Opening Hours

Monday - Friday: 9am - 8pm
Tuesday - 9am - 8pm
Wednesday - 9am - 8pm
Thursday - 9am - 8pm
Friday - 9am - 7pm

Sunday / Bank Holidays: Closed

Appointments:

Appointment duration is 30mins.

Fees

Standard Treatment €50
Club Discount Rate: €40
Home Visit: €60
Rehab session: €20
Casted Orthotics: €230
Carbonflex Orthotics: €120
Stock Orthotics €20-60
Pilates €80 for six one hour sessions of no more than 10 per class

A club discount rate applies to players from clubs who are registered with the clinic.
To register your club/team please contact the clinic
Only Chartered Physiotherapists are approved by healthcare insurers in Ireland.
You may be entitled to claim from your insurer for Physiotherapy expenses.

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Rotator Cuff Tear

The Rotator Cuff is a group of tendons that connects the four muscle of the shoulder to the humerus  bone of the upper arm. The strength of the cuff allows the muscles to lift and rotate the upper arm and shoulder joint. As these tendons attach to the humerus they run under a bony jut of the shoulder blade and as such are vulnerable to damage or impingement. As people age it is normal for the rotator cuff tendons to wear and degrade which makes it prone to tear A tear may result from a single traumatic event  or it may develop gradually.  Common causes of rotator cuff tears include a fall on an outstretched arm, overuse especially after a period of inactivity, injury to the shoulder while trying to lift or catch a heavy object, gradual weakening of the tendons which is often associated with impingement or a poor bloody supply to an area of the cuff which occurs with increasing age.

Symptoms

A rotator cuff tear results in a very painful, weak shoulder.  Pain is very common at night and often radiates down the arm. The pain is made worse by lifting or rotating the shoulder and you may find that you are unable to lift the arm with the same range of motion as before the injury. Functional tasks such as putting on your jacket or brushing your hair can become very painful.

Management

A thorough physiotherapy assessment is advised with a suspected impingement or rotator cuff tear to diagnose the condition, as early treatment can help to avoid a large tear and the need for surgery. A complete rotator cuff tear will not heal and usually requires surgical repair and a long period of physiotherapy in addition to the surgery.

Immediate management includes painkillers, anti-inflammatories, avoidance of excessive overhead activities, ice and protection. Do not to play or work through the pain. Your physiotherapist will guide you through a strengthening/ stretching programme to keep the shoulder strong and flexible and reduce the pain and weakness.

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