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Physiotherapy helps restore movement and function.

  • 17 Chartered Physiotherapists in Cork at Bon Secours Health System - Highly specialized & providing clinical excellence in their respective areas.

  • No  GP / consultant referral letter needed for outpatient physiotherapy -  except for Men's Continence / pelvic pain , Phototherapy,  Cardiac Rehab and Pulmonary Rehab

 

Information

The Bon Secours Physiotherapy Clinic is committed to high quality patient care. We have large modern physiotherapy facilities and liaise closely with consultants and GP’s to meet individual patient needs. Our programmes aim to restore and increase your level of health and fitness. We strive to enhance your safe return to work, sport and recreation.

We sell a wide variety of aids and appliances that are competitively priced, such as raised toilet seats, zimmer frames, crutches, shoulder pulleys, hand putty and lumbar supports.

All our Physiotherapists are Chartered, indicating that they are members of the ISCP, Ireland’s regulatory body for physiotherapy. When you choose a Chartered Physiotherapist you can have the peace of mind in knowing that you are being treated by a physiotherapist who has a university degree qualification and is committed to the highest standards of ethical and clinical excellence.

 

Concussion & Physiotherapy

In the Bon Secours Physiotherapy department we offer a   unique concussion service.  Our specialist concussion physiotherapists carry out a detailed examination for each patient.  Our treatment aim is a return to full social, physical and cognitive function.

Our physiotherapists have experience of treating all ages of patients from the school child to recreational athletes. We liaise closely with Rd. Niamh Lynch Consultant Paediatrician who leads the Bon Secours Hospital Concussion Service, G.P.s and adult neurologists as needed.

Concussion can occur at any age, and from a variety of causes, including:

  • Car accidents - whiplash
  • Work accidents  - falls, head trauma
  • Playground accidents - falling from a slide or swing
  • Sports injury to the head or neck
  • Any type of fall or direct blow to the head, face, or neck
  • Concussion is a complex injury that can have many symptoms. Common symptoms of concussion are:
  • Dizziness & headaches
  • Poor balance
  • nausea
  • fogginess & confusion
  • impaired memory & concentration issues
  • poor sleep and
  • Anxiety & depression.

The majority of concussions will resolve within the first few weeks but for some patients,   symptoms can persist.

Physiotherapy plays a vital role in the treatment of concussion, particularly in the areas of balance and vestibular rehabilitation. New research has found that patients with post-concussion syndrome recover faster with physiotherapy than with rest alone, (Schneider KJ et al. 2103).

Our treatment involves advice in many areas including:

  • Rest and recovery: immediate advice post concussion on sleep, physical activity, diet and hydration and cognitive rest. 
  • Vestibular rehabilitation and balance rehabilitation:  Concussion can disrupt our balance system resulting in dizziness, nausea and altered balance. Vestibular rehabilitation helps restore the vestibular system and alleviate the many symptoms associated with it.   It is an exercise-based programmer primarily designed to reduce vertigo and dizziness, gaze instability, and/or imbalance and falls.
  • Ocular rehabilitation:  Many patients post concussion can suffer eye problems resulting in difficulty with double vision, difficulty with screens, reading and headaches. Theses are often as a result of convergence or accommodation eye problems.  In our concussion assessment and treatment we assess the ocular system and prescribe specific exercises to restore full function and improve these symptoms.
  • Headache management:  Headaches are a common symptom of concussion. Here in the Bon Secours we assess the different possible causes of your headaches, and use specific treatments and exercises to reduce and eliminate them. Treatment may include stretches, strength and motion exercises, eye exercises or hands-on techniques.
  • Returning to normal activity or sport: As your symptoms ease, we will gradually increase your activity level including sport specific exercises if needed. Before discharge we will complete a full exertion test to deem if you are suitable to return to sport.

Making an Appointment:

Patients must have a GP or consultant referral to access the physiotherapy concussion service  

for further information or to make an appointment contact us @  021 4801630 or physiocork@bonsecours.ie

Physiotherapy assessment for concussion €90

 

We welcome your feedback

We would be delighted to hear your feedback on your experience in our physiotherapy department. Please contact us physiocork@bonsecours.ie for any comments or feedback you may have.

 

Services

Cardiac Rehab

Cardiac rehabilitation: supervised exercise classes & education

Cardiac Rehab

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Chest Physiotherapy

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Exercise Prescription

Exercise is a central part to the prevention, care & management of many chronic conditions.

Exercise Prescription

Exercise is a central part to the prevention, care & management of many chronic conditions.  Supervised exercise programmes are available in the following areas:

  • Fibromyalgia / Arthritis - this programme consists of 11 sessions including a pre & post assessment, 4 exercise sessions, 4 hydrotherapy sessions & a 6 month follow up*
  • Pre diabetes / Type 2 Diabetes – this programme consists of 11 sessions including a pre & post assessment, 8 exercises sessions & a 6 month follow up*
  • Pulmonary rehab- this programme is suitable for many respiratory conditions such as COPD, asthma and for those suffering from shortness of breath related to general deconditioning. It consists of 15 sessions including a pre and post assessment, 12 exercise sessions, 6 education sessions & a 6 month follow up *

Please note that individual exercise sessions can also be arranged if the class times are not suitable.

Men's Health

Men’s health issues can appear at any age.

Men's Health

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Mobility Physiotherapy

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Musculoskeletal

Our musculoskeletal physiotherapists are hands on using the most up to date treatment techniques.

Musculoskeletal

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Neurological Physiotherapy

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Neurology

Our Neurological Physiotherapists are both trained and have experience in treating many neurological conditions.

Neurology

Our Neurological Physiotherapists are both trained and have experience in treating many neurological conditions. Our primary aim is to help regain your mobility and independence.

Rehabilitation for a wide range of neurology conditions such as stroke, multiple sclerosis & parkinson’s disease

  • Mobility & balance difficulties
  • Exercise prescription and education classes for falls
  • Facial palsy
  • Vestibular rehabilitation

Phototherapy

Phototherapy – PUVA/UVB for psoriasis and other skin conditions

Phototherapy

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Physiotherapy in Oncology

Please click here for information on Physiotherapy in Oncology

 

 

 

Respiratory

Respiratory physiotherapy for a wide range of respiratory diseases such as COPD, bronchiectasis & asthma

Respiratory

Respiratory physiotherapy for a wide range of respiratory diseases such as COPD, bronchiectasis & asthma

  • Breathlessness
  • Pulmonary rehabilitation: supervised exercise classes & education *(GP or Consultant referral needed)

Vestibular Rehabilitation

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Women's Health

Women’s health issues can occur due to a number of different reasons.

Women's Health

Please click here for information on Women's Health/Continence

Appointments

Please contact the Department and they will advise if a GP letter is required.

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