Munster Physiotherapy Clinic
Anne’s clinical expertise lies in the assessment and treatment of back and neck pain, soft tissue injuries, sports injuries, peripheral joint conditions and women’s health, including urinary incontinence.
What to expect on your first visit
On your first visit to the Munster Physiotherapy clinic, a detailed assessment will be undertaken, to determine the cause of your problem. This will require you to undress the affected part. It is advisable to wear loose clothing if possible or bring shorts with you to the clinic. You will be asked several questions related to your particular problem as well as questions regarding past medical history. You will also be asked about current medications so please bring a copy when you come to the clinic. Any recent MRI/ Xray reports should also be brought with you on your first appointment. These will be copied and returned to you.
Once a diagnosis is made, Anne will discuss this with you and the recommended treatment pathway. As far as possible, this will incorporate activities that you currently do, or activities that you enjoy doing, in order to promote adherence to exercise plans and get you back to full fitness as soon as possible. In some cases, manual therapy may be indicated, this will involve hands-on treatment, which may include, spinal mobilisation and soft tissue massage. In all cases, a home exercise programme will be devised specifically for your needs. It is imperative that this is followed in order for progress to be made. Anne will be able to indicate how many treatments may be required on the first appointment so that you will know what to expect. It is not always necessary to have an MRI or Xray before you make an appointment for physiotherapy. If you have not had any of these, and this is a concern for you, feel free to book an appointment and Anne will be able to advise on your first appointment as to whether this is necessary.