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Deep Tissue Massage

Deep tissue massage focuses on treating the deep layers of muscles and connective tissue. With this treatment a range of techniques will be used to release muscular tension, injury, adhesions and tightness in tendons or ligaments. Deep tissue massage will help release and heal these issues by restoring a regular blood flow which will promote recovery.

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dry needling

Dry needling focuses on the treatment of myofascial (muscular) trigger points. Dry needling targets the trigger points within the muscle rather than traditional acupuncture targeting the meridians. Trigger points are known as trigger sites or muscular knots which can cause a level of discomfort and pain. Dry needling using acupuncture needles to be inserted into the skin and muscle directly at a myofascial trigger point.

Deep tissue massage will be carried out first to warm up the effected muscles and to help identify the placement of the needling’s. In some cases a Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) unit will be attached to the tops of the needles to help restore a normal neuromuscular stimulation to the trigger point resulting in a release of tight muscular fiber/knots. The increased blood flow that will be present during and after the treatment will provide good oxygen and help remove any waste products.

Licenced to Funtional Training Ireland until dec 2011, Photographer Nathaniel Doyle to be credited in publications

Shockwave Therapy

Is a medical device used to treat and relieve the pain associated with soft tissue conditions like tendinitis/tendinosis and heelspur. This innovative Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy System has provided pain relief in up to 90% of the patients treated in US and Canadian health centres and is now available in Ireland with DK Orthotics & Injury Clinic. During Shockwave therapy, a low energy sound wave interacts with the tissues of the body. This leads to a cascade of beneficial effects such as neovascularisation ingrowth, reversal of chronic inflammation, stimulation of collagen and dissolution of calcium build-up.

SWT is a medical device used to treat and relieve the pain associated with soft tissue conditions like tendinitis/tendinosis and heelspur. This innovative Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy System has provided pain relief in up to 90% of the patients treated in US and Canadian health centres and is now available in Ireland with DK Orthotics & Injury Clinic. SWT is a low energy sound wave that interacts with the tissues of the body inducing neovascularization, improve blood supply and tissue regeneration. Shock wave therapy is a novel therapeutic modality without the need of surgery and surgical risks as well as surgical pain. It is convenient and cost-effective.

Most common injuries treated with Shock Wave Therapy

  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Heel Spur
  • Achilles tendonitis and Tendinosis
  • Patellar Tendinitis/Tendinosis (Jumper's Knee)
  • Bursitis and Tendinitis/Tendinosis of the Hip
  • Groin Pain
  • Biceps Tendinitis/Tendinosis
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Rotator cuff tendinitis/tendinosis
  • Shoulder bursitis
  • Shoulder impingement syndrome
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Golfer Elbow
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