WHAT TO EXPECT
Your physiotherapist will greet you and see you to a private consultation room
You will be asked a series of specific questions relating to your condition (subjective examination)
A thorough clinical examination will be carried out and the findings recorded (objective examination)
A diagnosis will be made which will be discussed with you and a treatment plan will be recommended
The aims and goals of the treatment plan will be agreed and treatment will usually commence on the first session
WHAT SHOULD I BRING?
Shorts if you have a lower extremity injury
Your GP or specialist referral letter (only if you have one)
Any investigations and reports e.g: X-rays and MRI scans
Please bring previous physiotherapy exercises prescribed
Your usual footwear, runner, orthotics or any other piece of equipment you deem relevant to your injury.
A native of Dublin, Dara graduated from University College of Dublin Ireland with a first class Honours degree in Physiotherapy. Due to a keen interest in injury prevention and rehabilitation, Dara completed extensive training in the STOTT Pilates method. Immediately after graduation he began working in Booterstown Physiotherapy Clinic (Ireland). This afforded him the opportunity to work within a sports practice providing treatment to elite athletes and members of the public suffering from back problems, neck dysfunction, rehabilitation needs and musculoskeletal disorders. Dara was responsible for clinical Pilates within the practice as lead instructor. He has completed various rotations through many specialist areas and spent the last number of years focusing on actively treating athletes at a university level (predominantly football). Dara is committed to the STOTT Pilates method and strives to incorporate the method into all aspects of his physiotherapy treatment. He has also gained further knowledge in the practice of dry needling, biomechanics, Kinesio-taping, hydrotherapy, healthy HIIT Pilates and advanced sports nutrition, sports traumatology, acupuncture and squash coaching.
While living in London, Dara has further gained experience in the community and busy private practices. Dara has returned to Dublin and is eager to provide Physiotherapy services through DC Fitness Physio Ltd. Physiotherapy, sport and healthy living isn’t just his job, it is a life choice and a way of living.
Physiotherapy initial consultation and treatment: €55
Physiotherapy review: €50
Dry needling: €55
Sports massage: €40-60
Students or Medical Card holders: €45
Orthotic devices: €50-300
Home visits: €70
AM I COVERED?
The cost of treatment at DC Fitness Physio Ltd can be reduced for private health care patients by the following options:
1. MEDICAL HEALTH INSURANCE
Our Physiotherapists are all members of The Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists (ISCP). Consequently your treatments are usually covered by VHI Healthcare, Laya Healthcare, Quinn Healthcare, Aviva, Glo Health Insurance and all other major private health insurance providers.
2. TAX REBATE
Tax Rebate is available on all Chartered Physiotherapy visits and depending on your level of taxation, you may receive a tax rebate of up to 42%. Claiming tax back can be done by completing a Med 1 health expenses form which can be found on the Revenue Commissioner’s website.