Physiotherapy FAQ

What is Physiotherapy?
Physiotherapy is a health care profession focussing on evaluating, restoring, and maintaining physical function.

What is a Physiotherapist?
A Physiotherapist is an individual who is university educated and is trained to assess and improve movement and function and also relieve pain.

How much the treatment cost?

Physiotherapy

Initial consultation and first treatment - 60min - 60 €

Follow up - 30min - 45€
- 45min - 55 €
- 60min - 60 €

Acupuncture

Initial consultation and first treatment - 60min - 60 €

Follow up - 45min - 50 €


Massage Therapy

Sport Massage- 45min - 50 €
- 60min - 60 €

Deep Tissue Massage - 60min - 65 €

90min - 85 €

Full Body Massage - 60min - 60 €

Acupressure - 60min - 60 €

How can a Physiotherapist help me?
A Physiotherapist can help you achieve your highest level of physical functioning (at any stage of life) by providing you with a personalized treatment plan based on your specific needs.

Some Examples:

How do I book an appointment?
Call AcuPhysio Clinic on 0867 202 555

How long will the appointment take?
The initial assessment and first treatment will take 1 hour and subsequent visits will last 30 - 60minutes.

Do I need a referral?
Physiotherapy is a direct-access health care profession meaning that you don't need a doctor's referral to see a physiotherapist..

What can I expect?
You can expect a detailed health history, a detailed assessment of the particular area of concern, a personalized treatment plan which may include manual therapy, modalities, home exercises, posture training, education, and your questions and concerned addressed.

Acupuncture FAQ

What problems can be treated by acupuncture?
Commonly Treated Conditions Include:

In addition, the World Health Organization has recognized that acupuncture benefits over thirty conditions which include:

How many acupuncture treatments will I need?
Patients often experience the most dramatic results in the first treatment. However treatment depends upon the duration, severity, and nature of your complaint. You may need only a single treatment for an acute condition or a series of five to fifteen treatments to resolve a chronic problem. Some degenerative conditions may require many treatments over time. Acupuncture combined with Herbs and a balanced diet and lifestyle help one to live a long productive and healthy life.

Does Acupuncture hurt?
No, not really. The needles are too fine and smooth to be felt. Some people describe the feeling as a minimal discomfort. If your practitioner has obtained the correct stimulus of the needle, the patient should feel some cramping, heaviness, distention, tingling, or electric sensation either around the needle or traveling up or down the affected meridian, or energy pathway.

In any case, if you experience any discomfort, it is usually mild. However, due to the fact that the sensation of pain remains quite subjective, there are a lot of treatment options out there to consider as alternatives, including acupressure, massage, therapeutic exercise, cupping, electrotherapy or ultrasound.

What if I'm afraid of needles?
Acupressure, massage, therapeutic exercise, cupping, electrotherapy or ultrasound may be used instead. There are many ways to approach the same problem.

Is it Safe? How deep do the needles go?
Yes, very safe. Needle insertion depends upon the nature of the problem, the location of the points selected, the patient's size, age, and constitution, and upon the acupuncturist's style or school. Usually, needles are inserted from 1/4 to 1 inch in depth. Acupuncture needles are very, very thin and flexible. Nerves, blood, and lymph vessels are elastic and quite easily move out the way. A professional health care provider only uses sterilized, individually packaged, disposable needles. The skin is swabbed with alcohol to prevent infection. This eliminates the possibility of transmitting a communicable disease by a contaminated needle.