Athletic Taping

Taping of joints is used to provide support to unstable or hypermobile joints. It can also help to increase the sensory input and improve the control of the supported joint.   The Kinesio Taping Method is designed to facilitate the body’s natural healing process while allowing support and stability to muscles and joints without restricting…

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Return to play protocols

Return to play programs are designed to aid a smooth transition back to the athlete’s previous level of competition. This helps to restore the athlete’s confidence in the affected area through a stepwise progression of exercises and functional movement tests.

Sports Specific

From the weekend golfer to the professional, the modern day golfer recognises the significant impact improved fitness levels can have on golf performance. ID physio utilizes the Titleist performance Institute http://www.mytpi.com ) assessment model to help identify areas limiting the golfers ability. Ian Dowling physio in conjunction with the TPI assessment model will help to…

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Exercise Prescription

One of the strengths of a chartered physiotherapist is their ability to recognize abnormal movement patterns and to develop exercise programs that will work to correct and strengthen client’s movement patterns. Following a comprehensive full body assessment and in collaboration with the clients goals an exercise program will be devised catered to their unique needs.

Dry Needling

Dry needling is a treatment technique that evolved from the work of Dr. Janet Travell and David G. Simons.  Their pioneering work lead to the evolution of modern dry needling. It involves the insertion of very fine needles into a trigger point (tight muscle band) to illicit a local twitch response from the painful muscle.…

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Manual Therapy

There are numerous hands-on treatment techniques that may be used to help alleviate the patient’s pain. These include joint mobilisations, manipulation, soft tissue massage, myofascial release and neural mobilisations.