Physiotherapy is a science-based, healthcare profession requiring a university degree, at a minimum and regulated by a professional body (Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists in Ireland) to ensure all members are properly qualified, competent and committed to a high standard of practice.
It helps different systems of the body to work at its best level facilitating recovery from injury, managing long-term medical conditions and also encouraging development. It is helping people to stay independent, manage the pain, preventing disease and disability. It is a very broad area of specialization, It can prepare you for a sporting event or for childbirth.
Physiotherapy assesses, diagnoses, treats and prevents diseases. It looks at a bigger picture, treating the body in a holistic way, incorporating a broad range of physical and functional treatments.
To become a physiotherapist you must undergo a very detailed training that includes studying medical science subjects like anatomy, physiology, biochemistry and many more, but also clinical practices in various settings like hospital wards (Neurology, Surgery, Cardiology, Neurosurgery, Orthopaedics, Paediatrics, Intensive care),Orthopaedic outpatient wards and many more.

How it works?
The physiotherapist will use in-depth knowledge of how the human body works and provide hands-on treatment. Different treatment methods include:
– joint mobilisation and/or manipulation to reduce stiffness and ensure proper movement,
– soft tissue techniques including massage,
– exercise programs to facilitate strength, flexibility, endurance, core muscle control to help with specific training,
– muscle re-education to assure the proper muscular engagement and control,
– acupuncture,
– breathing exercises and airway clearing techniques,
– hydrotherapy, electrotherapy, therapeutic ultrasound and laser,
– assistance with use of aids like crutches, wheelchairs and prescription of foot orthotics.

Why to choose physiotherapy?
You can benefit from physiotherapy at any time of your life. It can resolve your pain, joint stiffness and decrease the risk of injury. It can help you avoid surgery, reduce your medication intake, prepare you for childbirth and help you to recover and reach your full potential. It can teach you how to prevent many health problems and give you advice on daily life activities and most importantly it significantly improves your quality of life.

At The Physio Art Physiotherapy & Acupuncture Clinic we also specialize in Acupuncture, and combine Physiotherapy with traditional Chinese Medicine approach. This allows us to treat not just pain and movement problems but also stress related conditions, digestive issues, sleeping problems, infertility and many more.