In line with their vision to offer as wide a range of quality health services to the local community as possible, Whelehans Pharmacy are delighted to announce their new Physiotherapy service, Health Step Physiotherapy. operated by fully qualified Chartered Physiotherapist, Kevin Conneely MISCP.
Our new clinic, located in the Derravarragh private consultation suite, upstairs at Whelehans, Health Step Physiotherapy will offer an extensive range of physio services covering every type of need. Following his graduation with an Honours Degree in Physiotherapy from Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Kevin honed his skills working in private practice in Scotland via a variety of semi-professional soccer and rugby teams.
To add to the range of expert service Health Step Physiotherapy can offer, Kevin is fully trained in orthotic and insole prescription and is also a Dry needling practitioner. In addition, he has undertaken post graduate training in assessment and treatment of orthopaedic and arthritic conditions with the Irish Society of Orthopaedic medicine and has been working in private practice in Ireland since 2013.
So, what is physiotherapy? Why would you need to use this service?
Physiotherapy helps restore movement and function when someone is affected by injury, illness or disease.Physiotherapy is a science based service centred mainly on the use of physical means in the treatment and management of injuries, illnesses and disability
Whether you have picked up a small knock due to a sports injury or have a long standing problem that is affecting your movement, physiotherapy can help you. Chartered physiotherapists are hospital trained and have specialist skills in identifying and managing muscle and joint pain while also having specific training in rehabilitation and injury recovery.
Most of us develop aches and pains throughout life. If they are worrying or concerning in any way it is always best to get them checked out. Health Step Physiotherapy’s prime location at Whelehans Pharmacy means that the general public have access to a high quality physio service, right in the centre of town.
Eamonn Brady, owner at Whelehans says “Physiotherapy can help alleviate a range of physical ailments, preventing future problems whilst promoting a greater sense of wellbeing.”
What happens at a physiotherapy appointment?
Physiotherapist Kevin will ask you some questions regarding your general health, occupation and hobbies and specific questions relating to your symptoms and how they affect your activities of daily living. Once completed, he will then conduct a physical assessment and make a diagnosis. This will then form the basis of a your personalised treatment programme. Appointments are between 30min and an hour depending on your treatment programme and condition.
Kevin offers reduced physiotherapy rates for under-18s, students with valid student ID and for Over 65’s. He also offers reduced rates for affiliated sports clubs and other groups. Health Step Physiotherapy is now available to book. Simply contact Kevin on 087 4626 093 to advice or call Whelehans at 04493 34591 to book an appointment
Eamonn Brady, owner of Whelehans says “Taking the old adage that ‘Prevention is better than cure’, physiotherapy can help alleviate a range of physical ailments, prevent future problems whilst promoting a greater sense of wellbeing. This is right at the very core of Whelehans philosophy”.