Physical Therapy Clinic
Wellbeing is at the core of our ethos at Breathing Place Physical Therapy.
What is Physical Therapy?
A Physical Therapist is a health care professional who takes a holistic approach to improve your health and wellbeing. Physical Therapy is based on health science principles and Physical Therapists use their hands to diagnose and manage movement dysfunction and restore, maintain, and promote optimal physical function and wellness.
Our patient-centered approach to therapy uses manual techniques of the soft tissue and joints. Physical Therapy treats a variety of musculoskeletal symptoms:
- Lower back pain
- Knee Pain
- Hip Pain
What is a Physical Therapy Consultation?
A Physical Therapy initial consultation will begin taking an in-depth medical history, followed by a musculoskeletal assessment. Following this the Physical Therapist will explain what could be causing your pain and will seek your consent to continue with treatment. Tailored highly skilled hands-on techniques will be applied to restore maximum functional ability. The number of visits is variable depending on the severity of impairment. As standard we provide our clients with home care exercises (Rehab) and recommendations to maintain good musculoskeletal health.
What should I wear to a Physical Therapy?
For men, wear a pair of shorts and for women wear shorts, a vest or a sports bra for your comfort. If you have any apprehension, discuss your concerns with your therapist.
At Breathing Place Physical Therapy, all our Physical Therapists are fully qualified and registered with the Irish Association of Physical Therapists (IAPT).
Physical Therapists hold a Bachelor of Science Degree in Applied Health Science awarded by HETAC, the statutory authority for awarding third level qualifications in Ireland. They will also have undertaken further post-graduate study for Continued Professional Development as a requirement for membership to the Irish Association of Physical Therapists (IAPT).
As a full member of Irish Association of Physical Therapists (IAPT), Breathing Place Physical Therapy is recognised by all the major Health Insurance companies in Ireland.
What is the cost of a Physical Therapy appointment?
A Physical Therapy consultation lasts 1 hour and cost €50. The number of visits is variable and dependent on the severity of dysfunction and patient commitment to home care exercise programmes. Our aim is to restore mobility and minimise re-occurrence.
Breathing Place Physical Therapy is recognised by all major Health insurance companies including Aviva, Vhi, Laya, Glo Health and Garda Medical. Your health care plan will determine the amount you can claim. If you pay tax in Ireland, you may apply for tax relief against your treatment cost, by completing MED1 form.