Premier Physical Therapy Clinic.
Premier Physical Therapy Clinic treats all manner of soft tissue injuries, from sports injuries, catering to elite athletes to weekend warriors, to everyday injuries such as repetitive stress injuries (RSI) or accidents and postural issues. It adopts a 'Hands On' approach with a keen emphasis on mobilisation, manipulation, deep tissue work and rehabilitation exercises. On your first visit to PPT Clinic a detailed history will be taken of your injury or condition so that an accurate diagnosis can be made. Following that, treatment will begin using the most up to date techniques that are tailored to suit your needs for the best results, and with a spacious fully equipped gym at PPT Clinic's disposal you receive the most advanced rehabilitation programmes. All types of injuries are seen in PPT Clinic including post operative injuries such as Knee ACL/PCL reconstruction and shoulder dislocation.
Some of the common injuries seen are;
Back Pain & low back pain (Disc issues, joint problems, stiffness)
Shoulder sprains, strains, impingement and dislocations
Calf strains and Achilles tendonopathy
Ankle sprains and impingement
Carpal tunnel syndrome
and many more.
Premier Physical Therapy Clinic is based in Kimmage in South Dublin and primarily has patients from the surrounding areas of Dublin 12, Dublin 14, Dublin16, Dublin 8, Dublin 6, Dublin 2, but has patients come from all over Dublin to avail of the professional service and most up to date physical therapy/physiotherapy treatments that PPT Clinic provides in a clean safe modern sports injury clinic.
Biography: Richard McDonald. M.Sc (Sports Med). PG Dip (Sports Med). B.Sc. MIAPT
Richard studied physical therapy for over 4 years and graduated with a B.Sc degree in Applied Health Science and physical therapy, from The Institute of Physical Therapy and Applied Science, and is a member of the Irish Association of Physical Therapists. He also holds a Masters degree in Sports Medicine (M.Sc SportsMed) and a Post Graduate Diploma in Sports Medicine with the University of South Wales.
Richard treats all types of soft tissue injuries, including post operative injuries such as Knee ACL and shoulder dislocation, and is also a fully qualified in Dry Needling practitioner and holds qualifications in Neuromuscular physical therapy as well as intergrated myofascial therapy. Richard is also particularly interested in keeping people active, by educating people through rehabilitation to ensure that injury does not re-occur, or education in pre-habilitation exercises, as a pre-emptive measure against injury occurrence.
Richard is constantly continuing his professional development by attending various, courses, seminars and lectures to keep up to date with the latest evidence based treatment techniques and best practices.
What Richard has to say about Physical Therapy...
'In this field of work you never stop learning, the day you think you know it all, is the day you get left behind. There are so many professionals in this field that are coming up with new ideas and techniques every day that you have to stay ahead of the curve. At the end of the day its a win win situation, by constantly learning you become a first class practitioner and your patients benefit from that massively as a result. That's why I got into this line of work, because the therapist I will be in 20 years will be a lot different to the therapist I am now. It's never boring and that's why I love it.'
Richard's current work...
A keen sportsman, Richard has experience of many sports injuries as well as day to day injuries both acute and chronic. He is currently looking after the St. Mary’s College RFC 2nd XV rugby team in Templeogue Dublin 6w, and Terenure RFC senior 1st XV squad and Terenure College schools senior cup team in Dublin 6. Also works DIT GAA and covers Ballyboden GAA from time to time and has worked with the Kildare Senior hurling team.
Richard is also certified in Strength and Conditioning and Functional Movement Screening (FMS) from Setanta College where he gained his Level 1 in Olympic Weightlifting, and is a certified level 1 Crossfit Coach (CF-L1) and coaches in Crossfit Navitas in Kimmage.
Richard also works in Harbour Clinic in Dun Laoghaire. A multi disciplinary clinic where he is the head physical therapist and owner of the clinic. www.harbourclinic.com.