Musculoskeletal Assessment & Treatment
Before a patient is treated they are first given a comprehensive assessment. We ask for a thorough history of the injury as well as performing relevant assessment tests to ascertain the type of injury. With this information, we guide the patient through a bespoke and comprehensive treatment programme.
This is the hands-on part of treatment and has several aims including restoring good alignment throughout the body and alleviating muscle tension and spasm.
Dry needling (also known as trigger point needling) is used to treat myofascial trigger points. The needle is inserted into the skin and muscle directly at the myofascial trigger point. This can help to relieve pain and decrease stiffness in muscles.
We firmly believe that an exercise based rehab programme is fundamental in speeding up the injury process as well as being protective against further injury. We take into account the client’s current injury status, capability and treatment goals when prescribing exercises.
We provide post-surgery rehabilitation service for injuries such as anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), total hip or knee replacements, and other key hole surgeries of the hip, shoulder, knee and ankle. We use evidence based protocols to guide the treatment from early to late stage rehab. We are also one of the few clinics in Ireland to have an Alter G Anti Gravity Treadmill which allows early return to walking or running.
We offer exercise based classes for patients recovering from;
- Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injury
- Osteoarthritis (OA) of Knee
- Long Standing Groin Pain
Contact Donegal Physiotherapy & Performance Centre on 074 91 24424 to book an appointment with one of our Physiotherapists.
Yes, Physiotherapists at Donegal Physiotherapy & Performance Centre are registered members of the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapy or the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists. This means the have at least a BSc in Physiotherapy and hold the letters MISCP or MCSP.
No referral is necessary to see a Chartered Physiotherapist. However, when required we will contact your GP to update them with your condition and progress.
Our opening hours in Letterkenny is from 9am – 6pm.
We will endeavour to get you an appointment that is most convenient to you. If you are flexible with your time we can usually accommodate you within 24 hours. Book Online Today
Appointments are of 40 minutes duration.
On initial examination, it is helpful to bring any scans related to your problem, a list of your current medications, and if you have been referred from your GP / Consultant, your referral letter. Comfortable clothing is also advised as you may be asked to remove items of clothing to fully assess your problem.
In the majority of cases, yes. Most conditions will require you to do certain exercises or you may require a short rest period. You will be given exercises on your first appointment. These will be progressed as is required. Remember, the more diligent you are with the advice given by your physiotherapist the more likely it is that you will make a speedy recovery!
We accept payment by cash, cheque or debit/credit card. You will be required to pay at the end of each session. We run accounts for certain companies and clubs, however this needs to be set up in advance and can be arranged by contacting Donegal Physiotherapy
In most cases you can claim back from your health insurer. We strongly advise that you consult with your health insurer to clarify your exact level of cover. Remember you can also claim back through your tax. There is no excess due for this and you can claim back 20% of your costs after you have claimed through your health provider. This can be done through the MED1 form, download the MED1 form now.