ABOUT THE CLINIC
Opened in 1991 by Fintan O'Donnell MISCP, Ennis Physiotherapy Clinic is the longest-established provider of Chartered Physiotherapy and Sport Injury treatments serving Ennis town and the greater county region.
The mission of Ennis Physiotherapy Clinic is to provide expert care and outstanding clinical excellence to all our patients.
Ennis Physiotherapy Clinic offer a wide range of services including, but not limited to;
'Hands-On' Manual Therapies
Sports Injury Assessment + Treatment
Muscle Balance + Soft Tissue Work
Postural Assessment + Correction
Ergonomic Assessment, Training + Solutions
The focus is entirely patient-centred.
The objective is to provide effective and timely solutions for each issue presenting to the clinic.
At Ennis Physiotherapy Clinic we achieve this by implementing a proven 4-step approach:
Diagnosis of the problem following careful assessment of ALL aspects of patients’ lifestyle
Comprehensive treatment programme combining in-clinic and at-home treatments and exercises
Reassessment and review / monitoring of progress and pain management
Prevention programme to avoid a future recurrence
Fintan O’Donnell MISCP has over 35 years clinical experience in the diagnosis and treatment of postural + movement disorders due to joint, muscle and ligament injuries and other disorders affecting the body in motion.
He is experienced in a variety of work environments including in the private sector, in hospitals, in elite sport (Club, National + international) and within work / industrial / office environments.
He was Lead Physiotherapist to the Irish Paralympic Team from 2002 to 2012 and has attended three Paralympic Games (Athens, Beijing and London) in support of Irish Paralympic Teams and numerous World + European Championships.
He was actively involved in the sports + medical science preparation of the athletes across a wide variety of sports and has collaborated with Coaching Staff, Performance Directors, Sports Scientists and the Medical Officers in disabled and able bodied sport. His is a National Classifier for Paralympic Athletes.
He is experienced in working within the admin + management structures of National Governing Bodies.
He has lectured to under + post-graduate students at Irish universities including Trinity College Dublin, NUI Galway and UCD. He has presented a number of papers at Professional + Health & Safety conferences.
He is a Specialist in Musculoskeletal Therapy, Sports & Exercise Physiotherapy, Occupational Health & Safety at Work and in Ergonomics.
Post Graduate Training includes:
● Diploma in Safety, Health & Welfare at Work from UCD
● MSc in Sports and Exercise Physiotherapy from NUI Galway
● FETAC Level 6 Manual Handling Instructor.
● Level 3 Member CPSEM - International Sports Physiotherapist
Chartered Physiotherapists use knowledge of human anatomy and physiology to develop, maintain, restore and optimise healthy and function movement throughout the lifespan. This includes providing services to people compromised by ageing, injury, disease or environmental factors - in other words to assess and treat conditions that adversely affect movement in people of all ages.
All (Chartered) Physiotherapists working in Ireland must be registered with CORU, the state registration body for the allied health + social care professions. As a CORU registrant Fintan O'Donnell (Reg No: PHo26787) is required to work within the Scope of Practice set out for Physiotherapists and to comply with the Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics..
Scope of practice includes all physiotherapy work for which one is educated, trained and competent to carry out. Many Chartered Physiotherapists specialise in one or more aspects of practice but all are dedicated to:
To help people achieve their full potential following injury
To provide accessible, effective and humanitarian service
To undertake Continuous Professional Development (CPD)
To provide a high standard of care and practice
The 4 pillars underpinning physiotherapy practice are
exercise, movement, and rehabilitation
manual therapy and therapeutic handling
therapeutic and diagnostic technologies
Always ensure that you seek a Chartered Physiotherapist to treat your injury
The title "Physiotherapist" or 'Physical Therapist' alone is not indicative of what type of qualification in Physiotherapy is held. Since 2018 all physiotherapists in Ireland must be CORU registered. Physiotherapist is used by most countries associated with Britain + the commonwealth. Physical Therapist was used widely in other countries - such as the USA.
The title "Chartered Physiotherapist" and the initials MISCP indicate that a physiotherapist is a member of the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists. and has completed a recognised university degree. The ISCP is a member organisation of the World Confederation of Physical Therapists, operating as World Physiotherapy.
Chartered Physiotherapists are recognised by the medical professions, and the Department of Health, as being university degree qualified and being committed to continuing education and research. Chartered Physiotherapists are eligible to work in the Public Health Service / HSE - work across a wide variety of hospital based specialities.
Traditionally, physiotherapy was regarded as being rehabilitative but increasingly the profession has expanded to include preventative and educational roles, drawing on expertise in the fields of anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, ergonomics and normal movement.