Frequently Asked Questions

What does a Physiotherapy treatment involve?

An initial consultation involves our Chartered Physiotherapist asking a series of questions to learn about your problem. Based on these findings, our Physiotherapist will then ask you to perform certain movements to further diagnose the source and cause of your problem. During the initial assessment there is also time for some hands-on treatment to relieve your pain. You will also be prescribed some home exercises and given advice on how you can help speed up your recovery.

What will I wear or do I need to bring anything?
We advise that you wear comfortable and loose fitting clothes to your appointment. If your area of injury is in the lower limbs we recommend that you bring a pair of shorts, we have facilities for you to change where needed. If you have X-ray or MRI results it is a good idea to bring these so we can take a copy with your permission.
How many sessions will I need?

This is very much depends on the type, duration and severity of your injury. At the end of your first appointment our Chartered Physiotherapists will discuss with you the estimated number of treatments required for your injury. Every patient is different so healing times vary, we will reassess your progress at each visit. Of course it is always up to you whether you would like to continue with treatment.

Do I need a Doctor’s referral for Physiotherapy?

No you can self refer to the clinic. We also take referrals from GPs and consultants.

Can I claim on my health insurance?

Our Physiotherapists are all members of The Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists (ISCP). Consequently your treatments are usually covered by VHI, Laya, Aviva, Glo Health and all other major private health insurance providers. Please note that coverage may vary depending on your plan and your insurance company, therefore, please check your provider and policy to see how much they will reimburse prior to visiting us.

When can I get an appointment?
We hope to give you an appointment at the earliest available opportunity. Early treatment means a speedier recovery.
How can I pay?

We accept cash & cheque payments at O’Neill Physiotherapy. Payment must be made after each appointment and receipts are always provided.

What if I need to see a specialist or if I require surgery?

We have established close relationships with local G.P’s, Consultants & Specialists so we can arrange a referral for you if you need one. We will help you decide the best course of action and advise you on possible outcomes etc. We can also advise you if you need referral for X-ray, MRI, Blood Tests etc.

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