First Time going to Physio?
What is Physiotherapy?
Physiotherapy, also known as physical therapy, is a healthcare profession focused on the assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of physical impairments, disabilities, and pain.
Physiotherapists use a range of techniques and modalities to help patients manage and recover from injuries, illnesses, and chronic conditions that affect their muscles, joints, bones, and nervous system.
Treatment includes manual therapy, strength and conditioning, electrotherapy, and education on lifestyle modifications and injury prevention strategies. The goal of physiotherapy is to help patients optimize their physical function, improve their quality of life, and prevent future health problems.
Physiotherapists work with patients of all ages and backgrounds, and specialize in areas such as sports medicine, pediatrics, neurology, and orthopedics.
I am injured. When should I go to physio?
The earlier you seek treatment for an injury, the more likely it is that you will experience a full recovery. Physiotherapists are trained to assess and treat a wide range of injuries and conditions, including sprains, strains, fractures, and chronic pain.
We can also provide guidance on strength and conditioning preventing future injuries and improving overall mobility and function.The longer you leave your injury the longer it will take to recover
Booking your appointment
Booking your appointment with Resync Physiotherapy is very simple.
We have an online booking portal which can be found here. You can choose your own practitioner and the time of an appointment that suits you best. If you are unsure which therapist to go see you can call our clinic on 01- 6855181 and our admin team will guide your decision.
Before your appointment
Once you have booked your appointment you will be sent an appointment confirmation email. This will contain a pre-assessment form which we ask you to complete before your session. THis will give your therapist some background information on your injury and spend more time treating your injury in the session.
Our therapists are covered by all major Health Insurers in Ireland and are listed below:
- Irish Life
We have a mix of physiotherapists and athletic therapists in our clinic. Each insurance company has different claiming procedures so please check if your insurance will cover the therapist you have been signed to.
Physiotherapists vs Athletic Therapists
We get asked this question a lot and the biggest difference is that physiotherapists have a wide range of skills from Respiratory Neurological Rehab to Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist and Sports injuries. They spend 4 years studying all of the above areas and have placements in hospitals.
Athletic therapists focus 4 years of their study solely on Musculoskeletal Injuries and do 1000 hours of clinical placement in a private practice in order to complete their training. Physiotherapists are qualified to work in hospitals but Athletic Therapists are not but both are equally trained in musculoskeletal injuries.
Both professions undergo substantial post graduate training in areas of sports medicine, pediatric care, women's health, sports physiotherapy and strength and conditioning.
For your appointment your therapist will take a detailed history of your injury and any older injuries that may be contributing to your current issues. They will conduct an assessment of your injury and complete a movement assessment. It is important to wear comfortable active wear to allow the therapist to conduct the assessment.
Your Rehab Plan
Once your therapist has completed all their assessment and treatment they will provide you with some guidance on the rehab process and prognosis of your injury. We use many tools to assist the rehab process included the following
Whats app- send exercises videos directly to your phone and to check up on your progress
- True Coach- online training portal for gym users to complete more advanced rehab programs
- Email- To help you book or reschedule your appointments
The cost of treatment can be expensive depending on the severity of your injury. We have developed treatment programs that offer discounts for those patients that need more than just a few sessions.
On average a course of physiotherapy treatment will take 4-6 sessions to cover pain relief, rehab exercises education, return to sport/activities and injury prevention.
Our admin team is on hand to assist the process of claiming back from your health insurer and provide advice and guidance on how to claim an extra 20% tax relief on medical expenses from revenue.
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Request an appointment now and get help with the following:
- Lower Back Rehab
- Shoulder Rehab
- Hip Rehab
- Knee Rehab
- Neck Mobility
- Heel Pain
- Post Surgery Rehab
- Womans Health
- Post Pregnancy Rehab