Physiotherapy - Stillorgan Primary Care Team

The physiotherapy service aims to support patients in the community to be as independently and functionally safe as possible. The service is provided either in the clinic or home setting as appropriate. Physiotherapy staff can help with specific problems such as muscle and joint injury, back pain with chest conditions and any problems that affect balance or mobility.

Out- Patient (Clinic) Physiotherapy

Mainly clients with soft tissue injuries will receive services in this setting. Only clients registered with the designated GPs and/or living in the geographical area of the health centre are eligible for this service. Priority will be given to clients with medical cards and clients living in the geographical areas of the health centre clients living outside Dublin south local health office are not eligible for this service.

The main focus of the physiotherapist is to reduce pain and correct dysfunction and injury. By identifying the factors that led to the problem in the first place, the physiotherapist can advise on how to avoid recurrence of the problem in the future. The physiotherapist will also estimate the number and frequency of treatments needed and outline what to do at home and/or work to help speed up recovery.

  • Neck and back pain
  • Joint pain (Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist, Hips, Knees, Ankles)
  • Muscle, Ligament, tendon injuries

Referrals are made through GP

These clinics are strictly by appointment

Clinic details & location


Dun Laoghaire Health Centre, Tivoli Terrace South, Dun Laoghaire Location
Dalkey Health Centre, Kilbegnet Close, Dalkey Location

Physiotherapy at home

Domiciliary

This is provided to clients who have difficulty accessing clinic setting, mainly over 65 y/o clients or clients who have severe disability. Only clients living in the catchment area of the heath centre are eligible for this service.Treatment focuses on maintaining or improving mobility, function and physical activity in the home or community, with an aim to maximize independence through exercise self management principles and/or advice to carers.
These clients include

  • Frequent fallers
  • Terminal clients having difficulty with mobility
  • Cardio/respiratory
  • Neurological conditions
  • Post hip or knee surgery

Referrals are made through GP, Hospital or any member of the Primary Care Team

Exercise tips & factsheets

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Exercise for the older person

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Physiotherapy & Fitness

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Move 4 Health

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ABOUT MOVE4HEALTH

Move4Health is the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapist’s (ISCP) activity and movement health promotion initiative. Chartered Physiotherapists are Physical Activity Experts. Every day Chartered Physiotherapists treat thousands of people suffering with pain and movement problems and advise on and prescribe exercise activities to build health and well being. Through out the year the ISCP run a number of campaigns under the Move4Health brand each focusing on different areas of physical activity for the treatment and prevention of medical conditions.

Be Heart Wise Take Regular Exercise

Challenging Back Pain Myths

Get up and Go

Healthy Bones

Eat Smart- Move More

Move More- Fight Cancer

Time to get active together

Bone Health

Children

Physiotherapy for Children

Physiotherapy & Backcare for Children

Tummy Time

Computer use at home

Computer use at home (part 1)

Computer use at home (part 2)

Useful links

Visit www.healthpromotion.ie to download or order our free Back Care Book or our Chair Based Exercise Programme

Check out our Dietitian page for lots of healthy eating tips, factsheets and more or join our free weight management programme PHEW

Our older persons section has information on how to Protect yourself from falls, Protecting Older People, and more or check out our useful resources page for lots more tips and links

Useful websites

www.getirelandactive.ie
The Fitness League
GP Exercise Programme
Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Sports Partnership
Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Leisure Services

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