Chartered Physiotherapists

Specialists in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy Treatments in Dublin

We treat a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions including neck pain and back pain, sports injuries and work related injuries, post-operative rehabilitation, foot pain and orthotics prescription. Our commitment to continued training and updating our skills means that our patients benefit from the best and most relevant treatment approaches.

Back Pain

Lower back pain is the most common complaint seen in physiotherapy practices across the western world.

Neck Pain

Neck pain can result from injury to any of the structures in the neck including the muscles, ligaments, nerves, joints and discs.

Sports Injuries

At Portobello Physiotherapy in Dublin our aim is to fully rehabilitate you back to play with minimal absence from the game.


The average person takes 7,500 steps a day! The foot absorbs between 2-3 times our body weight in force when we walk.


Pilates is a certain type of exercise that looks to train the muscles which stabilise & support the lumbar spine, hips, pelvis.

Performing Arts Health

Dr Juliet Bressan is a GP and public health doctor and is the president of Performing Arts Medicine Ireland.

Sports Massage

Sports massage utilises specific massage techniques to manipulate muscle, tendon, ligament and fascia.

Dry Needling

Dry needling is a method of releasing myofascial trigger points (MTrP) that develop within a muscle.

Personal Training

At Portobello Physiotherapy we believe in Functional Training that targets soft tissue quality and flexibility.

Physiotherapy Treatments in Dublin

Musculoskeletal complaints

  • 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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