About North Cork Physiotherapy and Acupuncture Clinic
NORTH CORK PHYSIOTHERAPY + ACUPUNCTURE CLINIC has been in existence 27 Fair Street, Mallow for almost twenty years. At our clinic you will meet Heather O’Brien or John Flynn who are both Chartered Physiotherapists and Licenced Acupuncturists and are dedicated to providing the highest standards of care to our clients promptly. To ensure this any Chartered Physiotherapist who works in our clinic pursues ongoing continuing education courses to update and refine their knowledge and skills. By attending a Chartered Physiotherapist you can be assured that the person assessing and treating you has been educated at university level and is a member of a professional body that provides a code of conduct to which all its members must adhere. Our physiotherapists are energetic, enthusiastic and have years of experience which has finely honed their diagnostic and treatment skills. Getting rid of your pain and speeding you towards a return to full activity is the prime aim of our treatment but equally importantly we arm you with ways to keep it that way by identifying and correcting underlying causes for problems and to recognise early warning signs of impending trouble in the future.
Physiotherapy treats from the very start of the injury to return to full health. So whether it’s the first twinge of back pain or straight after a sports injury we can assist in your recovery. We treat a wide variety of complaints from headache, which can often be caused by neck stiffness or dysfunction, to foot pain and everything in between, whether you are two years old or one hundred and two years.
To compliment our hands-on work we also offer Pilates (group sessions or one-to-one), orthotics (which are insoles specifically designed and made to the shape and structure of your foot and your level of activity), back supports or joint supports. We employ classical hands-on techniques together with new innovations such as dry needling, laser and electrical stimulation.
Acupuncture is the oldest known form of medicine, originating in China, it is known worldwide. It aims to balance energy through the body by stimulating blood flow and nerves. It is used in acute and chronic injuries as well as sinus, fertility, headache, back/neck pain and nerve irritations.
Dry needling is the use of these fine acupuncture needles to release tight bands in muscles. It is a highly effective treatment and patients will often specifically request it due to its effectiveness.
Our physiotherapists are active sports people so can empathise with those on-field injuries. Heather O’Brien is a very accomplished sportswoman. Rugby is her biggest priority and she has achieved the greatest accolade of representing Ireland in the Six Nations Championship this season.
John Flynn is an avid triathlete, completing many Olympic length races and even some half Ironman distance events.
Liz, our secretary, is the friendly and efficient voice you are likely to hear when you ring to make an enquiry and she will gladly hand you over to talk to one of the physiotherapists if you require more specific advice.