Precision Therapy Clinic
‘Individualised, patient-centered rehabilitation & Therapy’
Our primary objective at Precision Therapy Clinic is to provide a safe and welcome environment for all patients ensuring they are heard and understood. We utilize top quality diagnostic assessments and treatment techniques which are tried and proven to lead patients on the road to recovery. We assess all aspects of what could be causing your injury to ensure an accurate and complete diagnosis is made.
Our treatments create as much ‘homeostasis’ or correct balance in your body allowing you to heal, resulting in as quick a return to function as possible. We then educate our clients on the cause of their injury and if possible to encourage self-management and rehabilitation. Our main aim is to provide individualised, patient centred therapy followed by long term advice and exercise to ensure the issue stays resolved.
‘Physical Therapy incorporates a whole-body approach in assessment of the musculoskeletal system utilising a wealth of scientific assessment techniques.’
Physical Therapy incorporates a whole-body approach in assessment of the musculoskeletal system utilising a wealth of scientific assessment techniques. The treatment plan is formed with use of clinical reasoning after taking an extensive history taking and whole-body musculoskeletal assessment. Palpation is used during initial assessment and continuously monitors soft tissues and joint motion during the treatment. Physical Therapy integrates a wide variety of advanced soft tissue and articular techniques to effect restoration of optimal pain free function.
Physical Therapy is a safe and hands on treatment for many ailments including:
- Neck, Shoulder, elbow and/or wrist pain
- Lower back pain, Pelvic dysfunctions, groin pain
- Disc issues, Sciatica pain, Spondylosis
- Hip, Knee, Ankle, Foot pain
- Arthritis, Tendonitis, Repetitive Strain Injury
- Headaches, Whiplash
- Rib pain and breathing dysfunctions
- Muscle injury, Sprains, Strains
‘Joint mobilisation and manipulation is a treatment technique that utilises specific knowledge of joint mechanics and neuroscience. This therapy assists the joints and soft tissue to regain its full range of motion prior to injury and to ease pain.’
Manipulative therapy is ‘Hands-On’ care. Joint mobilisation and manipulation is a treatment technique that utilises specific knowledge of joint mechanics and neuroscience. This therapy assists the joints and soft tissue to regain its full range of motion prior to injury and to ease pain. These techniques can be applied to joints in the spine, neck, shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee, ankle, and more. Some manipulative therapy techniques include:
- Muscle Energy Techniques
- Myo-Fascial Release/Trigger point release
- High Velocity – Low Amplitude (The ‘Thrust’) technique
Manipulative Therapy, especially when combined with Physical Therapy and Dry Needling is a very effective way of releasing problematic joints which cause:
- Nerve compression
- Headaches and migraines
- Neck and Shoulder pain
- Chest pain
- Lower back pain
- Buttock and leg pain
- Wrist, elbow, ankle and knee pain
- Pelvic dysfunctions
We understand the importance of sport and physical exercise as a part of healthy living. From the hurling fanatic to the casual runner, we are all too familiar with the strains, bumps and bruises associated with our different sports. Not only do we understand this but also the importance of returning to sport as soon as possible in a safe manner. We are strong advocates of injury prevention strategies and provide specific rehab programmes to prevent recurring issues.
Sports injuries are diagnosed and treated at the Precision Therapy Clinic daily.
Some of these sports injuries include:
- Recurring hamstring problems
- Calf strains
- Runner and jumper’s knee
- Achilles tendon issues
- Groin strain, Gilmore groin
- Tennis and Golfer’s elbow
- Rotator cuff problems
- Neck strains and compressions
- Lumbar spine strains and compressions
- Ligament tears
- Nerve compressions
- Abdominal issues
- Muscle Tears
‘Dry needling or Trigger point needling is a new effective modality for treating patients with soft tissue pain, myofascial pain and dysfunction.’
Dry needling is a procedure whereby needles are inserted into the skin and muscle directly at a myofascial trigger point. A myofascial trigger point (Sometimes known as a knot) consists of multiple contraction knots, which are related to the production and maintenance of the pain cycle.
Dry needling is especially effective in those areas which muscles are 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 needed to be applied to reach the deeper layers of muscles. However, with the dry needling the therapist can get straight to the area that needs to be treated without causing bruising or unnecessary tenderness.
‘Strapping and taping techniques can help improve injury, as well as protect the athlete from re-injury, whilst returning to sport. The strapping should provide support to the muscles surrounding the joint that may be under additional strain due to the ligament injury while also preventing further injury to the ligament.’
Strapping and taping techniques are some of the most important and more visible skills a physical therapist working with an injured patient, particularly sports men and women, can have. Strapping and taping techniques can help improve injury, as well as protect the athlete from re-injury, whilst returning to sport. The roll of the tape is to limit an injured joint’s range of motion to prevent excess or abnormal movement.
In addition it should provide support to the muscles surrounding the joint that may be under additional strain due to the ligament injury. Another benefit of taping is thought to be the enhanced proprioception that the tape provides during movement (or in other words it is thought to improve co-ordination). Tape should only be used to protect unstable joints where repeated or severe ligament damage has resulted in stretching of the ligaments and joint laxity.
‘Deep tissue massage is beneficial in releasing chronic muscle tension promoting relaxation, pain relief, increased circulation and healing. Athletes can also benefit from increased recovery times.’
Deep tissue massage therapy is similar to Swedish massage, but the deeper pressure is beneficial in releasing chronic muscle tension. Techniques that utilize deep-tissue/deep-muscle massage are administered to affect the sub-layer of muscle tissue, tendons and fascia (the protective layer surrounding muscles, bones and joints).
These techniques require advanced training and a thorough understanding of anatomy and physiology. The muscles must be relaxed in order to effectively perform deep-tissue massage, otherwise tight surface muscles prevent the practitioner from reaching deeper musculature. It helps with chronic muscular pain and injury rehabilitation and reduces inflammation-related pain caused by arthritis and tendinitis. It is generally integrated with other massage techniques.
Myofasical, Whiplash, Tension Headaches, Mechanical Neck Pain, Nerve Root Compression, Thorasic & Lumbar Spine, Spinal Disc Prolapse, Joint Dysfunction, Muscular Stiffness, Pre & Post Operative Rehabilitation.
Muscular Dysfunctions, Hamstring Tendinopathy, Running Biomechanics Gait Analysis, Pre and Post Surgical management.
Adhesive Capsulitis / Frozen Shoulder, Lateral Epicondylitis / Tennis elbow, Rotator Cuff Injuries, De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis, Impingement Syndrome, Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSI), Post Surgical Management.
Knee and Hip Joint Replacement, Muscle Aches, Hamstring Injury, Sprained Ankles, Pronated / Supinated feet, Ligament Injury, Fallen arches / High arches, ACL Pre-op and Post-op.
Private consultations from €40
What to expect when you come to the clinic?
Sessions vary in length from 45 minutes to an hour.
The first session may be longer to allow for an in depth client history taking, postural analysis, along with orthopaedic and neurological testing if needed to allow for an accurate diagnosis before treatment begins.
You may be able to claim a refund from most Irish Health Insurers to partially cover the cost of Physical Therapy services. These must be services which are medically necessary and are provided by a qualified Physical Therapist.
It is possible to claim back some of the fees for treatments, for those with certain health insurance policies. The amount you can claim back from your health insurer varies depending on your level of cover, so we recommend you contact your health insurance company for further information.
If you are a tax payer you can claim treatment expenses against your tax by using the Med 1 Form (available from www.revenue.ie)
Precision Therapy Clinic
Co. Kilkenny, X91 HX49
Precision Therapy Clinic is located only fifteen minutes from Waterford city and Carrick-On-Suir. The clinic has flexible opening hours to suit individuals needs. The clinic also has free parking