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Paddy O'rourke

chartered physiotherapist

Paddy O’Rourke qualified as a Physiotherapist from Northumbria University in Newcastle in 2011. Remaining in the UK he gained 3 years experience under the guidance of a Premier League Physiotherapist primarily treating sports injuries, acute neck pain, back injuries, sciatica, whiplash and general aches and pains. 

Continuing his career in Canada he added Dry Needling, Functional Movement Screening (FMS), advanced massage techniques and instructing mat Pilates to his skill set. Working in Treloar Physiotherapy in Vancouver provided a platform for Paddy to rehabilitate more extreme spinal, shoulder and lower limb injuries related to skiing and mountain biking.

 Working closely to highly experienced international physiotherapists has helped Paddy stand out from the crowd and he has gained a reputation for improving injuries quickly and efficiently no matter how acute or chronic the issue is. He goes through a rigorous assessment in the initial appointment and usually begins treatment with effective hands-on treatment techniques to improve pain and function. He will then provide the most effective movement techniques to continue to improve the quality of the injured area and to ensure the pain does not return.

 Paddy is a member of the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists and CORU registered. In his spare time he enjoys traveling, hiking, playing soccer and tennis and blogging about sports physiotherapy.

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Leroy McKechnie

chartered physiotherapist

Leroy is the co-owner and senior physiotherapist of The Physio Guys, specialising in sports and musculoskeletal physiotherapy. He has over a decade of experience in senior physiotherapy positions across Ireland, London and Australia. 

He is passionate about the strength and conditioning aspect of rehabilitation and enjoys utilising barbell and dumbbell training to build core stability and functional strength in patients of all ages. He has a special interest in overuse injury and tendon dysfunction, utilising his expert clinical knowledge to work in partnership with his patients to achieve long lasting resolution of pain and dysfunction. 

Leroy employs a well rounded skill-set when working with clients, using a tailored blend of manual therapy, soft tissue techniques, and dry needling to successfully treat neck and back pain, sciatica, shoulder, knee and ankle pain. 

He prides himself on his personable and empathetic clinical approach, taking time to understand each client’s goals and break down complex problems into a clear, concise message.  

Leroy is a member of the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists and CORU registered.

FAQ

Each session is €70. Students and Medical Card holders cost €60.

Each appointment usually lasts 30mins.

No. You can make an appointment without a referral from your GP. If on assessment we deem your condition requires GP input we will refer you on.

Yes, we accept all major cards.

We are recognized by all the major insurance companies and you do not need a referral letter from your provider. The amount that can be claimed varies depending on your plan. Treatment costs are also tax deductible via a Med-1 form.
So for example, if you spend €60.00 on physiotherapy and you receive €40 from your health insurance company, then the remainder €20 is subject to tax relief. If you’re in the 42% bracket you can receive a further €8.40 in tax relief.

We would advise to wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing. We usually need to inspect the affected area so please wear clothing that allows for this. If your leg is the the injured area then it’s a good idea to wear shorts.

The treatment for each individual varies. However, following your first appointment we will discuss the anticipated number of treatments. You will be reassessed on each visit. On average, most patients usually require 2-3 treatments.

This varies between people. Some people do experience some short term discomfort which quickly subsides. This is taken into account during your treatment.

Yes, there is plenty of on-street parking available on Bath Avenue, or around the corner on South Lotts Road. For driving directions and information on other transport options you can call us and we will provide you with instructions.