Treating surgical, work related, sporting injury, ongoing musculoskeletal conditions & COPD issues.

The Physiotherapy Department at the Bon Secours Hospital Dublin is a modern facility staffed by highly skilled Chartered Physiotherapists. The Physio team in Dublin has a wide range of postgraduate skills which enables us to provide excellent treatment to all patients whether a problem is post surgical, work related, a sporting injury, ongoing musculoskeletal conditions, COPD or vestibular.

The Bon Secours Physio team aim to restore a patient's health to their maximum potential. Both inpatient and outpatient are treated in the department and we have a wide range of specialist treatment options. Referral to the deptartment is either by self referral or referral by a Consultant, GP or other healthcare professional.


Conditions treated by the physiotherapy team at the Bon Secours Hospital Dublin include;

  • Acute and chronic sports conditions
  • Ankle Strains
  • Back and neck rehabilitation including core stability exercises
  • Exercises and fall prevention for the elderly
  • Joint disorders including joint replacements
  • Joint Pain
  • Ligament damage
  • Musculoskeletal problems
  • Neurological conditions e.g. Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson's disease
  • Rheumatology conditions e.g. osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and any other related conditions
  • Respiratory Conditions including COPD
  • Sciatica
  • Vestibular Rehab
  • Work related overuse injuries and posture related problems

The Department is continually growing and looking at developing new services. Please do not hesitate to contact us if there is a service you are interested in and which is not listed above.


Our inpatient service provides services to patients who are admitted to the hospital and require physiotherapy. The team works closely with the consultant team and individual departments throughout the hospital to provide an integrated approach to the care of all patients. Patients referred to the service include those who may have undergone a range of procedures including orthopaedic, cardiac, gynaecological and neurological surgery or who suffer from a wide range of respiratory related or other chronic medical conditions.

Patients receive appropriate treatment and rehabilitation and, in preparation for their discharge, are given advice and a programme of exercises. Patients may then continue physiotherapy on an outpatient basis.

On referral, outpatients undergo a comprehensive assessment and then a tailored treatment prescription is developed for them. The first session normally lasts 45 minutes and ongoing treatment sessions normally 30 minutes.

Back and Neck Rehabilitation

Back and neck rehabilitation including core stability exercises

Neurological conditions

Neurological conditions e.g. Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinsons

Respiratory Conditions including COPD

The Physiotherapy Department at the Bon Secours Hospital Dublin has developed a particular expertise in the treatment of patients with Respiratory Conditions. The team works closely with the team of 8 Respiratory Physicians to develop a treatment plan to optimise individual outpatient and inpatient wellbeing.

The team provides outpatients as well as inpatient assessment and treatment through evidence based practices including breathing retraining, exercise and repositioning along with the use of specialist equipment as required. 

For COPD Patients the aim through physiotherapy and exercise is to:

  • Prevent accumulation of secretions also known as phlegm or mucus with percussions and vibrations.
  • Drain secretions with postural drainage.
  • Educate patients in home management of COPD which helps reduce hospital admissions.
  • Reduce shortness of breath and improve breathing patterns with breathing exercises such as ACBT (Active Cycle Breathing Technique), pursed lipped breathing techniques and education and advice on dealing with productive and dry coughs.
  • Maintain chest wall mobility with exercises for the thoracic spine and breathing exercises

Rheumatology conditions

Rheumatology conditions e.g. osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and any other related conditions

Vestibular Rehabilitation

Please click here for information on Vestibular Rehabilitation


Appointments can be made by contacting the Physiotherapy Department directly on 01 806 5339.  Appointments are usually available within 24 to 48 hours.

GP referrals can also be sent via Healthlink or by secure email from a healthmail email address to

The First Treatment which usually lasts 45 minutes costs €60.

Subsequent treatments which usually lasts about 30 minutes costs €45.

Vestibular Lab - 1st rehab session - €90 Follow-ups are €45.

Many health insurance polcies have an allowance towards out patient physio costs. A receipt will be provided on the day of the consultation for all fees paid which can be submitted for reimbursement to the relevant health insurance company.

USEFUL RESOURCES include the following:

  • Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists 
  • Arthritis Foundation of Ireland
  • Irish Heart Foundation
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Volunteer Stroke Scheme
  • Spinal Injuries Action Association
  • National Council on Aging and Older People
  • Osteoporosis
  • Pakinson's Association of Ireland
  • Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association
  • Asthma Society of Ireland
  • Irish Pain Society

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