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MISSION STATEMENT

Here at Focus Physiotherapy and Sports Injuries we work together as a team to make you feel safe and welcome in our practice. Utilising evidence based assessment and treatment techniques we will soon have you on the road to recovery. Our goal is to educate our clients on the cause of their injury and where possible, encourage self-management.

We believe in a personal approach to your diagnosis and treatment with “hands on” physiotherapy. Our team are specialists in the diagnosis of musculo-skeletal, orthopaedic (pre and post op), exercise prescription, neurological and spinal conditions and mens health.  Our primary goal is to provide a unique patient centred care package resulting in a quick return to function and long term advice and exercise  to ensure the issue is fully resolved.

SERVICES PROVIDED
INJURIES TREATED

Here is a breakdown of various injuries and the treatment that is best practice to administer

TREATMENT PRICE LIST

A breakdown of the prices of the various treatments that we offer

Initial Consultation fee €50
Your initial Physiotherapy assessment will take 40 minutes.

You will be taken through a Subjective and Objective examination followed by a Diagnosis of your injury. Your Physiotherapist will commence treatment on the same day and provide with a treatment plan specific to your recovery needs.

Secondary Consultations €50
Follow up appointments will take 40 minutes with your physiotherapist.

Your progress will be reassessed and your treatment will be altered and administered based on your response to treatment resulting in a quick return to function.
We offer long term advice and exercise to ensure your injury is fully resolved.

Corporate & Club Rates Available
Are available Upon request

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Direct billing
Available for those meeting specific criteria

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MEET OUR TEAM

Our Physiotherapists have a wealth of experience in both the NHS, HSE and Private practice.
They are vastly experienced in assessing, diagnosing and treating musculoskeletal injuries.

Aisling O’Brien

BSc, MISCP, MMedSci(Sports and Exercise Medicine)

Lorna Cummins

BSc Physiotherapy & Sports Science

Grainne Kearney

MSc Physiotherapy, MISCP

Eoin O’Sullivan

BSc Degree in Physiotherapy

Neal Dawson

BSc Degree in Physiotherapy

PARTNERSHIPS

Various companies and organisations that we work with to produce a greater experience for each customer

CONTACT US HERE

Please do not hesitate to call using any of the methods below

Focus Physio are located at Unit 3A,  Times Square in the centre of Ballincollig opposite the Cinema and there is plenty of parking available.

Focus Physio & Sports Injuries

Unit 3A,

Times Square,

Ballincollig,

Co. Cork,

P31 T048

Email: focusphysiocork@gmail.com

Landline: 021 4876426

Aisling: +353 87 174 6020

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SERVICES BREAKDOWN

A more detailed explanation of all our available services

MANUAL THERAPY

Mobilisation and Manipulation

The aim of manual therapy is to assist the joints and soft tissue to regain its full range of movement and to ease pain. Different manual therapy techniques are used to address muscular shortening, trigger points or muscle knots. Joint mobilisations are helpful to assist with joints which are not achieving full movement

 

  • Joint Mobilisation or Manipulation
  • Massage
  • Trigger point Release
  • Stretching
  • Mulligans assisted mobilisation therapy
ORTHOTICS

Mobilisation and Manipulation

Orthotics are specific foot orthoses which are used to help in the management of a range of injuries from plantarfascitis, flat feet, knee pain, hip pain and bunions. At Focus Physio and Sports injuries, we are partnered with PPL Bio mechanics in Cork. All of our physiotherapists have under gone extensive training on the bio mechanics assessment of foot position and movement patterns.

 Orthotics range from shorten term non prescription devices which start at €15 to custom made prescription orthotics which range up to €300.

We provide expert advice on the use of the device and a comprehensive strengthening program to address any secondary muscular weakness which may have resulted from poor foot bio mechanics.

DRY NEEDLING

Mobilisation and Manipulation

Dry Needling, also known as Trigger Point Needling, is an effective and efficient technique for the treatment of myofascial pain and dysfunction.

Dry needling is especially effective in those areas which are muscle dense, e.g. gluteals and hips. Deep tissue treatment in these areas can sometimes be uncomfortable, tender and can bruise the tissue due to the pressure applied trying to reach the deeper layer of muscles. However, with the dry needling the therapist can go straight to the area that needs to be treated without causing bruising or exquisite tenderness.

KINESIOLOGY TAPE

Mobilisation and Manipulation

Kinesiology tape is a thin, stretchy, elastic cotton strip with an acrylic adhesive. Therapeutic kinesiology tape that can benefit a wide variety of musculoskeletal and sports injuries, plus inflammatory conditions.
Kinesiology tape is almost identical to human skin in both thickness and elasticity, which allows kinesio tape to be worn without binding, constricting or restriction of your movement.

ELECTROTHERAPY

Mobilisation and Manipulation

Therapeutic ultrasound is a modality that has been used by physiotherapists since the 1940s. Ultrasound is applied using the head of an ultrasound probe that is placed in direct contact with your skin via a transmission coupling gel.
Therapeutic ultrasound has been shown to cause increases in:

  • healing rates
  • tissue relaxation
  • tissue heating
  • local blood flow
  • scar tissue breakdown
SPORTS INJURIES

Mobilisation and Manipulation

At Focus Physio and Sports Injuries, we understand the importance of sports and physical exercise as a part of healthy living. Not only do we understand the importance of returning to sport as soon as possible in a safe manner. We are strong advocates of injury prevention strategies. Our physiotherapists have both played GAA, Soccer, ran full and half marathons and rock climbing.

We have on field immediate management training and cover matches. We have worked at club level, inter county and with professional sports.

We provide specific strengthening, flexibility and functional movement assessments. We also use 2D analysis to assess joint movement.

EXERCISE PRESCRIPTION

Mobilisation and Manipulation

A personal prescribed exercise program is an essential part of Physiotherapy treatment. All of our exercise programs are Specific to your injury. This will speed recovery and reduce the risk of re-injury. All of our exercises are demonstrated and taught in our Rehabilitation Gym and you will be provided with a Salaso account free of charge so that you can watch you video to ensure correct technique and monitor your progress.

PILATES

Injury Prevention & Management

Clinical research has shown that pilates is an effective modality in the treatment of various musculoskeletal issues including neck and back pain, pelvic floor dysfunctions, joint restrictions and nerve impingement. It is also beneficial in injury prevention and management.

At Focus Physio we offer a range of classes with a maximum of 4 people per class or 1:1 session.

WOMEN'S HEALTH

Focused on specific women’s health

Breast Feeding & Mastitis

Mastitis is an inflammation of the breast with symptoms that include redness, breast pain, swelling and generalised ‘flu-like’ symptoms. While all mastitis is characterized by inflammation, not all inflammation is due to infection. Antibiotics are often empirically prescribed for mastitis even when there is no clear evidence of infection. In addition to local and global concerns surrounding the over-use of antibiotics, antibiotics will transfer through the mum’s breast milk to babies, which can result in the baby experiencing an upset stomach. Therapeutic ultrasound is a quick and effective nonpharmacological treatment for the inflammatory symptoms of mastitis. If an infection is present, studies have shown that ultrasound can increase cell wall permeability of the biofilms caused by infections, making the antibiotic therapy more effective.

How Physiotherapy can help:

Seeing a physiotherapist who is skilled in this field, who may offer therapeutic ultrasound, may give these women symptomatic relief and then they can go on to understand why they are vulnerable to this condition in the first place. By changing the permeability in the actual tissue cells, so the cells can then reduce the volume of inflammation around them, it helps by improving the local circulation through lymphatics and the blood supply which also reduces the swelling.

Contact

At Focus Physio our Chartered Physiotherapists Aisling O’Brien MISCP & Lorna Cummins MISCP are trained in the application of Therapeutic Ultrasound. For any further information contact us on 021 4876426 or E:mail us focusphysiocork@gmail.com

AISLING O'BRIEN

BSc, MISCP, MMedSci(Sports and Exercise Medicine)

Aisling is a member of the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists since returning from the UK in 2012. She gained her primary degree from the University of Bradford. Following this, Aisling achieved a Diploma Orthopeadic Medicine from NUI Galway and completed her Masters(MedSc) in Sports Medicine and Exercise from University College Cork.

Aisling underwent her primary training in the NHS working across her core rotations before specialising in MSK and Spinal manipulations. Her sporting work commenced with English Rugby League side Hull KR and also with the Cork camogie minors and various GAA clubs on her return to Ireland.

Aisling has a special interest in injury prevention in the adolescent sporting population. She believes in the self promotion of health through exercise and the importance of training balance to minimise injury. She also has a keen interest in Spinal injuries, back pain, neck pain and sciatica.

Aisling had been dedicated to constantly progressing her skills and Post Graduate Training includes;

– Society of Orthopaedic Medicine Module B
– Mulligans Manual Therapy
– Fit Back and Bumps
– APPI Pilates for Physiotherapist Mat-work
– Acupuncture and Deep Muscular Needling Techniques
– PPL Biomechanics Prescription Course
– Kinesology Taping Course
– Dry Needling Course (Refresher)
– Society of Orthopaedic Medicine Parts A,B,C
– Emergency on field medical management

LORNA CUMMINS

BSc, MISCP

Lorna gained a BSc honours Sports Science Degree from Loughborough University and has a BSc Honours Physiotherapy degree from the Royal College of Surgeons.

Lorna has gained experience working in the HSE where she completed her junior rotations before specialising in Musculoskeletal therapy. She has extensive experience working in the private sector and excels in helping her clients achieving their goals.

Lorna has a specific interest in exercise rehabilitation, sports injuries and occupational Injuries. Lorna has developed a specific skill set with pre and post natal MSK issues. Lorna is Pilates Specialist and delivers 1:1 pilates and runs Physiotherapy lead pilates onsite. As an elite athlete Lorna has swam internationally for Ireland and has recently turned her attention to triathlons where she competes with Cork Tri-Club.

Lorna has been dedicated to constantly progressing her skills and Post Graduate Training includes;

– First Aid
– Dry Needling
– Post Graduate Spinal Manual Therapy
– Sports Massage Therapy
– Ante-Natal Pilates
– Pilates Mat- Based Therapy

GRAINNE KEARNEY

MSc Physiotherapy, MISCP

Grainne graduated with a Master’s in physiotherapy from the university of limerick and holds full membership of the Irish society of chartered physiotherapists. She has an honors degree in nursing from University College Cork. Since qualifying Grainne has gained experience working in the HSE completing rotations in areas such as neurological rehabilitation, pediatrics and early intervention, outpatient rehabilitation, and orthopedics. She has also gained experience working in the private sector treating musculoskeletal and sports injuries.

Grainne has a specialist interest in exercise-based rehabilitation, occupational and sports injury management including back and neck pain, soft tissue injuries and post-operative rehabilitation. She has a specialist interest in the role of exercise in healthy aging, injury prevention and the management of chronic pain. She completed her master’s thesis on the effects of aerobic and resistance exercises on cognitive function post-stroke.

Grainne has been dedicated to constantly progressing her skills and Post Graduate Training includes;

– Mulligans Manual Therapy
– Kinesiology taping
– First Aid
– Sports Massage Therapy
– Myofascial Release
– Dry Needling

– Thoracic Lung Ultrasound

– Exercise prescription in pediatrics
– Motivational Interviewing

EOIN O'SULLIVAN

BSc Degree in Physiotherapy

Eoin Graduated with a BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy degree from Trinity College Dublin in 2016

Eoin has always had a special interest in sports rehabilitation, pediatric rehabilitation particularly youth concussion management and falls prevention. Eoin is has provided side line coverage for multiple sporting events which include rugby, football, soccer, and wrestling and has worked with Aberdeen FC, Buccaneers RFC and several GAA teams.

Along with his experience with sport injuries, He has a strong interest in the treatment of running injuries as well as overuse injuries such as chronic low back pain and repetitive strain. Eoin has training in Dry needling which he enjoys using as a compliment to manual therapy and exercise.

Eoin has always had a passion and involvement in sports especially soccer, rugby, and Gaelic Football where he continues to play for his local team, Padraig Pearses. He is a keen runner and also partakes in Crossfit. Eoin also enjoys spending her leisure time reading, listening to music, and travelling

Eoin’s treatment philosophy involves using manual therapy to restore joint mechanics followed by muscle retraining and motor control strategies to correct movement dysfunction. Eoin provides individualized, one-on-one treatment and develops exercise programs along with gait retraining geared toward the level and goals of the patient.

Eoin has been dedicated to constantly progressing his skills and Post Graduate Training includes;

– First Aid
– Trigger point Dry Needling
– Manual Mobilisation Running Analysis
– Gait re-education

NEAL DAWSON

BSc Degree in Physiotherapy

Neal qualified with a BSc Degree in Physiotherapy from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and holds full membership of the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists

Since qualification he has worked in Private Practice in Cork, gaining experience in musculoskeletal therapy.

Prior to this he qualified with a BSc in Physical Education and Science and worked in secondary education. Since then Neal has continued to demonstrate a strong interest in the promotion of sustained physical activity and exercise among his patient cohort.

Finally he also developed particular interest in working with sports teams locally.

Eoin has been dedicated to constantly progressing his skills and Post Graduate Training includes;

– Dry Needling
– Massage
– Sports Taping
– Biomechanics Assessments

– Insole Prescription
– Exercise Prescription