Chartered Physiotherapists

Specialists in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy


At Portobello Physiotherapy Clinic, our physiotherapist treat a wide range of conditions.
At your first visit, our physiotherapist will conduct a full assessment, taking into consideration your expectations and goals.
If we feel you need to be referred to another medical practioner we will refer you to the appropriate person.

Musculoskeletal complaints Treatments

  • Neck Pain
  • Back Pain
  • Muscle Strains
  • Ankle Strains
  • Shin Splints
  • Whiplash
  • Sciatica
  • Postural Conditions
  • Facet Joint Dysfunctions
  • Prolapsed Discs
  • Achillies Tendonitis
  • Carpel Tunnel Syndrome
  • Shoulder Dislocations
  • Bursitis
  • Rotator Cuff
  • Stress Fractures
  • Groin Injuries
  • ACL Tears
  • Arthritis

Manual Therapy

This includes all types of hands-on treatment such as mobilisation, manipulation, muscle energy techniques, deep tissue work and soft tissue release.

Exercise Therapy:

Pilates and core stability, strength and conditioning, flexibility and stretching, postural retraining.

Dry Needling:

Dry needling is a scientifically based treatment for myofascial trigger points based on western medicine research and principles. Dry needling is a relatively recent treatment method and is mainly used to treat pain and dysfunction caused by muscle problems. A very thin needle is used which is inserted into the myofascial trigger point. The myofascial trigger point was defined by Dr. Travell and Simons as a ‘hyperirritable spot in skeletal muscle’. The trigger point is a painful spot found on a taut band in the muscle which produces local pain on compression but can also refer pain, inhibit muscle activation and restrict range of motion. Releasing these points can help restore normal pain free movement.


Biomechanics is the study of internal and external forces acting on the human body and the effects produced by these forces. Biomechanical malalignments can lead to low back pain, hip pain, knee pain and foot pain.

Our physiotherapists assess your biomechanics as part of your general assessment in order to get to the route of your pain.

Orthotics and Prescription Insoles:

A full biomechanical assessment for lower limb and low back complaints to provide you with the most appropriate and cost effective custom made orthotic or prescription insole.

Post Surgical Rehabilitation

Should you require surgery, our physiotherapists work with you to ensure optimum recovery and speedy return to your normal level of function. We liaise with your consultant surgeon to ensure your rehabilitation protocol is tailored to your individual needs and expectations.

Follow up:
Following your discharge your physiotherapist will follow up on your progress ensuring continued well being and prevention of further pain or injury.

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