At Hartnett Physical Therapy we offer proactive, quality, hands-on-healthcare for a range of musculoskeletal conditions in a safe and comfortable environment.
Musculoskeletal pain affects the bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and nerves. It can be acute (having a rapid onset with severe symptoms) or chronic (long-lasting). Musculoskeletal pain can be localized in one area, or widespread.
Treatments are based on the most up to date treatment protocols and are evidence based.
- Every day aches and pains (including lower back pain).
- Sports injuries
- Workplace and traffic accidents and injuries (including whiplash)
- Surgery rehabilitation
- Paediatric conditions (e.g. Osgood Schlatter’s syndrome)
Services provided include:
Hands-on treatment using a range of techniques to strengthen and lengthen muscles, tendons and fascia.
Even when we are not injured, our muscles may be tight from training or competing. This puts more strain on our tendons and ligaments which affects our joints. A deep tissue massage is a good way of assessing areas of potential injury and loosening out tight musculature which assists training, speeds up recovery time and improves flexibility.
Kinesiotaping and Joint Strapping
Tapings and strappings can be of great assistance in injury recovery. We offer a full taping service to assist with joint stability, swelling and muscle re-education.
Commonly used with contusions or bruises and tendinosis to promote blood flow in damaged tissue where myofascial techniques would be too severe on the injured tissue.
Post-operative or Immobilisation Treatments
Physical therapy following surgery or a fracture (where a joint has been immobilised for a period of time) is an extremely important part of the recovery process. It assists to increase the range of motion and thus the flexibility in a joint, increases the normal resting length of muscles, decreases pain and improves function. A rehabilitation programme will also serve to strengthen the muscles around the joint which increases the stability of the joint.
Exercise and Rehabilitation Programmes
To ensure the prevention of re-injury, exercises are given to strengthen the recovering tissue and return it to its normal function. Exercise programmes are also given pre-surgery to ensure optimum recovery and reduced recovery time post-surgery.
We offer a home visit service for clients who either don’t feel up to travelling post-surgery but who still require post-operative rehabilitation, or for those who mightn’t have available transport to Ballinrobe.