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Physiotherapy Services


Whether you're recovering from surgery or nursing a hurt knee, the UPMC Physiotherapy Department is here for you. Physiotherapy can help with a range of conditions.

Our physiotherapists use the latest technology and techniques available. Our goal is to get you back to living the most active life possible.

Contact Our Physiotherapy Services

You do not require a referral letter to make an appointment to see a physiotherapist at our Sports Medicine Clinic locations. Simply call our clinics to make an appointment. We offer physiotherapy services at the following UPMC locations:

Conditions We Treat with Physiotherapy

Here are some common conditions we treat:

  • Achilles tendinopathy (AT): Pain, swelling, stiffness, or weakness of the Achilles tendon.
  • Foot pain: Tendonitis, bone spurs, plantar fasciitis.
  • Joint and muscle pain due to arthritis: Or related conditions such as fibromyalgia.
  • Joint sprains: Injuries of ligaments.
  • Joint strains: Injuries of muscles or tendons.
  • Past fractures and trauma: Can cause problems as the body compensates for injury.
  • Post-op orthopaedic surgery: The body may not return to normal function after surgery.
  • Osteoporosis: Low bone mass that leads to decreased strength.
  • Overuse injuries: Any injury, like tendonitis or stress fracture, caused by repetitive trauma.
  • Sciatica: Pain in the sciatic nerve from the lower back down the legs.
  • Sports injuries: Knee problems, sprains, pulled muscles, and more.
  • Whiplash: Neck pain from sudden back-and-forth movement, as from a car accident.
  • Women's health: Pelvic floor strengthening classes and individual consultations.

Specialised Physiotherapy Services and Treatments at UPMC

UPMC in Ireland offers a wide range of services, programmes, and treatments to help you get stronger and become more active.

Treatment options include musculoskeletal, gerontology, isokenetics, and women's health. 

Musculoskeletal Treatment

Our musculoskeletal treatments include:

  • Rapid Rehab Programme for Post-Hip and Knee Replacement: Streamlined rehabilitation tailored for individuals recovering from hip and knee replacement surgeries.
  • Foot and Ankle Rehab Post-Surgery: Specialised rehabilitation to aid recovery after foot and ankle surgeries.
  • Sports Injury Rehab: Targeted rehabilitation for individuals recuperating from sports-related injuries.
  • Treatment for Back, Neck, and Joint Disorders: Customised treatments addressing issues related to the back, neck, and joints.
  • Treatment for Muscle, Ligament, and Tendon Injuries: Tailored interventions for injuries involving muscles, ligaments, and tendons.
  • Biodex Isokinetic Testing: Cutting-edge testing to assess muscle strength and function. The Biodex robotic dynamometer uses cutting-edge technology to guide return to play with validated, quantitative outcomes data obtained through computerised measurement of muscle function and output. Designed for comfort and practicality, the Biodex machine allows experts at UPMC to We offidentify and treat muscle weakness.
  • Shockwave Therapy: Non-invasive shockwave therapy uses acoustic waves to trigger biological effects that may lead to faster and long-term healing and regeneration of the tissue.
  • Winback® therapy: This non-invasive approach uses electric current to stimulate the body’s natural repair mechanisms to encourage cellular exchange, microcirculation, vascularisation, and lymphatic drainage.
  • AlterG® Antigravity Treadmill: The AlterG® Antigravity Treadmill™ allows for pain-free, lower extremity rehabilitation by reducing gravitational forces in a fall-safe environment. Using differential air pressure technology originally developed by NASA, the AlterG can precisely adjust gravitational load and body weight. This unrestricted movement offers athletes and active people endless possibilities for restoring and building muscle strength, range of motion, balance, function, and fitness.
  • Rheumatology Management: Comprehensive care and management for rheumatologic conditions.
  • Soft Tissue Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, and Trigger Point Release: Varied massage techniques for optimal relief and recovery.
  • Manual Therapy Including Joint Mobilisation and Manipulations: Hands-on therapeutic approaches for joint mobility and manipulation.
  • Dry Needling: Precision treatment targeting trigger points for effective pain relief.
  • Functional Rehab: Rehabilitation focused on restoring functional abilities.
  • Core Stability Rehab: Specialised programs to enhance core stability.
  • Strength and Conditioning: Tailored regimens to improve overall strength and conditioning.


Older people have special rehabilitation needs, such as:

  • Assessment and treatment of geriatric and neurological conditions
  • Mobility and balance retraining
  • Exercise prescription
  • Falls prevention


Isokinetics is a computerised measurement of muscle function. It provides more detailed information than manual testing. It can:

  • Assess return to form following an injury or surgery.
  • Identify potential areas of muscle weakness or imbalances that may lead to injury.
  • Compare the strength of different sides of the body.
  • Measure progress.
  • Rehabilitate certain muscle groups using bio-feedback.

Women's Health

For woman, we have treatment plans for bladder and bowel incontinence. Our physiotherapists can teach:

  • Pelvic floor exercises.
  • Relaxation techniques.
  • Bladder retraining.

Why Choose UPMC for Physiotherapy?

At UPMC, our team of chartered physiotherapists use the latest technology for rehabilitation and recovery, helping people of all ages and abilities get back to doing the things they love.

Our physiotherapists are members of the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists, which means they are trained to the highest academic and professional standards. They are also CORU registered. Our physiotherapists work closely with sports medicine doctors, orthopaedic surgeons, coaches, and trainers to meet each person's unique needs.

Our state-of-the-art Sports Medicine facilities include a fully equipped rehabilitation gym and access to a range of supportive services and sports medicine programmes. UPMC also offers access to Radiology and Diagnostic Imaging Services for patients who may require a diagnostic report to support their treatment.

As long-term partners of the HSE (Health Service Executive) and private insurers, we work diligently to provide accessible, high-quality healthcare delivered in a timely fashion.

No referrals are needed to attend a physiotherapist at one of our locations in Dublin, Limerick, Tipperary, Waterford, Kilkenny, or Mayo. Simply call our clinics to make an appointment.

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