& Sports Injuries Clinic
About The Clinic
Our expert physiotherapists Anne and Louise have a long history of successfully treating patients from all walks of life, from professional sports people to weekend warriors, from Olympians to working professionals and from children to the elderly. We focus on:
Neck and Back Pain
Everybody is different so we carry out a comprehensive assessment of the causes and contributory factors to your physical problem, which then allows us to provide effective individually tailored physiotherapy treatment.
Ideally treatment is provided in our advanced clinic, but if you cannot get to us and live locally, we can arrange physiotherapy home visits.
What We Treat
With over 25 years of treating athletes who have performed and the highest level on the world stage, we offer comprehensive approaches to treatment and care, setting the standard in rehabilitation and injury prevention. These include
Neck and back pain
Exercise therapy including core strengthening and personalised injury specific programmes
Foot problems and biomechanics
Occupational injuries prevention and advice
Pilates: for prevention and treatment of back and neck problems
Pilates is a form of physical exercise that focuses on posture, core stability, balance, control, strength, flexibility, and breathing. Clinical Pilates is often used in conjunction with physiotherapy as a means of treating a variety of injuries, particularly those of the neck and back. If you are interested in commencing Pilates for an injury, it is advisable to have a review with one of our physiotherapists to assess the suitability of a core stability program for you.
Our aim is to help you recover from your injury and return to the activities you enjoy. Whether your injury is related to sport, work or daily life we apply the same principles and dynamic approach used in high-end rehabilitation to resolve your problem. Our experience means we know the ropes well and can quickly get to the nub of your problem.
Louise Wilson qualified from University College Dublin and gained a broad range of experience working in hospitals and private practice in both Canada and Ireland before setting up the Sandymount Physiotherapy Clinic in 1986. She specialises in the treatment of back and neck problems and sports injuries and has undertaken post graduate studies in both Manipulative Therapy and Sports Injuries. Louise has many years of experience in assessing musculoskeletal problems and sports injuries and is an expert in diagnosing problems, identifying the cause and the best treatment , using manipulative therapy and exercise therapy. She is especially interested in Pilates and core control strategies in the prevention of injury and the management of back pain. Louise is a member of MACP (Chartered Physiotherapists in Manip Therapy, UK), CPMT (Chartered Physiotherapists in Manual Therapy, Irl), CPSEM (Chartered physiotherapists in Sport and Exercise Medicine, Irl) and regularly attends a vareity of courses taught by leaders in the field of manual and exercise therapy.
Olympic physiotherapist Anne Blaney qualified from Trinity College Dublin and worked in hospitals and private practice in Scotland, South Africa and Ireland before joining the Sandymount Physiotherapy Clinic in 1996. Since qualifying Anne completed graduate studies in Manipulative Therapy and in recent times has undertaken a Graduate Diploma in Sports Physiotherapy at UCD. Anne was one of 3 physiotherapists with the Olympic Council of Ireland at the Atlanta Olympic games in 1996 and attended the Sydney and Athens Olympics with the Irish Sailing team. Anne has had many years of assessing high performance athletes. Preparticipation assessment aims to identify imbalances or weaknesses which may cause injury and by correcting these strives to prevent injury. Anne adopts this approach in her management of all clients be they high preformance athletes, weekend warriors, occupational athletes, new mums or the elderly coping at home. Anne is an active menber of the Chartered Physiotherapists in Musculoskeletal Therapy(CPMT) and in Sport and Exercise Medicine (CPSEM). Anne was the first Irish Physiotherapist involved with the International Federation of Sports Physical Therapists.
Secretary / Manager
Mary Malone is our friendly and efficient secretary / manager and has been with the Sandymount Clinic for many years. Mary manages appointments and can assist with you with enquiries and any paperwork you may require.
Who can come for treatment?
Anyone who feels they need physiotherapy treatment or assessment and advice on managing an injury can make an appointment and it is not necessary to have a GP referral. All treatments are by appointment and each consultation time can vary depending on the needs of each patient.
As all our Physiotherapists are chartered and are members of the Irish Society Chartered Physiotherapists, the clinic is recognised by all the major health insurance companies and treatment fees are redeemable according to your plan.
What to expect on your first visit
On your first visit a detailed examination will be carried out. The physiotherapist will ask you questions about your problem and details of your medical history and then examine the relevant joints, muscles and ligaments. Your physiotherapist will then discuss the examination findings with you and agree a treatment plan. This will include advice and self-management techniques.
If you are attending with a back or sporting injury bring a pair of shorts. If may also help if you bring along your OLD trainers as they may be useful in establishing the diagnosis.
We place considerable emphasis on prevention of injury and your treatment will probably include exercises for you to do at home. We will also advise you on working positions, lifting and handling, warm-up and cool-down exercises before and after playing sport.
Anyone under the age of 18 must become accompanied by an adult.
Please bring with you:
Any hospital notes, correspondence, referral letters, x-rays, scans and results of any investigations you have had in the past.
Our range of treatments include…
The aim of our treatment is to get you back to health and fitness as quickly as possible. Here at Sandymount Sports Injury and Physiotherapy Clinic our qualified Chartered physiotherapists provide a wide range of treatments for all age groups including: