patient to patient – every appointment is tailored to be specific to the patient’s needs.
We don’t use machines or technology. The most important part of recovery from pain is movement. We compare how you move to how you would like to move. We find out what you hope to achieve and tailor the treatment towards achieving that. We try as much as possible to let you dictate the movement and pace of the treatment.
There is some Manual Therapy involved in treatment. Sometimes you will be shown certain Manual Therapy techniques which you can perform on yourself during your rehabilitation.
Is Physical Therapy suitable for my injury?
Physical Therapy is suitable for the majority of aches and pains. The best advice would be if you have a fresh injury which you know can be helped by Physical Therapy, just book a treatment at the most convenient time for you.
If you are sceptical/unsure if we can help or you are nervous about what Physical Therapy entails, we recommend you book in for a Free Discovery Session.
We understand that many people who have ongoing pain may have already tried other methods or therapists with little success. The Free Consultation lets you decide if we are a good fit for each other and if you think we can help you and it costs you nothing to find out
What happens during a Discovery Session?
When you attend a Physical Therapy appointment, the first thing that usually happens is a 10-15 minute conversation where your Physical Therapist asks you questions about your issue which helps them determine the cause of your pain.
This is essentially what happens during a Discovery Session. We aim to discover how your pain affects you day to day. We will then discuss how we can help you reduce your pain, improve your quality of life and return to the activities you enjoy. You will discover how we operate and what you need to do before your first session.
We both discover if we are the right fit for each other.
Most importantly, if we feel we can’t help you, we will tell you and advise you on who or what can help you to achieve our goals
Is my visit covered by my Health Insurance?
Physical Therapy sessions are redeemable under most major health insurers. Reimbursement rates vary depending on your individual Plan so it is advisable to check your level of cover with your insurance provider. Treatment costs are tax deductible and as a taxpayer, you can claim 20% tax relief on all medical bills. Download the MED1 form and send it to your local tax office to claim tax relief on your treatment sessions. Download the MED1 from the Revenue website, revenue.ie. Physical Therapy treatments are also covered under the Garda Insurance scheme.
Where are you located?
We are located on 4 Mallow Street in Limerick’s City Centre. Parking is on-street parking.
If you cannot attend the clinic directly, we also offer Online Consultations which are just as effective and successful as in-person sessions. Some people opt to combine online sessions with clinical sessions. We can offer the Deiscovery Session