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3A Barrack Close, Barrack St., Ennis, Co. Clare  V95 X437

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Physiotherapy is a therapeutic profession concerned with restoring well-being to people following injury, pain or disability, using mainly ‘hands on’ physical means such as exercise, joint manipulation + mobilisation, massage and electrical modalities. Patients get to achieve their full physical potential.

Physiotherapy now also increasingly has an injury prevention + educational role, drawing on expertise in anatomy, physiology, movement, biomechanics and ergonomics.

What Is Physiotherapy?

The title "Physiotherapist" alone is not evidence of a formal qualification in Physiotherapy. The title "Chartered Physiotherapist" and the initials MISCP indicate that a physiotherapist is a member of the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists.  From 2018 onwards all physiotherapists in Ireland must be registered with CORU, the state’s regulatory body

What Is A Chartered Physiotherapist?

Chartered Physiotherapists are university degree qualified and being committed to continuing education and research.  They are recognised by the medical professions and the Department of Health.

A physiotherapist can assess your problem, help you understand your problem, provide treatment and get you back to your normal activities as soon as possible.


All advice provided on this website is general in nature and is for information purposes only.   

It is not intended to replace assessment or treatment by a Chartered Physiotherapist or other healthcare professional.  

If you have any doubt about whether it applies to, or is appropriate for you, you should contact your

Chartered Physiotherapist or GP for clarification.

The ‘P.R.I.C.E.’ Protocol

Common causes of soft tissue injuries include:

Immediate Treatment

Post Exercise Recovery Strategies

Keep active / moving after you finish

Change into a warm clothes as soon as possible

Eat a carb + protein snack within 30 mins and a balanced meal within 2 hours.

Do static stretches after exercise

Soak in a cold bath (ice bath) - jury is still out though!!

Use a Foam Roller to self-release tight muscles

Massage will aid recovery

Allow time to recover fully before training again.

Consult Ennis Physiotherapy Clinic if you have pain or niggles that do not settle within a few days post injury.

Assessment evaluates a person for treatment.  There are a number of elements to the assessment.  The process can be divided into subjective + objective examination.  

Subjective Examination

This is what the person says about the problem + how it is affecting them.  This may include:


Objective Examination

The objective examination is the actual physical examination + testing of the patient.  Testing may include:

Both the amount and the quality of movement is assessed + recorded.  Work or sport specific movements may be tested too.

Neurological testing may include: