There are a number of significant differences between the two professions. Firstly, physiotherapy and physical therapy have been organised within Ireland as discrete professions for two decades. Physical therapists specialise from day one on assessing and treating musculo-skeletal problems.
Physiotherapy training focuses primarily on hospital work whereas physical therapy is designed for conditions seen mostly in private practice.
Physical therapy training concentrates on the use of manual (or hands-on) techniques exclusively, whereas physiotherapy incorporates electrical modalities where available, such as interferential, ultrasound, tens, laser and other non-manual treatments.
Physical therapists are trained with a view to a longer client consultation incorporating a more holistic approach and treatment, which by virtue of its hands-on nature is more client-centred.
We help people with various injuries and musculoskeletal conditions i.e.:
- Sports injuries
- Strains & sprains
- Neck and back pain
- Tension type headaches
- Work related postural conditions
- Stress related conditions etc.
- Deep tissue massage
- Therapeutic massage
- Trigger point therapy
- Dry needling
- Kinesio taping
- Mobilization and manipulation of joints and spine
- Baby & infant massage
For more information or to make an appointment please contact Rafal Iwanicz, B.Sc. Ph.Th. M.A.I.T.P., Physical Therapist, on 085 7554 394, 089 2288 300 or 061 598 032.